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  • Board of Visitors lauds community, Air University programs

    During a breakfast meeting for members of the Air University Board of Visitors Tuesday, Dr. Bruce Murphy, Air University chief academic officer, said the group's role in the operation of Air University is an important one. "The Board of Visitors is older than the Air Force," he said. The group is chartered to provide advice and recommendations on
  • New company to lead Maxwell Support Division

    Air Education and Training Command officials announced Nov. 14 that the multi-million dollar base operations support contract for Maxwell-Gunter Air Force Base has been awarded ITT Corporation Systems Division. The current contract managed by Computer Sciences Corporation expires Dec. 29. Currently, there are more than 600 people employed by CSC's
  • Maxwell launches revamped public Web site

    Visitors to www.maxwell.af.mil will notice something different when visiting the Web site in the coming days - a complete site makeover. The redesign of the Maxwell home page is part of an Air Force-wide effort to restructure installation Web sites through the Air Force Public Web program, which began site realignments in 2005. "Air Force Public
  • Arnold Guinea Pigs hold 66th reunion

    Ten thousand volunteered, 400 were accepted, 239 made it. Their orders were signed one year to the day after the attack on Pearl Harbor. These were the men of the test class - Gen. Henry "Hap" Arnold's famous 42-X experimental pilot instructor class. "The war effort needed pilots and needed them fast," said Sarah Stephens, the daughter of a
  • Combined Federal Campaign ends in plus column

    The eight-week Combined Federal Campaign ended at Maxwell-Gunter Nov. 7, reaching 109 percent of the base-wide goal of $553,935. Total donations were $602,940 with Air University, the 42nd Air Base Wing and mission partners reaching 120, 122 and 106 percent of their goals respectively. Maj. Janet Brumley of the 42nd Medical Group, who spearheaded
  • Civilian timecards to go electronic, save time

    Timecards for most Department of Defense civilians at Maxwell and Gunter will soon go electronic, thanks to a new system developed by the 554th Electronic Systems Group. The electronic Management Tracking System is a new digital way of tracking civilian timecards, as opposed to the current system that requires hardcopy timecards and manual data
  • Inaugural class of civilians graduate from CALT

    The first class of the Civilian Acculturation and Leadership Training program graduated Nov. 7 at Officer Training School's Hoover Auditorium, and the 25 attendees returned to their government jobs with a better understanding of what the active-duty Air Force does. The course is designed to acquaint civilian employees with military culture and
  • Civil Air Patrol member to pilot Space Shuttle Endeavour

    Air Force Col. Eric Boe, who is also a senior member of the Civil Air Patrol, will achieve what many dream of and few accomplish - the chance to travel into space. An astronaut with NASA, he will pilot the space shuttle Endeavour for mission STS-126, his first voyage into space. Scheduled to launch Friday from Kennedy Space Center, Fla., the
  • State department comes to Air War College

    Seventeen members of the state department's Foreign Service visited Air War College Oct. 28 to 30 as part of the school's annual International Security Studies course for National Security Decision-Making. The three-day exchange between the state department and the defense department started in 2004 to allow AWC students to interact with Foreign
  • Education squadron gets new commander

    The same day the nation selected a new commander-in-chief, the Spaatz Center's Education Support Squadron saw its first major change since its inception: the installation of a new commander. Lt. Col. Steven Griswold assumed command Tuesday from Col. W. Michael Guillot, the organization's first commander. Colonel Griswold will maintain his position