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  • Special pay rate approved for 908th aircraft maintainers

    Celebrations broke out on July 1 in the buildings occupied by the full time staff of the 908th Maintenance Group at Maxwell, as word spread that special pay rates have been approved for the Reserve unit's Wage Grade pay scale employees. The unit's Wage Grade employees are Air Reserve Technicians with a civilian condition of employment to also
  • Barnes Center works to achieve commander’s vision for enlisted education

    Nearly one year ago, Air University embarked upon what will likely be considered a significant milestone for Air Force enlisted professional military education - the creation of the Thomas E. Barnes Center for Enlisted Education. The sweeping venture brought the Air Force First Sergeants Academy, the Air Force Senior NCO Academy, the Community
  • AAFES chief tours base exchanges

    The Air Force chief master sergeant who represents the Army and Air Force Exchange Service paid Maxwell-Gunter a visit June 30. Chief Master Sgt. Jeffry Helm, senior enlisted advisor for Commanding General Command Group, was at the base to see firsthand the exchange operation, recognize AAFES associates and answer questions regarding the day-to-day
  • Wing officially merges Services, MSS into Force Support Squadron

    In a four event ceremony, the 42nd Air Base Wing stood up the 42nd Force Support Squadron at the Maxwell Officers' Club, July 1. Ceremony events included a Meritorious Service Medal presentation to Lt. Col. Kerry Proulx, 42nd Mission Support Squadron commander; the stand-down of the 42nd Services Division; re-designation of 42nd MSS to 42nd FSS;
  • Cypress Tree begins ‘five day’ golf program

    For golfers who are a little rusty or for individuals looking to pick up the sport, Cypress Tree's "Get Golf Ready in Five Days" program is the perfect program to get you ready for the course. The program is designed to teach everything you need to know about the game of golf in five simple lessons. Lessons include on-course activities guided by
  • Avoid summer heat hazards with awareness, planning

    The summer months are upon us. The summer brings fun and play for many, but also brings health hazards that can easily be avoided with a little planning and preparation.  Skin cancer is a major problem that most of us can prevent with a few simple precautions, such as wearing sunscreen with a Skin Protection Factor, or SPF, of 15 or more when going
  • How the ‘Diamond’ shines light on new role

    Editor's note: The following is the final installment highlighting the experiences of Master Sgt. Michael Diaz, a recent graduate of the Air Force First Sergeants Academy. Sergeant Diaz, who hails from the 147th Mission Support Group located at Ellington Field Joint Reserve Base in Houston, Texas, serves with the Air National Guard and has 18 years
  • ACSC holds first Maxwell ceremony for distance learning graduates

    The dean of Air Command and Staff College's Online Master's Program said the inaugural graduation ceremony for all online students who completed the course in the last 12 months took place June 27."We want this to be an annual commencement ceremony at the school with Air University leadership present," Dr. Bart Kessler said. "It was also an
  • Doctrine, real-world operations focus of message to students

    The current combined force air component commander was at Maxwell June 26 to speak to students of the CFACC course at the LeMay Center for Doctrine Development and Education.Lt. Gen. Gary North said the key message he wanted to impart to the group involved doctrinal functions and how the CFACC operates in real-world operations."The CFACC Course has
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