Air University / Maxwell AFB News

  • Air Force, civilian leaders share perspectives at NSF

    Business and community leaders from across the country converged on Maxwell May 7-10 to take part in the 60th annual National Security Forum, the capstone event for Air War College.More than 80 NSF guests attended the secretary of the Air Force-sponsored forum, which allows for open dialogue between guests and AWC students, faculty and senior
  • SOC launches new SOS distance learning curriculum

    With the demands of career and family obligations, completing officer professional military education can be a challenge.Today's technology makes it possible for students around the globe to enroll in and complete the courses they need in the locations and times that work best for them. With this in mind, Squadron Officer College, part of Air
  • Maxwell medics return from supporting New Horizons

    Eight members of the 42nd Medical Group returned recently from Belize after supporting a 14-day medical readiness training exercise called New Horizons.The U.S. Southern Command joint humanitarian assistance exercise provides ear, nose and throat surgical procedures and hearing aids to patients across Central America.Maxwell Airmen combined with
  • Avoiding Bankruptcy - Practicing money smarts requires discipline

    As time progresses, the purchasing power of the dollar continues to decrease. As the cost of goods and services continue to increase, financial struggles may start to become inevitable for some.However, even with the value of money decreasing, proper financial management tactics can help to prevent dire financial woes, the most common being
  • Inspections: What about YOU?

    The base inspector general's office continues to prepare Team Maxwell for the consolidated unit inspection, or CUI, in September. Steady-state mission readiness is a significant point for consistently and continuously demonstrating "excellence in all we do."But how do you know? What do you do to verify that you are living that principle? What do
  • Clinic's mammography department to close

    Under the direction of the Air Force Medical Services, the 42nd Medical Group Radiology Department is transitioning to teleradiology. The transition started in October and will be fully implemented July 1. Teleradiology allows for faster radiologic study interpretation and reporting for doctors and patients.However, the 42nd MDG does not have the
  • Making home alone become home safely

    By arming children ages 10-12 with basic safety tips, the Latch Key Program prepares them to stay home alone safely in the face of emergencies.The next class is from 5-6:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Gunter Community Library for children who live on or off the installation. According to Maxwell Air Force Base's child supervision policies, children ages
  • Maxwell salutes spouses this week

    Spouses were reminded Monday that laughter is still the best approach for life's mishaps as Kat Fadok, wife of Lt. Gen. David Fadok, the Air University commander and president, kept the crowd smiling with relatable tales and a strong message at this year's Military Spouse Appreciation Week luncheon inside the Maxwell Event Center.Though a week was
  • Spanish-speaking JAG officer forges international partnerships

    In creating solid friendships with Central and South America, instructor Capt. William Toronto from The Air Force Judge Advocate General's School at Maxwell taught military officers of Colombia, Paraguay and Guatemala the rule of law at the Inter-American Air Force Academy at Lackland Air Force Base, Texas, April 18-22."IAAFA has a big mission
  • RIF impacts on Maxwell civilians

    Base civilians learned the mechanics of how the reduction in force, or RIF, set for Aug. 23 will reduce approximately 27 local surplus employee positions at Maxwell and Gunter during two town hall forums at the Squadron Officer College and the Air Force Senior NCO Academy May 3."Last time we met we talked about furloughs, and during that meeting

Department of Defense

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.
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.
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.
The Missile Defense Agency is looking to adapt current technologies against the hypersonic threat while looking toward new capabilities.
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.
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.