Air University & Maxwell AFB News

  • Former ACSC commandant tells story of new Afghan air force

    In August 2007, the commandant of Air Command and Staff College was told to leave the school at Maxwell and "go build the Afghan air force." Maj. Gen. Jay Lindell, now the director of Global Power Programs for the Secretary of the Air Force, was at Maxwell-Gunter on Feb. 20 to address ACSC students

  • SACS visit continues long tradition of peer review

    In 1946, Lt. Gen. Muir Fairchild, the first Air University commander, undertook the mission to establish the world's finest professional military education institution for the study and advancement of Airpower. General Fairchild and his faculty knew their stuff; he was an air combat veteran of two

  • AF promotes four Maxwell medical officers

    Air Force officials announced the promotions of four Maxwell officers in the medical and dental corps Feb. 19.Overall, the Air Force selected 84 lieutenant colonels, 164 majors, and 326 captains for promotion. The boards considered 531 lieutenant colonels, 568 majors and 335 captains for

  • Top Air Force chaplain says 'with faith, we have air cover'

    As the keynote speaker for Maxwell-Gunter's National Prayer Breakfast on Feb. 13, Chap. (Maj. Gen.) Cecil R. Richardson, chief of Chaplains for the Air Force, told a crowded ballroom at the Maxwell's Officers' Club that "with faith, we have air cover." Chaplain Richardson directs the chaplain

  • AU QEP pioneers education for cross-culturally competent airmen

    For several months, Air University has been preparing for a visit from the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools from March 2-4 to reaffirm their accreditation from 2004. A team of distinguished educators from SACS will be paying special attention to the Air University's Quality Enhancement

  • Global academics gather for first AFRI Africa Symposium

    Over 150 geopolitical researchers and analysts from nearly all points of the globe gathered at Maxwell on Feb. 13 to study Africa in the first symposium planned and conducted by Air University's newly formed Air Force Research Institute. According to Col. Don Tharp, operations director of AFRI, the

  • Wright Flyer monument sculptor recalls 24-year-old project

    The successful career of a south Alabama sculptor began at his father's animal feed business and eventually led to his sculpting Maxwell-Gunter's Wright Flyer monument 24 years ago for the base's Air Park. "After graduating from Auburn University with a degree in applied arts, I worked in my dad's

  • Turkish officers get lessons in enlisted training at Barnes

    Four members of the Turkish air force visited Gunter's Barnes Center for Enlisted Education complex Feb. 12 to gain ideas about how to improve their air force's enlisted education. The group headed by Col. Metin Ozdemir included Lt. Col. Cem Acar, Maj. Huesyin Uysal and Lt. Eyup Has, and according

  • AFPC Spread the Word team to brief Maxwell

    An Air Force Personnel Center team plans to visit Maxwell for "Spread the Word" briefings Wednesday. Briefings are scheduled are scheduled for 9 a.m. and 2 p.m. at the base theater. All Airmen and civilians are encouraged to attend. "One of the Air Force's top priorities is to develop and care for

  • Drug Demand Reduction Program still in full swing

    A trip to the orderly room can bring about many different outcomes. One of those might be a more clear understanding of the reasons why the Air Force has zero tolerance for drug use. The Air Force Drug Demand Reduction Program is a DoD-mandated program that serves to do what its name says -- reduce

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