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Maxwell Air Force Base News

Lake Martin recreational area severely damaged

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May 6, 2011 in Alabama, Gunter Air Force Base, Maxwell Air Force Base by clevine

Though a tornado caused severe damage to the Air Force recreational facility at Lake Martin April 27, no people were injured in its wake.

"The first thing we did was take a head count and make sure all the people were accounted for," said Doug Hooks, the Lake Martin recreation area manager. Twelve renters and several locals took shelter in the bathhouse, which had minor damage.

The National Weather Service classified the storm, known as the Lake Martin Tornado, as an EF-4 after it ripped through Elmore and Tallapoosa counties. The path was more than 44 miles long, half a mile wide.
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Base triathlon challenges beginners

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May 6, 2011 in Alabama, Gunter Air Force Base, Maxwell Air Force Base by clevine

The Maxwell-Gunter base community has the chance to push their bodies to the limit
during a triathlon June 10.

The competition begins at 7:45 a.m. at the Air Park. There is no cost for registration, which is required by June 8 by calling 953-8241. All participants will receive T-shirts. A free basewide picnic is from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. after the race at the Air Park.

The competition is not as strenuous as a standard triathlon, giving beginners a chance to get their feet wet. The event includes a 400-yard swim, 6-mile bike ride and 4-mile run.
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Earth Day event nurtures environmental ideas

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April 29, 2011 in Alabama, Gunter Air Force Base, Maxwell Air Force Base by clevine

Going green can be easy and fun in Alabama. Local agencies discussed local environmental efforts Tuesday during an Earth Day exhibition at the Maxwell commissary.

The Alabama Master Gardener Program shares knowledge on all areas of planting, including bugs and fertilizer. "We talk about anything and everything having to do with gardening," said Anita Ward, a master gardener.

The program trains volunteers to educate the public to increase environmental awareness and develop an environmental ethic in the citizens of Alabama.
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Center encourages youth to camp it up this summer

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April 29, 2011 in Alabama, Gunter Air Force Base, Maxwell Air Force Base by clevine

The Maxwell youth center has plenty of opportunities for children and young adults to get outside and play this summer. The center is putting on several camps and promises to have something for everyone.

The staff will host a British soccer camp, sideline sports camp and archery camp. Each of these offers unique experiences and teaches a different type of skill. The British soccer camp will feature drills to improve footwork, the sideline sports camp features nontraditional sports like Frisbee golf and water polo. The archery camp includes a history component as well as hands-on archery training.
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Photos of Tornado Response

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April 29, 2011 in Alabama, Gunter Air Force Base, Maxwell Air Force Base by clevine


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Lecture series comes to Air War College, promotes dialogue

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April 29, 2011 in Alabama, Gunter Air Force Base, Maxwell Air Force Base by clevine

Last week Auburn University Montgomery, or AUM, in conjunction with the Air War College, or AWC, hosted the Dwight D. Eisenhower National Security Series College Program. The three-day event was held at the AUM campus and AWC at Maxwell.

The lecture series, titled "Fighting Today's Wars: Stabilization Operations and Future Challenges," featured a panel of officers from each branch of the military and guest panelist Dr. Mehmet Sahinoglu, a professor at AUM.

A panel hosted at AWC focused on the evolving discourse on doctrine, strategy and tactics. The panelists discussed issues ranging from safeguarding victory in conflict and post-conflict situations to quantitative risk assessment and cost-optimal management.
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Tornado Response

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April 29, 2011 in Alabama, Gunter Air Force Base, Maxwell Air Force Base by clevine

Thursday, base agencies from Maxwell-Gunter worked closely with the Federal Emergency Management Agency, Alabama EMA, the U.S. Forest Service and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to set up a staging area on base to speed the delivery of supplies to this week's tornado victims. At press time, base officials expected more than 75 semi-trucks and vehicles from FEMA and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers loaded with tarps, water, generators and other support equipment destined for distribution to devastated areas throughout the state. Maxwell has served as a staging area in the past for hurricane relief, most recently in 2005, according to base officials. Maxwell agencies came together to prepare for the arrival of the relief supplies. "The base community would like to send its condolences to all those throughout the state who are suffering right now," said Col. Brian Killough, the 42nd Air Base Wing commander. "We are humbled by the opportunity to do what we can to help Alabama citizens, an
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Spouse Appreciation Day scheduled May 6

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

Maxwell-Gunter is honoring spouses during the Spouse Appreciation Day celebration from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. May 6 in the Maxwell event center.

Service members make endless sacrifices, and while they're away, their spouses make numerous sacrifices to support their families. They keep day-to-day tasks on track each day. They work around base and become involved with activities to make daily lives easier.

"At Spouse Appreciation Day, we hope to show our spouses how much they mean to us and how we are here to support them," said basewide special events programming coordinator Amanda Winters. "We're hoping to give our spouses a relaxing, informative morning, during which they are acknowledged for the significant contributions, support and sacrifices that they make every day."
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Sharing space with the world: Eaker’s NSSI opens course to foreign students

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

The National Security Space Institute opened the Space 200 course to students from Australia, the United Kingdom and Canada, welcoming two Canadian space officers to the course Tuesday.

The Space 200 course is NSSI's mid-career course for space professional education. It develops space professionals who think critically about the application of space power. The course investigates two major areas: space system development and space power. In each area, students actively participate in exercises challenging them to determine what to do given the dynamics and uncertainly of the national security environment.
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Jogging tracks offer great way to get fit

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

Running is a great way to shed those winter pounds, and Maxwell-Gunter has plenty of facilities to suit everyone's needs.

Charles Atchley, Maxwell-Gunter's sports director, encourages use of the base facilities - three designated indoor tracks at Maxwell, two at Gunter, as well as outdoor tracks at both locations.

It is important the people using the facilities be mindful of rules and regulations and practice safety during their exercise routines, according to Mr. Atchley.
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The eyes have it: Surgery aids Airmen’s sight

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

Refractive surgery is improving the sight of Airmen one laser at a time.

"Patients will start noticing 20-20 vision within one to two months," Staff Sgt. Andrew Rodriguez told Airmen during the refractive surgery briefing Monday. Briefings are available at 3:15 p.m. the first and third Monday of the month at the Maxwell clinic.

Though the surgery is elective and is not a Tricare benefit, the Air Force has an investment in its Airmen and wants to ensure they are properly cared for. The qualifications and exams may vary from what patients see off base, but are essential to ensuring proper medical care.
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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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