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  • Maxwell Airman Coaches Wounded Warriors

    A 42nd Aerospace Medical Dental Squadron bioenvironmental engineer technician has always had an interest in shooting and it wasn't long before he put his skills to the test.Senior Airman Alexander Callage started shooting at 14-years old and for the last three years he has been a pistol coach for the Warrior Games."The range I shot at had a group
  • Maxwell NCO continues to serve after amputation

    (U.S. Air Force video by Airman 1st Class Robert Dantzler) His sons say he has a robot leg, the doctors and nurses call it a prosthetic, but to him, it's what has allowed him to overcome the odds and continue doing what he loves. The air traffic controller was enjoying a typical day off in late October 2013, when a fateful decision took his leg and
  • A resilient rebel

    At nearly twice their ages and half their sizes, Lt. Col. Melanie Friedman stands out among those wearing the same uniform. The deputy director of intelligence at the Curtis E. Lemay Center for Doctrine Development and Education ties her laces together just like the rest of them, and then fiddles with the bunny ears on her helmet. With her bunny
  • AF brings parents and community together for special needs training

    The small fluorescent lit room was filled with chatter and the aroma of hot pizza. It was a lunch break at the Specialized Training of Military Parents program. The participating parents, grandparents, and guardians faces gleamed with pride as they shared stories and photos of their kids with one another. Everyone laughed and conversed like they
  • QFRB: Can you still respect an AF that gave you the 'boot'?

    At 27 years old and after nearly five years of being in uniform, Senior Airman Lee Owens is rejoining the civilian workforce in September. Like more than 3,500 Airmen Air Force-wide, the 42nd Air Base Wing-assigned broadcast engineer was selected for separation after being identified by the Air Force's first Quality Force Review Board. However,
  • Total Force at Maxwell gets mission done

    The phone rang and John Brown, a fuels lab supervisor and assistant manager from the 42nd Logistics Readiness Squadron Fuels Flight, disappeared into the far office to answer the call. Only a few words were exchanged before Brown ended the conversation with, "We're on our way." He hopped in his truck and drove toward the gate to the flightline at
  • Maxwell-Gunter breaks down new feedback from

    With nine sections and 36 questions, the new Airman Comprehensive Assessment or ACA, has some saying "what's on there isn't anyone's business" and "anyone could understand the importance of ___."The Maxwell-Gunter professional development center is hosting quarterly briefings and training classes to eradicate such judgments and help people
  • COT embraces first JAG instructor

    Brian Walker didn't need to take a leave of absence from the law practice he owns in Fort Worth, Texas, or take the pay cut that goes with it in exchange for a summer in Montgomery, Ala., where sweat starts pouring down faces like rain trailing down a window during a rain storm. The Reserve captain also didn't need to trade the space of his 50-acre
  • Airmen make 'Angels'' day

    One of the girls began to cry. Her turn to walk on the stage was looming. The announcers called more names. Tears masked her cheeks. Her mother tried to calm her, but her expression didn't change, until Damarius Pettway walked up to her. Pettway, an Air Force ROTC cadet from Alabama State University, extended his arm and escorted her on stage. The
  • ESD’s automation efforts save Air Force money, time

    The Air Force Enterprise Service Desk is revolutionizing information technology service delivery. The recently launched self-service Information Assurance Officer Express tool has reduced a backlog of more than 130,000 trouble tickets to less than 200 and cut call wait times from more than an hour to less than two minutes during peak hours."With
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