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(U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class William Blankenship) Maxwell reaches out to those in need
Everyone deals with stress differently, and how people respond to that stress can be the difference in living or taking one's life. Saving lives is the goal of Maxwell, not just for others, but for its own. Mental health professionals and programs at Maxwell are aimed to keep Airmen from becoming suicidal statistics.Suicide is more complex than
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2012
International Officer School Student Igorcho Stoimenovski celebrates after scoring his second goal during a friendly match of soccer against the Squadron Officer School instructors on Nov. 16. In the end, IOS proved too much for SOS as they won with a score of 6-2. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Christopher Stoltz) Worlds Collide on the Soccer field; IOS students destroy their instructors 6 -2
Instructors from the Air University Squadron Officer School went head to head with their international officer students during a friendly soccer game Nov. 16. Before a sparse, yet vocal, crowd, the fireworks started early as the teams traveled the length of the field at a sprinter's pace. Taking turns with unsuccessful shots on goal, the SOS
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2012
CCAF Crest CCAF awards 400,000th Degree
Recently, the Community College of the Air Force awarded its 400,000th CCAF degree to Senior Airman Emily Barchenger.In September, Barchenger completed the required credits to obtain the degree while deployed as an intelligence analyst to the 379th Air Expeditionary Wing in Southwest Asia. The 400,000th degree emphasizes CCAF's mission to offer and
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2012
Senior Airman Osniel Diaz, 42nd Medical Group public health professional, inspects kitchen equipment at Maxwell Air Force Base, Nov. 6. Diaz started his Air Force career without knowing how to speak English. (U.S. Air Force illustration by Senior Airman Christopher Stoltz) Airman reaches dreams
Under a star-studded night, a young Cuban boy and his stepbrother made a promise to each other. If they ever somehow made it to the United States, they would join the U.S. military and find a way to give back to the land that gave them freedom.Nearly two decades later, and a host of obstacles thrown his way, that young boy and his brother have made
0 11/13
2012
Default Air Force Logo NO FEAR training deadline looms for Maxwell personnel
By Maxwell civilian employees and military personnel who supervise civilians are required to complete their biannual Notification and Federal Employee Antidiscrimination and Retaliation Act training by Dec. 7."Our goal is to make individuals aware that agencies are held accountable for violations," said Tech. Sgt. Debrica Jackson, 42nd ABW Equal
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2012
Members of the Maxwell Honor Guard practice ceremonial procedures while being observed by members of the Air Force Honor Guard team. Members of the Air Force Honor Guard from Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling, D.C. regularly travel to provide specialized training to base level honor guard members. (U.S. Air Force photo by Master Sgt. Michael Voss)    Air Force, Maxwell Honor Guard members spend a week training
Recently, the Air Force Honor Guard team spent 10 days training the Maxwell Honor Guard ceremonial procedures from changes of command to military funerals.The Air Force team, based at Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling, Washington D.C., travels regularly to provide base level members specialized training they have acquired from more than 225 honor guards
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2012
A portable computer tablet sits on top of the mountain of material it replaced. In 2011, Gen. Edward Rice Jr., Air Education and Training Command commander, challenged Airmen in the command to save $3 a day, and the tablets are one way that Maxwell Air Force Base is using technology to meet that cost conscious culture challenge. (U.S. Air Force photo by Master Sgt. Michael Voss) Maxwell finds ways to meet C-3 challenges
The phrase "cost conscious culture" has become as familiar to Airmen as the base dining facility; however, at Maxwell, C3 is not just a catch phrase, it is mission essential.In 2011, Gen. Edward Rice Jr., Air Education and Training Command commander, challenged Airmen in the command to save $3 a day by stretching pennies into dollars or making
0 10/09
2012
Default Air Force Logo Bridging the cultural gap and enhancing international partnerships
Every year, the Air University at Maxwell opens its academic doors to more than 230 international officers from 73 countries.While all of the IOs have a sound grasp of and working competence in the English language, many of their spouses and dependents arrive in Montgomery having little or no knowledge of English. This can make life extremely
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2012
General (Ret.) Gregory Martin speaks to Air War College Class 2013 Wednesday 5 Sept. 2012 in Jones Auditorium. (U.S.Air Force Photo by Donna L. Burnett) Former AFMC commander mentors AWC Class of 2013
After retirement, many senior military leaders continue mentoring Airmen through speaking engagements at Air War College. During the Joint Strategy Leadership course, speakers bring lessons learned, words of wisdom and best practices that tomorrow's leaders can use in their organizations. Recently, a former Air Force Materiel Command commander,
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2012
Air Force 65th Birthday. (U.S. Air Force graphic by Master Sgt. Michael Voss) USAF turns 65
Sept. 18 marks a significant milestone as the Air Force reaches its 65th birthday.In military terms, the Air Force is still a young service. The U.S. Army was founded in June 1775, followed by the Navy and Marines later that same year. A few years later, the U.S. Coast Guard was created in 1790; however the Air Force has made significant strides in
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