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Transportation was arduous in remote areas of Alaska as shown by this Blackhawk helicopter during Operation Arctic Care. Despite the weather, helicopters were used by two members of the 42nd Medical Group who participated in the exercise. (Courtesy photo) 42nd MDG supports Alaska Arctic Care exercise
Two members of the 42nd Medical Group participated in a joint Air Force, Army and Navy medical and dental exercise in 11 of Western Alaska's most remote villages March 6-15. Dr. (Maj.) Weilun Hsu and Tech. Sgt. Michael Rountree, both of the Maxwell Optometry Clinic, were among a team of medical personnel that participated in the 15th annual
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Default Air Force Logo SAASS puts strategic thinking to the test in wargames
The commandant of the School of Advanced Air and Space Studies said 77 students from this year's SAASS class and sister service advanced study courses assembled last week at the Air Force Wargaming Institute for the annual Theater Campaign Warfare exercise. "The TCW exercise is a great opportunity to practice strategic thinking and to mix with our
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Default Air Force Logo Wing chaplain addresses Women's History Month luncheon
Altruism, intelligent nurturing and inspiration are qualities of womanhood needed in today's workplace, the wing chaplain said March 26 as the featured speaker at the Maxwell-Gunter Women's History Month luncheon at the Maxwell Officers' Club. "Women, we all are standing on the shoulders of other women -- guys too -- whether it's your mother, your
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Default Air Force Logo Maxwell on target for energy goal
Maxwell-Gunter is currently on target to meet this year's energy goal, but the civil engineering manager for CSC said with the summer months approaching, it will take everyone's help to achieve the goal. John Prior said the goal is to reduce electrical energy use 15-percent from the 2003 base line, but a problem is electricity rates have increased
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Default Air Force Logo 'Space as a contested environment' debuts
A new Special Area of Emphasis topic titled "Space as a Contested Environment," was introduced by U.S. military officials here March 30 at the 25th National Space Symposium. Special Areas of Emphasis are established by the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Adm. Mike Mullen, to address areas of great importance to the joint military community.
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Default Air Force Logo DoD identifies stimulus projects for Maxwell-Gunter
Following passage of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009, several projects at Maxwell and Gunter are included in a Department of Defense report identifying "specific investments in construction, facility improvements, and energy efficiency projects that will help improve the quality of life for our troops and their families." The
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DOD Recovery Act impact across the country (DOD graphic) Stimulus package to aid Airmen
Improvements in dormitories, child development centers and energy conservation plans will come to fruition as the Air Force receives about $1.7 billion in Defense-related appropriations through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, military finance officials said. "The Air Force fully supports the administration's commitment to invest
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Default Air Force Logo AF Honor Guard Drill Team, rock band to perform at Maxwell
The Air Force Honor Guard Drill Team and "Max Impact" from the U.S. Air Force Band are scheduled to perform together Tuesday, 1:30 p.m., behind the base gym at Maxwell. The drill team is finishing up a month of practice at Maxwell in preparation for their performance schedule for the coming year. This is the second year that the team has chosen to
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Lt. Gen. Allen Peck (right), Air University commander, and Col. Kris Beasley (left), 42nd Air Base Wing commander, attach new stripes to Tech. Sgt. Shawone Riser, non-commissioned officer in charge of medical information systems at the 42nd Medical Group. Sergeant Riser was selected for a STEP promotion to technical sergeant by General Stephen Lorenz, commander of Air Education and Training Command. (Air Force photo by Jamie Pitcher) General Lorenz selects MDG Airman for STEP
"The Air Force no longer needs Staff Sgt. Shawone Riser," said Lt. Gen. Allen Peck, the Air University commander, to an impromptu gathering Wednesday at the 42nd Medical Group. Silence ... A nervous giggle from someone in the audience ... But, he added, to wild cheers and applause, "As of now, she is promoted to technical sergeant." Gen. Stephen
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In preparation for a new paint job, Jonnie Wilson of Man-Power Flight-line Services sands part of a rotor blade for the CH-53 helicopter that will soon become a static display at Maxwell. The aircraft was presented to Air University and Maxwell-Gunter by the Air Force Special Operations Command and will be placed in front of the Chaplain’s School at the corner of East Ash and Twining streets in Maxwell’s Air Park. (Air Force photo by Jamie Pitcher) Ready to paint

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