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  • Air University commemorates 100th Remembrance Day

    British, French and other Air University personnel from across the Commonwealth hosted a Remembrance Day Service on Nov. 11, 2018, at the Oakwood Cemetery Annex in Montgomery, Alabama.
  • Remembering American and Allied Veterans

    This coming weekend, millions of Americans are planning for take a long three-day weekend.  Some
  • Air University's MSFRIC helps local high school after severe fire

    On an early Saturday morning in August plumes of smoke billowed over the Centennial Hill neighborhood just a few minutes’ drive from Maxwell Air Force Base. The source was sadly the Booker T. Washington Magnet High School, which caught on fire that day causing severe damage and necessitating a move over to a new location in another part of the city. And while fortunately no one was injured in the blaze, the historic building and all of its contents were completely lost – including the school’s entire library collection. After hearing about the fire and the destruction of all of the school’s books, staff at the Muir S. Fairchild Research Information Center decided to see how they could assist. After raising funds, over $700 worth of new books were purchased and brought over to the school this past month. The school’s media specialist, Jennifer Sanford, related that the students were excited to see the new titles and stated, “We are very appreciative of the partnership that is growing between Maxwell Air Force Base and our school. This donation is really going to help our students in so many ways.”

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Officer Education

Primary developmental education for Captains and their Department of the Air Force civilians. They are exposed to educational and experiential opportunities that challenge them to become more effective leaders for our Air Force.
ACSC is the Air Force's intermediate level officer PME. Each year it has over 600 majors and major-equivalent civilians from the Air Force, other U.S. services, U.S. government agencies, and over 70 other nations.
Air Force's senior PME school for officers. Each year over 250 colonels and lieutenant colonels attend - from the Air Force and other U.S. military services, equivalent grade civilians from U.S. government agencies, as well as from 45 other nations.
International Officer School is the lead-up course to prepare all international officers for attending Air War College, Air Command and Staff College and Squadron Officer School. This allows international officers to be able to hit the ground running when integrated into the academic culture with the US officers in individual schools.
SAASS creates warrior-scholars who have a superior ability to solve complex problems; think critically; develop strategy and policy; and develop, evaluate, and employ airpower as a component of military force in support of national objectives.
The eSchool brings the distance education programs of the Air War College, Air Command and Staff College, and Squadron Officer College together into a cohesive framework delivering the right education to the right person at the right time.
LeMay Center where Air Force doctrine is developed, advocated in exercises and wargames, represented in Joint and Multinational doctrine, and deployed to Airmen through a multifaceted outreach program.
The Air Force Institute of Technology, or AFIT, is the Air Force's graduate school of engineering and management as well as its institution for technical professional continuing education.

Officer Accessions & Citizen Development

Holm Center provides coordinated leadership and policy direction for the Air Force's officer recruiting, training, and commissioning programs.
Our primary mission at OTS is to produce leaders of moral character in an environment of mutual respect and dignity. When you graduate from OTS you will leave Maxwell Air Force Base equipped with the right tools and the knowledge necessary to be an effective and professional leader in our Air Force.


The Air Force is seeking talented and motivated high school and college students with solid character and demonstrated leadership potential.
The mission of AFJROTC is to "Develop citizens of character dedicated to serving their nation and community." AFJROTC is not an USAF accessions program and cadets are never under any obligation to join the military.

Enlisted Education

The Thomas N. Barnes Center for Enlisted Education discharges Air University's responsibility for the education of enlisted leaders throughout the Air Force.
The Community College of the Air Force is a federally-chartered degree-granting institution that serves the United States Air Force's enlisted total force.
Airman Leadership School (ALS) is the first level of the Enlisted Professional Military Education continuum and prepares senior Airmen to be professional, war-fighting Airmen who can supervise and lead Air Force work teams.
The Noncommissioned Officer Academy (NCOA) is the second level of enlisted PME and prepares technical sergeants to be professional, war-fighting Airmen who can manage and lead Air Force units in the employment of airpower.
The Air Force Senior Noncommissioned Officer Academy (AFSNCOA) is the third level of enlisted PME. AFSNCOA prepares senior NCOs to lead the enlisted force in the employment of airpower in support of US national security objectives.

The capstone and pinnacle level of Enlisted Professional Military Education, the Chief Master Sergeant Leadership Course provides Chief Master Sergeants the education to bridge operational-to-strategic perspectives of the Air Force.
The Enlisted Professional Military Education Instructor Course (EPMEIC) teaches methodologies that are very specific to EPME and is considered the “gateway” for an EPME instructor.
The USAF First Sergeant Academy mission is to develop, through education and training, selected senior noncommissioned officers to serve as advisors to commanders on issues that impact our Airmen in successfully accomplishing the Air Force mission.
In fulfilling its mission, AFCDA manages all facets of curriculum development and delivery for enlisted upgrade training materials. Additionally, an essential AFCDA responsibility is operating the Weighted Airman Promotion System (WAPS) office for the Air Force.
AFEHRI’s mission is to educate and motivate visitors by researching, preserving, and showcasing to the world our Air Force enlisted history, heritage, and their resulting contributions to air power.

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Professional Development

The Eaker Center supports the Air Force mission by providing functionally-aligned technical training and professional continuing education to Air Force and other Department of Defense (DoD) personnel, as well as offers civilian undergraduate education.
Prepare Wing / Vice Wing Commanders and Spouses, Group Commanders, Senior Materiel Leaders, and Emergency Operations Center Directors for their respective duties via tailored courses to better execute the mission, lead Airmen, manage resources, and improve their units.
The Defense Financial Management & Comptroller School (DFM&CS) mission is to provide world class Financial Management education for DoD personnel by delivering advanced course work in a joint learning environment.
The Force Support Professional Development School (FSPDS) has a dual mission to provide functional Professional Continuing Education (PCE) for Force Support officer, civilian and enlisted community along with leadership, supervisory and managerial development for all Air Force appropriated fund civilian employees.
The AFCCC educates and trains Chaplain Corps personnel to provide spiritual care and advise leadership so Airmen and their families have opportunities to the free exercise of their religion and are spiritually fit to fly, fight and win.

Academic Centers

Creates and executes language, region and cultural learning programs for Total Force Airmen, and provides subject matter expertise required to institutionalize these efforts.
The Air Force Cyber College integrates existing Air University cyber research capabilities, including those at AFIT, to educate Airmen and produce scholarly research to inform decision leaders.
The Air Force Negotiation Center develops Total Force Airmen with adaptive conflict management, negotiation, and mediation skills to succeed in the dynamic, global Air Force.
Enhances the national security community's discussion of issues involving nuclear, biological, and chemical weapons through its educational courses and research products.
Empowers strategically agile leadership communication across the DoD through shared vision, education, advice and counsel to inspire leaders who value and leverage multi-domain communication capabilities.
Engages in long-term strategic thinking about technology and its implications for U.S. national security. The Center focuses on education, research, and publications that support the integration of technology into national strategy and policy.