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Ready for take off!Ready for take off!
Ready for take off!

Capt. Derek Shehee, C-130 pilot with the 908th Airlift Wing, shows the flight controls to teachers from Maxwell Elementary School. The teachers took a tour of the base May 22 to become more familiar with the workplaces of many of the parents of their students. Teachers shown from left are Jo Roper, Assistant Principal Brian Perry, Diane Brewster and Becky Gorey. (U.S. Air Force photo/Jamie Pitcher)
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Posted: 5/29/2009

Winning essays earn students rides with the Civil Air PatrolWinning essays earn students rides with the Civil Air Patrol
Winning essays earn students rides with the Civil Air Patrol

Pictured are the Civil Air Patrol essay winners with teachers, principals and CAP pilots. Front row from left are Bear Elementary School students Katie Carothers, Rebecca Liepins, and Mara Bradford; Dalraida Elementary students Kaitlyn McDonald, Thomas Cauthen and Jarrod Castleberry and Dalraida Elementary Principal Elise Keith. Back row from left are Bear Elementary School Principal Liz Hill, Bear Elementary Teacher Kris White; Alabama Wing CAP pilots Lt. Col. Sam Sneed, Maj. Ray Hara, and 2nd Lt. Dan Farmer; and Dalraida Elementary Teacher Bryan Raye. (Courtesy photo)
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Posted: 5/22/2009

Base exercises preparation for natural disastersBase exercises preparation for natural disasters
Base exercises preparation for natural disasters

A Maxwell-Gunter firefighter uses the "jaws-of-life" tool to open a car door during a simulated automobile accident at Gunter. The accident was part of the base's May HURICON exercise that involved preparation for bad weather and evacuees from a gulf-coast hurricane. (U.S. Air Force photo/Jamie Pitcher)
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Posted: 5/22/2009

Son visits site of British World War II pilot trainingSon visits site of British World War II pilot training
Son visits site of British World War II pilot training

Henry W. Thorpe in 1939 (Courtesy photo)
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Posted: 5/1/2009

Dominican Republic medical exercise cut short by protestsDominican Republic medical exercise cut short by protests
Dominican Republic medical exercise cut short by protests

A portion of the Dominican Republic Medical Readiness Training Exercise personnel walk towards an awaiting U.S. Army Blackhawk helicopter, April 28, for transportation past protests, unrelated to the MEDRETE, in towns along the travel route to the final clinic site in Arenoso and billeting in San Francisco de Macorís Arenoso, Dominican Republic, during the largest Maxwell Air Force Base-planned U.S. Air Force Medical Readiness Training Exercise (MEDRETE) to date. A group of 45 medics, translators, security and support personnel derived from the U.S. Air Force, Army and Marines provided dental, dermatologic, general medicine, optometric, pediatric, pharmacy and public health services. The medics treated 8,602 patients at three locations during the eight days of the U.S. SOUTHCOM sponsored Beyond the Horizon 2009 – Caribbean. A MEDRETE is a U. S. Southern command-sponsored exercise designed to provide humanitarian assistance and free medical care to the people of the host nation, while providing an unparalleled training opportunity for U.S. and host nation forces. SOUTHCOM sponsors approximately 70 MEDRETEs per year. (U.S. Air Force Photo by Capt. Ben Sakrisson)
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Posted: 4/30/2009

Dominican Republic medical exercise cut short by protestsDominican Republic medical exercise cut short by protests
Dominican Republic medical exercise cut short by protests

Capt. Carlos E. Chirivi, a civil engineer interpreter here who is an Officer Training School instructor with the 24th Training Squadron at Maxwell Air Force Base, Ala., interprets for Capt. Lora R. Skeahan, a dentist from the 42nd Medical Group at Maxwell, as she extracts a tooth from a child at a school turned temporary clinic in Arenoso, Dominican Republic, April 28, during the largest Maxwell Air Force Base-planned U.S. Air Force Medical Readiness Training Exercise (MEDRETE) to date. A group of 45 medics, translators, security and support personnel derived from the U.S. Air Force, Army and Marines provided dental, dermatologic, general medicine, optometric, pediatric, pharmacy and public health services. The medics treated 8,602 patients at three locations during the eight days of the U.S. SOUTHCOM sponsored Beyond the Horizon 2009 – Caribbean. A MEDRETE is a U. S. Southern command-sponsored exercise designed to provide humanitarian assistance and free medical care to the people of the host nation, while providing an unparalleled training opportunity for U.S. and host nation forces. SOUTHCOM sponsors approximately 70 MEDRETEs per year. (U.S. Air Force Photo by Capt. Ben Sakrisson)
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Posted: 4/30/2009

First-term Airmen broaden skills in Dominican RepublicFirst-term Airmen broaden skills in Dominican Republic
First-term Airmen broaden skills in Dominican Republic

Senior Airman Carmen G. Stewart, a public health technician from the 42nd Medical Group at Maxwell Air Force Base, Ala., puts on her new rank during her promotion ceremony in the Dominican Republic April 25, during the largest Maxwell Air Force Base-planned U.S. Air Force Medical Readiness Training Exercise (MEDRETE) to date. A group of 45 medics, translators, security and support personnel derived from the U.S. Air Force, Army and Marines provided dental, dermatologic, general medicine, optometric, pediatric, pharmacy and public health services. The medics treated 7,700 patients during the first three days of the U.S. SOUTHCOM sponsored Beyond the Horizon 2009 – Caribbean. A MEDRETE is a U. S. Southern command-sponsored exercise designed to provide humanitarian assistance and free medical care to the people of the host nation, while providing an unparalleled training opportunity for U.S. and host nation forces. SOUTHCOM sponsors approximately 70 MEDRETEs per year. (U.S. Air Force Photo by Capt. Ben Sakrisson, Air University Public Affairs)
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Posted: 4/30/2009

Basic health education key in Dominican RepublicBasic health education key in Dominican Republic
Basic health education key in Dominican Republic

A patient with pterygiums, a condition where the white part of the eye begins to grow over the cornea and eventually over the pupil, and cataracts, which cause the pupils to appear cloudy receives optometric care from U.S. Air Force medics at a primary school in Hostos, Dom. Rep., April 22 during the largest Maxwell Air Force Base-planned U.S. Air Force Medical Readiness Training Exercise (MEDRETE) to date. A group of 45 medics, translators, security and support personnel derived from the U.S. Air Force, Army and Marines provided dental, dermatologic, general medicine, optometric, pediatric, pharmacy and public health services. The medics treated approximately 4,000 patients during the first four days of the U.S. SOUTHCOM sponsored Beyond the Horizon 2009 – Caribbean. A MEDRETE is a U. S. Southern command-sponsored exercise designed to provide humanitarian assistance and free medical care to the people of the host nation, while providing an unparalleled training opportunity for U.S. and host nation forces. SOUTHCOM sponsors approximately 70 MEDRETEs per year. (U.S. Air Force Photo by Capt. Ben Sakrisson)
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Posted: 4/30/2009

April exercise tests Maxwell-Gunter readiness, responseApril exercise tests Maxwell-Gunter readiness, response
April exercise tests Maxwell-Gunter readiness, response

With the help of his Military Working Dog handler, Airman 1st Class Lashaun Etheridge, 42nd Security Forces Squadron MWD Nero searches Maxwell's building 804 for a bomb. (U.S. Air Force photo by Jamie Pitcher)
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Posted: 4/24/2009

April exercise tests Maxwell-Gunter readiness, responseApril exercise tests Maxwell-Gunter readiness, response
April exercise tests Maxwell-Gunter readiness, response

Members of the Maxwell Fire Department assist with the rescue of a 908th Airlift Wing aircraft maintenance member who passed out from fumes while inspecting the interior of a C-130 Hercules fuel tank. The scenario was part of the Maxwell-Gunter April base exercise. (U.S. Air Force photo by Jamie Pitcher)
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Posted: 4/24/2009

Former National Security Forum attendees meet at EglinFormer National Security Forum attendees meet at Eglin
Former National Security Forum attendees meet at Eglin

During a trip to Hurlburt Field, Fla., members of the National Security Forum Alumni Outreach program visited the Special Tactics and Training Squadron and were shown some of the equipment being used by the military today. Mark Caldwell, a former NSF attendee, enjoyed holding two of the rifles Airmen use in Southwest Asia. (Courtesy photo)
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Posted: 4/24/2009

JLASS 2009 trains students in strategic thinkingJLASS 2009 trains students in strategic thinking
JLASS 2009 trains students in strategic thinking

During this year’s Joint Land, Aerospace and Sea Simulation game, Air Force Reserve and Air National Guard members posed as media for JLASS students. The purpose of the media presence is to prepare students in dealing with media members during real-world situations. The reporters seated are: DeAnn Barr, Kim Tebrugge, Charlie Heit, Hien Vu, Mavi Smith, Carol Schmidt and Jay Delancy. The interview was with Pacific Command members Navy Cmdr. Adrian Garcia, Navy Lt. Cmdr. Fred Stratton and Air Force Col. Dan Kosin (behind). (U.S. Air Force photo by Carl Bergquist)
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Posted: 4/22/2009

Widow receives husband's Distinguished Flying Cross for WWIIWidow receives husband's Distinguished Flying Cross for WWII
Widow receives husband's Distinguished Flying Cross for WWII

Lt. Gen. Allen Peck, Air University commander, presents Mrs. William (Doris) Norred with her late-husband's Distinguished Flying Cross with Valor on Monday. Capt. William Norred's military records were reviewed, and it was determined he earned the DFC on a combat mission during World War II. (Air Force photo by Carl Bergquist)
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Posted: 4/18/2009

Gates seeks to shift thinking on budget, warGates seeks to shift thinking on budget, war
Gates seeks to shift thinking on budget, war

Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates spoke to students at Air War College on April 15. This is the second stop on his trip to visit each of the military services' war colleges. (Air Force photo by Donna Burnett)
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Posted: 4/17/2009

Coast Guard’s top officer highlights service ties with Air ForceCoast Guard’s top officer highlights service ties with Air Force
Coast Guard’s top officer highlights service ties with Air Force

Adm. Thad Allen, commandant of the U.S. Coast Guard, addresses Air War College students April 9 about Homeland Security. The admiral's speech, which also touched on some of the ways the Coast Guard and Air Force work together, was part of the Distinguished Lecture Series that Air War College provides its students in order to educate them on leadership. Under the program, leaders from across a wide range of disciplines, including diplomats and scholars, speak on a regular basis to Air War College classes. (U.S. Air Force photo by Melanie Rodgers Cox)
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Posted: 4/15/2009

Coast Guard’s top officer highlights service ties with Air ForceCoast Guard’s top officer highlights service ties with Air Force
Coast Guard’s top officer highlights service ties with Air Force

Adm. Thad Allen, commandant of the U.S. Coast Guard, addresses Air War College students April 9 about Homeland Security. The admiral's address was part of the Distinguished Lecture Series that Air War College provides its students in order to educate them on leadership. Under the program, leaders from across a wide range of disciplines, including diplomats and scholars, speak on a regular basis to Air War College classes. (U.S. Air Force photo by Melanie Rodgers Cox)
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Posted: 4/15/2009

Coast Guard’s top officer highlights service ties with Air ForceCoast Guard’s top officer highlights service ties with Air Force
Coast Guard’s top officer highlights service ties with Air Force

Air War College students listen as Adm. Thad Allen, commandant of the U.S. Coast Guard, speaks about Homeland Security on April 9. The admiral's address was part of the Distinguished Lecture Series that Air War College provides its students in order to educate them on leadership. Under the program, leaders from across a wide range of disciplines, including diplomats and scholars, speak on a regular basis to Air War College classes. (U.S. Air Force photo by Melanie Rodgers Cox)
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Posted: 4/15/2009

908th's NDI lab best in Air Force908th's NDI lab best in Air Force
908th's NDI lab best in Air Force

Master Sgt. Teresa Lapcheske examines a monitor device in her Nondestructive Inspection laboratory that has been named the best in the Air Force. The NDI lab is part of the 908th Maintenance Group that maintains the eight C-130 aircraft of the 908th Airlift Wing. (Air Force photo by Jeff Melvin)
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Posted: 4/13/2009

Students build LEGO robots, visit MarsStudents build LEGO robots, visit Mars
Students build LEGO robots, visit Mars

As a part of their tour for the First Lego League, students visited a replica of the Martian surface, led by teacher Becky Hill, at Starbase. Maxwell Elementary School hosted six regional schools for the FLL gathering, including six from Fort Benning, Ga. and one from Fort Rucker, Ala., on March 31. (Air Force photo by Jamie Pitcher)
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Posted: 4/8/2009

AF drill team, band pair up for first performances togetherAF drill team, band pair up for first performances together
AF drill team, band pair up for first performances together

Max Impact, an ensemble from Bolling Air Force Base, D.C., performs in the Maxwell gym March 31. Band members shown from left are Master Sgt. Regina Coonrod, Master Sgt. Shani Prewitt, Master Sgt. Dennis Hoffmann, Tech. Sgt. David Foster and Master Sgt. Ryan Carson. (Air Force photo by Jamie Pitcher)
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Posted: 4/2/2009

AF drill team, band pair up for first performances togetherAF drill team, band pair up for first performances together
AF drill team, band pair up for first performances together

An audience at the Maxwell gym March 31 witnessed a first for the Air Force Honor Guard Drill Team as they performed high precision drills to a rock sound provided by Max Impact, an ensemble from the Air Force Band at Bolling Air Force Base, D.C. Also from Bolling AFB, the drill team has been at Maxwell for the past month perfecting their routines for the upcoming performance season. (Air Force photo by Jamie Pitcher)
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Posted: 4/2/2009

SNCOA honors Tuskegee AirmanSNCOA honors Tuskegee Airman
SNCOA honors Tuskegee Airman

While speaking at Gunter's Senior Non-Commissioned Officer Academy on April 1, Lt. Col. (ret.) Herbert Carter was surprised with the academy's honorary diploma by Lt. Gen. Allen G. Peck (left), commander of Air University. Colonel Carter was invited to the academy to tell of his experiences as a member of the famed Tuskegee Airmen of World War II. According to the academy's Chief Master Sgt. Michael Foster, Colonel Carter has spoken to 68 SNCOA classes and more than 20,000 students since 1997. Also shown is Chief Master Sgt. Shelia Knox, vice commandant of the SNCOA. (Air Force photo by Bud Hancock)
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Posted: 4/1/2009

DoD names AUTV Airman as best videographerDoD names AUTV Airman as best videographer
DoD names AUTV Airman as best videographer

Senior Airman Joseph Givens edits video in a computer-based edit suite at Air University TV. Airman Givens was named the Defense Department's Military Videographer of the Year on March 29. (Air Force photo by Jamie Pitcher)
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Posted: 4/1/2009

WASPs reflect on roles as aviation pioneersWASPs reflect on roles as aviation pioneers
WASPs reflect on roles as aviation pioneers

Doris Tanner, Dawn Seymour and Mary-Helen Chapman-Foster visited Squadron Officer College on March 26 to address Squadron Officer School class 09C. The ladies served as Women Airforce Service Pilots, or WASPs, during World War II and recounted numerous stories about their experiences as the first women military aircraft pilots. (Air Force photo by Carl Bergquist)
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Posted: 4/1/2009

    

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