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That lasted a lot longer. Over the next century it grew into the modern military education center known as Maxwell Air Force Base. And it took the region along for the ride, shaping its ambitions, its workforce, its culture and its people. Almost 20 percent of the River Region's population is tied to the military, ...
Chief Master Sgt. Conrad Dawes, Thomas N. Barnes Center for Enlisted Education instructor, presents Donna McCullough, director of Forest Park Ministry Center, with a check, Saturday, March 24, 2018, on Maxwell-Gunter Annex, Alabama. The First Sergeant Academy and Chief Master Sergeant ...

Construction workers begin renovating a car wash on Maxwell Air Force Base, Ala., March 14, 2018. The reconstruction will expand its capabilities. The new and improved building will have free vacuums as well as an attendant that will be on duty during operational hours to help customers. The project is ...
Secretary of the Air Force, Heather Wilson speaks with Willie Guillot during a Strategic Studies Quarterly interview on Maxwell Air Force Base, Alabama. Strategic Studies Quarterly a strategic journal of the United States Air Force, providing intellectual enrichment for national and international security ...
Maxwell Air Force Base in Montgomery is remembering a Congressional Medal of Honor recipient on the 50th anniversary of his death during the Vietnam War. A ceremony will be held Monday honoring Air Force Chief Master Sgt. Richard L. Etchberger of Hamburg, Pennsylvania. Etchberger died during fighting in Laos on ...
Air Force Chief Master Sergeant Richard L. Etchberger, shown in this portrait from the 1960s, served in Vietnam. Richard L. Etchberger was running a secret radar installation in Laos and was killed when the Viet Cong over ran the installation. Etchberger helped rescue two of the men with him before he ...

Air University President and Commander Lt. Gen. Anthony Cotton visited the Air Force Culture and Language Center Wednesday morning. During a briefing, he described the center's work as “very beneficial”. “I didn't even realize how many countries we are associated with,” Cotton said, “this is very ...
Anthony J. Cotton comments after taking command of Air University during an Assumption of Command Ceremony at Maxwell Air Force Base in Montgomery, Ala., ... Maxwell Air Force Base is planning to detonate expired munitions around 2 p.m. The base said to expect two or three explosions that will be ...
Maxwell Air Force Base is warning residents about a scheduled detonation or expired munition on Thursday. The base will be detonating expired munitions beginning at 2 p.m., according to base officials. The munitions are expected to be destroyed in two or three explosions. These detonations will be momentary and minor ...
Airmen Against Drunk Driving is a free program available to all Airmen who need a safe ride home if they are too intoxicated to drive home themselves. (U.S. Air Force graphic Senior Airman Tammie Ramsouer) ?Share. PRINT | E-MAIL. MAXWELL AIR FORCE BASE, Ala. --. Have you ever gone out to have ...
“This year's CORONA was extremely successful and historic as it coincides with Maxwell's Centennial anniversary.” said Col. Melissa Stone, 42nd Air Base Wing vice commander. “We are proud to bring Corona back to Maxwell (AFB) and know that the success achieved here will pay great dividends for the ...
Tamela Mitchell, Child and Youth Programs counselor, flips through a scrapbook, March 1, 2018, Maxwell Air Force Base, Alabama. Mitchell has seven children of her own and previously worked with the both the local school system and then at Ft. Riley in Kansas. (U.S. Air Force photo By Senior Airman ...
The 42nd Air Base Wing is scheduled to host its annual Cultural Awareness Day event, located at the Maxwell Honor Guard Hangar on Maxwell Air Force Base, Alabama, March 23, 2018. Cultural Awareness Day is hosted to recognize all of the yearly observances in one day. (Courtesy graphic) ?Share.
Lt. Col. Scott Nupson, 42nd Air Base Wing chaplain, poses for a portrait in the sanctuary of Faith Chapel at Maxwell Air Force Base Alabama, Feb. 16, 2018. As the wing chaplain, Nupson provides religious service, spiritual guidance and counseling to the service members and families of Maxwell Air Force ...
Jack Fischer NASA Astronaut, Leslie J. Kovacs, United Launch Alliance Washington Operations Director, and Dr. Michael "Coyote" Smith, Air Command and Staff College, speak to members of the Squadron Officer College during the Space Symposium on Maxwell Air Force Base, Alabama, Feb. 16, 2018.
Front to back, Staff Sgt. Christopher Kersey, 42nd Logistics Readiness Squadron noncommissioned officer in charge of small passenger terminal, Staff Sgt. William Chroninger, 42nd LRS shift supervisor, and Staff Sgt. Jyron Cowser, 42nd LRS air terminal supervisor, maintain Maxwell Air Force Bases' main ...
Recently, in my positon as the Director of Aerospace Education for the Alabama Wing Civil Air Patrol (CAP), I had the pleasure of hosting two major exhibits at the “Worlds of Work” job fair at the National Peanut Festival Fairgrounds, Dothan, Alabama. During this two-day event, several thousand ...

Brandon, a military member stationed at Maxwell Air Force Base, is now in a much better place, but he says it wouldn't have been possible without the Maxwell Air Force Base's Alcohol and Drug Abuse Prevention and Treatment program. The program provides preventative avenues to active duty members ...
Staff Sgt. Danielle Hawk is the noncommissioned officer in charge, executive assistant for the commandant of the Officer Training School, Maxwell Air Force Base, Alabama. Before taking on that position she was the NCOIC of separations. In this role, she processed over 330 OTS students through the first ...
Brig. Gen. Stacey T. Hawkins, Ogden Air Logistics Complex commander, Hill Air Force Base, Utah, was a guest speaker during the fifth annual Cultural Awareness Day Friday, March 23, 2018, on Maxwell Air Force Base, Alabama. He emphasized how crucial diversity is in the success of today's Air Force.
Howard Ward, Air Force Cultural and Language Center director, welcomes attendees to the third annual Language, Regional Expertise and Culture Symposium on March 28, 2018, at Maxwell Air Force Base, Alabama. The two-day event welcomed experts from around the world to talk about the importance ...
The composting facility on Maxwell, provides landscaping materials from composted items throughout the bases. Compost, fill dirt, wood chips, firewood and used pallets are just a few of the recycled items that are available to anyone with base access. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Tammie ...
The Maxwell Airman's Attic is open to all service members, their dependents and retirees. The attic collects and organizes donations of clothing, books, non-perishable food, military clothing and other items free of charge. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Tammie Ramsouer). Airman's Attic: A chance ...
United States Air Force Air War College International Fellows students pose for a group photo in front of an F-35 Lightning II at the 63rd Fighter Squadron at Luke Air Force Base, Ariz., Feb. 28, 2018. The AWC international students received a personal look at how Luke is building the future of Airpower.
The Thomas N. Barnes Center for Enlisted Education is currently working to revise the Airman Leadership School to better prepare Airmen for future duties. Airman Leadership School is the first level of enlisted professional military education and required to become a non-commissioned officer. The new ...
The air traffic control tower on Maxwell Air Force Base, Alabama, is made up of seven flights of stairs leading to the observation room where air traffic controllers have a 360 degree view to monitor Maxwell Air Force Base's flight line. Air traffic controllers monitor Maxwell's flight line to ensure the safety of ...
... moment away from CORONA South to recognize top performers, Feb. 28, 2018, Maxwell Air Force Base, Alabama. ... Henry “Hap” Arnold, invited 40 generals to Maxwell AFB to discuss how the service was to move forward post WWII. In 2006, former Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. T. Michael Mosley decided ...
Tuskegee Airmen George Hardy, James Harvey, Theodore Lumpkin and Eugene Richardson all retired Air Force Lt. Colonels, visited the 187th Fighter Wing at Dannelly Field Air National Guard Base, Alabama, Feb. 26, 2018. Dennelly Field is the home to the current fleet of Redtails mainly consisting of ...
The Language Enabled Airman Program connects Airmen across the Air Force who possess the capability to communicate in one or more foreign languages. The program began in 2009 and now has more than 2,000 participants. (U.S. Air Force graphic by Senior Airman Tammie Ramsouer). PRINT | E- ...
Maj. Scott Thallemer, perioperative nurse and robotics coordinator with the Institute for Defense Robotic Surgical Education (InDoRSE), trains Maj. Gen. Timothy Leahy, 2nd Air Force commander, on the da Vinci X surgical system used in robotics surgery at the Keesler Medical Center, Sept. 26, 2017, on ...
Advancements in telehealth services have made it easier and more convenient for patients to access the healthcare services they need. The Air Force Medical Service has used advancements in telehealth to offer patients a wide variety of services such as secured messaging with their healthcare team, and ...
The base maintains the NEXRAD system which is located about 45 minutes east of Maxwell Air Force base, and keeps it operational on a 24/7, 365 days a year. This is a Doppler Weather Radar designed to detect severe weather events such as tornados, hail and excessive rain events that could cause ...
During the month of February, the Family Advocacy Program hosts events to provide information about teen dating violence. This year the FAP team has focused more on digital dignity and changed the way they are informing and teaching parents about the warning signs of digital dating violence.
With every generation of Airmen, there are lists of stories and sacrifices that are made. At the Air Force Enlisted Heritage Research Institute it's their mission to ensure the history of enlisted airmen are never forgotten. The AFEHRI was established in 1997 and is now home to approximately 230 displays, ...
Silverware, plates and coffee mugs are a few of the discounted items for sale during the non-appropriated funds sale at Maxwell Air Force Base, Ala., Feb. 1, 2018. The 42nd Force Support Squadron hosts these NAF sales to make room for newly purchased furnishings for the rooms in on base lodging.
The 42nd Judge Advocate will be opening the tax center doors to Airmen, officers, retirees and their families beginning Feb. 5, 2018, to file their 2017 taxes. Currently the tax center is only taking appointments, but is allowing Airmen to come in to fill out a tax form and ask questions if they need help. The tax ...
Construction equipment setup on the side of the March Road Jan. 18, 2018, at the Cypress Tree Golf Course on Maxwell Air Force Base, Ala. The restoration project is scheduled to begin by the end of January and is estimated to last approximately three months. (US Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class ...
Maj. General Michael Rothstein, Air University commander and president, gives a speech during the Alabama Goodwill Ambassadors appreciation night Jan. 18, 2018, Maxwell Air Force Base, Ala. The Goodwill Ambassadors are community volunteers who host and provide support to international students ...
A team of student researchers from Air Command and Staff College, Air University at Maxwell Air Force Base, Alabama, conducted an Adaptive Flight Training Study from Jan. 9-12, here, to aid in the Air Force's advancement in training and education through virtual reality. The study was held primarily to ...
Kelley Davis, Maxwell Dental Clinic volunteer, shares a moment with a child she helped during a Global Dental Relief mission trip in Cambodia, Oct. 25 to Nov. 5, 2017. Global Dental Relief is a non-profit organization that provides free dental care to children in countries where these services are rarely ...
MAXWELL AIR FORCE BASE — Maxwell celebrated the grand opening of Rickenbacker's Touch and Go coffee shop last week. “Rickenbacker's is about the experience,” said William Ring, manager of the coffee shop. “We make this atmosphere fun and we make it energetic in order to create a comforting ...
Air Force Junior ROTC cadets take a familiarization flight in a 1st Special Operations Wing aircraft at Hurlburt Field, Fla., June 27, 2017. Headquarters AFJROTC has started a new Flight Academy scholarship program that could one day turn some cadets into pilots on military or commercial aircraft to help ...
Air Force Col. (Dr.) Kimberly Pietszak, interim chief, Department of Quality Services, and assistant chief, Department of Medicine, examines Air Force Col. Patrick McCain at San Antonio Military Medical Center, Aug 26, 2015. Getting regular checkups are vital step in maintaining one's Individual Medical ...
Retired Army Gen. George Casey speaks on leadership during the Leadership Education and Development Experience conference on Maxwell Air Force Base, Ala., Jan. 4, 2018. Guest speakers covered information on how individuals can work to better themselves by enhancing their own leadership skills ...
Gaylon McAlpine, Air Command and Staff College, Faculty Senate President, speaks with Airmen and Air University staff and faculty during the Squadron Officer College open house on Maxwell Air Force Base, Ala., Dec. 8, 2017. The open house showcased curriculum at SOC used to create more effective ...
Col. Eric Shafa, 42nd Air Base Wing commander, left, Michelle Richards, 42nd Force Support Squadron commander, and William Ring, manager of Rickenbacker's Coffee Shop, cut the ribbon during the Rickenbacker's grand opening ceremony Jan. 5, 2018, at Maxwell Air Force Base, Ala. The coffee shop ...
Air Command and staff college at Maxwell Air Force Base launched the inaugural LEDx leadership event on Wednesday. According to officials, this leadership event follows the style of TED-type lectures. Speakers will present their ideas and insights on leadership specialties, focusing on two major ...
It's the night before Christmas and Santa is no doubt readying his sleigh but before that, he stopped by Maxwell Air Force Base for one last-minute checkup. Maj. Brandon Hemphill, Flight Surgeon with the 908th Airlift Wing's 357th Airlift Squadron conducted the checkup and according to him, ole St. Nick ...
SecAF visits Maxwell AFB, emphasizes importance of leadership. Staff Sgt. Marco Flores-Disdale, LeMay Center Public Affairs; Jan 3, 2018 ... (AFNS) -- Secretary of the Air Force Heather Wilson visited Maxwell Air Force Base, Dec. 11-13, 2017, to discuss some of her priorities with Airmen across the base.
Secretary of the Air Force Heather Wilson speaks to Air Force First Sergeant Academy students at the Air Force Senior Noncommissioned Officer Academy auditorium, Dec. 12, 2017. The secretary was at Maxwell Air Force Base, Ala., Dec. 11-13, to visit with Airmen and Air University students. (U.S. Air ...


 

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