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  • Air Force announces Information Technology & Cyberpower Conference 2020

    The annual conference promotes dialogue between the Air Force, industry and academia to generate strategies and processes to leverage capabilities and overcome challenges in an increasingly digital world.
  • AFRL Aerospace Systems Directorate faculty earns SE&TM award at AFMC level

    Lt. Col. Jay Rutledge, an associate professor and senior military faculty member at the Air Force Institute of Technology (AFIT), performing a year-long sabbatical in the directorate, earned the award in the Science and Engineering Educator category and will now compete for the award at the Air Force level.
  • Marine Commander’s Perspective on an AFIT Education

    United States Marine Corps Lt. Col. James C. Paxton III is currently serving as the commanding officer of Marine Corps Air Station Yuma Headquarters and Headquarters Squadron (nicknamed the “Guardians”) in Yuma, Arizona.  He is a naval aviator who flew F/A-18C and KC-130J aircraft, and now flies the UC-12F.  He attended TOPGUN in 2007, and was designated a strike fighter tactics instructor.
  • Air Force ROTC virtual town hall

    Air Force Reserve Officer Training Corps leadership discussed the future of the program and answered questions during a virtual town hall, June 18, 2020, live on Air University’s Facebook.
  • Maxwell rookie special agent a highway hero

    It didn’t take long for first year Office of Special Investigations Special Agent Jonathan Parker to make a positive impact in his local community. As he drove home June 9, from OSI Detachment 405, at Maxwell Air Force Base, Ala., he approached a chemical tanker truck overturned on its side, on Interstate-65 North, near Montgomery, Ala., potentially causing an explosive chemical leak.
  • Maxwell-Gunter CDCs open for mission-essential personnel

    The Maxwell Air Force Base & Gunter-Annex Child Development Centers are currently offering services exclusively to mission-essential personnel and those unable to telework.
  • Class is back in session for Barnes Center

    After a short break due to the COVID-19 pandemic, The Thomas N. Barnes Center for Enlisted Education has begun virtual in-residence remote courses, June 1, 2020. The courses currently in session are the Chiefs Leadership Course and three Noncommissioned Officer Academies: Airey, Vosler and Kadena.
  • AFIT’s CSRA achieves historic milestones with DL classes, international student internship during COVID-19 constraints

    One immediate challenge was switching all in-person classes to distance learning; something that has never been implemented before in the history of the Center.
  • Air Force releases JADO doctrine

    The Department of the Air Force released the service’s first doctrine annex on Joint All-Domain Operations June 1, outlining how the service expects to maintain the competitive advantage.
  • Under Secretary of Defense for Personnel and Readiness, former OTS commander visits campus

    Matthew Donovan, Under Secretary of Defense for Personnel and Readiness, addresses officer trainees at Officer Training School during his visit to Air University, Maxwell Air Force Base, Alabama, June 3, 2020. While here, Donovan toured the OTS facilities, observed officer trainees taking part in expeditionary skills training and was briefed on the
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7/2/2020
Some 120,000 members of the National Guard have responded this year to natural disasters, have participated in global military operations, responded to civil disturbances and responded to COVID-19, the chief of the National Guard Bureau said.
7/2/2020
The assistant secretary of defense for health affairs, the deputy assistant secretary of defense for military personnel policy and the Washington Headquarters Services director gave a Pentagon briefing on COVID-19 response efforts.
6/30/2020
Speeding ahead with the development of hypersonic weapons will require the Defense Department to be far less risk-averse than it is now, DOD's director of defense research and engineering for modernization said.
6/30/2020
The Missile Defense Agency is looking to adapt current technologies against the hypersonic threat while looking toward new capabilities.
6/26/2020
NATO welcomes nuclear arms talks between the United States and Russia, but would like China to join the negotiations, NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg said.
6/26/2020
China is actively working in Europe and Africa to subvert the infrastructure that has maintained peace since the end of World War II, the commander of U.S. Naval Forces in Europe and Africa and NATO's Allied Joint Force Command said.