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  • 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, 17th 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. This information may also
  • 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
  • Essential Forms

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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

    All AU Press publications are online and free to download from our website: https://www.airuniversity.af.edu/AUPress/.Print copies of AU Press publications are available at no cost to active duty, total force, retired military. libraries and research centers, and Department of Defense personnel and organizations. To order print publications, e-mail AirUniversityPress@au.af.edu or call 334-953-2773 (DSN 493). Please refer to the AU Press code number at the end of the full publication synopsis (e.g., B-155, CPP-2, AU-2). Please note, some publications are only available in electronic format.Air University Press (AU Press) is part of Air University's (AU) Academic Services and is the publisher for AU and the US Air Force. 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
  • Brown Bag Lessons: The Magic of Bullet Writing

    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].
  • The Redesigned Air Force Continuum of Learning

    The USAF Strategic Master Plan posited five strategic vectors to help prioritize investments, drive institutional change, and operationalize key concepts. These included providing effective twenty-first-century deterrence; maintaining a robust and flexible global intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance (ISR) capability; ensuring a full-spectrum capable, high-end focused force; pursuing a multidomain approach to the Air Force’s five core missions; and continuing to pursue game-changing technologies. Arguably Air Education and Training Command (AETC) supports all of these vectors; however, the call for a full-spectrum capable, high-end focused force falls squarely within the AETC mission. AETC was tasked with preparing for the future, yet much of what we deliver under the banner of force development is lodged in a learning paradigm that has not altered substantially since the
  • The Evolution of Airmen: Conversations with the Chief Master Sergeants of the Air Force [ONLINE ONLY]

    Fifty years ago, our Air Force made a significant step forward. Our senior leaders recognized the need for an enlisted voice on the headquarters staff and, after a significant vetting and interview process, selected Chief Master Sergeant Paul Airey to become the first Chief Master Sergeant of the Air Force, 3 April 1967. In the 50 years since, 17 Airmen have worn the chevrons, championed enlisted development and retired knowing the enlisted force had moved forward. This book is more than a recognition of our past Chief Master Sergeants of the Air Force. It’s a celebration of enlisted Airmen and an acknowledgement of their considerable evolution. It’s a story about our 70 years as a separate service, told through the lens of Airmen who have served every step of the way.  As we celebrate our 70th year as a separate service, let us look to the past and reflect on the barriers we’ve broken
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