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  • Drunk driving simulator makes dangers real for Airmen

    Statistics reveal more than 2 million people die each year as a result of drunk driving, A group dedicated to reducing that number visited Maxwell on Thursday to spread their message of how easy it is to prevent drunk driving, and quickly drinking can lead to loss of control. The Save A Life Tour held morning and afternoon sessions for base
  • Hometown News program goes electronic

    Hometown news releases are now available for electronic submission through the new Maxwell Web site. The Hometown News Release program allows Department of Defense personnel to showcase their accomplishments through electronic and print media. "Sending hometown news releases is a great way for both military and civilian DoD employees to publicize
  • CCAF puts airframe, powerplant courses online

    Aircraft maintenance technicians participating in the Air Force Airframe and Powerplant Certification Program are now able to complete the three Air Force A&P Mechanic Specialized Courses through Air University Online. The courses are part of the program requirements, after which graduates are eligible to test for the Federal Aviation
  • 'Femme Fatale' wins commandant's award for thesis

    Lt. Col. Kristal Alfonso received the annual School of Advanced Air and Space Studies Commandant's Award for best thesis in the leadership and ethics category during a ceremony at the school's Werling Auditorium on Nov. 14. The award was presented by SAASS commandant Col. Scott Gorman, who said SAASS's No. 1 asset is its people. "Kristal's thesis
  • Board of Visitors lauds community, Air University programs

    During a breakfast meeting for members of the Air University Board of Visitors Tuesday, Dr. Bruce Murphy, Air University chief academic officer, said the group's role in the operation of Air University is an important one. "The Board of Visitors is older than the Air Force," he said. The group is chartered to provide advice and recommendations on
  • Leadership, teamwork focus of SOS training program

    As students at Air University's Squadron Officer School, captains from across the Air Force experience a unique training program. A mix of Air Force and private sector academic expertise, the Leadership Development Simulator, or LDS, is a partnership between Squadron Officer College and Michigan State University. The purpose of the course is to
  • New company to lead Maxwell Support Division

    Air Education and Training Command officials announced Nov. 14 that the multi-million dollar base operations support contract for Maxwell-Gunter Air Force Base has been awarded ITT Corporation Systems Division. The current contract managed by Computer Sciences Corporation expires Dec. 29. Currently, there are more than 600 people employed by CSC's
  • Maxwell launches revamped public Web site

    Visitors to www.maxwell.af.mil will notice something different when visiting the Web site in the coming days - a complete site makeover. The redesign of the Maxwell home page is part of an Air Force-wide effort to restructure installation Web sites through the Air Force Public Web program, which began site realignments in 2005. "Air Force Public
  • Education serves as key to military success

    Success in modern warfare demands the rigorous preparation of leaders that comes only from education. In fact, the uncertainty and complexity of modern warfare make a good education equally, if not more, important than training. While highly trained leaders may prove tactically successful, only the educated can expect strategic success. Remember,
  • Fighting the Flu: Easy steps to ease illness

    The flu season has begun, and there are easy steps to prevent getting sick. Getting a flu shot is the first and most important step. Because the inoculation only protects against viruses, not bacteria, it is also important to wash hands often, especially before eating or touching the face, and covering the mouth and nose went coughing or sneezing.
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