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42nd Bombardment Wing Patch42nd Bombardment Wing Patch
42nd Bombardment Wing Patch

Photo of the 42nd Bombardment Wing Patch. Aethera Nobis is the Wing’s motto which means, “The skies for us.” (contributed photo)
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Posted: 7/9/2015

Great Moments in Aviation HistoryGreat Moments in Aviation History
Great Moments in Aviation History

Two Air Command and Staff College students unveil a painting commemorating the “Great Moments in Aviation History” event at the Montgomery Civic Center in Montgomery, Alabama June 4, 1982. The painting was presented to Brig. Gen. Richard Ingram, 1982 ACSC commandant, by Maj. John Artz, 1982 Air Command and Staff College Class president. Now known as Gathering of Eagles, the event is held annually by ACSC to honor men and women who have made significant contributions to air, space and cyberspace power. (1982 Maxwell Dispatch photo)
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Posted: 6/3/2015

AAF Basic Flying School, Gunter FieldAAF Basic Flying School, Gunter Field
AAF Basic Flying School, Gunter Field

During World War II, U.S. Army Air Force pilots trained at Gunter Field, flying BT-13 Valiant trainers until mid-1943 and AT-6 Texans afterward. Gunter Field served as a flying school for American, British, French and Chinese pilots.
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Posted: 3/23/2015

WASP at Maxwell FieldWASP at Maxwell Field
WASP at Maxwell Field

Jacqueline Cochran, co-founder of the Women Airforce Service Pilots, or WASP, inspects WASP assigned to Maxwell Field with Maxwell’s base commander during World War II. WASP was formed when the Women’s Auxiliary Ferrying Squadron, formed by well-known American female aviator Nancy Harkness Love, merged with Cochran’s Women’s Flying Training Detachment Aug. 5, 1943.
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Posted: 3/11/2015

President Barack Obama flies into MaxwellPresident Barack Obama flies into Maxwell
President Barack Obama flies into Maxwell

Col. Andrea Tullos, 42nd Air Base Wing commander, greets President Barack Obama and the first family as they depart Air Force One, March 7, 2015, Maxwell Air Force Base, Alabama. The president and his family flew into Maxwell before boarding Marine One for Selma, Alabama, where he gave a speech to commemorate the 50th anniversary of ‘Bloody Sunday,’ when civil rights demonstrators were attacked by policemen. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Alexa Culbert)
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Posted: 3/9/2015

President Obama flies into MaxwellPresident Obama flies into Maxwell
President Obama flies into Maxwell

Marine One waits to depart Maxwell Air Force Base, Alabama, after carrying President Barack Obama and his family to Selma for the 50th anniversary of ‘Bloody Sunday,’ March 7, 2015. The president, along with more than 100 members of Congress, walked across the Edmund Pettus Bridge, where Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. rallied civil rights leaders 50 years ago. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman William Blankenship)
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Posted: 3/9/2015

President Obama flies into MaxwellPresident Obama flies into Maxwell
President Obama flies into Maxwell

Air Force One departs Maxwell Air Force Base, Alabama, March 7, 2015. President Barack Obama and the first family flew into Maxwell on their way to the 50th anniversary of ‘Bloody Sunday’ at Selma, Alabama. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Alexa Culbert)
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Posted: 3/9/2015

President Obama flies into MaxwellPresident Obama flies into Maxwell
President Obama flies into Maxwell

President Barack Obama with his daughter Sasha waives to Airmen as they depart Marine One on the first family’s return from Selma, Alabama, March 7, 2015, at Maxwell Air Force Base, Alabama. Obama delivered a speech and crossed the Edmund Pettus Bridge during the 50th anniversary of ‘Bloody Sunday, 'which led to the March 21, 1965, successful march from Selma to Montgomery for equal voting rights. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Alexa Culbert)
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Posted: 3/9/2015

President Obama flies into MaxwellPresident Obama flies into Maxwell
President Obama flies into Maxwell

President Barack Obama greets Airmen on the flightline at Maxwell Air Force Base, Alabama, March 7, 2015, before departing to Selma, Alabama. There were more than 100 Maxwell Airmen waiting for the chance to meet their commander in chief. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Alexa Culbert)
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Posted: 3/9/2015

President Barack Obama flies into MaxwellPresident Barack Obama flies into Maxwell
President Barack Obama flies into Maxwell

Col. Andrea Tullos, 42nd Air Base Wing commander, greets President Barack Obama and the first family as they depart Air Force One, March 7, 2015, Maxwell Air Force Base, Alabama. The president and his family flew into Maxwell before boarding Marine One for Selma, Alabama, where he gave a speech to commemorate the 50th anniversary of ‘Bloody Sunday,’ when civil rights demonstrators were attacked by policemen. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Alexa Culbert)
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Posted: 3/9/2015

B-25 Mitchells over Bougainville, 1944B-25 Mitchells over Bougainville, 1944
B-25 Mitchells over Bougainville, 1944

B-25 Mitchells from the 42nd Bombardment Group over Bougainville, 1944. Balikpapan was a center for oil refining on Borneo, which was held by the Japanese. (courtesy photo from Wikipedia.org)
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Posted: 3/6/2015

Air Universtiy Heritage MinuteAir Universtiy Heritage Minute
Air Universtiy Heritage Minute

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Posted: 2/17/2015

The town of Elba Alabama during the March 1929 flood.The town of Elba Alabama during the March 1929 flood.
The town of Elba Alabama during the March 1929 flood.

The town of Elba Alabama during the March 1929 flood.
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Posted: 1/29/2015

DISA Montgomery opens news command buildingDISA Montgomery opens news command building
DISA Montgomery opens news command building

Scott A. Baker, director Defense Information Systems Agency-Montgomery, and Col. Andrea Tullos, 42nd Air Base Wing commander, Maxwell Air Force Base, Ala., officially open the new DISA Command Building on Maxwell-Gunter Annex, Jan. 8, 2015. The building is part of the overall DISA-Montgomery strategic plan to move personnel out of the current data center building to provide expansion space for the new Global Service Desk consolidation. With his continuing cost-savings focus, Baker is also consolidating another building that encompasses several headquarters functions into this same building, reducing the overall footprint from three buildings to two within the same fiscal year. (Photo courtesy of DISA)
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Posted: 1/13/2015

DISA Montgomery opens news command buildingDISA Montgomery opens news command building
DISA Montgomery opens news command building

Defense Information Systems Agency staff is seated in the new conference center in the recently acquired DISA building on Maxwell-Gunter Annex, Alabama, Jan. 8, 2015. The conference center has stadium seating for 72 people and will be shared as available with Maxwell Air Force Base and the JRSS teams and will serve as a regional meeting center for overall DISA functions. (Photo courtesy of DISA)
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Posted: 1/13/2015

Captain Glenn Miller plays trombone in the Rhythmaires band at Maxwell Field.Captain Glenn Miller plays trombone in the Rhythmaires band at Maxwell Field.
Captain Glenn Miller plays trombone in the Rhythmaires band at Maxwell Field.

Captain Glenn Miller plays trombone in the Rhythmaires band at Maxwell Field, Dec. 24, 1942. The band played five times during Miller’s five weeks at Maxwell, culminating with the Christmas Eve concert. (Courtesy Air Force photo by Air University History Office/cleared)
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Posted: 11/25/2014

Glenn Miller’s band plays for US and Allied troops in EnglandGlenn Miller’s band plays for US and Allied troops in England
Glenn Miller’s band plays for US and Allied troops in England

Glenn Miller’s band plays for US and Allied troops in England, Jun-Dec 1944. The band gave 300 live performances in England and 500 radio broadcasts to Allied troops on the continent. (Courtesy Air Force photo by Air University History Office/cleared)
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Posted: 11/25/2014

Maxwell AFB 9/11Maxwell AFB 9/11
Maxwell AFB 9/11

Maxwell Air Force Base Fire Department members hold a moment of silence to honor those to lost their lives 11 years ago, Sept. 11, 2001. Several members of the team spoke about their rememberance of the attack on America and the desire never to forget that moment in history. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class William Blankenship)
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Posted: 9/11/2012

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Maxwell AFB 9/11

Maxwell Air Force Base Fire Department members gather around an American flag flown at half-staff to honor those to lost their lives 11 years ago, Sept. 11, 2001. Several members of the team spoke about their remembrance of the attack on America and the desire never to forget that moment in history. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class William Blankenship)
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Posted: 9/11/2012

Maxwell AFB 9/11Maxwell AFB 9/11
Maxwell AFB 9/11

Firefighters from Maxwell Air Force Base pose for a photo in front of the American flag, Sept. 11. Maxwell's fire department flies the flag at half- staff, honoring those who lost their lives 11 years ago in New York City. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class William Blankenship)
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Posted: 9/11/2012

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Maxwell AFB 9/11

Member of the Maxwell Air Force Base Fire Department remember those who died 11 years ago in the Sept. 11, 2001 tragedy as they fly the American flag at half- staff, Sept. 11. Both civilian and military firefighters paused their day to hold a moment of silence and a prayer on the anniversary of the attack on America. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class William Blankenship)
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Posted: 9/11/2012

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Maxwell AFB 9/11

Maxwell Air Force Base Fire Department flies the American flag at half- staff, honoring those who lost their lives 11 years ago in New York City, Sept. 11. It is customary on Sept. 11 to fly the flag at half- staff from sunrise to sunset. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class William Blankenship)
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Posted: 9/11/2012

MAXWELL AIR FORCE BASE, Ala. – MAXWELL AIR FORCE BASE, Ala. –
MAXWELL AIR FORCE BASE, Ala. –

This oneroom school built in 1950 was one of 95 similar segregated schools in Dallas County used by African-American children..(Photos courtesy of the Old Cahawba Archaeological Park)
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Posted: 9/7/2012

MAXWELL AIR FORCE BASE, Ala. – MAXWELL AIR FORCE BASE, Ala. –
MAXWELL AIR FORCE BASE, Ala. –

The Fambro/ Arthur House is the oldest original structure in the park, dating back to 1841.(Photos courtesy of the Old Cahawba Archaeological Park)
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Posted: 9/7/2012

    

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