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  • Snow hits Maxwell, Montgomery communities

    On Sunday, for the first time in 16 years, Maxwell-Gunter received significant snow cover in the month of March. The last time this happened was March 13, 1993, and that event was dubbed by state residents and officials as the "Storm of the Century." David Scott, Maxwell Weather Station manager, said the snowfall was the result of a "deep low," and
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  • AFHRA unveils online history submission process

    The Air Force Historical Research Agency recently unveiled its first ever online submission process for Airmen to give their eyewitness accounts of Air Force history. AFHRA has established an online program called the Airmen's History Project where current and former Airmen can submit manuscripts or vignettes about their Air Force experiences. The
  • Chief McKinley 'schools' Senior NCO Academy instructors

    An early morning pick-up game of basketball with the Chief Master Sergeant of the Air Force has become a tradition for instructors at the Senior NCO Academy here. Wednesday's game was no different.The morning after each one of the school's graduations -- five times every year -- Chief Master Sergeant of the Air Force Rodney J. McKinley and other
  • AU Balanced Scorecard sets goals, measures success

    Air Force metrics tend to be predominantly financial or production based, which drives priorities and practices not normally focused on warfighter capabilities, according to Patricia Roberson, Balanced Scorecard Program manager for Air University. As a remedy to this imbalance of metrics and measurements, the Department of Defense has developed a
  • Senior NCO Academy dedicates Medal of Honor display

    In dedicating the Wall of Honor on Tuesday at the Air Force Senior NCO Academy, Chief Master Sgt. Dennis Norman, SNCOA commandant, said everything in the academy needs to have a purpose. The purpose of the wall is to pay tribute to the six Air Force enlisted members who have received the Medal of Honor. "To that end, we looked at the Wall of Honor,
  • Maxwell celebrates Arbor Day, earns 16th-straight Tree City USA

    Base leaders, tree-planting volunteers, children from Maxwell Elementary School, and even Woodsy the Owl got down and dirty in honor of Arbor Day on Feb. 19. Recognition of the day was in the form of a ceremonial tree planting and program at the school, and two days later, 100 base volunteers helped to restore Prattville's trees hit hard by a
  • Guardsman inducted into AF Safety Hall of Fame

    A revolutionary, entrepreneurial approach to safety program management has earned induction into the Air Force Safety Hall of Fame for an Air National Guard officer here. Lt. Col. Edward Vaughan, former deputy director of safety for the Air National Guard, was recognized at a ceremony here Feb. 6 for his "unique contribution to safety and the U.S.
  • Former ACSC commandant tells story of new Afghan air force

    In August 2007, the commandant of Air Command and Staff College was told to leave the school at Maxwell and "go build the Afghan air force." Maj. Gen. Jay Lindell, now the director of Global Power Programs for the Secretary of the Air Force, was at Maxwell-Gunter on Feb. 20 to address ACSC students on his role in the development of air power in