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  • Maxwell observes Read Across America Day

    Cruise through one of the libraries here at Air University and you're sure to find service members and students reading reference books of all types, but there are more than Colonels, Captains and Senior Noncommissioned officers enjoying Maxwell's libraries. In celebration of the National Education Association's national Read Across America Day,
  • Girl's juvenile diabetes changes perspective for militay family

    Sometimes a child's voice can be the strongest.When 9-year-old Abigail Davis headed to Washington, D.C., earlier this week, she carried a strong message - find a cure for diabetes. She joined more than 100 other children as a delegate during Children's Congress 2011.Abigail is the daughter of Kimberly and Maj. Mark Davis, the dean of student
  • Ride of respect: Patriot Guard Riders comfort the living, honor the dead

    Base personnel are taking their military appreciation to the streets -- on two wheels -- through the efforts of the Patriot Guard Riders. They are an organization of motorcyclists and non-riders, veterans and others, united by their appreciation of the military and the sacrifices they have made and continue to make. Among the veterans riding with
  • Map room a great resource

    Cartographic technician Cliff Harker runs a one-man shop at the Fairchild Research Information Center known as the map room. It is one of the larger map rooms in the Department of Defense outside of Washington, D.C.With more than 400,000 maps available, the mission of the map room is to supply cartographic support to the faculty and students of Air
  • Coming to America: International officers at Maxwell

    While traversing the grounds of Maxwell Air Force Base, some interesting uniforms might be spotted. New ribbons, service caps and even new dress-blues could appear. However, these are not new Airman Battle Uniforms, or an exciting new revision of AFI 36-2903--they are most likely an international officer here for school.With more than 200
  • Eagles to soar into new school year

    Maxwell Air Force Base Elementary School principal Melissa Hayes has a special bond with her school. After all, it was her first. In the 60s, she and her family lived in the row housing now being demolished, and she attended pre-kindergarten, kindergarten and second grade at Maxwell. "I love our school for lots of reasons," she said.She's thrilled
  • Center gives junior enlisted place to spend off-duty time

    Video game tournaments, pool tables, a movie theater with surround sound and slushies. All of these and more are provided at no cost to junior enlisted at the Airmen Ministry Center.Founded about five years ago here at Maxwell, the Airmen Ministry Center is a place where Airmen E-4 and below can go for off-duty recreation. Free activities include
  • Maxwell's Air Park: From discarded idea to distinguished landmark

    Maxwell's Air Park almost didn't exist. The Air Park, on the Academic Circle, was founded in April 1983, and it has been a cornerstone of not only Air University, but Maxwell Air Force Base. By displaying static aircraft with historical facts and details, the Air Park has shared a piece of the Air Force story with thousands of people, military
  • Preparing for the 2010 hurricane season

    With this year's hurricane season beginning Tuesday and running through Nov. 30, officials advise that now is the time to get ready for heavy storms.In preparation, Teri Baker, chief of 42nd Air Base Wing Plans and Resources, has put together a Guide to Hurricane Evacuation Support that gives tips about how to get ready for bad weather and all it
  • Multimedia Center provides equipment check out

    The base Multimedia Center at Maxwell, located in building 936, offers multimedia services, equipment checkout and a computer lab pre-loaded with media editing software.The center serves all Department of Defense personnel regardless of rank or organization, excluding students of the Officer Training School.Alternative routes are also provided by
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