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Field Manual 100-20: The ‘Declaration of Independence’ for tactical airpower Field Manual 100-20: The ‘Declaration of Independence’ for tactical airpower
On February 14, 1943, Field Marshal Erwin Rommel, commander of the German Afrika Korps in North Africa, launched a major offensive against Allied positions at the Kasserine Pass in Tunisia, North Africa. Within days, the rapid advance of the Afrika Korps, supported by German aircraft, nearly overran the entire Allied position, including several forward airfields, in Tunisia. This battle became the first major defeat of U.S. forces in Africa.
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2018
SecAF, DoD, industry leaders share stage at 2018 AFITC SecAF, DoD, industry leaders share stage at 2018 AFITC
Secretary of the Air Force Heather Wilson and the service’s new assistant secretary for acquisitions, technology and logistics, Dr. Will Roper, are two of the military keynote speakers sharing the stage with industry leaders at this year’s Air Force Information Technology and Cyberpower Conference. The 2018 AFITC Conference will be Aug. 27-29, 2018, in Alabama’s capital city of Montgomery.
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Junior ROTC cadets off and flying in Chief of Staff of the Air Force Flight Academy Scholarship program Junior ROTC cadets off and flying in Chief of Staff of the Air Force Flight Academy Scholarship program
The inaugural class of Air Force Junior ROTC cadets participating in the Chief of Staff of the Air Force Flight Academy Scholarship program this summer are off and flying, many already hitting their solo milestone.
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2018
AU’s Barnes Center elevates commandant position to command chief following EPME revitalization AU’s Barnes Center elevates commandant position to command chief following EPME revitalization
Air University’s Thomas N. Barnes Center for Enlisted Education elevated the rank of the Senior Noncommissioned Officer Academy commandant to Command Chief Master Sgt., June 27, as part of their goal towards revitalizing Air Force enlisted professional military education.
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2018
Air Force celebrates three-peat win at the Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps Leadership and Academic Bowl Air Force celebrates three-peat win at the Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps Leadership and Academic Bowl
The Air Force took top honors for the third year in a row at the Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps Leadership and Academic Bowl in Washington, D.C., June 23-25. The Air Force Junior ROTC team from Scripps Ranch High School, San Diego, battled it out to take home the trophy for a third time.
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Colonel Melissa Stone, vice commander of the 42nd Air Base Wing, Maxwell Air Force Base, Alabama, congratulates her Honorary Commander, Jay Thompson, chairman of the Autauga, Alabama, County Commission, during the Honorary Commander Induction Ceremony at the Maxwell Club, June 19, 2018. (Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Patrick Brown) 42nd Air Base Wing inducts Honorary Commanders
The 42nd Air Base wing inducted 13 new Honorary Commanders and recognized four currently serving Honorary Commanders at a ceremony at the Maxwell Club, June 19, 2018. The Honorary Commanders Program is a public affairs’ initiative designed to engage, educate and empower community leaders to be advocates for the Air Force, Airmen and their families. It pairs civic leaders with military commanders and senior enlisted members.
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U.S. Air Force Senior Noncommissioned Officer Academy instructors pose with Romanian Air Force students after the first-ever senior noncommissioned officer mobile education course graduation June 8 to 22, 2018, at Boboc Air Base, in Buzău, Romania. The SNCOA mobile training team partnered with the Inter-European Air Forces Academy to provide a two-week course, condensed from the full five-week course held at Maxwell Air Force Base- Gunter Annex, Alabama. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Staci Kasischke) Senior NCO Academy holds first-ever mobile training course in Romania
Three instructors from the U.S. Air Force Senior Noncommissioned Officer Academy traveled to Boboc Air Base, Buzău, Romania, to hold the first-ever Senior NCO mobile education course June 8 to 22, 2018.
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2018
Son of World War II British flight cadet visits Maxwell Son of World War II British flight cadet visits Maxwell
The son of a British service member made a point to stop at Maxwell on June 15 on a tour of the states to see where his father trained during World War II. Edwin Norton, from Norton Fitzwarren, England, took a nostalgic tour of Maxwell to see some of the places that his father, Edgar John Norton, probably saw when he was at then-Gunter Field as a Royal Air Force flight cadet for flight training during the war.
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2018
Air Force Surgeon General promotes Airman at Maxwell Air Force Surgeon General promotes Airman at Maxwell
The recently appointed Air Force Surgeon General spent her first Friday on the job visiting Maxwell Air Force Base, Alabama and presiding over the promotion of an officer she once served with and mentored. Lt. Gen. Dorothy Hogg promoted her former executive officer, Maj. Elisha Parkhill, now the 42nd Medical Operations Squadron Mental Health flight
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2018
The Air Force Enlisted Heritage Hall marks the 50th Anniversary of Lima Site 85 with a memorial service and a monument unveiling at Heritage Park, Gunter Annex, Mar. 12, 2018. Medal of Honor recipient Chief Master Sergeant Richard Etchberger and his teammates were remembered with a candle lighting ceremony. Enlisted Heritage Research Institute receives Air Force level award
The Enlisted Heritage Research Institute at Maxwell-Gunter Air Force Base was recognized last month when they won an Air Force Heritage award for their work.Chief Master Sgt Emily Shade, along with her team at the EHRI, oversee the research and operations necessary to run one of the Air Force’s most respected museums. Their expertise even won them
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