Alabama, West Virginia cadets competing in Team America Rocketry Challenge
MAXWELL AIR FORCE BASE, Ala. – Civil Air Patrol cadets from the Alabama and West Virginia wings make up two of the 100 teams that will compete this weekend in the Team America Rocketry Challenge in The Plains, Va.
Maxwell AFB's civilian workers may lose 14 days of work
The Department of Defense plans to notify civilian workers at Maxwell Air Force Base next month that furloughs caused by federal budget cuts will begin in June. “Furlough letters will go out in May, for implementation in mid-June,” DOD spokesman Lt. Cmdr. Nate Christensen said Monday.
North Quincy Air Force ROTC cadets get national award
The the Air Force’s national distinguished unit award recognizes Junior ROTC units that have performed above and beyond expectations, and distinguished themselves with school and community service.
Prattville man sentenced for defrauding the U.S. Air Force for hotel rewards points
James Robert Whitaker, 60, was sentenced Friday to 5 years' probation, $5,000 fine; and $90,356 restitution, announced George L. Beck, Jr., United States Attorney for the Middle District of Alabama.
Jesse W. Shaddix, age 87
Mr. Jesse W. Shaddix passed away on Saturday, April 27, 2013 at the age of 87. He was born on May 5, 1925 to the late William James Shaddix and Ida Pearl Lashley Shaddix. Mr. Shaddix graduated from Lanett High School in 1943 and joined the Army-Air Force. While on basic training at Keesler Air Force base, he married his high school sweetheart, Rachel Ernestine Gay, on October 4, 1943. After ...
13 who went missing in Mayaguez incident to be buried at Arlington
Thirteen servicemembers who were killed when their helicopter was shot down during the final battle of the Vietnam War will be buried together Wednesday in Arlington National Cemetery with full military honors.
Montgomery's new 'icon' to soar over interstate
Starting in July, people driving into Montgomery from Birmingham won't have to rely on interstate signs to know they've reached the Capital City. They'll be greeted by a 42-foot-wide, full-scale, steel replica of the first Wright brothers flyer hovering overhead.
Civilian leaders sign covenant of support with local military bases
State and local government officials, along with the commanders for three area military installations, joined together Saturday, May 4, to sign a "community covenant" as a pledge of support for the bases and the active-duty, retired and reserve armed forces members and families that reside in the region.
Roby Leads Bi-partisan CODEL to Afghanistan
Pictures from Rep. Martha Roby's trip to the Middle East can be seen on her Facebook page.
PVHS grad leaves college a USAF officer
By Vern Hee Former Trojans cross country athlete Connor Chenevert graduated in 2009 from Pahrump Valley High School. When he became a senior he said his parents encouraged him to look into the military. Chenevert was graduating from Pahrump with a 4.0 GPA and really had not thought much of what he wanted to do[...]