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Maxwell Air Force Base News

Advocates help victims recover

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April 22, 2011 in Alabama, Gunter Air Force Base, Maxwell Air Force Base by clevine

When sexual assault occurs, advocates are on hand to lead victims through the legal and emotional maze and help them transform into survivors.

"Victim advocates provide services for immediate and ongoing intervention and support to victims of sexual assault, and this is strictly a voluntary service," said LaNesa Howard, the Maxwell-Gunter sexual assault response coordinator. "VAs ensure availability of 24-hour confidential victim services either through personal or telephone contact."
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Joint war game takes students to the brink

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April 18, 2011 in Alabama, Gunter Air Force Base, Maxwell Air Force Base by clevine

Using the theme "World on the Brink," students from five military senior-level colleges unite at Maxwell to train the way they fight.

The 28th annual Joint Land, Air and Sea Strategic Exercise, or JLASS-EX, war game kicks off today at the LeMay Center's Air Force Doctrine Development and Education's Air Force Wargaming Institute and runs through Thursday.

George Daniels, senior controller JLASS-EX, said the war game was originated to promote joint professional military education. He said students from Air War College, U.S. Army War College, Industrial College of the Armed Forces, Marine Corps War College and U. S. Naval War College will participate in the five-day engagement addressing key issues of strategic and operational levels of war.
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Board of Visitors to gather at AFIT

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April 18, 2011 in Alabama, Gunter Air Force Base, Maxwell Air Force Base by clevine

The Air University Board of Visitors will meet at the Air Force Institute of Technology at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio, Monday through Wednesday. This will be the first time the group has visited Wright-Patterson since 2005.

The group, which normally meets at Maxwell, will tour the Air Force Institute of Technology in order to give more accurate recommendations and see the facilities firsthand, according to Dr. Bruce Murphy, chief academic officer of Air University.

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Conference gives families coping tools

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April 18, 2011 in Alabama, Gunter Air Force Base, Maxwell Air Force Base by clevine

Parents and children are invited to learn about fitness, conflict resolution, deployment separation, coping skills and more during the healthy families conference April 30 at Maxwell Elementary School. The event will run 12:30 - 5 p.m. and will include workshops, an information fair and other activities.

Marie Hixon, a personal and work life consultant for the Airman and Family Readiness Center, said she is proud to offer this program. "This is a day families can spend together and hear about healthy choices," she said.
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Make your move: TMO provides tips

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April 18, 2011 in Alabama, Gunter Air Force Base, Maxwell Air Force Base by clevine

When it comes to moving and changing permanent duty stations, being prepared and making the right decisions can make the difference between a seamless move or one filled with frustration.

According to the transportation management office, the months of May through August are the busiest months of the year when it comes to moving and PCSing.

Within these few months, thousands of military personnel move to new bases, often creating confusion and headaches as many scramble to complete this daunting task.
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New sick call procedures start

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April 8, 2011 in Air Force, Alabama, Gunter Air Force Base, Maxwell Air Force Base by clevine

As part of the 42nd Medical Group's Patient-Centered Medical Home Initiative, the process for accessing sick call acute care has changed.

Permanent party active-duty personnel enrolled in the family health clinic (formerly family practice yellow and blue teams) should not walk-in for sick call. For appointments, available in the morning and afternoon, call the appointment line at 953-3368 from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. during normal duty days or schedule online at https://www.tricareonline.com.
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AFAF campaign continues through May 4

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April 8, 2011 in Air Force, Alabama, Gunter Air Force Base, Maxwell Air Force Base by clevine

The Air Force Assistance Fund makes contributing easy through www.afassistancefund.org.

People can now log onto the website, fill out the form online, print it and submit to their organization's point of contact.

"There are a lot of folks who want to donate," said. Capt. Ian Coleman, the 42nd Mission Support Group executive officer. "The fastest way is to use the website."

The money supports the Air Force Aid Society, the Air Force Enlisted Village, the Air Force Villages Charitable Foundation and the LeMay Foundation.
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Airmen take aim at new firing range

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April 8, 2011 in Air Force, Alabama, Gunter Air Force Base, Maxwell Air Force Base by clevine

Airmen participating in firearm training will have something to look forward to the next time they shoot. Construction has just been completed on the new $15 million gun range, which will accommodate Air Force weapons qualification and any specially designed courses for security forces.

The new range replaces the old one, which was constructed in 1945. Tech. Sgt. Johnnie Grove, noncommissioned officer in charge of combat arms, 42nd Security Forces Squadron, said the new range will be a major improvement for training.
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Gunter financial office opens

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April 8, 2011 in Air Force, Alabama, Gunter Air Force Base, Maxwell Air Force Base by clevine

Gunter Annex service members and their families will have access to a personal financial readiness consultant in their own backyard.

Robertta Cole, personal financial consultant with the Airman and Family Readiness Center will offer lunch-and-learn classes and one-on-one appointments the third Friday of the month in building 421, room 104, next to the education building.

"Counseling appointments can be for anything from creating a budget, discussing basic investing questions, working through debt problems or creating a spending plan - whatever is needed," Ms. Cole said.
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CAP ready for storms

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April 8, 2011 in Air Force, Alabama, Gunter Air Force Base, Maxwell Air Force Base by clevine

Spring is here, and with it comes the threat of severe weather. Terrible storms can strike at any moment, but Civil Air Patrol is ready to respond.

Civil Air Patrol was founded in 1941 one week before the devastating attack on Pearl Harbor. The group flew critical wartime missions in support of the Army Air Corps. Now CAP offers emergency services, cadet programs and aerospace education.

"We're generally known for our search and rescue support," said John Desmarais, interim director of operations for CAP. The group saves an average of 80 lives a year during these missions.
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Veterinary team brings TLC to pets

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April 8, 2011 in Air Force, Alabama, Gunter Air Force Base, Maxwell Air Force Base by clevine

The Maxwell Veterinary Treatment Facility provides preventative veterinary care to military working dogs and privately owned animals. Army Staff Sgt. Julie Hicks, the veterinary treatment facility non-commissioned officer in charge, and her team work hard to serve the base community by providing excellent service and expert care.

No stranger to the medical profession, Sergeant Hicks started her career as an Army medic, but she has been practicing veterinary medicine for the last 12 years.
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Events focus on harm caused by sexual assault

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April 1, 2011 in Air Force, Alabama, Gunter Air Force Base, Maxwell Air Force Base by clevine

When sexual assault occurs, the pain "Hurts One, Affects All."

"Every time a military member or civilian is affected, it impacts the whole mission," said LaNessa Howard, Maxwell's sexual assault response coordinator. She and her staff have organized events throughout April to raise awareness of sexual assault and increase respect using the theme, "Hurts One, Affects All."

One of Ms. Howard's goals this month is to discredit myths regarding sexual assault.

"We want people to stop blaming the victim," she said. "That discourages people from coming forward (and reporting the crime)."
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Awareness events target children, family issues

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April 1, 2011 in Air Force, Alabama, Gunter Air Force Base, Maxwell Air Force Base by clevine

The focus is on children in April with Month of the Military Child and Child Abuse Prevention Month programs. Family advocacy, the Airman and Family Readiness Center and 42nd Force Support Squadron will make this month fun and educational for the Maxwell-Gunter community.

April Jones, family advocacy outreach manager, is pleased to host the children's health fair again this year. Maxwell clinic teams will be available, including the pediatrics, family health, women's health, public health, mental health, the drug demand reduction program, alcohol and drug abuse prevention and treatment program, educational and developmental intervention services, military and family life consultants and the sexual assault response coordinator.
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Alabama Commanders Summit emphasizes preparedness

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April 1, 2011 in Air Force, Alabama, Gunter Air Force Base, Maxwell Air Force Base by clevine

Key leaders of Alabama military and civil operations met for the seventh Alabama Commanders Summit this week. The event, held at Maxwell AFB, sought to promote civil and military cooperation during state and regional disasters.

Spanning three days, the summit featured presentations by key state and military officials on topics ranging from Gulf oil spill lessons and anti-terrorism to worldwide pandemics and their possible ramifications at the state level. The event also included a keynote address from Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley.
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Maxwell commissary to close for ‘reset’ April 10-12

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April 1, 2011 in Air Force, Alabama, Gunter Air Force Base, Maxwell Air Force Base by clevine

The Maxwell Commissary will close April 10 - 12 while it undergoes a "reset" as part of the Defense Commissary Agency's ongoing effort to enhance the shopping experience.

"We hate to inconvenience our customers with the closure, but this is something we'll all appreciate when it's done," said store director Ermies Hernandez.

The reset is part of an agencywide program that systematically changes how products are displayed on shelving throughout a commissary in order to better serve customer-shopping patterns. The goal is to give commissaries worldwide a more customer-friendly product flow and a layout that is as consistent as possible from location to location, according to Steve Arland, chief of the agency's store reset team.
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