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  • AF promotes four Maxwell medical officers

    Air Force officials announced the promotions of four Maxwell officers in the medical and dental corps Feb. 19.Overall, the Air Force selected 84 lieutenant colonels, 164 majors, and 326 captains for promotion. The boards considered 531 lieutenant colonels, 568 majors and 335 captains for promotion.The following officers were selected for
  • Top Air Force chaplain says 'with faith, we have air cover'

    As the keynote speaker for Maxwell-Gunter's National Prayer Breakfast on Feb. 13, Chap. (Maj. Gen.) Cecil R. Richardson, chief of Chaplains for the Air Force, told a crowded ballroom at the Maxwell's Officers' Club that "with faith, we have air cover." Chaplain Richardson directs the chaplain program for more than 800,000 active-duty, Guard,
  • AU QEP pioneers education for cross-culturally competent airmen

    For several months, Air University has been preparing for a visit from the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools from March 2-4 to reaffirm their accreditation from 2004. A team of distinguished educators from SACS will be paying special attention to the Air University's Quality Enhancement Plan, said Dr. Brian Selmeski, the chair of the
  • Global academics gather for first AFRI Africa Symposium

    Over 150 geopolitical researchers and analysts from nearly all points of the globe gathered at Maxwell on Feb. 13 to study Africa in the first symposium planned and conducted by Air University's newly formed Air Force Research Institute. According to Col. Don Tharp, operations director of AFRI, the one-day symposium was designed to "bring in
  • Turkish officers get lessons in enlisted training at Barnes

    Four members of the Turkish air force visited Gunter's Barnes Center for Enlisted Education complex Feb. 12 to gain ideas about how to improve their air force's enlisted education. The group headed by Col. Metin Ozdemir included Lt. Col. Cem Acar, Maj. Huesyin Uysal and Lt. Eyup Has, and according to their Pentagon escort, Maj. Eric Hauff, they
  • AFPC Spread the Word team to brief Maxwell

    An Air Force Personnel Center team plans to visit Maxwell for "Spread the Word" briefings Wednesday. Briefings are scheduled are scheduled for 9 a.m. and 2 p.m. at the base theater. All Airmen and civilians are encouraged to attend. "One of the Air Force's top priorities is to develop and care for our Air Force people, and we want to hear from you
  • Airman, Family Readiness Center holds financial fair

    The Airman and Family Readiness Center will hold a "financial fair" Tuesday, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., at the Maxwell Event Center as part of Military Saves Week, according to Gari Smith, center director of Personal Financial Management. "Military Saves is a Department of Defense-wide financial readiness campaign to persuade military service and family
  • Maxwell performs ‘good job’ during base exercise

    The February Maxwell-Gunter exercise involved a deployment/field exercise; a force protection condition change; flightline protection drills; and personnel accountability, and for the most part, the events last week went well said the base Exercise Evaluation Team chief. "There were a few issues we may have to re-test, but overall, the base did a
  • Maxwell rising star heads to Tops in Blue

    A Maxwell Air Force Base Airman was recently selected as one of 31 "ambassadors" of music, vocals and dance in the U.S. Air Force's premiere performing troupe, Tops in Blue. Airman 1st Class Tarryn Holyfield, a bioenvironmental engineering apprentice in the 42nd Medical Group, will have brought America's unique brand of culture and entertainment to
  • Medical Group civilian takes Air Force award

    The medical readiness flight chief for the 42nd Medical Group distinguished himself, the group and Maxwell-Gunter recently when he was named the winner of the Expeditionary Medical Operations Award in the civilian category by the Air Force. "To be recognized at that level is humbling," John Henry said. "There are a lot of people out there doing