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Default Air Force Logo AETC First Faces: Lt.Col. Heidi Dexter
Lt. Col. Heidi Dexter, from Maxwell Air Force Base, AL, discusses how she persevered through a family medical emergency and came out stronger."First Faces" began several years ago with chaplains from throughout AETC nominating Airmen from individual wings. Today, the program has expanded and includes a partnership between the chaplain's and public
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U.S. Navy Divers of Mobile Diving and Salvage Unit 2 prepare to lower the stage to conduct an underwater recovery operation in the Tyrrhenian Sea, Italy, Oct. 6, 2016. Capt. Marco Catanese, a manpower determinants flight commander with the Air Force Manpower Analysis Agency at Joint Base San Antonio-Randolph, Texas, used his training from the Language Enabled Airman Program at the Air Force Culture and Language Center recently to assist the Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency and Italian Coast Guard in a search off the Italian coast. (U.S. Army photo/Spc. Lloyd Villanueva) Air Force language program prepares captain to search for missing WWII Airmen
September 2016, an American B-24 bomber aircraft lies crashed at the bottom of the ocean, off the coast of Italy. Its eight-man crew entombed among the mangled fuselage and sea life for decades. It’s time to bring them home, but before that can be done, someone has to communicate between the Italian government and the U.S. agency trying to find
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The 908th's newest aircraft taxied to a stop Jan. 12 as it arrived at Maxwell Air Force Base, Ala., from Niagra Falls Air Reserve Station, N.Y. The 1989 C-130 Hercules will replace a 1985 version. (U.S. Air Force photo by Lt. Col. Jerry Lobb) First Newer Aircraft Arrives
The first of eight newer C-130 Hercules aircraft to serve with the 908th Airlift Wing arrived here Jan 12. The aircraft came from the 914th Airlift Wing at Niagara Falls Air Reserve Station, N. Y.The 914th is transitioning to the KC-135 air refueling aircraft.After flying the same aircraft for 31 years to the month, the 908th begins its transition
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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 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.  A recent change in base regulations now allows individuals who drive for ride-share services to now obtain a merchant pass.  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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