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  • First member of Defense Department police now on station

    Maxwell-Gunter members, employees and residents may soon see a new face on base - that of Chris Langston, a former Air Force security forces member and the first of 35 Department of Defense police officers to be assigned to Maxwell-Gunter. All 35 officers are scheduled to arrive by October 2009. Mr. Langston arrived here Oct. 1. Originally from
  • AETC surgeon general visits 42nd MDG

    On the second leg of a 13-base tour, the Air Education and Training Command surgeon general paid a visit to the 42nd Medical Group Wednesday. Col. Peggy Matarese was joined by the AETC chief of enlisted medical force, Chief Master Sgt. Kevin Lambing, in touring the base's medical facility. She has only been in her new job about three months, and as
  • Heart of Alabama CFC exceeds goal by more than $66k

    Pledges to the Heart of Alabama Combined Federal Campaign surpassed expectations, landing at 108 percent of the original goal, Lt. Gen. Allen Peck, commander of Air University and the chairman for the Heart of Alabama CFC, announced Wednesday at the victory and awards ceremony. "It's all about the American spirit of giving to others in need,"
  • AETC chief: CCAF degrees top priority for enlisted Airmen

    "Education is essential to the force," Chief Master Sgt. Robert Tappana, command chief of Air Education and Training Command, said following his three-day visit here Nov. 20. The chief, who moved into his current post in August, came to familiarize himself with the base and the specific functions of Air University and the 42nd Air Base Wing. Air
  • Follow these strategies to prevent holiday stress, illness

    A holiday stress prevention strategy is key to avoiding the pitfalls of holiday stress. This may be especially true if the holiday season has taken an emotional toll in previous years. Some practical tips can help minimize negative stress and enhance the positive stressors often associated with the holiday season. Strategies to head off holiday
  • Renovations, new exhibits for Enlisted Heritage Hall

    Visitors to Gunter Annex's Enlisted Heritage Hall, the only Air Force museum dedicated to preserving the contributions and heroics of enlisted members, may not notice the two biggest problems curators face there, but they are sure to notice the solutions. "We have two problems here regarding our exhibits," said Bill Chivalette, museum curator. "One
  • Korean War pilot receives Silver Star 56 years later

    More than 56 years after a fateful day in Korea when then Lt. Charles Cleveland landed his F-86 Sabre at a South Korean air base with a "plausible" MiG-15 kill, the now retired Lt. Gen. Cleveland received a Silver Star for his heroics. Because he didn't actually see the MiG crash in March 1952, the lieutenant listed it as a "probable kill." That
  • Virtual Air Force base opens doors to public

    The first virtual Air Force base opened its doors to the world Dec. 2, heralded by Maj. Gen. Erwin Lessel, the Director of Plans, Programs, Requirements and Assessments at Air Education and Training Command. The general's remarks were made during the general officers' panel discussion at the annual Interservice/Industry Training, Simulation, and
  • CNN tour enlightens joint, international group of officers

    Students from Air University's Air Command and Staff College who elected to take the "War for Public Opinion" research seminar were treated to a special tour of CNN headquarters in Atlanta on Nov. 19, a day trip conducted by the Public Affairs Center for Excellence. The students, including three international officers from South Korea, Pakistan and
  • Shoplifting steals spotlight from holiday season

    With the holidays in full swing, shoplifting is once again in the forefront for retailers, especially the Maxwell-Gunter Base Exchange. So far, 30 individuals have been charged with shoplifting in 2008 at Maxwell. "As the holiday season approaches, more customers will come into our stores, and that means the potential for shoplifting grows

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