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  • Maxwell Toastmasters Club: Improving leadership one speech at a time

    Sweat beaded on her forehead. Her throat narrowed and head spun. She was next to speak, but words refused to come.The anxiety that once overwhelmed Capt. Mary Hoyer during briefings and speeches is only a memory after attending her first Toastmasters Club meeting almost two years ago at Maxwell Air Force Base.With the help and support of her fellow
  • Cole volunteered for Doolittle Raid, makes history

    Lieutenant Richard Cole and the 17th Bombardment Group had never seen combat, but that changed once Japanese bombs surprised Pearl Harbor, flinging America into World War II. Cole found himself volunteering for a near impossible, top-secret mission known as the Doolittle Raid."We felt we were part of a big team to help the war effort," said Cole.
  • A wild trip around the world

    Passports in hand, youth can travel the world through the realm of literature and their imagination as the Maxwell Community Library brings them aboard their summer reading program, complete with exotic animals, fun activities and prizes, 5:30 p.m. June 6.In the grassy lot beside the library, children, teens, adults and families can explore dozens
  • Different uniform, but same mission to serve

    Many may stop and ask why Lt. Cmdr. Tenaya Chambers, 42nd Medical Group mental health flight commander, still wears a battle dress uniform, and she is more than happy to explain her unique role as a U.S. Public Health Service Commissioned Corps officer and her organization's partnership with the Department of Defense."A lot of people have never
  • Avoiding Bankruptcy - Practicing money smarts requires discipline

    As time progresses, the purchasing power of the dollar continues to decrease. As the cost of goods and services continue to increase, financial struggles may start to become inevitable for some.However, even with the value of money decreasing, proper financial management tactics can help to prevent dire financial woes, the most common being
  • Air University’s mobilization assistant emphasizes AFRC force development

    The new mobilization assistant to the commander and president of the Air University spoke recently about the purpose and methods of deliberate force development for the careers of Air Force reservists.Brig. Gen. Jocelyn Seng addressed a biweekly meeting of the Guard and Reserve Network, or GARNET, held at Air War College in April and attended by
  • #Donttextanddrive

    Security and base safety officials remind drivers to take note of the "no cell phones while driving" signs at the base gates. Posted at all entrances to "the best hometown in the Air Force," the message on the signs is not merely a suggestion, but the law. Approximately 800 Maxwell drivers have received citations this year because they did not pay
  • OTS military training instructors help shape next generation of officers

    Dating back to September 1947, U.S. Air Force military training instructors have represented one of the most visible special-duty career fields in the service. From the original group of "Flight Marchers" to today's MTIs, the need to train new Airmen has remained constant. Today, 500 Airmen in the grades of staff sergeant through master sergeant
  • Women make an impact in the U.S. military

    American women have achieved milestones that have widened their opportunities to serve in the U.S. military."I am proud of the contributions women have made to the heritage and legacy of America," said Col. Trent Edwards, 42nd Air Base Wing commander. "From the American Revolution to operations in Iraq and Afghanistan, women have supported and
  • Blue Horizons: War College students look at 2035

    Each spring, a select group of Air War College students meet for BOGSAT sessions and collaborate in "murder boards" to help Air Force leaders make decisions on how the service will adapt to technological changes in the next quarter of a century. For the past five years, Blue Horizons has investigated a future described as the "Age of
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