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Airmen 1st Class Kyle Hill, Senior Airman Christopher Rushing and Airman 1st Class Andrew Foldhazi work together to get the STARBASE Maxwell wireless connection established recently. All three Airmen volunteered their time and talents to help with the project, which will impact the educational enrichment of thousands of local children.
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Airmen volunteer time, talents to assist STARBASE Maxwell

Posted 12/2/2011   Updated 12/2/2011 Email story   Print story

    


by Jessica Casserly
Air University Public Affairs


12/2/2011 - MAXWELL AIR FORCE BASE, Al -- Three Airmen from the Electronic Systems Center at Gunter Annex are volunteering their time and computer expertise to help Maxwell's STARBASE program with a wireless project that will benefit thousands of children in the River Region.

STARBASE is a Department of Defense program designed to reach at-risk and DOD students through hands-on learning.

When Senior Airman Christopher Rushing, Airman 1st Class Andrew Foldhazi and Airman 1st Class Kyle Hill heard about the need for a wireless connection in the STARBASE Maxwell facility, they knew they wanted to help.

"It's a great opportunity that affects thousands of kids. It lets us use our Air Force skills to help kids in the local community. It's a way to give back that's beneficial to everyone," said Foldhazi.

The wireless project, which will take several volunteer hours to complete, will provide a wireless connection throughout the entire STARBASE Maxwell facility.

Marvin "Chip" Haughton, STARBASE Maxwell director, also expressed the importance of this new technology for the facility and his appreciation for the volunteers who are helping to make it a reality.

"In this climate of saturated taskings, these young men and their supervisor have found time to dive into a project that will benefit thousands of River Region children in the years to come," he said. "They have my absolute, heartfelt gratitude. They symbolize all that is right with today's Air Force."

The wireless project is part of a series of renovations and upgrades to the STARBASE Maxwell facility that began in December 2010, Haughton explained. He said he hopes to have students back in the facility as early as the first part of 2012.



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