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  • LeMay Center commander uses diverse background to serve Airmen

    As the child of a missionary growing up among the Ndu tribe in the West African nation of the Republic of Cameroon, Steven Kwast and local children rubbed mud and ash from the previous night's fires into their hair to mimic the appearance of respected tribal elders.In a region of the world that now Maj. Gen. Steven Kwast spent some of his formative
  • Q&A: Unknowns about MWD

    The 42nd Security Forces Squadron's military working dogs are seen daily around Maxwell Air Force Base. Their mission is to protect base personnel by sniffing out explosives and narcotics, both at the gates and around base. There are several aspects about four-legged military members that are not as commonly known. Staff Sgt. Adam Bearden, 42nd SFS
  • Future joint leaders wrestle with fictional world crises

    Imagine a "worst case scenario" for the world a decade from now.What if, almost simultaneously, the major world powers find themselves in situations that could rapidly escalate into military chaos? Terrorist attacks once again rattle North American cities; primary shipping lanes threatened in the eastern and western hemispheres; refugees crossing
  • CCAF opens doors for prior enlisted officer

    It was never really something he looked into. His father served for 20 years, but joining the military didn't cross the then high school student's mind. His plan was to go to college and get a computer science degree.Sports and educational scholarships covered some of his expenses to attend two colleges, Jackson State University and Mississippi
  • Airman serves Air Force and deaf community

    "I don't do what I do in pursuit of reciprocation. Instead, I do what I do in pursuit of the ongoing gratification that I feel each time I use my hands to provide a voice for those who may never actually hear one." These words belong to Airman 1st Class Shaney Scott, an enterprise service desk technician for the 690th Network Support Squadron at
  • More than just one way to get fit

    While every Airman's physical training test is the same, not everyone prepares the same way.Traditional, organized PT, consisting of bodyweight exercises and some running, is one way to keep test-ready. However, there are many avenues Airmen can take to stay in top condition 365 days a year.Distance running, weightlifting and programs focusing on
  • Blake paved way for thousands of Air Force women

    The women of today's Air Force can look back with pride to Staff Sgt. Esther McGowin Blake. "We consider her the first lady of the Air Force," said William Chivalette, the curator of the Enlisted Heritage Hall at Gunter Annex. "She raised her right hand to enlist in the U.S. Air Force on the first minute of the first hour of the first day, July 8,
  • 'Hideous' project starts woodworking hobby

    It all started a couple of years ago after she asked her husband to build a wood bed for their dog Bama, a Great Dane.The end result was "hideous," according to her. "My husband is not a builder," she added.Rachel Napier held on to the bed long enough to show her best friend Pam Wickham, visiting from Columbus Air Force Base, Miss."I showed her the
  • Women’s History Month honors struggles, achievements

    In early 1987, the National Women's History Project petitioned Congress to designate March 1987 as Women's History Month to honor and celebrate the struggles and achievements of American women throughout this country's history. In response, Congress passed Public Law 100-9, requesting and authorizing the president to declare March each year as
  • Enrollment for free CCAF-credit culture course begins March 6

    The Air Force Culture and Language Center begins accepting applications for the spring 2014 session of "Introduction to Culture" March 6. The ITC course is entirely online, self-paced and is offered at no charge to enlisted active duty Airmen, Air Reservists or Air National Guardsmen enrolled in Community College of the Air Force programs. The
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