Air University / Maxwell AFB News

  • OTS conducts COVID-19 testing during in-processing

    Officer Training School conducts COVID-19 testing May 19, 2020, during in-processing of class 20-06. (U.S. Air Force photo by Trey Ward)
  • Air University, Arizona State University partner to transform Air Force’s online PME

    Air Force students recently crossed a digital threshold by logging in to a new, custom Squadron Officer School portal made possible by an innovative collaboration.
  • Base food service employees receive COVID-19 safety training ahead of reopening

    Employees of Maxwell’s various food services recently received mandatory COVID-19-specific training, in order to improve safety before reopening in the current environment.
  • Air University invests in technology to mitigate airborne pathogens at OTS

    Air University has added to its investment of a multilayered preventative health strategy at Officer Training School to allow it to safely continue its mission of producing Air Force officers while in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic.The strategy for the current class included prescreening the 305 officer trainees before and after they arrived
  • Virtually There: Barnes Center graduates first virtual class

    MAXWELL AIR FORCE BASE, Ala. - Air University’s Barnes Center will graduate Class 20E, the first virtual in residence class of the Enlisted Professional Military Enlisted Instructor Course, May13th.The virtual graduation will include a guest speaker and having every student's name called. This will be the first class  within the center to attend
  • Maxwell-Gunter moves toward re-opening some operations next week

    The Maxwell-Gunter Force Support Squadron (FSS) will begin re-opening certain operations starting May 4, 2020.The Force Support Squadron is taking a phased approach in re-opening operations following DoD, state, regional and local guidance.“We are taking special precautions to protect the Maxwell-Gunter community as we gradually reopen facilities
  • Maxwell AFB Elementary Middle School Will Continue With Digital Learning Until the End of the School Year

    The Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA) Americas Region in direct and close coordination with Maxwell Air Force Base, Alabama, leadership has made the decision to continue with digital teaching and learning and keep school buildings closed to students for the remainder of the 2019/2020 school year.While our schools will remain
  • Maxwell/Gunter Public Health Emergency Extended

    Col. Patrick Carley, 42nd Air Base Wing commander, extended the Public Health Emergency for Maxwell Air Force Base and Gunter Annex.Maxwell-Gunter remains at Health Protection Condition Charlie (HPCON-C) per alignment with DoD direction.“While we have seen a stabilizing number of cases in Alabama, we must remain vigilant in minimizing the spread of
  • Chaplain Corps College continues chaplain training, providing resiliency professionals

    The Air Force Chaplain Corps College at Air University starts its Basic Chaplain Course May 4 with detailed plans in place to mitigate any possible spread of the coronavirus while providing for much-needed trained resiliency professionals for military communities across the service.The Air Education and Training Command deemed technical, Air Force
  • CAP’s cell phone forensics team reaches 1,000th ‘find’ milestone

    Civil Air Patrol’s award-winning National Cell Phone Forensics Team achieved another major milestone with recording its 1,000th find of a lost or missing person on the way to its 656th life saved since the innovative technology was developed.Civil Air Patrol, the official auxiliary of the U.S. Air Force, conducts approximately 90 percent of all

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.