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A 42nd Aerospace Medical Dental Squadron bioenvironmental engineer technician has always had an interest in shooting and it wasn't long before he put his skills to the test.Senior Airman Alexander Callage started shooting at 14-years old and for the last three years he has been a pistol coach for the Warrior Games."The range I shot at had a group
0 10/17
2014
Default Air Force Logo Maxwell NCO continues to serve after amputation
(U.S. Air Force video by Airman 1st Class Robert Dantzler) His sons say he has a robot leg, the doctors and nurses call it a prosthetic, but to him, it's what has allowed him to overcome the odds and continue doing what he loves. The air traffic controller was enjoying a typical day off in late October 2013, when a fateful decision took his leg and
0 9/09
2014
Lt. Col. Melanie Friedman looks at the skating rink moments before the Capitol City Rollin’ Rebels and Mobile Derby Darlins’ roller derby  bout Aug. 9, 2014. Friedman is the deputy director of intelligence at the Curtis E. Lemay Center for Doctrine, Development and Education at Maxwell Air Force Base. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Natasha Stannard) A resilient rebel
At nearly twice their ages and half their sizes, Lt. Col. Melanie Friedman stands out among those wearing the same uniform. The deputy director of intelligence at the Curtis E. Lemay Center for Doctrine Development and Education ties her laces together just like the rest of them, and then fiddles with the bunny ears on her helmet. With her bunny
0 9/02
2014
Vicki Farnsworth, Specialized Training of Military Parents program assistant director, speaks at the STOMP program offered at the Airman and Family Readiness Center at Maxwell Air Force Base, Ala., Aug. 26, 2014. The class makes parents of special needs children aware of the resources available on base.( U.S Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Alexa Culbert) AF brings parents and community together for special needs training
The small fluorescent lit room was filled with chatter and the aroma of hot pizza. It was a lunch break at the Specialized Training of Military Parents program. The participating parents, grandparents, and guardians faces gleamed with pride as they shared stories and photos of their kids with one another. Everyone laughed and conversed like they
0 8/28
2014
Default Air Force Logo QFRB: Can you still respect an AF that gave you the 'boot'?
At 27 years old and after nearly five years of being in uniform, Senior Airman Lee Owens is rejoining the civilian workforce in September. Like more than 3,500 Airmen Air Force-wide, the 42nd Air Base Wing-assigned broadcast engineer was selected for separation after being identified by the Air Force's first Quality Force Review Board. However,
0 8/21
2014
John Brown, a fuels lab supervisor and assistant manager from the 42nd Logistics and Readiness Squadron Fuels, extracts fuel from one of four tank trucks for testing purposes at Maxwell Air Force Base Ala., Aug. 6, 2014. Brown was testing for excessive amounts of water and sediments in the fuel. (U.S Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Alexa N. Culbert) Total Force at Maxwell gets mission done
The phone rang and John Brown, a fuels lab supervisor and assistant manager from the 42nd Logistics Readiness Squadron Fuels Flight, disappeared into the far office to answer the call. Only a few words were exchanged before Brown ended the conversation with, "We're on our way." He hopped in his truck and drove toward the gate to the flightline at
0 8/13
2014
Senior Airman Sachel Barber, left, 42nd Communications Squadron, and Senior Airman Joshua Goodpaster, Air Force Life Cycle Management Flight, go over scenarios that could go come up in a feedback session using the new Airman Comprehensive Assessment form Aug. 1, 2014, at the Maxwell Professional Development Center. The center is hosting briefings and classes to help Airmen familiarize with the new form. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Natasha Stannard)  Maxwell-Gunter breaks down new feedback from
With nine sections and 36 questions, the new Airman Comprehensive Assessment or ACA, has some saying "what's on there isn't anyone's business" and "anyone could understand the importance of ___."The Maxwell-Gunter professional development center is hosting quarterly briefings and training classes to eradicate such judgments and help people
0 8/05
2014
Capt. Brian Walker, 23rd Training Squadron Commissioned Officer Training course instructor, is the first judge advocate to instruct at COT. Walker is an Air Force Reserve member, and owns a law practice in Fort Worth Texas. The school often integrates Reserve and Guard members into their staff to strengthen total force initiatives. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Natasha Stannard) COT embraces first JAG instructor
Brian Walker didn't need to take a leave of absence from the law practice he owns in Fort Worth, Texas, or take the pay cut that goes with it in exchange for a summer in Montgomery, Ala., where sweat starts pouring down faces like rain trailing down a window during a rain storm. The Reserve captain also didn't need to trade the space of his 50-acre
0 7/29
2014
Capt. Michael Davault, left, and Airman 1st Class Chris Elszasz, military volunteers from Maxwell Air Force Base, to help  pageant participants off a carriage ride at the Alabama Angels Pageant July 26, 2014. Davault and Elszasz volunteered with approximately two-dozen other Maxwell volunteers for the special needs pageant. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Natasha Stannard) Airmen make 'Angels'' day
One of the girls began to cry. Her turn to walk on the stage was looming. The announcers called more names. Tears masked her cheeks. Her mother tried to calm her, but her expression didn't change, until Damarius Pettway walked up to her. Pettway, an Air Force ROTC cadet from Alabama State University, extended his arm and escorted her on stage. The
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2014
Default Air Force Logo ESD’s automation efforts save Air Force money, time
The Air Force Enterprise Service Desk is revolutionizing information technology service delivery. The recently launched self-service Information Assurance Officer Express tool has reduced a backlog of more than 130,000 trouble tickets to less than 200 and cut call wait times from more than an hour to less than two minutes during peak hours."With
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2014
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