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  • Vets receive valentines, well-wishes for holiday

    Valentine's Day came a day early for more than 225 Veteran Administration hospital patients who received valentines and well-wishes as part of the National Salute to Hospitalized Veterans week. "This year's Valentines for Vets project is a success once again," said Lisa Warr, chief of civic outreach at Air University Public Affairs, who helped
  • JROTC cadets compete in national drill meet, AF takes title

    An estimated 2,500 Air Force, Army, Navy and Marine Corps Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps cadets competed Saturday in the 17th National JROTC Drill Competition at Garrett Coliseum here. Five-time national champions, Klein Collins High School AFJROTC, took the national championship once again, in addition to the Best in Air Force Drill Team
  • Air Force safety chief visits Maxwell

    Following a speech to more than 80 future Air Force commanders at Air University, the Air Force Safety chief paid the 42nd Air Base Wing Safety office a visit Feb. 5. Maj. Gen. Frederick Roggero, who has only been in his new position for a month, received a briefing from Roger Anderson, 42nd ABW chief of safety, about what the office does for the
  • Maxwell-Gunter force support orgs pick up 12 AETC awards

    Maxwell Air Force Base and Gunter Annex organizations and individuals recently received significant recognition in the 2008 A1 Awards for the Air Education and Training Command. A1 incorporates services, manpower, personnel and equal opportunity. The Maxwell protocol office received the George Washington Award for Protocol Excellence at the base
  • Texas and Oklahoma AFJROTC units march in Inaugural Parade

    Two Air Force Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps units were selected by the Presidential Inaugural Committee to march in the 56th Inaugural Parade on Tuesday in Washington, D.C. Klein Collins High School AFJROTC from Texas and Union High School AFJROTC from Oklahoma were two of more than 90 groups chosen out of a record 1,382 organizations that
  • 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
  • Civilians begin OTS leadership training

    Enthusiasm is the word of the week from 25 Air Force civilians who make up the first class of the Civilian Acculturation and Leadership Training Program at Air University's Officer Training School. This pioneering group of 14 women and 12 men will complete a two-week course adapted from the OTS curriculum and walk away indoctrinated with Air Force
  • Officer trainees volunteer time to LPGA golf tourney

    Fifty-two officer trainees from Maxwell Air Force Base volunteered precious study time last weekend to help make the Navistar LPGA Classic golf tournament in nearby Prattville a success. "I don't know what I would do without these guys," Larry Deavers, the marshal chairperson for holes 13 through 18, said. "For some reason, I ended up without any
  • Officer starts commission with Bronze Star, Combat Action Medal

    An Air Force officer trainee who previously served as an enlisted Airman was awarded a Bronze Star and a Combat Action Medal Tuesday, one day before earning his commission from the Air Force's Officer Training School. Second Lt. Anthony Florentine was an Air Force staff sergeant deployed for about six months to a Signals Intelligence Terminal
  • Top Junior ROTC cadets explore AF opportunities

    More than 450 high school students from hundreds of Air Force ROTC units worldwide participated in the 2008 Air Force Junior ROTC Aerospace and Technology Honor Camps this summer. More than 100 Junior ROTC cadets completed the final two programs in Albuquerque, N.M., and Oklahoma City, Okla., July 31. The elite program for the top half-percentile

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