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  • Making marriage work - Building trust, strengthening relationships

    Affairs, marital distrust and partner fall-outs are not limited to TV dramas, but are an alarming reality that has increased during the past three years at Maxwell, according to Airmen and Family Readiness Center consultant Marie Hixon."I have seen an increase in infidelity over the last three years. I've seen it the whole time I've been here, but
  • Making marriage work - Building trust, strengthening relationships

    Affairs, marital distrust and partner fall-outs are not limited to TV dramas, but are an alarming reality that has increased during the past three years at Maxwell, according to Airmen and Family Readiness Center consultant Marie Hixon."I have seen an increase in infidelity over the last three years. I've seen it the whole time I've been here, but
  • Graves honors the heritage of enlisted Airmen

    Since its creation in 1947, Americans have enlisted into the Air Force for various meaningful reasons. For some, joining the Air Force is a family tradition, for others it served as an opportunity to serve their country and honor its heritage. For Chief Master Sgt. Fred Graves the idea of becoming an Airman circled around his desire to work hard.
  • Air Force relies on medical groups to combat illnesses

    Over the course of history, disease has affected the world's militaries. From malaria and yellow fever, to influenza, the battle with disease continues.Each year, Air University schools host more than 50,000 students at its in-residence courses, and with flu season taking its toll, an illness outbreak could affect a high number of Air Force
  • POW endures 'boredom, punctuated by terror' during captivity

    It was a mission that lasted more than seven years. It was also a trap.Sent to rescue the downed pilot of an F-105D Thunderchief during the Vietnam War, retired Capt. William "Bill" Robinson, an airman first class at the time, and his three teammates navigated inside enemy lines where an ambush lay in wait and shot down their Kaman HH-43 Huskie
  • African-Americans in the military: from the American Revolution to integration

    Many are familiar with the Tuskegee Airmen of World War II, but they were not the first African-Americans to serve in the American armed forces. African-Americans have continuously served in the U.S. military since colonial times.After the fighting began in 1775, the British offered to free any African-American slave who served with them, leading
  • AFCLC Faculty Member Supports Air Advisor Academy in Afghanistan

    While a university classroom is a common setting for academic professors, faculty from the Air Force Culture and Language Center share their expertise around the world in many different environments. Recently, the AFCLC's assistant professor of cross-cultural organizational communication spent two weeks in Afghanistan, providing assistance to the
  • Not your average animal-- Military working dogs support security forces' missions

    Sweeping buildings on a mission to protect, their noses are their most dangerous weapon. With a heightened sensitivity, more acute than a human's sense of smell, able to sniff out the slightest trace of explosive material or narcotics, these canines are more than man's best friend - they are warriors.Strong, muscular and loyal, German shepherds and
  • Outdoor recreation helps campers year-round

    Editor's Note- This is part three of a three part series.The mild winters in the Southeast provide many opportunities for lovers of the great outdoors to indulge themselves with overnight camping trips in the Alabama wilderness.For those who would like to experience camping for themselves but don't have the gear, the 42nd Force Support Squadron
  • International Officer Spotlight

    Name: Satoshi SaitoRank/Country of service: Major /JapanBranch of service: Japan Air Self- Defense ForceOfficial duty title: F-2 fighter pilotI currently am an exchange student attending Air Command and Staff College, Air Education and Training Command, Maxwell AFB, Ala.Give a brief description of your military career. I graduated from Officer
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