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Maj. Mathew Carter, Jeanne M. Holm Center for Officer Accessions and Citizen Development instructor, awaits a bone marrow extraction procedure, March 16, 2016, Washington D.C. Carter traveled from Maxwell Air Force Base to donate bone marrow to a 7 year-old child he never met. (Courtesy photo) Maxwell Airman donates to stranger in need
With an upcoming permanent change of station, Maj. Mathew Carter, a Jeanne M. Holm Center for Officer Accessions and Citizen Development instructor at Air University, had hundreds of reasons to say no when he was asked to travel to Washington, D.C., to donate bone marrow to a complete stranger. Instead, he decided this opportunity was too important
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Senior Airman Anthony Morris holds a basketball in an abandoned building outside of Maxwell Air Force Base, Feb. 17. Before joining the Air Force and playing on the Armed Forces basketball team, Morris overcame humble begginings to play college basketball. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman William Blankenship) Rebounds
“I was lying in bed one night, and it just came to me,” said Senior Airman Anthony Morris. “‘Ok, I’m about to sign up for the Air Force.’ The next day, I went to the recruiter’s office and didn’t look back.”The small-town high school basketball sensation found himself returning home after spreading his wings on a college adventure. “Tee,” as he’s
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This painting, which hangs outside the conference room at Civil Air Patrol National Headquarters at Maxwell Air Force Base in Alabama, was presented to CAP in 1972 by the artist, Robert C. Sherry. It depicts the early days of anti-submarine patrol during World War II. Civil Air Patrol: A Story of Unique Service and Selfless Sacrifice
 Brave. HeroicThey were the citizen fliers of America’s greatest generation who, propelled by duty, honor and love of country, sacrificed all in defense of America in the earliest, darkest days of World War II. Their story is extraordinary, for these founding members of Civil Air Patrol — more than 1,500 strong — performed the most amazing feats.
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Landscape 75th Anniversary: Pearl Harbor, Dec. 7, 1941
On December 7, 1941, 75 years ago, six Japanese aircraft carriers northwest of Hawaii launched 408 aircraft in a surprise attack on the U.S. naval base at Pearl Harbor—360 for the two attack waves and 48 on defensive combat air patrol. The first wave struck U.S. military aircraft at airfields on Oahu, and the second wave attacked the U.S. Pacific
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Staff Sgt. Alex Stojadinovic fishes on the Alabama River, Sept. 29, 2016. The Holm Center finance troop uses fished as an outlet to keep his mind calm. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman William Blankenship) Fishing for peace
Unloading his gear before sunrise, a cool breeze whistles across the calm lake water welcoming the hopeful fisherman before his hunt. Birds are beginning their morning songs, anticipating their catch, as does the driver of the boat, who calmly releases his vessel from its trailer’s captivity.The vessel’s release from its trailer is the only sound
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Staff Sgt. Montaski McCoy shows neighborhood children in West Montgomery seedlings taking root where they had planted them at a community garden. He started it to help get them interested in alternatives to the smoking, drugs, and violence that is prevalent in the area. Once McCoy started building the garden, neighbors pitched in to help. He has seen able to educate them on how plants and vegetables are grown and the work involved in bringing them from the garden to the table. (U.S. Air Force photo by Lt. Col. Jerry Lobb) Sowing seeds of hope
Staff Sgt. Montaski McCoy has been planting seeds in a poor, crime ridden West Montgomery neighborhood for the past three years. While planting various vegetables, his real ambition is to sow seeds of dreams of a brighter future for kids and young people in the area. As a Reservist, McCoy is an Air Terminal Operations Center Specialist with the 25th Aerial Port Squadron. He has a Bachelor’s Degree in Chemistry from Auburn University, but currently dedicates his time and resources to serving his community.
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First grade students speak to Air Force Lt. Col. Tyler Hague, NASA astronaut, during his visit to Maxwell Elementary School on Maxwell Air Force Base, Ala., April 20, 2016. Hague visited the school to speak to a few of the students about how he became an astronaut and what difficulties astronauts face in space. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Tammie Ramsouer) NASA lands astronaut at Maxwell Elementary
In a letter to NASA, fifth grader Evelyn Nelson said she wants to motivate her fellow classmates at Maxwell Elementary School to become inspired to study space and strive do their best. NASA Decided to help.Thousands of letters like Evelyn's pour into NASA daily from others like her hoping to meet or speak to a real astronaut. When Evelyn's letter
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Students attending Squadron Officer School on Maxwell Air Force Base, Ala., discuss strategy during a functional leadership exercise, or FLEX game, March 21, 2016. FLEX is a hands-on approach to planning and executing doctrinal concepts preparing them for future wartime situations. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Tammie Ramsouer) CGOs enhance airpower through FLEXbility
Once the Air Force's fledgling commissioned officers reach the rank of captain, they come to the Carl A. Spaatz Center for Officer Education for a five-week course to develop leadership capabilities ... and play dodge ball, sort of.During the course, students learn how to create and execute doctrinal concepts with a hands-on approach called the
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Mortuary Affairs officers and technicians are trained to work as quickly as possible with the mortuary process. The process for Mortuary Affairs begins once there is a notification that a military member or dependent has passed, and their job does not stop until the deceased has been laid to rest. (U.S. Air Force graphic/Senior Airman Tammie Ramsouer) Providing honor and pride even after death
"It's not the dead that scares me, but rather the living," said Christine Bushby, 42d Force Support Squadron Mortuary Affairs and Readiness technician. "When a death happens, especially unexpected, the raw human emotion is hard to bear witness."Every day, people enter or leave the military even if they leave by sacrificing their life for their
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Joseph Lininger, Civilian Acculturation and Leadership Training student, listens carefully as a CALT training instructor gives safety instructions before students move through Project X, Feb. 2, 2016, at Maxwell Air Force Base, Alabama. Lininger said he hopes that his accomplishments will make others think twice before discounting someone simply because they have a disability. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Alexa Culbert) CALT graduates first blind student
The sound of hands clapping echoes off the walls of the small auditorium as a gentleman makes his way up to the front of the room to receive his graduation certificate. He searches for the hand of Col. Patricia Hoffman, Jeanne M. Holm Center vice commander, who is waiting to congratulate him on a job well done. The gentleman's name is Joseph
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