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  • No regrets part 6: Reaching beyond limits

    Editor's note: This part six of a six part series about the obstacles U.S. Air Force Maj. Jeffrey and his wife Nicole faced, and how the Air Force helped him persevere to his highest potential.NASA was never in his original plans, but thanks to the other choices he made in life; it became an opportunity that could become a reality. So he went after
  • Gunter programmer wins AF level award

    The United States Air Force values excellence. It is one of the three fundamental core values instilled in Airmen from the moment they enter the service. As an organization, the Air Force makes an effort to recognize Airmen whose accomplishments go above and beyond the already well-established culture of excellence. Staff Sgt. Joshua D. Hinshaw,
  • No regrets part 5: Not giving up

    Editor's note: This part five of a six part series about the obstacles U.S. Air Force Maj. Jeffrey and his wife Nicole faced, and how the Air Force helped him persevere to his highest potential.It took four months to bury everyone and for everyone to begin healing. That's when one of his medical professors asked him a question."Are you ready to
  • No regrets part 4: Getting through a hellacious fire

    Editor's note: This part four of a six part series about the obstacles U.S. Air Force Maj. Jeffrey and his wife Nicole faced, and how the Air Force helped him persevere to his highest potential.After years of trying to have a child, they were elated to learn that Nicole was pregnant with twins: a son, Wyatt, and a daughter, Rowan."Every time she
  • An island of integration in a sea of segregation: Maxwell Elementary/Middle School over time

    An interesting facet of local African-American history is the history of the Montgomery Elementary School, now Maxwell Elementary/Middle School, which has operated on Maxwell in one form or another since 1938. Today, all public schools in the United States are legally integrated, although many schools may have a greater percentage of students from
  • No Regrets part 3: The importance of support

    Editor's note: This part three of a six part series about the obstacles U.S. Air Force Maj. Jeffrey and his wife Nicole faced, and how the Air Force helped him persevere to his highest potential.She wasn't shocked when her husband told her he was going to medical school.This wasn't the first time Woolford told Nicole, his Canadian-born wife of 17
  • No Regrets part 2: And a doctor?

    Editor's note: This part two of a six part series about the obstacles U.S. Air Force Maj. Jeffrey and his wife Nicole faced, and how the Air Force helped him persevere to his highest potential.By 1995, Woolford earned his Bachelor's of Science in Professional Aeronautics from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University. Once he graduated from the Academy
  • No regrets part 1: Taking opportunity

    Editor's note: This one of a six part series about the obstacles U.S. Air Force Maj. Jeffrey and his wife Nicole faced, and how the Air Force helped him persevere to his highest potential.He did not become an astronaut, but since joining the U.S. Air Force in 1989 Maj. (Dr.) Jeffrey Woolford, who started his career as an F-16 Fighting Falcon on
  • MEMS students learn how their garden grows

    Busy little workers at Maxwell Elementary/Middle School inspect their growing garden beds, watching for friends or warding off foes outside Katie O'Connor's classroom window. Working daily in their garden, students in O'Connor's second- grade class are given firsthand lessons on the lifecycles of both plants and animals who live there
  • Military members master public speaking as group

    "Some people just have the gift and ability to speak," said Senior Airman Bryce Bellmore, an Air University knowledge operations manager. "I don't have that, but I'm learning."To improve his ability to speak to the masses, Bellmore, along with other service members, attend Maxwell Air Force Base's bi-monthly Toastmasters club meetings. After
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