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Default Air Force Logo Airman's Attic feeds, clothes, furnishes Airmen
The motto, Airmen helping Airmen, is more than a nice saying at the Airman's Attic. It's placing food, clothes, uniforms and boots directly into the hands of a military member.Offered to enlisted Airmen with the rank of technical sergeant and below, the attic provides household goods, cooking ware, books, electronics, clothes, furniture and
0 12/13
2013
Tech. Sgt. Steven Pierce Jr. and Master Sgt. Shane Merillar, both from Air Force Legal Operation Agency and attending the Senior NCO Professional Development Seminar, run during a physical training session at Maxwell Air Force Base, Nov. 21. The annual course also serves as the lead up to the senior NCO induction ceremony. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class William Blankenship)
Adding 'senior' to NCO
It takes about 15 years for enlisted members to be considered technical experts in their career fields. At what point, however, do they become leaders so that those behind them can become successful in their own right? That point is when a noncommissioned officer gets "the point," the chevron that rests above the rest. Newly selected master
0 12/03
2013
Capt. Robert Hammerbeck, Officer Training School Commissioned Officer Training Course flight commander, gives feedback to 1st Lt. Leah Ordinanza, a commissioned officer trainee at OTS, at Maxwell Air Force Base, Oct. 24, 2013. The Academics Instructors Course teaches flight commanders to use the feedback session to provide the trainee with constructive criticism, and suggest possible improvements as well as lauding them for their strengths. (U.S. Air Force Photo by Staff Sgt. Gregory Brook) AIC course empowers OTS instructors to train future leaders
The Air Force needs leaders. It needs leaders who can make decisions at a moment's notice. There is no warning, heads up or reminder email for some situations; there is just do. The Air Force needs leaders who can do. The Academic Instructors Course, a part of the Jeanne M. Holm Center for Officer Accessions and Citizen Development on Maxwell,
0 11/22
2013
Default Air Force Logo From enlisted Airman to mentor
The Key Spouse Program at Maxwell continues to grow as a commander's program, influencing individual programs throughout the Air Force, as local spouses extend their help beyond traditional roles and families. Key spouses of a squadron, under the guidance of their key spouse mentor, unit and wing commander, are there for squadron families who may
0 11/22
2013
Officer trainees are taught the proper way to salute by Tech. Sgt. Chi Yi, Officer Training School military training instructor, during their first day of drill instruction at OTS. Training instructors teach drill and ceremony to instill discipline, attention to detail and military bearing in the offier trainees.  (U.S. Air Force Photo by Staff Sgt. Gregory Brook) The salute - an obligation to take pride in
Rendering a salute is a fundamental military custom and courtesy and is engrained in all service members during the early stages of basic officer and enlisted training programs. There is no definitive history on the origin of the hand salute, though there are many theories. The practice may have begun in medieval times when knights would raise
0 11/22
2013
The 42nd Medical Group’s pharmacy flight begins a pushup session on Maxwell Air Force Base, Nov. 6. Currently, 90 percent of the Airmen have a score of ‘excellent’ on their standing physical training assessment, and 30 percent of those have a perfect score of ‘100.’ (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Natasha Stannard) Fitness excellence sets pharmacy apart
On the hour, every hour, the 42nd Medical Group's pharmacy flight gathers in a back room and starts counting, not prescription refills, but repetitions of pushups, sit-ups or pull-ups. While maintaining the busiest pharmacy in Alabama, the pharmacy cannot afford to not have the energy to support the mission. Filling more than 1,500 prescriptions
0 11/21
2013
Default Air Force Logo Remembrance Day Ceremony honors sacrifice of those far from home
In the British Commonwealth and France, an annual Remembrance Day ceremony is held on the Sunday closest to Veterans Day to pay homage to those who have made the ultimate sacrifice.The Remembrance service dates back to 1919, to honor those killed in the First World War. The commemoration has since expanded to include those who have fallen in all
0 11/14
2013
Default Air Force Logo RAF, French pilots trained at Maxwell
Across the United States on Monday, Americans will host solemn ceremonies to honor millions of men and women who have served in the American armed forces and sacrificed much in defending this country and freedom-loving people across the globe. In Montgomery, Veterans Day takes on additional meaning. On that day, known as Remembrance Day in Britain
0 11/08
2013
Default Air Force Logo Maxwell supports AF 20/20 plan
Last fiscal year, the 42nd Civil Engineer Squadron demolished 11 buildings on base as part of the base revitalization program supporting the Air Force Civil Engineer's "20/20 by 2020" program.The program seeks to offset a 20 percent funding reduction for installation support activities by reducing and consolidating square footage that needs funding
0 11/06
2013
Dr. Andrew Bradley, Maxwell Air Force Base Veterinary Facility veterinarian, checks Aubi’s teeth and gums here Oct. 15, 2013. Aubi was taken to the vet for a regular check-up and booster shot. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Natasha Stannard/Released) Every dog or cat has his month
(Editor's note: This article is written from a dog's perspective to emphasize the importance of animal care and safety.)I just learned October is National Pet Safety Awareness Month. I wonder if this is why people dress up funny at the end of the month. It must be.I wish I could eat the sweet smelling stuff in colorful packages the kids collect in
0 10/24
2013
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