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  • OTS: ‘The assignment I never knew I needed’

    Sometimes there are things in life that happen to you that are so unexpected that you fail to comprehend their inherent value. Such was the case for me in my assignment to Officer Training School.     OTS was an assignment that I was not expecting and had entirely no interest in; however, since arriving at Maxwell more than two years ago, this duty
  • Excellence In All We Do: Staff Sgt. Danielle Hawk

    Staff Sgt. Danielle Hawk is the noncommissioned officer in charge, executive assistant for the commandant of the Officer Training School, Maxwell Air Force Base, Alabama. Before taking on that position she was the NCOIC of separations. In this role, she processed over 330 OTS students through the first DD214 self-service digital separations
  • Maxwell ADAPT provides Airmen with the tools to beat alcoholism

    Sometimes, people struggle in life to cope with stressful or painful situations, which may contribute to exploring destructive avenues of self-healing, like substance abuse.
  • ADAPT saved my life

    (The military member’s name has been changed to honor the privacy of the individual.) Staff Sgt. Brandon was in bad shape. He drank every day and had withdrawals while at work. He looked for reasons to justify why he earned that drink at the end of the day. Brandon is a recovering alcoholic.
  • Air University aims to spark more innovation, collaboration with MGMWERX

    Air University has long been considered the leadership-development center for the Air Force, and it continues its 72-year-long legacy with a new joint venture, named MGMWERX, in collaboration with the City of Montgomery, Montgomery County, and the Montgomery Area Chamber of Commerce, to encourage innovation.  “The dream of MGMWERX is to harken back
  • Air Force Reservist brings comic-con to military members

    Make-up, costumes and talent came together Saturday, to create a one of a kind masterpieces to showcase at the only place it seems acceptable: a comic convention. Staff Sgt. Christopher Tarantino, an Air Force reservist assigned to the 164th Airlift Wing within the Tennessee Air National Guard, hosts comic-cons to give military members and others
  • AAFES renovates old to new

    Early last week, AAFES began the process of fixing up the old car wash located on Maxwell AFB next to the shoppette. Instead of demolishing the facility, engineers are adding to the current building and expanding capabilities. “The expansion will allow us to add vacuums and build a tunnel carwash, to provide a better service for our military and
  • AU students discuss innovation, technology during first research symposium

    Augmented reality for special operations units, adaptive flight training, machine learning and cognitive computing were just a few of the topics discussed during the first Air Command and Staff College research symposium held here yesterday and today.Twenty-seven ACSC students presented their findings from independent research projects they have
  • Inside Maxwell's air traffic control tower

    The air traffic control tower on Maxwell Air Force Base, Alabama, is made up of seven flights of stairs leading to the observation room where air traffic controllers have a 360 degree view to monitor the flight line. Maxwell’s air traffic control tower is the second oldest tower still in use today within the Air Force. Air traffic controllers
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