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  • No ifs, ands or butts - Maxwell takes steps toward a tobacco-free force

    As the 42nd Air Base Wing begins to implement a new Air Force Instruction regarding designated smoking areas, Maxwell takes steps toward a becoming a tobacco-free community."While we are restricting the areas in which people can use tobacco, our real goal is to get people away from using tobacco, period," said Col. Brian Killough, commander of the
  • Learning to lead - Air Force ROTC students battle through the tests to become officers

    For roughly 2,400 selected Reserve Officer Training Corps cadets, summer vacations and beach trips were postponed and replaced with a 28-day field training course held annually at Officer Training School.Air University holds field-training courses for college students in the ROTC program during the summer between their sophomore and junior years of
  • Gathering of Eagles selects 2012 honorees

    The U.S Air Force's Gathering of Eagles symposium, held annually at Maxwell, recently announced the honored Eagles invited for the 2012 program, scheduled June 5-9. The 2012 Gathering of Eagles theme - "Adversity-Victory-Legacy" - embodies the experiences of the selected Eagles, among them test pilots, prisoners of war and a Women Airforce Service
  • Fly, Fight, Run! - OTS ‘aims high’ with physical training program

    It's 5:15 a.m. on a Monday at Maxwell Air Force Base, Ala. and the sun is just rising. The grass glistens with drops of dew as streaks of amber and tangerine stretch throughout the sky above. It's a great morning to relax."DOWN!" yells the instructor and realization hits. You're not at home preparing to enjoy the brisk taste of your preferred
  • Base walkers raise awareness

    Maxwell community members put on walking shoes and spoke out against sexual assault Wednesday as they marched from gate to gate, kicking off Sexual Assault Awareness Month.The group of about 80 walked from the Day Street gate to the Maxwell Boulevard gate along Selfridge Street, carrying banners and waving signs.The group chanted "hurts one, hurts
  • Women's roles evolved - Women make an impact on military history

    Within the time span it took for women in television to transform from the female stereotypes portrayed on "I Love Lucy" to the more modern, late-century version found on "Murphy Brown," women in the U.S. Air Force were making strides that far outpaced their Hollywood counterparts.By the end of World War II, women were fully incorporated into the
  • Character: the license to lead

    A leader's credentials emanate from within; rank, position, and authority pale in significance, to the power of a leader's character - the license to lead.~Kamena Inappropriate behavior, profound lack of judgment, pervasive pattern of unprofessional behavior, loss of confidence in his ability to lead..." - striking verbiage from actual statements
  • Volunteer, SFS urge caution at crosswalk

    For drivers on Maxwell Boulevard in the morning, the sound of a whistle is a reminder to stop for pedestrians using the crosswalk between the Jeanne M. Holm Center for Officer Accessions and Citizen Development and the post office.Armed with her whistle and reflective vest, Cheryl Palmer, a volunteer crossing guard, also places a sign telling
  • AU, OTS honor two distinguished alumni

    The Air University and Officer Training School honored the 2011 OTS Distinguished Alumni class with an induction ceremony Feb. 17. Retired Gen. Lance Smith and Brig. Gen. Paul Johnson, currently deputy U.S. military representative to the NATO Military Committee at NATO Headquarters in Brussels, Belgium, were inducted for their lasting contributions
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