BASE WIDE LUAU • BACK TO SCHOOL • OKTOBERFEST 42D FORCE SUPPORT SQUADRON • 3RD QUARTER • JULY - SEPTEMBER 2022
IN THIS ISSUE 02 | In This Issue/Stay Connected 03 | Commanders Thought 04-05 | July Activities/ Base Wide Luau & Kayak at the Coosa 06-07 | August Activities/ Beer Biscuits Pickles & Parent Child Dance 08-09 | September Activities/ Oktoberfest & Deep Sea Fishing 10-11 | Youth Activities/ Adventureland & Country Western Kickback Friday 12 | Backpack Giveaway/Alabama Military Y.O.T.Y 13 | American Mariachi at ASF 14 | Aviation Cadet Pool Hours 15 | Range 42 Hours 17 | Directory 18-19 | Base Maps
42 FSS COMMAND Commander Lt Col Jennifer Stewart Deputy Director Tamar Selmi-Young Operations Officer Maj Willie Whitley Senior Enlisted Leader CMSgt Kristin Thompson
MARKETING TEAM Marketing Director Commercial Sponsorship Missy Rentfro Marketing Assistant Katelyn Williams Marketing Clerk Lastesha Roberson Graphic Designers Jaylon Adams Jonathan Marks Digital Media Specialist Briana Slagle
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is in full swing at Maxwell AFB and Gunter Annex! We are excited to see so many new faces arriving on base for classes and programs at Air University, as well as new teammates joining the Alabama River Region miltary community. As the Commander of the 42d Force Support Squadron, I welcome you to Maxwell AFB, known as “the best home-town in the Air Force.” We look forward to serving you and your families. The 42d FSS operates many of the facilities on base where we encourage you to relax, unwind and enjoy time with your family, friends, and classmates. If you are here short-term or for a longer course, you’ll want to check out the dining and recreation opportunities available, especially our newest activity center, Range 42. Range 42 is a covered driving range with six bays that can accommodate up to six people in each bay. It is the first golf driving range in the Department of Defense to feature the Toptracer technology that can trace your shot and provide feedback on how far your ball went, how fast your ball went, and where it went. Golfers and non-golfers alike will have fun playing virtual courses, practicing their shots with real-time analytics, and spending time with family and friends in the comfortable outdoor setting. Range 42 Bar and Grill offers a variety of appetizers, burgers, sandwiches, salads, and drinks to enjoy while you play. Visit Rickenbacker’s T&G at Maxwell AFB and Hangar 42 at Gunter Annex for great Starbucks© coffee and delicious breakfast sandwiches. You really should try the legacy club sandwich, and the chicken chipotle flatbread at lunch, too! The Maxwell Event Center Maxwell Event Center is the ideal place for group meetings and official functions on base. The Event Center offers a large ballroom, 5 meeting or banquet rooms, full-service catering, audiovisual support, and professional staff to meet your needs. We can accommodate groups and meetings for up to 400 guests. The Event Center hosts karaoke in the main lounge on selected Thursdays and is also hosting a parent-child dance in August. The dance is a fun event with music, games, dancing and delicious party food everyone will enjoy. For a family outing or for a great workday lunch, visit Gunter Lanes bowling center. The snack bar offers pizza, wings, burgers and more for lunch and dinner. Beer, wine, and spirits are available for an adult night out, too! The Outdoor Recreation Office and Information, Tickets and Tours office can help you plan a trip to Disneyworld, Universal Studios or just a weekend get-away. You can also rent everything you’ll need for a camping trip to the great outdoors or to have a backyard party or barbecue. You can learn more about everything offered on base at www.lifeatthemax.us and check us out on Facebook @MaxwellGunterLifeattheMax -Lt Col Jenny Stewart
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THOUGHTS 03 | July - Sept.
JULY 06 | Pawcasso Maxwell Event Center • 5 pm • Have your pup paint a portrait with paint, peanut butter and a canvas • $5 / Free for deployed affected, Single Airman and Club Members • 953-7820
07 | Karaoke Maxwell Event center Main Lounge 7pm • 953-7820
08 | First Friday Hails & Farewells Maxwell Event Center Main Lounge • 4pm-7pm • 953 7820
08 | Summer Luau
A viation Cadet Pool • 5-7 pm • Free
12 | Open Water Scuba Certification Outdoor Recreation • $85-Single Airman/$120.00 all others • Cost covers 6 week course, dive log book, and certification• Course meets one night a week •. Check- out dive and supply costs are not covered •Active Duty need high risk forms signed by leadership. • 953 6144
14 | Karaoke Maxwell Event center Main Lounge • 7pm • 953-7820
14 | Champagne & Charcuterie Maxwell Event Center • 5pm • Enjoy champagne tasting while arranging a charcuterie board • Pre-registration is required by July 6 • Ages 21 and up • $30 per person / $20 per Club member, Deployed Affected and Single Airman • 953-7820
17 | National Ice Cream Day Aviation Cadet Pool • 1-3 pm • *While supplies last, stop by the pool and enjoy free ice cream! • 953-8241
23 | Kayak at the Coosa Outdoor Recreation • 9am-2pm • Register by July 15 • $10 Single Airman // $22 all others • 953-8241
30 | Back to School Bash Family Event • 5k run, face painting, bouncy houses, shaved ice truck, popcorn, & yard games Fitness • Hoppers Lodge • 9:30am • 953 9049
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Join others at the Aviation Cadet Pool for the Summer Base-Wide Luau! Food, Music, Games, and Prizes! -5pm-8pm -Free Entry
For more info: (334) 953-8241
KAYAK AT THE COOSA
Experience a local gem as you take in the beautiful Coosa River. Enjoy a single or tandem kayak trip down 6 miles of river. -9am-2pm -$10 Single Airman / $22 all others
For more info: (334) 953-8241
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AUGUST 04 | Karaoke Maxwell Event Center Main Lounge • 7pm • 953-7820
05 | First Friday Hails & Farewells Maxwell Event Center Main Lounge • 4pm-7pm • 953 7820
06 | Beer, Biscuits & Pickles Maxwell Event Center • 5 p.m. • $15/person, $12/person for Club Members • 953-7820
11 | Karaoke Maxwell Event Center Main Lounge • 7pm • 953-7820
18 | Karaoke Maxwell Event Center Main Lounge • 7pm • 953-7820
20 | Free Kayak Rental For Single Airman Lake Martin Recreation Area • 9 am- 5 pm • 953-8241
23 | Auburn Raptor Program Hoppers Lodge • Free • 4-5 pm • Learn about local birds of prey and how they survive in the wild and captivity with the Auburn Raptor Center • 953-8241
25 | Karaoke Maxwell Event Center Main Lounge • 7pm • 953-7820
26 | Parent-Child Dance Maxwell Event Center • 6-8 pm • $35 per parent/child couple, $25 per parent/child couple for club members; $10 each additional child • 953-7820
27 | Tandem Skydiving Outdoor Recreation • $85 Single Airman, $120 All others • Highrisk form is needed for active duty military • Register by August 19 • 953-8241
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TBA OKTOBERFEST Join others at Range 42 to taste the finest brews alongside authentic German cuisine. This Oktoberfest is surely one to be remembered with beer, good food and entertainment! Don't forget to wear your Lederhosen!
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DEEP SEA FISHING Join other Single Airman at Mid Bay Shores to engulf yourself in a weekend of Deep Sea Fishing. Single Airman need a high risk form completed by their leadership. -Lodging provided at Mid Bay Shores -Transportation not provided -Register by September 7 -Single Airman $100/All others $180
For more info: (334) 953-6144
SEPTEMBER 05 | Food Truck Friday Mid Bay Shores • 5 - 8 pm
09 | First Friday Hails & Farewells Maxwell Event Center Main Lounge • 4pm-7pm • 953 7820
16 | Deep Sea Fishing Weekend Mid Bay Shores • Single Airman need a high risk form completed by their leadership • Transportation not provided • Register by September 7 • Single Airman $100/ All others $180 • 953-6144
16 | Flower Crown Craft Class Maxwell Event Center • 5 pm • Create your own flower crown using fresh cut flowers to celebrate Hispanic Heritage month • $5 per person • Free for deployed affected and Single Airmen • 953-7820
23 | U.F.O. - Ultimate Family Outing
Fam Camp • Overnight • Join ODR and Fam Camp for an evening of fun, games and movies under the stars! $30/ family • 953-5161
30 | Lake Martin Dinner Cruise Lake Martin Recreation Area • 5-8 pm • Enjoy Lake Martin as you cruise around on a pontoon boat with dinner and a view! 21 + only • $20/person • 953-6144
TBA | Oktoberfest Range 42 • German food, beer, music
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JULY 1-29 | Youth Fitness and Sport Training Course Registration Maxwell Youth Center • Includes Functional Movement Screening to assess muscular weakness and imbalances, and joint range of motion issues • 1.5-hour training sessions tailored to individual results and specific sport/fitness activities participant engages in $65.00 • Contact Michele Pittman • 953-6171
08 | Fun Fabulous Friday Maxwell Youth Center • 5-7 pm • Open Rec members 9 & older • $5 entry • members free Rock wall and games tournament. • 953-6292
15 | Adventureland Field Trip Gunter Youth Center • 8 am Open Rec members 9 • $35 per member • $45 non members • 953-6292
29 | Back to School Brigade Backpack Giveaway Gunter Youth Center • 10am-12pm • 953 6430
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Youth Activities ADVENTURELAND JULY.
Open Rec members 9 & older will take a day trip to Adventureland in Dothan, AL for go-karting, bumper boats, mini golf & arcade! Members only trip! $35 per person
For more info: (334) 953-6292
COUNTRY WESTERN KICKBACK FRIDAY
Join Maxwell Youth Center for a Western inspired kickback, dress up in your cowboy & cowgirl attire and learn to line dance with new friends.
AUGUST 1-30 | Boys Flag Football Registration Youth Centers • 5 yrs - 6th grade $60.00 members, $75.00 non-members Contact Michele Pittman • 953-61711
1-30 | Girls Volleyball Registration Youth Centers • Volleyball team registration for girls in grades 3-6 $85/members, $100/non-members Contact Michele Pittman • 953-6171
05 | First Fun Friday For Teens Maxwell Youth Center • 6-9 pm • Open to ages 9 and older • $3 Members and $5 Non-Members • 953-6292
Register by September 15 Members $5/All others $8 Open Rec Only Ages 9+
For more info: (334) 953-6292
09 | Trip To Launch Trampoline Park Gunter Youth Center • 6:30pm - 8:45pm $30 members, $40 non-members • 953-6171
16 | Country Western Kickback Friday Maxwell Youth Center • 6pm-9pm Music, dancing, games, refreshments Ages 9 and older $5/members, $8 non-members • 953-6292
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Hours OF OPERATION
Hours subject to change without notice • Most 42 FSS facilities are closed on Federal holidays
AIRMAN & FAMILY READINESS CENTER • 953-2353 • Mon-Fri: 7:30am-4:30pm BOWLING CENTERS • Gunter • 416-3186 Mon-Wed: 11am- 2pm Thu-Fri: 11am-9pm • Sat: 3-9pm • Maxwell • Closed temporarily CHILD DEVELOPMENT CENTERS • Gunter • 416-3185 Mon-Fri: 6:30am-5:30pm • Maxwell • 953-6667 Mon-Fri: 6:30am-5:30pm CIVILIAN PERSONNEL FLIGHT • Civilian Personnel Section • 953-7339 Mon-Fri: 7:30am-4:30pm Closed: Thursday • NAF Human Resources • 953-7005 Mon-Fri: 8am-4:30pm Closed: Thursday CLUB & LOUNGES • Maxwell Event Center • 953-7820 Office: Tues-Fri: 9am-4pm •Catering • 312-0516 • Range 42 Bar & Grill • 953-5885 Wed-Sat: 10am-10pm Bar opens at 3pm COFFEE SHOPS Gunter • Hangar 42 • 239-8040 Mon-Fri: 6:30am-1pm Proudly serving Starbuck's® Coffee Maxwell • Rickenbacker's T&G • 953-7662 Mon-Fri: 6:30am-1pm Proudly serving Starbuck's® Coffee DIGITAL RESOURCE CENTER• 953-6484 Mon-Fri: 11am-6pm • Sat: 12-5pm
DINING FACILITIES • Gunter • Aviation Inn • 416-1011 or 416-1017 Mon-Fri: Breakfast: 6-8am Lunch: 11am-1pm Dinner: 4-6:30pm Weekends/Holidays: Brunch: 10:30am-12:30pm Supper: 1:30-6pm • Maxwell • Riverfront Inn • 953-5127 Mon-Fri: Breakfast: 6am-8am Lunch: 11am-1pm Dinner: 5pm-7pm Weekends/Holidays: Breakfast: 5am-8am, Lunch: 10am-1pm Supper: 4pm-7pm FITNESS & SPORTS CENTERS 24/7 Access Available • Gunter Fitness Center & Annex • 416-1250 Mon-Thu: 5am-9pm • Fri: 5am-8pm Sat: 10am-4pm • Sun:12-5pm • Maxwell Fitness Center & Annex • 953-5953 Mon-Fri: 5am-8pm • Sat-Sun: 9am-4:30pm FORCE DEVELOPMENT FLIGHT Mon-Fri: 7:30am-4:30pm • Airman Leadership School • 953-2415 • Career Assistance Advisor • 953-7829 • Education & Training Services • 953-5959 HONOR GUARD & MORTUARY AFFAIRS Mon-Fri: 8am-5pm (After hours 24/7 at 953-7474) • Honor Guard • 953-4545 • Mortuary Affairs • 953-3273 INFORMATION, TICKETS & TOURS • Maxwell • 953-6351 Mon-Fri: 10am-5pm LODGING • University Inn 24 hours a day and seven days a week • Gunter • 416-2501 • Maxwell • 953-2055 http://af.dodlodging.net/propertys/Maxwell-AF MANPOWER & ORGANIZATION FLIGHT • 953-7961 • Mon-Fri: 7:30am-4:30pm
MILITARY PERSONNEL FLIGHT • Maxwell • 953-6487 Mon, Tues, & Fri: 8am-4pm Wed: 9:30am-4pm Thu: 8am-12pm Closed: Thu:12-4pm • Gunter • 416-1399 Mon & Fri: 8am-Noon • Wed: Noon-4pm • ID & CAC: Appointments Only • 953-4270 Mon-Tues: 8am-4pm • Wed 9:30am-4pm Thur: 8am-12pm • Fri: 8am-4pm OUTDOOR RECREATION OFFICE • Maxwell • 953-6144 Mon-Fri: 10am-5pm • Equipment Checkout • 953-6144 • Famcamp • 953-5161 • Vehicle Resale Lot • 953-6144 • Facility Rentals Available for group functions • Call for hours • Hopper Lodge • 953-5161 • Lake-side Pavilion • 953-5161 • Lake Martin • (256) 825-6251 Office: Sun-Sat • 8am-5pm Reservations • 953-3509 Mon-Fri: 10am-4:30pm • Mid-Bay Shores • (850) 897-2411 Reservations • 953-3509 Mon-Fri: 10am-4:30pm POOL • Maxwell Aviation Cadet Pool • 953-5956 Open Tues-Sun : 11am-6pm Closed Mondays SCHOOL AGE CENTERS • Gunter • 416-1427 SCHOOL YEAR: After School: 3:30pm-5:30pm SUMMER: Mon-Fri: 6:30am-5:30pm •Maxwell • 953-6292 SUMMER: Mon-Fri: 6:30am-5:30pm SCHOOL YEAR: Before School: Mon-Fri: 6:30am-8am After School: Mon, Wed, • Fri: 3-5:30pm • Tues: 2pm5:30pm YOUTH PROGRAMS • Gunter • 416-3436 Mon: 2:30pm -5:30pm Tue: 1:00pm-5:30pm Wed-Fri: 2:30pm-5:30pm • Maxwell • 953-6292 Mon-Fri: 3-5:30pm
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