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  • 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
  • Airman's Attic feeds, clothes, furnishes Airmen

    The motto, Airmen helping Airmen, is more than a nice saying at the Airman's Attic. It's placing food, clothes, uniforms and boots directly into the hands of a military member.Offered to enlisted Airmen with the rank of technical sergeant and below, the attic provides household goods, cooking ware, books, electronics, clothes, furniture and
  • Adding 'senior' to NCO

    It takes about 15 years for enlisted members to be considered technical experts in their career fields. At what point, however, do they become leaders so that those behind them can become successful in their own right? That point is when a noncommissioned officer gets "the point," the chevron that rests above the rest. Newly selected master
  • AIC course empowers OTS instructors to train future leaders

    The Air Force needs leaders. It needs leaders who can make decisions at a moment's notice. There is no warning, heads up or reminder email for some situations; there is just do. The Air Force needs leaders who can do. The Academic Instructors Course, a part of the Jeanne M. Holm Center for Officer Accessions and Citizen Development on Maxwell,
  • From enlisted Airman to mentor

    The Key Spouse Program at Maxwell continues to grow as a commander's program, influencing individual programs throughout the Air Force, as local spouses extend their help beyond traditional roles and families. Key spouses of a squadron, under the guidance of their key spouse mentor, unit and wing commander, are there for squadron families who may
  • The salute - an obligation to take pride in

    Rendering a salute is a fundamental military custom and courtesy and is engrained in all service members during the early stages of basic officer and enlisted training programs. There is no definitive history on the origin of the hand salute, though there are many theories. The practice may have begun in medieval times when knights would raise
  • Fitness excellence sets pharmacy apart

    On the hour, every hour, the 42nd Medical Group's pharmacy flight gathers in a back room and starts counting, not prescription refills, but repetitions of pushups, sit-ups or pull-ups. While maintaining the busiest pharmacy in Alabama, the pharmacy cannot afford to not have the energy to support the mission. Filling more than 1,500 prescriptions
  • Remembrance Day Ceremony honors sacrifice of those far from home

    In the British Commonwealth and France, an annual Remembrance Day ceremony is held on the Sunday closest to Veterans Day to pay homage to those who have made the ultimate sacrifice.The Remembrance service dates back to 1919, to honor those killed in the First World War. The commemoration has since expanded to include those who have fallen in all
  • RAF, French pilots trained at Maxwell

    Across the United States on Monday, Americans will host solemn ceremonies to honor millions of men and women who have served in the American armed forces and sacrificed much in defending this country and freedom-loving people across the globe. In Montgomery, Veterans Day takes on additional meaning. On that day, known as Remembrance Day in Britain
  • Maxwell supports AF 20/20 plan

    Last fiscal year, the 42nd Civil Engineer Squadron demolished 11 buildings on base as part of the base revitalization program supporting the Air Force Civil Engineer's "20/20 by 2020" program.The program seeks to offset a 20 percent funding reduction for installation support activities by reducing and consolidating square footage that needs funding