Air National Guard Master Sgt. Greg Dunlap, an agribusiness specialist with the Missouri National Guard Agribusiness Development Team, interviews a shop owner Nov. 17, 2011, in the Kama district of the Afghanistan province of Nangarhar to obtain information on various aspects of the economic situation facing the countries farmers. U.S. Air Force photo by Capt. Dale Mitchell.
Standing on a bridge on Holt County Rd. 290, Kathy Kunkel, Holt County Clerk, gave a first-hand account to Gov. Jay Nixon and Army Maj. Gen. Stephen Danner, adjutant general of the Missouri National Guard, of the devastation and destruction local citizens faced from the rising flood waters. The Missouri River broke through levees just six miles to the west and filled the basin with eight feet of water in a mere 48 hours. Missouri National Guard photo by Jennifer Archdekin.
U.S. Soldiers stand back from a fire during military operation in urban terrain and breaching sapper training at Ft. Leonard Wood, Mo., Oct. 11, 2011. DoD photo by Michael N. Curtis, U.S. Army.
Missouri National Guard members led a joint removal of a Navy MH-60R Seahawk helicopter that crashed at the Jefferson City airport as it was taking off after refueling Oct. 1, 2011. U.S. Army National Guard photo by Sgt. Sarah E. Lupescu.
The Missouri National Guard assisted Atchison County authorities with personnel and a UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter to repair levee L550 near Phelps City as the fight against the flood continues. The Black Hawk was used to move over 145 sandbags weighing two thousand pounds each onto areas of the levee damaged by overtopping in recent days. The levee is being repaired with the expectation that it will prevent a full breach which would cause more severe flooding and would close state highway 136 located nearby. In this photo, a Black Hawk helicopter flown by Capt. Adam Freeman, C Company, 1/106th Avn. Rgmt. and Chief Warrant Officer Four Pat Muencks, 1107th Aviation Group drops sandbags on the levee.Photo by Sgt. 1st Class Craig Collins.
Missouri Army National Guard liaison officers from Task Force 110 responded to a call of an overtop levee or possible breech on levee L550, located just west of Phelps City near the border with Nebraska. The LNOs coordinated with local authorities during the event. Guardsmen were posted near the levee access as a public safety precaution. The Missouri National Guard will continue to assist local authorities in keeping the citizens of Missouri as safe as possible until released by those authorities and Gov. Jay Nixon. Photo by Sgt. 1st Class Craig Collins.
Airmen with the 139th Airlift Wing, Missouri National Guard, help citizens stack sandbags on a levee near Rosecrans Memorial Airport in preparation for flooding. Photo by Spc. Sarah Lupescu.
Missouri National Guard soldiers with the 294th Engineer Company work search and rescue missions in Joplin, Mo., hours after a deadly tornado passed through the city May 22, 2011. Missouri National Guard photo by Ann Keyes
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Crew chiefs communicate with the Crew chiefs of a B-2 Spirit April 18, 2011, after the aircraft returned to Whiteman Air Force Base, Mo., following a sortie. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Kenny Holston)
Staff Sgt. Jason Manes, a motorpool supervisor assigned to the 512th Military Police Company, greets his family following a redeployment ceremony Feb. 15.
The 512th MP Company is part of the 4th Maneuver Enhancement Brigade.
(U.S. Army photo by: Cpt. John Tribe)
An aerial view from a UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter shows recent tornado damage to the motor pool area on Fort Leonard Wood, Mo., Jan. 3, 2011. U.S. Army photo by Michael Curtis
Air reserve technicians with the 442nd Fighter Wing and fuel operators with the 509th Logistics Readiness Squadron work together to conduct hot pit refuels for A-10 Thunderbolt II pilots Dec. 8, 2010, at Whiteman Air Force Base, Mo. Hot pit refueling is a procedure usually performed in a combat situation to rapidly refuel aircraft while engines are running to thrust pilots back into the fight. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Kenny Holston)
WHITEMAN AIR FORCE BASE, Mo. -- Maintainers and crew chiefs with the 509th Maintenance Squadron and 131st Bomb Wing prepare to perform a Foreign Object Debris walk before starting their day, Sept. 28, 2010. FOD mishaps can potentially result in extensive aircraft damage, ultimately hindering the Air Force's flying mission. To counter such events, crew chiefs, maintainers and other personnel working on the flightline take responsibility for eliminating FOD to keep the aircraft safe and the flying mission soaring. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Kenny Holston)(Released)
Members of the Louisiana and Florida National Guards prepare to hook a sling attached to an empty fuel tank up to a CH-47 Chinook helicopter at Southwest Pass just off the coast of Venice, La., June 7, 2010. The Louisiana National Guard’s 1023rd Vertical Engineer Co. completed construction of a Tiger Dam water diversion system on Southwest Pass in an effort to keep oil from reaching inland. Louisiana National Guard photo by Army Sgt. Michael L. Owens
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A B-2 Spirit prepares to land March 23, 2010, at Andersen Air Force Base, Guam. The aircraft is deployed here from Whiteman Air Force Base, Mo., in support of Andersen's continuous bomber presence in the Pacific. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Julian North)
Aircrew members from the Missouri Air National Guard's 139th Airlift Wing prepare their C-130 Hercules for departure from Homestead Air Reserve Base, Fla., Feb. 6, 2010. The unit flew relief efforts to Haiti after it was devastated by an earthquake on Jan. 12, 2010. The wing also is assisting earthquake relief efforts in Chile. U.S. Air Force photo by Master Sgt. Shannon Bond
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C-17 Globemaster III crew members perform a pre-flight check before participating in a logistics movement exercise recently at Whiteman Air Force Base, Mo.
Airmen participate in these exercises every three to four months to keep their skills sharp for real world missions.
(U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Kenny Holston)
Senior Airman Douglas Anthony stands prepared to marshal a B-2 Spirit out of a hanger for takeoff Aug. 22 at Whiteman Air Force Base, Mo. Twenty B-2s are assigned to the 509th Bomb Wing. Airman Anthony is a crew chief with the 509th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Kenny Holston)
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The B-2 "Spirit of Missouri" taxis on the north ramp as part of the wing's nuclear operational readiness exercise on Whiteman Air Force Base, Mo., Aug 10, 2009. The exercise tests the skills and operations of the 509th Bomb Wing on Whiteman. U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Jason Huddleston