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  • Eaker College dedicates Kaysing Auditorium to former commandant

    More than 30 family members, friends and faculty gathered April 17 at the Ira C. Eaker College for Professional Development's, Defense Financial Management and Comptroller School to dedicate the DFM & CS auditorium to former commandant, retired Col. Charles "Chuck" Kaysing. Colonel Kaysing, a St. Louis, Mo., native, served in numerous leadership
  • Former NSF attendees meet at Eglin

    In an effort to help former National Security Forum attendees stay informed about National Security and what the Air Force is doing, the Air War College sponsored a meeting of 42 NSF alumni at Eglin Air Force Base, Fla. AWC is part of the Spaatz Center for Officer Education which will celebrate its first anniversary in May. Lt. Col. Stephen
  • Maxwell medics plan joint exercise in Dominican Republic

    Medics treated 760 patients at a primary school here today on the inaugural day of the largest Maxwell Air Force Base-planned U.S. Air Force Medical Readiness Exercise 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,
  • JLASS 2009 trains students in strategic thinking

    As students from Air War College, the Army, Navy and Marine Corps War Colleges and the Industrial College of the Armed Forces became immersed in the 26th annual Joint Land, Aerospace and Sea Simulation, or JLASS, game, members of the Air Force Reserve and Air National Guard gave of their time by coming to Maxwell to play media for the game. The 15
  • Canadian becomes first international student at First Sergeant Academy

    When Warrant Officer Jay McLaren of the Canadian Forces graduates from the Air Force First Sergeant Academy today, he will become the first member from his country's military to complete the program and the first international student to attend the course. Warrant Officer McLaren, a surveillance flight chief with the Canadian component of the 552nd
  • JAG Airman provides unique service while deployed

    At home stations many Air Force attorneys spend their days providing legal counsel and preparing legal documents, but for one Air Force captain being deployed means serving in a unique legal position. Capt. Sophia Crawford, Multi-National Force-Iraq Office of the Staff Judge Advocate; Detention, Judicial and Legal Policy attorney, provides a
  • Widow receives husband's Distinguished Flying Cross for WWII

    On behalf of her husband, Mrs. William Norred received the Distinguished Flying Cross with Valor from Lt. Gen. Allen Peck, Air University commander, before a group of family members, friends and well wishers April 13.The ceremony took place at the Butler County Commission in Greenville, Ala., and the DFC was presented for Capt. William Norred's
  • Gates seeks to shift thinking on budget, war

    Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates today made his second stop this week at a service war college, spelling out his thinking behind shifting $13 billion in warfighter programs away from traditional supplemental funding and into his base fiscal 2010 budget proposal. This is the first time Gates has traveled to speak to each of the services after
  • Maxwell-Gunter plans Earth Day events

    Maxwell and Gunter are planning several events to celebrate Earth Day on April 24, according to Beth Osgood. The events are part of the national observance of Earth Day that began in 1970 to celebrate gains and create new visions to accelerate environmental progress, according to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. On April 24, environmental
  • Alcohol Awareness Month focuses on abuse

    When many people think of alcohol abusers, they picture teenagers sneaking drinks before high school football games or at unsupervised parties. However, alcohol abuse is prevalent within many demographic groups in the United States. People who abuse alcohol can include the following; young military members who are hanging out in the "dorms",