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Maxwell Air Force Base News

Base preparing for September inspection

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May 27, 2011 in Alabama, Gunter Air Force Base, Maxwell Air Force Base by clevine

September's compliance inspection, or CI, gives Maxwell Air Force Base an opportunity to demonstrate to the Air Education and Training Command inspector general how well the installation follows Air Force guidelines.

The evaluation will confirm the installation is doing "the right thing at the right time in the right way," said Col. Brian Killough, 42nd Air Base Wing commander. "(The inspection) ensures the units are following Air Force and (major command) instructions and guidance, supplied by their functional areas."
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Air War College graduates make impression

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May 27, 2011 in Alabama, Gunter Air Force Base, Maxwell Air Force Base by clevine

In addition to enhancing their leadership skills, graduates of the Spaatz Center's Air War College class of 2011 made a difference in the community before their graduation Thursday in Jones Auditorium.

"I was constantly amazed at how professional and 'let's get it done' everyone was," said class president Col. Thomas Harrell.

Students participated in service projects, spending more than 300 hours renovating a veteran's home. The class also organized a 22-person team for a dragon boat race, raising $3,000 for the nonprofit agency Rebuilding Together Alabama. The team finished in second place.
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Maxwell Airmen win Air Force-level awards

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May 27, 2011 in Alabama, Gunter Air Force Base, Maxwell Air Force Base by clevine

The Air Force-level John P. Jumper and Information Dominance Award winners were announced last month recognizing two local Airmen.

Capt. John Sykes was named the Information Assurance Outstanding Program Manager, and Staff Sgt. Terel Hayes was named the Computer Systems Programming Outstanding Non-commissioned Officer. Both recipients work in the Air Force Program Executive Office Enterprise Information Systems at Gunter.

The Information Assurance Outstanding Program Manager, awarded to Captain Sykes, recognizes a sustained superior performance and professional excellence while performing and managing information assurance programs and whose contributions most improved the security of information systems at the base, major command, Air Force headquarters, and national-level, or the security of the United States government's information.
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Cyclists make two-wheeled commute

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May 27, 2011 in Alabama, Gunter Air Force Base, Maxwell Air Force Base by clevine

Last week, personnel from Gunter participated in Bike-to-Work Week by - what else? - biking to work. The group rode from the Air Force Enlisted Heritage Hall at Gunter Annex to different points on base.

Jose Ramos, the health and fitness program manager, put together the event. He said he was excited about personnel getting active out in the base community. "Bike-to-Work Week is a good way of encouraging and promoting activity and that becoming physically fit can enhance the quality of life," Mr. Ramos said.
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Cyclists make two-wheeled commute

This post was originally published by Maxwell Air Force Base - Top Stories

May 26, 2011 in Alabama, Gunter Air Force Base, Maxwell Air Force Base by clevine

Last week, personnel from Gunter participated in Bike-to-Work Week by - what else? - biking to work. The group rode from the Air Force Enlisted Heritage Hall at Gunter Annex to different points on base.

Jose Ramos, the health and fitness program manager, put together the event. He said he was excited about personnel getting active out in the base community.
"Bike-to-Work Week is a good way of encouraging and promoting activity and that becoming physically fit can enhance the quality of life," Mr. Ramos said.
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Base preparing for September inspection

This post was originally published by Maxwell Air Force Base - Top Stories

May 26, 2011 in Alabama, Gunter Air Force Base, Maxwell Air Force Base by clevine

September's compliance inspection, or CI, gives Maxwell Air Force Base an opportunity to demonstrate to the Air Education and Training Command inspector general how well the installation follows Air Force guidelines.

The evaluation will confirm the installation is doing "the right thing at the right time in the right way," said Col. Brian Killough, 42nd Air Base Wing commander. "(The inspection) ensures the units are following Air Force and (major command) instructions and guidance, supplied by their functional areas."
more...

Air War College graduates make impression

This post was originally published by Maxwell Air Force Base - Top Stories

May 26, 2011 in Alabama, Gunter Air Force Base, Maxwell Air Force Base by clevine

In addition to enhancing their leadership skills, graduates of the Spaatz Center's Air War College class of 2011 made a difference in the community before their graduation Thursday in Jones Auditorium.

"I was constantly amazed at how professional and 'let's get it done' everyone was," said class president Col. Thomas Harrell.

Students participated in service projects, spending more than 300 hours renovating a veteran's home. The class also organized a 22-person team for a dragon boat race, raising $3,000 for the nonprofit agency Rebuilding Together Alabama. The team finished in second place.
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Two win AF-level awards

This post was originally published by Maxwell Air Force Base - Top Stories

May 26, 2011 in Alabama, Gunter Air Force Base, Maxwell Air Force Base by clevine

The Air Force-level John P. Jumper and Information Dominance Award winners were announced last month recognizing two local Airmen.

Capt. John Sykes was named the Information Assurance Outstanding Program Manager, and Staff Sgt. Terel Hayes was named the Computer Systems Programming Outstanding Non-commissioned Officer. Both recipients work in the Air Force Program Executive Office Enterprise Information Systems at Gunter.

The Information Assurance Outstanding Program Manager, awarded to Captain Sykes, recognizes a sustained superior performance and professional excellence while performing and managing information assurance programs and whose contributions most improved the security of information systems at the base, major command, Air Force headquarters, and national-level, or the security of the United States government's information.
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Emergency agencies wind down base work

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May 26, 2011 in Alabama, Gunter Air Force Base, Maxwell Air Force Base by clevine

One month after deadly tornadoes ravaged northern Alabama, the Alabama Emergency Management Agency and the Federal Emergency Management Agency began demobilization from the incident support base set up at Maxwell Air Force Base.
A small crew from FEMA is still on site until various trucking companies pick up empty supply trailers, according Teri Baker, the base liaison to civil authorities.
Maxwell acted as a staging area for supplies after the president declared the counties affected by the tornadoes a federal disaster area. FEMA support is authorized until May 30.
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National Security Forum

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May 20, 2011 in Alabama, Gunter Air Force Base, Maxwell Air Force Base by clevine


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Maxwell and Gunter pools opening soon

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May 20, 2011 in Alabama, Gunter Air Force Base, Maxwell Air Force Base by clevine

The Maxwell and Gunter pools are opening at 11 a.m. May 28 with grand opening pool parties until 1 p.m. and will remain open until 6 p.m. that day. Hot dogs and drinks will be served complimentary with admission.

Operating hours for the 2011 season are Tuesday to Friday, lap swim, 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. and open swim 1 - 7 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday, open swim 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Pools are regularly closed on Mondays. Holiday hours for both pools on Memorial Day, May 30, are 11:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. The pools will be closed May 31. Both pools will re-open with regular operating hours beginning June 1.
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Events require entry efforts

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May 20, 2011 in Alabama, Gunter Air Force Base, Maxwell Air Force Base by clevine

Base personnel holding events at base facilities must remember guidelines set forth by base security forces. If six or more people need entry to the base, the person sponsoring the event will need to present the visitor center with an Entry Authority List.

"The sponsor will need to type up a list with the names in alphabetical order. Next to each person's name, they need to have the person's social (security number) and date of birth or their driver's license number and issuing state," said Tech. Sgt. Dee Long, who works with base security forces. "We have to do a background check on every person that comes on base."
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Caring for People Forum seeks ideas

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May 20, 2011 in Alabama, Gunter Air Force Base, Maxwell Air Force Base by clevine

The Caring for People Forum is a venue for members of the community to voice concerns and brainstorm solutions, an opportunity to make a difference at Maxwell-Gunter.

Active-duty service members, spouses, retirees and members of the National Guard and Reserves, are invited to participate from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. June 7 at Maxwell Elementary School.

Those who are unable to attend can complete a survey and have their opinions heard during the forum.

This is the third year the Air Force has hosted the event. "The forum has been very successful Air Force wide," said Nerissa Keeler, who is organizing the forum at Maxwell. She is the program manager for educational and developmental intervention services, or EDIS.
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Motorcycle crash doesn’t keep Airman down

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May 20, 2011 in Alabama, Gunter Air Force Base, Maxwell Air Force Base by clevine

This Airman has a guardian angel, and he's been working hard to keep her safe.
In July, shortly after arriving at Gunter Annex to become the superintendent of the Enlisted Professional Military Education Instructor Course, Master Sgt. Tanya Ericson was in a motorcycle accident in Troy.

"A car pulled right out in front of me," she said. "I was looking at (the driver's) face, and she never turned, never saw me."

When her motorcycle T-boned the car going about 45 miles per hour, all her safety training kicked in.
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Info fair punctuates spouse celebration

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May 13, 2011 in Alabama, Gunter Air Force Base, Maxwell Air Force Base by clevine

Maxwell-Gunter honored spouses during the Spouse Appreciation Day celebration May 6 at the Maxwell Event Center. The theme for this year's event was "You're Our Inspiration, Now Let Us Be Yours."

Spouses gained information, tips and ideas by touring the booths of various on- and off-base vendors, including beauty consultants, fitness experts, educators, financial consultants, spas, counselors and home improvement specialists from around the River Region.

Some of the vendors participating from around base included the Army and Air Force Exchange Service, family advocacy, the youth centers and MAX Credit Union. There also were financial programs available to assist spouses with a range of topics to save money and plan for retirement.
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