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  • Beat the heat with summer fun

    Summer is finally here and many people are looking for family-oriented summer fun activities. The 42nd Services Division has activities to help families beat the heat and have fun too. The Maxwell and Gunter community pools are open Tuesday through Friday, 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. for lap swimming and 1 to 7 p.m. for open swimming; Saturday and Sunday,
  • Legends address ACSC grads during Gathering of Eagles

    The 28th Gathering of Eagles took place last week at Air University Spaatz Center's Air Command and Staff College for the edification of ACSC students about to graduate the class of Academic Year 09. Aviation legends, or Eagles, are invited each year to the college to share their wisdom and experiences as mentors for up-and-coming Air Force leaders
  • Bears, Barbecue and Baseball

    There are two events this week to honor River Region's military community. Wednesday is Military Zoo Day and June 13 is Military Appreciation Night for the Montgomery Biscuits baseball game at Riverwalk Stadium. All military personnel and their families are invited to attend the appreciation day from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Montgomery Zoo. This
  • History of Gathering of Eagles

    The Gathering of Eagles program is an annual aviation event that traces its origin back to 1980, when retired Brig. Gen. Paul Tibbets was invited to visit the Air Command and Staff College at Maxwell Air Force Base to share some of his experiences with the students. General Tibbetts' visit became the genesis for Gathering of Eagles. The first
  • Lithographs capture heritage, preserve legacy, inspire the future

    The Gathering of Eagles program, the capstone event of Air University Spaatz Center for Officer Education's Air Command and Staff College, has provided a means to inspire future generations of air and space leaders towards greatness. During the 28-year history of the GOE program, the lithographs from each year's event have served as a lasting
  • Son visits site of British World War II pilot training

    Maxwell's International Officer's School hosted Michael Thorpe and his wife Carole of Royston, England, as they toured the base April 23 in honor of Mr. Thorpe's late father, Henry W. "Harry" Thorpe, who was one of over 4,000 British pilots that qualified for combat duty in the Royal Air Force through the Southeast Air Corps Training Center at
  • Returning SFS deployers reflect on time spent abroad

    "Pearl Harbor," "Saving Private Ryan," "Black Hawk Down," and even movies like "Iron Man" depict the way that Hollywood perceives deployed life. And while some events described in these movies are based on true events and circumstances, Hollywood is never 100 percent accurate. One might be left asking, "What is it really like to be deployed?"
  • N.C. JROTC cadets build Wright Flyer replica

    When a SouthWest Edgecombe High School, N.C., Air Force Junior Reserve Officers' Training Corps cadet asked her senior aerospace science instructor if their unit could build a Wright Flyer, he thought she meant a scaled down version. She did not. Using the original Wright Flyer wing span of 40.4 feet long and 8.1 feet high, the cadets utilized 504
  • WASPs reflect on roles as aviation pioneers

    Three members of the Women Airforce Service Pilots, or WASPs, reminisced about their World War II experiences as part of this year's Squadron Officer College Warrior Symposium series March 26 at Polifka Auditorium. The WASPs were a select group of women pilots who by becoming the first women in history to fly American military aircraft, became
  • Airfield Operations keeps Maxwell open to air traffic

    Day in and day out, the personnel at Maxwell's Airfield Operations perform the tasks that keep the airfield open and safe for visitors and aircraft assigned to the base. The primary runway is active from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m., and must be checked and maintained by AO personnel who are part of CSC Applied Technology Division's Maxwell Support Division