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Pictured are the Civil Air Patrol essay winners with teachers, principals and CAP pilots. Front row from left are Bear Elementary School students Katie Carothers, Rebecca Liepins, and Mara Bradford; Dalraida Elementary students Kaitlyn McDonald, Thomas Cauthen and Jarrod Castleberry and Dalraida Elementary Principal Elise Keith. Back row from left are Bear Elementary School Principal Liz Hill, Bear Elementary Teacher Kris White; Alabama Wing CAP pilots Lt. Col. Sam Sneed, Maj. Ray Hara, and 2nd Lt. Dan Farmer; and Dalraida Elementary Teacher Bryan Raye. (Courtesy photo) Winning essays earn students rides with the Civil Air Patrol
Thanks to their winning essays on aviation, six fourth-graders from two Montgomery schools took to the skies Tuesday morning, courtesy of Maxwell's Civil Air Patrol.The students - Kaitlyn McDonald, Thomas Cauthen and Jarrod Castleberry from Dalraida Elementary and Katie Carothers, Mara Bradford and Rebecca Liepins from Bear Exploration Center - are
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Maxwell Elementary School Counselor, Mary Jo Ryan, shows two members of her "Far and Away Club" a pillow that she's designed to help children remember their deployed parents. At left is first-grader Shailah Lowe and also shown is second-grader Ahrian Davis. (U.S. Air Force photo/Melanie Rodgers Cox) School counselor offers comfort with deployed parent pillows
Colorful drawings of smiling hearts and their fathers watching television with them or eating watermelon at a family picnic were drawn Thursday by Maxwell Elementary School children who have a deployed parent. The creative outlet is one of several provided as part of the school's "Far and Away Club."A pillow with a deployed parent's picture on it
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Maxwell personnel get a closer look at the Air Force's newest jet, the F-22 Raptor, after a practice flight Tuesday. The F-22 Demonstration Team was at Maxwell this week for the National Security Forum and did one of 16 demonstration flights the team will conduct this year. (U.S. Air Force photo/Jamie Pitcher) F-22 'Shows its Stuff' at Maxwell
The pilot of an F-22 Raptor from Langley Air Force Base, Va., was happy Tuesday with a practice flight here at Maxwell. The flight was in preparation for the following day's National Security Forum aerial demonstration of the Air Force's newest jet fighter."Everything went great. It was a great practice and the Alabama weather was just perfect,"
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The Ira C. Eaker College for Professional Development's Chaplain Service Institute is scheduled to collocate with the Army, Navy and Marine Chaplain schools at Fort Jackson, S.C., by fiscal 2010. The institute is home to the Chaplain Assistant Apprentice course for enlisted members, the Chaplain Candidate Course for the Air Force Reserve and the Basic and Intermediate Chaplain Courses and graduates 500 students annually. (U.S. Air Force photo/Col. James Galloway III) Chaplain Service Institute on target to relocate to Fort Jackson
The Ira C. Eaker College for Professional Development's Chaplain Service Institute here has been bustling with activity since May 2008.And has gotten much busier lately.The institute is scheduled to relocate to Fort Jackson, S.C., by fiscal 2010 to join the U.S. Army Chaplain Center and School, the Naval Chaplain School-to include the Marines, and
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A Maxwell-Gunter firefighter uses the "jaws-of-life" tool to open a car door during a simulated automobile accident at Gunter. The accident was part of the base's May HURICON exercise that involved preparation for bad weather and evacuees from a gulf-coast hurricane. (U.S. Air Force photo/Jamie Pitcher) Base exercises preparation for natural disasters
With national hurricane season beginning June 1, Maxwell-Gunter Exercise Evaluation Team conducted a natural disasters exercise during the month of May, according to Gary Looney, 42nd Air Base Wing chief of Exercise Evaluation Team."It doesn't seem that long ago when we had to do it for real," Mr. Looney said. He remembered that in September and
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Col. Patrick J. Owens of Spaatz Center's Air War College (top left), Maj. Sean P. Boles of the Air Command and Staff College, Capt. Timothy J. Spaulding of the Squadron Officer School (bottom right) and Senior Master Sgt. David W. Wade of the Barnes Center Senior NCO Academy (bottom left) were chosen as the recipients of the Secretary of the Air Force Leadership Award. (U.S. Air Force photos) Schools announce SECAF Leadership Awards
Spaatz Center's Air War College, Air Command and Staff College and Squadron Officers' School; and the Barnes Center Senior NCO Academy have announced recipients of the Secretary of the Air Force Leadership Award.This award is given annually to the graduate who demonstrated the greatest leadership while attending the respective school.At AWC, Col.
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During the aerial demonstration for the National Security Forum Wednesday, a B-52 Stratofortress conducts a fly-over of Maxwell for attendees of the forum. The B-52 was joined in the fly-overs by a B-1 Lancer and a B-2 Spirit. (U.S. Air Force photo/Jamie Pitcher) Air War College hosts 56th National Security Forum
For the 56th consecutive year, civilians from across America ventured to Maxwell-Gunter for the National Security Forum.The forum, hosted by the Air University Spaatz Center for Officer Education's Air War College and sponsored by the Secretary of the Air Force, is designed to familiarize members of the private sector with what the Air Force is
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During heavy rains that caused flooding to Maxwell and Gunter May 7, two vehicles stalled at the corner of Ash Street and LeMay Plaza at Maxwell while a larger pickup truck forges ahead through the intersection. Base weather station personnel reported Maxwell received 3.92 inches of rain during the storm. They said the thunderstorm resulted in the worst flooding to the base since Tropical Storm Ivan came through the area in 2004. (U.S. Air Force photo/Carl Bergquist) Wet and Wild

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Default Air Force Logo Maxwell gives local arts group peek at Air Force art collection
At the invitation of Air University Commander Lt. Gen. Allen G. Peck, the Montgomery Area Business Committee for the Arts, or MABCA, held a quarterly meeting at the Maxwell Officers' Club on May 6 to view the installation's art collection. Among those in attendance at the luncheon were 42nd Air Base Wing Commander Col. Kris D. Beasley; Montgomery
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Default Air Force Logo Pools open Memorial Day weekend
The Maxwell and Gunter Pools will open for Memorial Day weekend May 23. The Maxwell Pool is located on Ash Street and the Gunter Pool is located on North Drive. For Memorial Day weekend, the pools will be open Saturday and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., and Memorial Day, May 25, from 11:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. for open swim. The pools will be closed May
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