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  • Maxwell reaches out to those in need

    Everyone deals with stress differently, and how people respond to that stress can be the difference in living or taking one's life. Saving lives is the goal of Maxwell, not just for others, but for its own. Mental health professionals and programs at Maxwell are aimed to keep Airmen from becoming suicidal statistics.Suicide is more complex than
  • Worlds Collide on the Soccer field; IOS students destroy their instructors 6 -2

    Instructors from the Air University Squadron Officer School went head to head with their international officer students during a friendly soccer game Nov. 16. Before a sparse, yet vocal, crowd, the fireworks started early as the teams traveled the length of the field at a sprinter's pace. Taking turns with unsuccessful shots on goal, the SOS
  • CCAF awards 400,000th Degree

    Recently, the Community College of the Air Force awarded its 400,000th CCAF degree to Senior Airman Emily Barchenger.In September, Barchenger completed the required credits to obtain the degree while deployed as an intelligence analyst to the 379th Air Expeditionary Wing in Southwest Asia. The 400,000th degree emphasizes CCAF's mission to offer and
  • Airman reaches dreams

    Under a star-studded night, a young Cuban boy and his stepbrother made a promise to each other. If they ever somehow made it to the United States, they would join the U.S. military and find a way to give back to the land that gave them freedom.Nearly two decades later, and a host of obstacles thrown his way, that young boy and his brother have made
  • NO FEAR training deadline looms for Maxwell personnel

    By Maxwell civilian employees and military personnel who supervise civilians are required to complete their biannual Notification and Federal Employee Antidiscrimination and Retaliation Act training by Dec. 7."Our goal is to make individuals aware that agencies are held accountable for violations," said Tech. Sgt. Debrica Jackson, 42nd ABW Equal
  • Air Force, Maxwell Honor Guard members spend a week training

    Recently, the Air Force Honor Guard team spent 10 days training the Maxwell Honor Guard ceremonial procedures from changes of command to military funerals.The Air Force team, based at Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling, Washington D.C., travels regularly to provide base level members specialized training they have acquired from more than 225 honor guards
  • Maxwell finds ways to meet C-3 challenges

    The phrase "cost conscious culture" has become as familiar to Airmen as the base dining facility; however, at Maxwell, C3 is not just a catch phrase, it is mission essential.In 2011, Gen. Edward Rice Jr., Air Education and Training Command commander, challenged Airmen in the command to save $3 a day by stretching pennies into dollars or making
  • Bridging the cultural gap and enhancing international partnerships

    Every year, the Air University at Maxwell opens its academic doors to more than 230 international officers from 73 countries.While all of the IOs have a sound grasp of and working competence in the English language, many of their spouses and dependents arrive in Montgomery having little or no knowledge of English. This can make life extremely
  • Former AFMC commander mentors AWC Class of 2013

    After retirement, many senior military leaders continue mentoring Airmen through speaking engagements at Air War College. During the Joint Strategy Leadership course, speakers bring lessons learned, words of wisdom and best practices that tomorrow's leaders can use in their organizations. Recently, a former Air Force Materiel Command commander,
  • USAF turns 65

    Sept. 18 marks a significant milestone as the Air Force reaches its 65th birthday.In military terms, the Air Force is still a young service. The U.S. Army was founded in June 1775, followed by the Navy and Marines later that same year. A few years later, the U.S. Coast Guard was created in 1790; however the Air Force has made significant strides in
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