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Default Air Force Logo Maxwell Toastmasters Club: Improving leadership one speech at a time
Sweat beaded on her forehead. Her throat narrowed and head spun. She was next to speak, but words refused to come.The anxiety that once overwhelmed Capt. Mary Hoyer during briefings and speeches is only a memory after attending her first Toastmasters Club meeting almost two years ago at Maxwell Air Force Base.With the help and support of her fellow
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Default Air Force Logo Cole volunteered for Doolittle Raid, makes history
Lieutenant Richard Cole and the 17th Bombardment Group had never seen combat, but that changed once Japanese bombs surprised Pearl Harbor, flinging America into World War II. Cole found himself volunteering for a near impossible, top-secret mission known as the Doolittle Raid."We felt we were part of a big team to help the war effort," said Cole.
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Default Air Force Logo A wild trip around the world
Passports in hand, youth can travel the world through the realm of literature and their imagination as the Maxwell Community Library brings them aboard their summer reading program, complete with exotic animals, fun activities and prizes, 5:30 p.m. June 6.In the grassy lot beside the library, children, teens, adults and families can explore dozens
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Default Air Force Logo Different uniform, but same mission to serve
Many may stop and ask why Lt. Cmdr. Tenaya Chambers, 42nd Medical Group mental health flight commander, still wears a battle dress uniform, and she is more than happy to explain her unique role as a U.S. Public Health Service Commissioned Corps officer and her organization's partnership with the Department of Defense."A lot of people have never
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Default Air Force Logo Avoiding Bankruptcy - Practicing money smarts requires discipline
As time progresses, the purchasing power of the dollar continues to decrease. As the cost of goods and services continue to increase, financial struggles may start to become inevitable for some.However, even with the value of money decreasing, proper financial management tactics can help to prevent dire financial woes, the most common being
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Colonel Edward Vaughan, Air National Guard adviser to the commander and president of the Air University and co-founder of GARNET, presents “The Startup of You,” a professional networking book, to Brig. Gen. Jocelyn Seng, mobilization assistant to the commander and president of the Air University, following her GARNET talk at Air War College in April at Maxwell Air Force Base, Ala. (U.S. Air Force photo by Lt. Col. Patricia York) Air University’s mobilization assistant emphasizes AFRC force development
The new mobilization assistant to the commander and president of the Air University spoke recently about the purpose and methods of deliberate force development for the careers of Air Force reservists.Brig. Gen. Jocelyn Seng addressed a biweekly meeting of the Guard and Reserve Network, or GARNET, held at Air War College in April and attended by
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According to the national highway traffic safety administration, sending or receiving a text takes a driver's eyes from the road for an average of 4.6 seconds, the equivalent-at 55 mph-of driving the length of an entire football field, blind. (U.S. Air Force illustration by Airman 1st Class William Blankenship) #Donttextanddrive
Security and base safety officials remind drivers to take note of the "no cell phones while driving" signs at the base gates. Posted at all entrances to "the best hometown in the Air Force," the message on the signs is not merely a suggestion, but the law. Approximately 800 Maxwell drivers have received citations this year because they did not pay
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Tech. Sgt. Chi Yi, Military Training Instructor at Officer Training Shool here, demonstrates proper facing movements for new OTS trainees Feb 28. Yi has been an MTI for more than four years. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Sandra Percival) OTS military training instructors help shape next generation of officers
Dating back to September 1947, U.S. Air Force military training instructors have represented one of the most visible special-duty career fields in the service. From the original group of "Flight Marchers" to today's MTIs, the need to train new Airmen has remained constant. Today, 500 Airmen in the grades of staff sergeant through master sergeant
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This engraving shows Mary Ludwig Hays McCauley, known as “Molly Pitcher,” the legendary heroine of the American Revolution, who is said to have participated in the Battle of Monmouth on June 28, 1778. (Courtesy of the National Archives) Women make an impact in the U.S. military
American women have achieved milestones that have widened their opportunities to serve in the U.S. military."I am proud of the contributions women have made to the heritage and legacy of America," said Col. Trent Edwards, 42nd Air Base Wing commander. "From the American Revolution to operations in Iraq and Afghanistan, women have supported and
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(U.S. Air Force graphic/Corey Parrish)
Blue Horizons: War College students look at 2035
Each spring, a select group of Air War College students meet for BOGSAT sessions and collaborate in "murder boards" to help Air Force leaders make decisions on how the service will adapt to technological changes in the next quarter of a century. For the past five years, Blue Horizons has investigated a future described as the "Age of
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