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  • Base Tax Center open for business

    Beginning Feb. 2, members of the Maxwell-Gunter Tax Center will start preparing 2008 tax returns at the 42nd Air Base Wing Judge Advocate office in the northeast wing of Building 804. The free service will continue through April 15. Base military members, their dependents and retirees are eligible for the service, and last year, more than 1,000
  • Leadership, teamwork focus of SOS training program

    As students at Air University's Squadron Officer School, captains from across the Air Force experience a unique training program. A mix of Air Force and private sector academic expertise, the Leadership Development Simulator, or LDS, is a partnership between Squadron Officer College and Michigan State University. The purpose of the course is to
  • AFHRA helps locate unexploded WWII bombs in Germany

    A division manager for a survey company in Dresden, Germany, often turns to the Air Force Historical Research Agency when companies want to develop land in Germany. A geologist and explosive ordnance disposal expert, Dietmar Staude has studied the records of the British government, the National Archives in Washington, D.C., and AFHRA here at
  • Barnes Center NCO runs fifth military marathon

    Facing his fifth military marathon with great anticipation of a "fun run," Tech Sgt. James Tetrault boarded an airplane Saturday to Washington, D.C., to participate in the 26.2-mile U.S. Marines Corps Marathon held the next day. The sergeant, an instructional systems designer in educational technology for the Barnes Center, returned to Maxwell
  • Halloween safety a top priority on base

    On Halloween night, children at Maxwell and Gunter will go from door to door throughout the housing areas in search of treats and fun. But, as with all events, safety must come first. Fortunately for the Maxwell-Gunter community, when little ghosts and goblins hit the streets during the designated hours of 6 to 8 p.m., the "pumpkin patrol" will be
  • Maxwell Youth Center offers instructional classes

    Pretty little girls in pink ballet shoes "tippy-toeing" in circles and gracefully holding onto imaginary beach balls in a beginning dance class; an excited 5 year old taking his second piano lesson and learning where the middle "C" key is; and five rows of children learning the stance and how to hold their hands when they punch in a beginning Tae
  • Week-long activities aim to extinguish home fires

    Fire Prevention Week is nearly here, and this year's theme is, "Preventing Home Fires." The annual observance begins Sunday and runs through Oct. 11. This year's base activities include fire department tours, displays at the Maxwell Exchange and, of course, Sparky, the fire department mascot. Bill Oldham, Maxwell Fire Department fire prevention
  • Former Air War College student, instructor joins women commanding in combat

    Decades ago, women were limited in the capacity they could serve in the armed forces. Once admitted into the regular armed forces, women were barred from combat roles. Today is different. While women still cannot serve in combat roles such as Pararescue and combat controllers in the Air Force, they are becoming more and more present in combat
  • All in the family: Brothers graduate officer training together

    Two future doctors, who also happen to be brothers, finished Commissioned Officer Training as distinguished graduates Aug. 1 at Officer Training School. The siblings, 2nd Lts. Nicholas and Michael Papacostas, were honored as distinguished graduates, in the top 10 percent of their class. Their standing was calculated by weighing academics as 50
  • Base gets ‘Twitchy’ with it

    One sales associate at the Military Clothing Store on Maxwell knows the answer to "So You Think You Can Dance?" Marie Boss's grandson, Stephen "Twitch" Boss, danced his way into the final rounds of the popular show on the Fox network. Before flying out to Hollywood Wednesday, she wore a T-shirt declaring, "Proud Grandmom of Twitch," and the store's