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  • A Discourse on Winning and Losing

    A Discourse on Winning and Losing is the first book published on John R. Boyd’s famous same-titled briefing. A maverick fighter pilot devoted to the Air Force and its mission, Boyd challenged orthodoxy including fighter tactics and the theory of how wars were to be fought. Inspiring radically different opinions, he had the courage to state his views—and defend them regardless of consequence. His ideas have influenced the military as well as business, politics, and education. Former US House Speaker Newt Gingrich stated that Boyd “changed American military doctrine and made Desert Storm possible” while former defense secretary James Schlesinger remarked that “the military services should welcome more people like Colonel John Boyd.” [Col John R. Boyd, USAF, Retired; Edited and Compiled by Dr. Grant T. Hammond / 2018 / 400 pages / ISBN: 978585662791 / AU Press Code: B-151]  Read This
  • Brothers in Berets: The Evolution of Air Force Special Tactics 1953-2003

    Relying largely on oral history interviews, this work explores the evolution and contributions of the Battlefield Airmen assigned to Air Force Special Operations Command (AFSOC) special tactics units over 50 years. “Their story deserves telling within the US Air Force and to the general public,” notes Gen John Jumper, USAF, retired. Battlefield Airmen core competencies include performing duties primarily on the ground, often “outside the wire,” and under austere conditions—all skills needed for carrying the fight to the enemy on the ground. The AFSOC special tactics community is a small brotherhood of highly trained and equally dedicated warriors consisting of special tactics officers and combat controllers, combat rescue officers and pararescuemen, and officer and enlisted special operations weathermen. Its members have proven themselves as force multipliers time and time again
  • Submitting Manuscripts

    SUBMISSION INSTRUCTIONS All manuscripts must comply with the Air University Style and Author Guide, which is based on the Chicago Manual of Style, 16th edition. If you are interested in publishing a manuscript through AU Press, please read this section carefully. We cannot accept manuscripts that are not submitted according to the procedures described here.Submitting a Manuscript to the Publication Review BoardTo have a manuscript considered by the AU Publication Review Board, please send an electronic copy of the manuscript, preferably on a CD, along with a cover letter that identifies your probable audience, describes your project’s value to the Air Force, and tells us about your background and expertise, to the Director, Air University Press, Muir S. Fairchild Research Information Center, 600 Chennault Circle, Building 1405, Maxwell AFB, Alabama 36112-6010.Submitting an Accepted
  • Introduction to the Press

     About Us Air University (AU) Press, Air University at Maxwell AFB, Alabama, publishes scholarly books, journals, faculty research, student papers selected by AU schools, and textbooks, as well as the Air University Catalog and other administrative documents for AU. Our publications are used by airpower scholars and students throughout the world.AU Press seeks manuscripts from both military and civilian writers on such topics as• air, space, and cyber power doctrine and strategy;• the nature and future of air, space, and cyber power’s role in warfare and peace;• the history of air, space, and cyber power;• case studies of the employment of air, space, and cyber power at all levels of conflict;• aircraft and weapons systems;• space applications; and• biographies of air, space, and cyber power personalities, pioneers, theorists, leaders, and commanders.Authors may submit manuscripts on
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  • Air University Press Audiobooks

    Sharing Success–Owning Failure Preparing to Command in the Twenty–First Century Air Force David L. Goldfein Then-colonel David L. Goldfein discusses several themes central to a successful command tour.* His ideas and questions will spark your imagination as you begin preparing for the task ahead of you—squadron commander. He shares stories from other squadron commanders that include both success and failure because, as Goldfein states, “it is from studying our failures that we learn, grow, and improve as officers and leaders.” Maj Gen Charles D. Link, USAF, retired, states that “this book is a must-read, not only for those selected to command a squadron but for all our young officers.” *General Goldfein is the current chief of staff of the Air Force. Download MP3 files:  Chapter 01   Chapter 02   Chapter 03   Chapter 04   Chapter 05   Chapter 06 Commanding an Air Force
  • The Publication Process

    PRODUCTION SCHEDULE Process Length A number of variables affect our publication process (see the figure below). These include the manuscript’s length and quality, your availability to work with the editor, the workload and priorities of the press team assigned to your project, and the number of manuscripts already in AU Press’s production queue. The following schedule shows typical production times once the editing process begins:• Book 8 to 12 months • AFRI Paper 3 to 6 months • Drew Paper 4 to 5 months • Wright Flyer Paper 3 to 4 months • Walker Paper 3 to 4 monthsAccepted Manuscripts If AU Press decides to publish your manuscript, we will notify you to submit the final files according to the instructions in the following section. Once we have received your final files and confirmed that they meet our submission specifications, we will put your manuscript in our production queue and
  • Air University Press Papers

    Air Force Research Institute PapersAir Force Research Institute (AFRI) Papers are written by Air Force researchers at large and military defense analysts assigned to the Air Force Research Institute, Air University, and beyond. The purpose of the AFRI Papers is to provide useful ideas and independent analysis of issues of current or potential importance to Air Force commanders and their staffs.CADRE PapersCADRE Papers were sponsored by the former Airpower Research Institute of Air University's College of Aerospace Doctrine, Research and Education (CADRE). The CADRE Papers are available in PDF only. CSAT Occasional PapersThe CSAT Occasional Papers series was established by the USAF Center for Strategy and Technology as a forum for research on topics that reflect long-term strategic thinking about technology and its implications for US national security.Drew PapersThe Drew Papers are
  • The Air University Press

    AU Press publications are available at no cost to active duty, total force, and retired military and to Department of Defense personnel and organizations. Publications can be ordered by e-mailing aupress@us.af.mil  or by calling 334-953-2773 (DSN 493). Please note some publications are only available in electronic format.Air University Press (AU Press) is the publishing agent for Air University (AU). Since 1953, it has edited, published, and distributed over 1.1 million student papers, curriculum texts, faculty research pieces, journals, and scholarly books to further airpower thought critical to the intellectual growth of the Air Force. AU Press is the preeminent press for airpower-related publishing.Air University General Order No. 54, 28 September 1953, brought AU Press into being to support the mission of AU. The press was chartered to publish significant contributions of research
  • Brown Bag Lessons: The Magic of Bullet Writing [ONLINE ONLY]

    This author unlocks the “magic” of effective bullet writing through proven techniques.  Following them guarantees immediate improvement for anyone who has struggled with formulating statements for recognition packages and appraisals.  The author emphasizes that the “struggle to write comes to an end!” Skillful writing doesn’t have to be difficult. [Eric R. Jaren / 2017 / 134 pages / ISBN: 978-1-58566-278-4 / AU Press Code: B-150].
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