Air University / Maxwell AFB News

  • Hometown Hero Sought for Thunderbirds Flight

    Officials at Maxwell Air Force Base are looking for one hometown hero to fly with the United States Air Force Thunderbirds prior to the base' s 2010 Open House and Air Show. The show is scheduled for March 27 and 28, and will highlight 100 years of flight since the Wright Brothers established their flying school at a site now part of Maxwell.
  • Retiring Air University vice commander, LeMay Center commander a witness to change

    After eighth-grade guidance counselor Edith Burkner told him how to get in the U.S. Air Force Academy, Maj. Gen. Stephen Miller followed his father's footsteps to the Air Force and never looked back. Twenty assignments, 2,800 flight hours, three kids and 32 years later, General Miller leaves the Air Force as the Commander of the LeMay Center for
  • Air University's role critical to upcoming AETC Symposium

    As the "Intellectual and Leadership Center of the Air Force," Air University is gearing up for prime time at the 2010 Air Education and Training Command Symposium, to be held Jan. 14-15 in San Antonio. This year's symposium, in conjunction with the Alamo Chapter Air Force Association Exposition, is expected to draw about 3,400 attendees.Air
  • Maintaining the Human Weapons System

    It all started during an Elmendorf staff meeting. Seeing a major I didn't know, I introduced myself. In reply she spoke a sentence that still echoes in my mind. "Hello Chief, I'm Major Jennifer Halter, I am a crew chief on the human weapons system." Puzzled, I asked for clarification and she replied, "I am a crew chief on the human weapons system;
  • Lorenz on Leadership -- Jessica's legacy

    There are certain times in our lives where a single moment or significant event causes us to pause . . . and reflect. These moments can catch us after both happy times and sad - after accomplishments of our own or those of others. Sometimes they catch us off guard, by surprise. More often, though, these moments sit out in front of us . . . and we
  • Maxwell-Gunter offices, members receive A1 awards

    Maxwell and Gunter were well represented in the Air Education and Training Command A1 awards for 2009. The awards were recently announced by AETC Vice Commander Maj. Gen. Anthony F. Przybyslawski. The 42nd Force Support Squadron received the Gerrit D. Foster Jr. Outstanding Military Personnel Program of the Year, the Bowling Program of the Year,
  • Portuguese journal celebrates 60th birthday

    Gen. George C. Kenney, the first Air University Commander, sent an official memorandum to Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Hoyt S. Vandenberg, requesting authorization to begin publishing the Air University Quarterly Review in Portuguese and Spanish on Dec. 1, 1948. The first Portuguese edition made its debut in November of 1949, following its English
  • Educators explore virtual reality as learning tool

    Some people teleported, others flew and some just walked into the holographic auditorium for the Global Learning Forum event held the evening of Nov. 19.Though they arrived by different means, everyone in attendance had one thing in common: they did not really exist. Neither did the lecture hall in which they were seated, nor the lectern from which
  • 42nd CONS supervisor retires after more than 47 years

    With 47 years of government service, Charlie Foster, 42nd Contracting Squadron's chief of Acquisition Flight B, is in some ways reluctant to retire from his job at 42nd CONS Dec. 31. "After 47 years, 40 in contracting, I know I'll miss it. I'm a 'people person,' so I will miss the personnel and the daily problem solving the most," he said. "But
  • Going the distance Iron-distance triathlon tests colonel's mettle

    "I never thought of it as being crazy," said Lt. Col. James Barber, commander of the 42nd Medical Support Squadron, of his recent completion of his first iron-distance triathlon, a combination of running, swimming and biking for 140.6 miles of endurance-challenging sport.Colonel Barber took up the challenge at the Beach2Battleship Full and One-half

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.