Air University / Maxwell AFB News

  • Air University Press accepted into Association of University Presses

    Air University Press is honored to announce that it has been accepted for membership into the Association of University Presses.This achievement is great recognition of all the excellent work the press has done over the years that supported its application, and the staff is excited to work with current members to continue to improve its processes,
  • AFIT’s Space Research Center Wins Air University Annual Award

    The Air Force Institute of Technology’s Center for Space Research and Assurance was selected as the winner of The General Muir S. Fairchild Educational Achievement Award for 2019.“This most prestigious award is a well-deserved recognition of all of the outstanding contributions of the faculty, students and staff affiliated with AFIT’s Center for
  • Air University advanced education continues from dens, living rooms

    It’s been more than a month since Air University’s degree-granting schools had to abruptly close their doors and move to virtual teaching because the COVID-19 pandemic and the resultant physical distancing and other stringent health and safety measures significantly altered daily life.In mid-March, hundreds of students attending Air War College,
  • Dependent IDs will remain valid through expiration dates during COVID-19 pandemic

    Amid the COVID-19 pandemic, the 42nd Military Personnel Flight is following DoD guidance to allow dependent identification cards to remain valid through their expiration dates, through September 30, 2020. According to the Memorandum for Chief Management Office of the Department of Defense, the DoD issues approximately 20 thousand identification
  • Maxwell-Gunter entry gates move to 100% ID check

    In compliance with recent Department of Defense guidance, Maxwell Air Force Base and Gunter Annex will implement 100 percent ID checks effective April 20, 2020.Only those with valid entry credentials will be permitted on the installation and all visitors must obtain a visitor pass before entering the installation. This also means the “trusted
  • AFIT student first to graduate with all-female thesis team

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio - Taylor Flaxington was one of 229 students to complete her master’s degree from the Air Force Institute of Technology’s Graduate School of Engineering Management in March 2020. But she was the first AFIT student to have an all-female thesis team.As an Air Force civilian employee, Flaxington attended AFIT
  • AFIT using 3D printing to develop N95 face shields

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio - The Air Force Institute of Technology’s additive manufacturing laboratory has been printing face shield prototypes for the National Air and Space Intelligence Center to extend the longevity of N95 masks.  The 88th Medical Group at Wright-Patterson AFB is testing the prototypes to determine if they are
  • DeCA guidance requires employees, customers to have a face covering to enter commissaries

    Commissaries are requiring some form of face covering for store employees and customers to enter a commissary. The Defense Commissary Agency (DeCA) guidance is effective April 10 and applies to all agency stores and other facilities worldwide where no local directive has yet been issued, said Rear Adm. (Ret.) Robert J. Bianchi, DOD special assistant for commissary operations.
  • AFIT continues to provide premier education during COVID-19

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio – During a time of uncertainty due to COVID-19, the Air Force Institute of Technology continues to provide premier education to the military and civilian workforce.“AFIT continues to serve the United States Air and Space Forces with the majority of its continuing education courses,” said AFIT’s director and
  • Installation commander delcares public health emergency

    The 42nd Air Base Wing commander declared a Public Health emergency for Maxwell Air Force Base and Gunter Annex today.“Based on information provided by the installation Public Health Emergency Officer and our medical personnel, I will identify, confirm and control this public health emergency utilizing all the necessary means outlined in

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.