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Default Air Force Logo 42nd MDG 'makes the grade' on decontamination training, exam
High spirits set the tone as members of the 42nd Medical Group took their In Place Patient Decontamination, or IPPDC, examination Sept. 18. The examination, administered near the Maxwell clinic's emergency entrance, was the culmination of three days of training by a TCI Corporation employee who came to Maxwell to teach the course and give the
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2008
Default Air Force Logo 908th Airlift Wing evaluates new C-130 avionics upgrade
The 908th Airlift Wing conducted an isochronal inspection here recently of the first C-130 Hercules aircraft involved in the Avionics Modernization Program, or AMP. The aircraft will be assigned to Pope Air Force Base, N.C. Under AMP, the aircraft, AMP 1, received a fully integrated, night-vision-goggle compatible, digital glass cockpit and a new
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John Salvador, Civil Air Patrol's director of operations, explains the capabilities of the CAP National Operations Center here Sept. 16. The center is CAP's communication hub during disaster relief operations. (Air Force photo by Jamie Pitcher) CAP provides rescue resources during emergencies
When disasters strike, there is a select group of volunteer pilots, search and rescue teams, and trained observers who help those in need. Missing persons, flooding, tornadoes, hurricanes and downed aircraft are some of the situations to which the Civil Air Patrol responds at a moment's notice. Established in 1941, CAP is the official auxiliary of
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2008
Maj. Gen. Stephen Miller, LeMay Center commander and Air University vice commander, pins the second of two medals on 2nd Lt. Anthony Florentine during a ceremony Tuesday at Officer Training School. Lieutenant Florentine was presented with a Bronze Star and a Combat Action Medal for his deployment to Baghdad as an enlisted Airman. (Air Force photo by Sarah Blake) Officer starts commission with Bronze Star, Combat Action Medal
An Air Force officer trainee who previously served as an enlisted Airman was awarded a Bronze Star and a Combat Action Medal Tuesday, one day before earning his commission from the Air Force's Officer Training School. Second Lt. Anthony Florentine was an Air Force staff sergeant deployed for about six months to a Signals Intelligence Terminal
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Default Air Force Logo Summer ends safely for Maxwell, Gunter
Maxwell-Gunter members experienced a fatality-free 101 Critical Days of Summer, and this year's Air Force-wide death toll was reduced in comparison to the two previous years. Regrettably, 16 Air Force members lost their lives during the summer safety campaign, but the number is an improvement over the 19 who died in 2007 and 17 who perished in
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2008
Default Air Force Logo Combined Federal Campaign underway at Maxwell-Gunter
The Heart of Alabama Combined Federal Campaign officially began Monday. During a ceremony at Maxwell's Officers Club Monday, Col. Diana Atwell, 42nd Medical Group commander, speaking on behalf of the 42nd Air Base Wing Commander Col. Kris Beasley, said this year's Combined Federal Campaign goal is set for $840,000, with an extended goal of $1
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2008
Tech. Sgt. Mitchell Scott takes a defensive position at the Blue Thunder training facility during the September base exercise. (Air Force photo by Donna Burnett) 'Considerable improvement' seen in September exercise
The Maxwell-Gunter Exercise Evaluation Team chief said the September base exercise showed "considerable improvement," especially in the area of major accident response exercises. "The MARE went really well," said Gary Looney. "Security forces, the fire department, HAZMAT, Bio-environmental Engineering and the hospital all coordinated their efforts
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2008
Default Air Force Logo Former Joint Chiefs chairman remembers 9/11
Sept. 11 was a day of remembrance across the country as Americans reflected on the events that occurred that day in 2001. Gen. Richard B. Myers, the now-retired chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, traveled to Maxwell to share his unique perspective of what happened that day and offered his outlook on the continuing Global War on Terror. At the
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2008
Members of Ohio Task Force-1 roll onto Maxwell Air Force Base on Sept. 8 in support of the Federal Emergency Management Agency's hurricane relief efforts. (Air Force photo by Jamie Pitcher) Maxwell houses Urban Search, Rescue teams
More than 250 members of Urban Search and Rescue teams from across the country arrived at Maxwell on Sept 8 to provide direct support to the Federal Emergency Management Agency's Hurricane Ike operations. Urban SAR teams are called upon during national emergencies such as natural disasters and terrorist attacks to provide initial medical response
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Staff members from the 42nd Air Base Wing base chapel serve lunch Sept. 1 to Hurricane Gustav evacuees staying on Maxwell Air Force Base, Ala.  The chapel staff served food to about 150 of the more than 650 military and family members and government employees who evacuated to Maxwell from the Gulf Coast.   (U.S. Air Force photo/Jamie Pilcher) Maxwell officials provide shelter for Gustav evacuees
When Hurricane Gustav made landfall early Sept. 1 along the Louisiana coast, 658 individuals from the Gulf Coast region were safely out of harm's way in temporary facilities here. Maxwell Air Force Base is a designated National Logistical Support Area for the Federal Emergency Management Agency, and people and pets found safe harbor at the south
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