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Military Working Dog  Rocky enjoys his retirement ceremony at Maxwell Air Force Base, Jan. 13, 2017.  Rocky was set to retire from military service at the end of October, 2016, but had to wait for final paperwork to be processed. He will join his former handler, Staff Sgt. Terrance Smith, their home couch. For more information on Rocky and his military service: http://www.maxwell.af.mil/News/Display/tabid/10067/Article/970080/mwd-rocky-is-taking-his-ball-and-going-home.aspx   (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman William Blankenship) Maxwell honors Rocky
Military Working Dog Rocky enjoys his retirement ceremony at Maxwell Air Force Base, Jan. 13, 2017. Rocky was set to retire from military service at the end of October, 2016, but had to wait for final paperwork to be processed. He will join his former handler, Staff Sgt. Terrance Smith, their home couch. For more information on Rocky and his
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General Henry H. Arnold, General of the Air Force. Pioneer airman who was taught to fly by the Wright Brothers, and commander of Army Air Forces in victory over Germany and Japan in World War II: born Gladwyne, Pa., June 25, 1886, died Sonoma, Calif., Jan. 15, 1950 Step up: Don’t be afraid to be a Mitchell, Doolittle, or Arnold
The U.S. Air Force is sitting at a nexus in which the world is becoming increasingly dangerous and complex, and our nation is asking us to do things that keep us busier now than ever before, yet we have fewer people now than at any point in our history—just over a third of what we had in the 1950s!
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Chief Master Sgt. Erica Shipp took her seat as the Maxwell Air Force Base-Gunter Annex command chief master sergeant Dec. 14, 2016 Maxwell welcomes new command chief
The 42nd Air Base Wing here welcomed a new command chief recently. Chief Master Sgt. Erica Shipp took her seat as the Maxwell Air Force Base-Gunter Annex command chief master sergeant Dec. 14. Before her arrival, she was the superintendent of the 47th Mission Support Group at the 47th Flying Training Wing at Laughlin Air Force Base, Texas. “I’m
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Maxwell 2016 Year in Review! Maxwell 2016 in Review
As the calendar flips to 2017, we wanted to reflect on what a great year 2016 was at Maxwell. From Airman 1st Class Mason Conway, 42nd Security Forces Squadron patrolman, saving two lives that were in a car accident in January, Air University shining at the DoD innovation awards in March, Col. Shafa taking the reins of the 42nd Air Base Wing this
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Senior Airman Rhea Flambeau, left, and Senior Airman Grayson Bryant, right, 386th Expeditionary Security Forces Squadron patrolmen, check out weapons in the armory at an undisclosed location in Southwest Asia Jan. 1, 2017. Bryant, a member of the wing’s base security zone patrol, is responsible for patrolling the outside of the base to guard against threats posed to the wing mission and interact with citizens who live in the surrounding camps. (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Kenneth McCann) Patrol team’s unique desert mission
SOUTHWEST ASIA – Manning base gates and protecting the flightline are typical missions security forces Airmen experience during a deployment. They train to perform these regular assignments back home before heading overseas. Members of the 386th Expeditionary Security Forces Squadron base security zone patrol team have a more unique deployment task
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Members of the 42nd Air Base Wing security forces check I.D. at the front gate at Maxwell Air Force Base, Ala. 42nd SFS respond to off-base shooting
Members of the 42nd Security Forces maintained security during an incident outside of the Day Street gate here, yesterday. An individual fired a weapon several times at the intersection of Day Street and Airbase Boulevard before fleeing the scene in his vehicle.  Anti-establishment graffiti was also spray painted on the pavement outside Day Street
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Maxwell AFB, Ala. - Colonel Eric Shafa, Commander, 42d Air Base Wing, and Staff Sergeant Joshua Williams, 42d Contracting Squadron, dedicate room NW201 in 42ABW headquarters building 804 as the McBride Auditorium, Dec. 21, 2016. Special Agent and Staff Sergeant Chester McBride was killed while protecting his interpreter from a suicide bomber near Bagram Air Base, Afghanistan on Dec. 21, 2015. McBride was assigned to the Air Force Office of Special Investigations, Detachment 405, Maxwell AFB.  (US Air Force photo by Melanie Rodgers Cox/Released) Maxwell honors McBride
Maxwell held a special auditorium-naming ceremony at the 42nd Air Base Wing headquarters building, Dec. 21, 2016. The auditorium was renamed honoring Special Agent (Staff Sgt.) Chester J. McBride. Additionally, the ceremony will commemorate the 1-year anniversary of Special Agent Chester J. McBride's passing. Before he died, McBride had been
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Air University Commander Lt. Gen. Steven Kwast addresses a packed house at Troy University’s Davis Theater in Downtown Montgomery, Ala. Dec. 14, 2016. Airmen of Note, the U.S. Air Force’s premier jazz ensemble, traveled to Montgomery to give a concert in its signature Glenn Miller style. The limited tickets were free, but concert goers were asked to donate non-perishable food at the show. By show’s end, 463 pounds were collected and donated to the Montgomery Area Foodbank. Accompanying Kwast, left to right, are Troy University Vice Chancellor Lance and Montgomery Director of Public Safety J. Christopher Murphy. (U.S. Air Force photo/Trey Ward) A few notes before the holidays

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Officials with the Air Force Culture and Language Center have released dates for Air Force ROTC cadet and active-duty Airmen 2017 selection boards for the Language Enabled Airman Program. Language program officials announce 2017 application dates
The Air Force Culture and Language Center has released dates for the 2017 Air Force ROTC and U.S. Air Force Academy cadet and active duty application windows and selection boards for the Language Enabled Airman Program.The AFCLC will conduct two LEAP selection boards, one for cadets and one for active duty Airmen. The AFCLC must receive candidates’
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Dr. Daniel Haulman, Air Force Historical Research Agency Chief of Organizational Histories Branch, sits through an interview with the Japanese Broadcasting Corporation, Nippon Hoso Kyokai documentary crew, Dec. 5, 2016, Maxwell Air Force Base, Ala. The interview with Dr. Haulman focused heavily on the WWII bombings of Japan and Europe. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Alexa Culbert) Japanese Broadcasting crew travels to Maxwell for documentary
News crew members from the Japan Broadcasting Corporation, Nippon Hoso Kyokai, or NHK, studied and gained information for their newest documentary at the Air Force Historical Research Agency here, Monday and Tuesday.The NHK documentary series has 10 -12 million viewers and their newest episode will shed light on the actions of the Monuments Men in
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