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  • Maxwell officials provide shelter for Gustav evacuees

    When Hurricane Gustav made landfall early Sept. 1 along the Louisiana coast, 658 individuals from the Gulf Coast region were safely out of harm's way in temporary facilities here. Maxwell Air Force Base is a designated National Logistical Support Area for the Federal Emergency Management Agency, and people and pets found safe harbor at the south
  • Education highlighted during Air Force IT Conference

    The professional education of thousands of Airmen and Air Force civilian personnel is on the fast track to change, according to a seminar at the Air Force Information Technology Conference on Tuesday. "Air Education and Training Command's vision is to deliver unrivaled air, space and cyberspace education and training," Maj. Gen. Erwin F. Lessel
  • Air Force IT Conference kicks off

    The Air Force Information Technology Conference kicked off Monday at the Renaissance Hotel and Spa at the Convention Center in downtown Montgomery, Ala. The 754th Electronics System Group is hosting the week-long technology conference in conjunction with the city, and officials expect approximately 5,600 government and civilian attendees. Lt. Gen.
  • Maxwell shelters Navy Seahawks from Tropical Storm Fay

    Dozens of U.S. Navy helicopters evacuated from the Florida coast to Maxwell Air Force Base on Wednesday in an effort to avoid the destruction of Tropical Storm Fay. Navy Cmdr. Chris Fallia said the decision to evacuate to Maxwell AFB happened early Wednesday, when the tropical storm was projected to veer back inland after hugging the East Coast,
  • Convoys, IEDs and low-crawling: Deployers train at Fort Dix

    Green smoke flooded the air and ground bursts exploded as Fire Team Bravo maneuvered in a tactical V formation at Fort Dix recently as part of training required for every Airman deploying to the Central Command area of responsibility. "Advanced Contingency Skills Training is for support personnel whose primary mission is not outside the wire," said
  • Maxwell hosts Camp Sunshine for sixth year

    Hosting Camp Sunshine has become a tradition at Maxwell Air Force Base. Young people from the local community have come here for fun and learning for the last six summers. The camp is a collaborative effort between the Central Alabama Community Foundation, the local area Boy Scouts and Maxwell-Gunter. Camp Sunshine allows boys 6 to 12 years old
  • Top Junior ROTC cadets explore AF opportunities

    More than 450 high school students from hundreds of Air Force ROTC units worldwide participated in the 2008 Air Force Junior ROTC Aerospace and Technology Honor Camps this summer. More than 100 Junior ROTC cadets completed the final two programs in Albuquerque, N.M., and Oklahoma City, Okla., July 31. The elite program for the top half-percentile
  • Barnes Center dedicated to former CMSAF

    Family and friends gathered July 24 as Air University officials dedicated the Thomas N. Barnes Center for Enlisted Education to the fourth chief master sergeant of the Air Force. "What a great day for our Air Force," said current Chief Master Sgt. of the Air Force Rodney J. McKinley. "Chief Barnes was the chief master sergeant of the Air Force