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  • 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
  • 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