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Col. Kris D. Beasley, commander of the 42nd Air Base Wing, greets wing members as they prepare for the Jan. 30 fun run. The run began and ended at the “prop and wings” monument in front of building 800. Temperatures were as low as 26 degrees as the runners began their 5K journey through the base. (Air Force photo by Jamie Pitcher) On your mark ...

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2009
Default Air Force Logo Enlisted Heritage Research Institute welcomes new director
Freshly back from a deployment to Afghanistan, the former command chief of the Air Force Reserve Command's 908th Airlift Wing stepped into the job of Enlisted Heritage Research Institute director at Gunter Annex in November. "I'm thrilled to be here," said Chief Master Sgt. Rick Fanning. "The first week I was here I had a visit from Chief Master
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2009
Default Air Force Logo Suicide prevention still high priority for Maxwell-Gunter leadership
Following the recent news that the suicide rate has increased in the U.S. Army, the Air Force is waiting to hear if it has a similar problem. There has been a significant decline in Airmen suicides since 1996, when the service adopted the Air Force Suicide Prevention Program, according to Capt. (Dr.) Chad Morrow, a psychologist and chief of Mental
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Default Air Force Logo Brig. Gen. Ed Crowell retires after 35 years
Remembering his start as an airman basic 35 years ago, Brig. Gen. Edward F. Crowell, mobilization assistant to the Air University commander, fondly remembers a career that saw five armed conflicts and admits he'll miss the "people" most of all as he approaches his Feb. 4 retirement date. "You build up great relationships in the military with
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2009
Default Air Force Logo Gunter CDC receives multi-year state grant
The Gunter Child Development Center has received an Alabama state grant of $45,000 annually for four years to fund a special pre-kindergarten class for 4-year-old students, according to Jonnie Clark, CDC director. The new class has a lower student-to-teacher ratio of 9-1 as opposed to the normal pre-K class of 12-1. Teachers will receive a higher
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2009
Default Air Force Logo Safety analysis shows reportable mishaps down for 2008
Total reportable mishaps decreased from the previous year for Maxwell-Gunter, while mishaps increased in the categories of Combat Training and Sports and Recreation, according to a 2008 fiscal-year-in-review report by the 42nd Air Base Wing safety office. A reportable mishap is defined as causing bodily harm that results in one or more lost duty
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2009
Members of the Klein Collins High School Air Force Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps in Texas prepare to participate in the 56th Inaugural Parade, which was held Tuesday. The 36 cadets who traveled to Washington, D.C., Jan. 16 were chosen by the Presidential Inaugural Committee among more than 1,300 group applications. The unit has won five consecutive first place honors for the best Air Force unit at the Coca-Cola American Legion sponsored drill meet in Montgomery, Ala. (Courtesy photo) Texas and Oklahoma AFJROTC units march in Inaugural Parade
Two Air Force Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps units were selected by the Presidential Inaugural Committee to march in the 56th Inaugural Parade on Tuesday in Washington, D.C. Klein Collins High School AFJROTC from Texas and Union High School AFJROTC from Oklahoma were two of more than 90 groups chosen out of a record 1,382 organizations that
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2009
Staff Sgt. Erik Stant, HQ Air University, directs a CH-47 Chinook helicopter as it picks up a “sling load” during a joint exercise Jan. 15 on landing zone Alpha at Maxwell. The exercise involved the Army helicopter and crew from Fort Rucker working with Maxwell’s fire fighters and active-duty and Reserve personnel. (Air Force photo by Melanie Rodgers Cox) Maxwell crash, rescue team learns Chinook operations
The season's bitter wind did nothing to deter a joint helicopter training exercise here on Jan. 15 with Airmen from Maxwell Air Force Base and soldiers from Fort Rucker, Ala. That day, a multi-service team came together to provide egress and safety procedures training for the Maxwell AFB Fire Department crash and rescue team, and to conduct sling
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Default Air Force Logo Spaatz commander mentors PA students
Using his personal experiences as a guide, the commander of Air University's Spaatz Center for Officer Education and commandant of the Air War College presented ideas Tuesday on how to be a better public affairs representative to students of the Public Affairs Senior Leadership Enrichment Course. The course is sponsored by the Public Affairs Center
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Registration has opened for the Air Force’s U.S. Africa Command Symposium scheduled to be held at Maxwell Air Force Base, Ala. from March 31 through April 2. Individuals wishing to find out more about the symposium can visit www.au.af.mil/awc/africom. (Courtesy graphic) Registration opens for AFRICOM symposium
Registration has opened for the Air Force's U.S. Africa Command Symposium scheduled to be held here March 31 through April 2. The policy-focused event will consider the Air Force's contribution to AFRICOM and engage participants in the creation of a set of proposals for the sponsors, which includes Air University, AFRICOM and 17th Air Force - the
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2009
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