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  • Arnold Guinea Pigs hold 66th reunion

    Ten thousand volunteered, 400 were accepted, 239 made it. Their orders were signed one year to the day after the attack on Pearl Harbor. These were the men of the test class - Gen. Henry "Hap" Arnold's famous 42-X experimental pilot instructor class. "The war effort needed pilots and needed them fast," said Sarah Stephens, the daughter of a
  • Combined Federal Campaign ends in plus column

    The eight-week Combined Federal Campaign ended at Maxwell-Gunter Nov. 7, reaching 109 percent of the base-wide goal of $553,935. Total donations were $602,940 with Air University, the 42nd Air Base Wing and mission partners reaching 120, 122 and 106 percent of their goals respectively. Maj. Janet Brumley of the 42nd Medical Group, who spearheaded
  • Civilian timecards to go electronic, save time

    Timecards for most Department of Defense civilians at Maxwell and Gunter will soon go electronic, thanks to a new system developed by the 554th Electronic Systems Group. The electronic Management Tracking System is a new digital way of tracking civilian timecards, as opposed to the current system that requires hardcopy timecards and manual data
  • Inaugural class of civilians graduate from CALT

    The first class of the Civilian Acculturation and Leadership Training program graduated Nov. 7 at Officer Training School's Hoover Auditorium, and the 25 attendees returned to their government jobs with a better understanding of what the active-duty Air Force does. The course is designed to acquaint civilian employees with military culture and
  • Civil Air Patrol member to pilot Space Shuttle Endeavour

    Air Force Col. Eric Boe, who is also a senior member of the Civil Air Patrol, will achieve what many dream of and few accomplish - the chance to travel into space. An astronaut with NASA, he will pilot the space shuttle Endeavour for mission STS-126, his first voyage into space. Scheduled to launch Friday from Kennedy Space Center, Fla., the
  • Pharmacists help patients get the most out of medicines

    Pharmacists do much more than just put medicines in a bottle. They are experts on benefits, side effects, warnings and interactions of medicines. Discussing medicines with a pharmacist is important for good health. Not everyone knows, for example, that an instruction such as "three times daily" usually means to take the prescription approximately
  • State department comes to Air War College

    Seventeen members of the state department's Foreign Service visited Air War College Oct. 28 to 30 as part of the school's annual International Security Studies course for National Security Decision-Making. The three-day exchange between the state department and the defense department started in 2004 to allow AWC students to interact with Foreign
  • Education squadron gets new commander

    The same day the nation selected a new commander-in-chief, the Spaatz Center's Education Support Squadron saw its first major change since its inception: the installation of a new commander. Lt. Col. Steven Griswold assumed command Tuesday from Col. W. Michael Guillot, the organization's first commander. Colonel Griswold will maintain his position
  • Tops in Blue entertains with oldies, but goodies

    The Air Force's premier entertainment group performed for a near-capacity crowd at the Davis Theater in downtown Montgomery Sunday. The group, which consists of active-duty Air Force members, tours the world performing for military members and their families. The concert, themed "Deja Blue," lasted almost two hours and included three segments that
  • AFHRA helps locate unexploded WWII bombs in Germany

    A division manager for a survey company in Dresden, Germany, often turns to the Air Force Historical Research Agency when companies want to develop land in Germany. A geologist and explosive ordnance disposal expert, Dietmar Staude has studied the records of the British government, the National Archives in Washington, D.C., and AFHRA here at

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