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Default Air Force Logo AU Balanced Scorecard sets goals, measures success
Air Force metrics tend to be predominantly financial or production based, which drives priorities and practices not normally focused on warfighter capabilities, according to Patricia Roberson, Balanced Scorecard Program manager for Air University. As a remedy to this imbalance of metrics and measurements, the Department of Defense has developed a
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Master Sgt. Jeff Kunkle, the artist who painted the sepia-tone portraits included in the display, stands in front of the Wall of Honor, which was dedicated in a ceremony at Gunter Annex's Senior NCO Academy on Tuesday. The display honors the six enlisted Airmen who received the Medal of Honor for their actions. (Air Force photo by Melanie Rodgers Cox) Senior NCO Academy dedicates Medal of Honor display
In dedicating the Wall of Honor on Tuesday at the Air Force Senior NCO Academy, Chief Master Sgt. Dennis Norman, SNCOA commandant, said everything in the academy needs to have a purpose. The purpose of the wall is to pay tribute to the six Air Force enlisted members who have received the Medal of Honor. "To that end, we looked at the Wall of Honor,
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Col. Kris Beasley, 42nd Air Base Wing commander, and Brian Perry, Maxwell Elementary School assistant principal, plant a tree commemorating Arbor Day at the school Feb. 19. (Air Force photo by Jamie Pitcher) Maxwell celebrates Arbor Day, earns 16th-straight Tree City USA
Base leaders, tree-planting volunteers, children from Maxwell Elementary School, and even Woodsy the Owl got down and dirty in honor of Arbor Day on Feb. 19. Recognition of the day was in the form of a ceremonial tree planting and program at the school, and two days later, 100 base volunteers helped to restore Prattville's trees hit hard by a
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Lt. Col. Ed Vaughan (center) is inducted into the Air Force Safety Hall of Fame in a ceremony Feb. 6.  With him are (left) Maj. Gen. Maury Forsyth, commander of the Spaatz Center at Maxwell Air Force Base, Ala., and Col.
Marcus Quint, chief of the Air National Guard Safety Directorate. (Air Force photo by Jamie Pitcher)
Guardsman inducted into AF Safety Hall of Fame
A revolutionary, entrepreneurial approach to safety program management has earned induction into the Air Force Safety Hall of Fame for an Air National Guard officer here. Lt. Col. Edward Vaughan, former deputy director of safety for the Air National Guard, was recognized at a ceremony here Feb. 6 for his "unique contribution to safety and the U.S.
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Default Air Force Logo Former ACSC commandant tells story of new Afghan air force
In August 2007, the commandant of Air Command and Staff College was told to leave the school at Maxwell and "go build the Afghan air force." Maj. Gen. Jay Lindell, now the director of Global Power Programs for the Secretary of the Air Force, was at Maxwell-Gunter on Feb. 20 to address ACSC students on his role in the development of air power in
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Default Air Force Logo AF promotes four Maxwell medical officers
Air Force officials announced the promotions of four Maxwell officers in the medical and dental corps Feb. 19.Overall, the Air Force selected 84 lieutenant colonels, 164 majors, and 326 captains for promotion. The boards considered 531 lieutenant colonels, 568 majors and 335 captains for promotion.The following officers were selected for
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Chap. (Maj. Gen.) Cecil Richardson greets Senior Master Sgt. (ret.) Dave Berry at the Maxwell-Gunter National Prayer Breakfast Feb. 13 at the Maxwell Officers’ Club. Chaplain Richardson, chief of Chaplains for the Air Force, was the keynote speaker.  Sergeant Berry is a local Jewish lay leader. (Air Force photo by Melanie Rodgers Cox) Top Air Force chaplain says 'with faith, we have air cover'
As the keynote speaker for Maxwell-Gunter's National Prayer Breakfast on Feb. 13, Chap. (Maj. Gen.) Cecil R. Richardson, chief of Chaplains for the Air Force, told a crowded ballroom at the Maxwell's Officers' Club that "with faith, we have air cover." Chaplain Richardson directs the chaplain program for more than 800,000 active-duty, Guard,
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Default Air Force Logo AU QEP pioneers education for cross-culturally competent airmen
For several months, Air University has been preparing for a visit from the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools from March 2-4 to reaffirm their accreditation from 2004. A team of distinguished educators from SACS will be paying special attention to the Air University's Quality Enhancement Plan, said Dr. Brian Selmeski, the chair of the
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Default Air Force Logo Global academics gather for first AFRI Africa Symposium
Over 150 geopolitical researchers and analysts from nearly all points of the globe gathered at Maxwell on Feb. 13 to study Africa in the first symposium planned and conducted by Air University's newly formed Air Force Research Institute. According to Col. Don Tharp, operations director of AFRI, the one-day symposium was designed to "bring in
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Default Air Force Logo Turkish officers get lessons in enlisted training at Barnes
Four members of the Turkish air force visited Gunter's Barnes Center for Enlisted Education complex Feb. 12 to gain ideas about how to improve their air force's enlisted education. The group headed by Col. Metin Ozdemir included Lt. Col. Cem Acar, Maj. Huesyin Uysal and Lt. Eyup Has, and according to their Pentagon escort, Maj. Eric Hauff, they
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