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The Commander's Action Line provides base visitors and the Maxwell-Gunter community with a direct link to the installation commander. Anyone can submit questions, concerns or issues that cannot be resolved through traditional chain of command communication and coordination. Action Lines that affect the general Maxwell-Gunter populace will be posted here. All others will be replied directly to the submitting individual.

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Maxwell 'stomps' out sexual assault

Maxwell’s Edenfield selected for Warrior Games

iMatter site gives AETC Airmen voice to share innovations

Deli, bakery services suspended at Maxwell-Gunter Commissaries

AF leaders: End sequestration or lose tomorrow’s fight

ACSC team takes 4th place at Cyber 9/12 Student Challenge

Air Force COOL program kicks off

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Airmen pay respect to local veterans on Valentine's Day

Air War College JPME—Building the joint warfighter

Raising the score

AWC professor from Japan finds the American dream at Maxwell

Maxwell-Gunter Annex Airman and Family Readiness Center provides Airmen guidance and support

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AETC website undergoing extreme makeover

Laughlin Air Force Club member wins truck

Living legend receives ROTC Distinguished Alumni award

Commentary – NCOs echo through eternity

D-models return to flight after longeron repair

Pillars of resiliency: spiritual resilience

Top cop visits Luke

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Welcome to Maxwell Air Force Base, located in Montgomery, Alabama. Maxwell's history dates back to the Wright Brothers' flying school of 1910. Today, Maxwell is home to more than 12,500 active-duty, reserve, civilian and contractor personnel providing a significant economic and cultural impact on the Montgomery area.

Click here to learn more about Maxwell AFB, the 42nd Air Base Wing and Air University.
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Notice! The Maxwell Boulevard gate will be closed to all inbound and outbound traffic on March 14, 2015 from 6 a.m. until 2 p.m. in support of the Montgomery Marathon.  All vehicle and pedestrian traffic will use the Day Street gate during that time.  Please direct any questions to the Security Forces Operations section at 953-4116 or 953-4117.
Maxwell Air Force Base Gate Hours: Gunter Annex Gate Hours:
Maxwell Blvd. Gate:
Open 24 hours a day, seven days a week.   
Dickinson Dr. Gate:

Open 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
Kelly St. Gate:
Mon-Fri, 0600-1800,
closed weekends,
holidays and AETC
down days
Dalraida Rd. Gate:
7 days a week,
0600-1400 in/outbound traffic, 1400-1800 outbound traffic only,
closed holidays and
AETC days
Day St. Gate: 
7 days a week,
0600-1400 In/outbound traffic, 1400-1800 outbound traffic only,
closed holidays and
AETC down days

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Gunter Field

Built in 1929, Gunter Field was originally the Montgomery Municipal Airport. In 1940 the War Department leased the land to establish a basic flying training school.  In early 1941, the flying field was officially named Gunter Field after the death of former Montgomery Mayor William Adams Gunter, who championed aviation and was a major force behind the construction of the original airport in 1929.

During World War II, Gunter Field served as a flying school for not just American pilots, but for British, French and China, as well.  The first class began training in November 1940. The primary aircraft used for basic training was the BT-13 Valiant trainer until mid-1943 and the AT-6 Texan afterward.

In February 1946, after World War II ended, Gunter Field was placed in stand-by status.  It was returned to active status as Gunter Air Force Base in January 1948 and began to take on new organizations in the 1950s, to include the Extension Course Institute and the Semi-Automatic Ground Environment Data Center. 

In February 1973, Gunter Air Force Base was designated as Gunter Air Force Station.  In March 1992, Gunter consolidated with Maxwell Air Force Base and became Maxwell Air Force Base-Gunter Annex.  Today, the official name is Maxwell-Gunter Air Force Base.

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