Air University / Maxwell AFB News

  • Installation commander addresses Maxwell-Gunter Team

    The events surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic are rapidly changing not only across our country, but here in the River Region and on Maxwell-Gunter.
  • Maxwell goes to HPCON Bravo

    The Maxwell-Gunter installation commander has directed Health Protection Condition (HPCON) Bravo in response to COVID-19. In addition to all HPCON Alpha actions, HPCON Bravo includes the following actions:- Strict Hygiene (No handshaking, wipe common-use items)- If exposed, self-isolate (Wear mask or remain home)- Avoid contaminated water/food or
  • Maxwell announces first COVID-19 case

    A civilian employee who works at Maxwell-Gunter is being treated and evaluated following a confirmed result for COVID-19.
  • Maxwell takes precautions against COVID-19, moves to HPCON Alpha

    The 42nd Air Base Wing has raised the Health Protection Condition to Alpha from zero for Maxwell Air Force Base and Gunter Annex in response to the spread of COVID-19 beginning March 13, 2020.In the case of an unusual health risk, the DoD uses health protection measures known as HPCONs, to determine what actions are needed to best protect the base
  • Officer Training School suspends public attendance for upcoming graduation

    Air University’s Officer Training School has suspended guest presence at the awards ceremony and graduation parade this week out of caution to minimize potential spread of COVID-19. The Department of Defense and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommend implementing social distancing measures to mitigate the spread of COVID-19, and minimizing large gatherings.
  • AFIT EWI Fellow participates in Joint F-35 logistics deployment preparations

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio -- Air Force Institute of Technology Education with Industry Fellow Capt. William Fine traveled to San Diego, Calif. and Nellis AFB, Nev. 6-10 January 2020, where he joined a team of Lockheed Martin, BAE Systems, US Navy, and US Marine Corps personnel to help receive the USS Makin Island Afloat Spares Package
  • Maxwell Medical Treatment Facility is ready for COVID-19

    As COVID-19, commonly known as the coronavirus, spreads, the 42nd Medical Group is working closely with local hospitals to ensure plans are executed in unison if a coronavirus case is detected.Symptoms of the coronavirus are a fever, cough and difficulty with breathing. The key is to seek medical treatment early.Although there are no known or
  • Air University Press releases spring 2020 edition of SSQ

    MAXWELL AIR FORCE BASE, Ala. – Air University Press released the spring 2020 edition of Strategic Studies Quarterly, available at https://www.airuniversity.af.edu/SSQ/.In this issue: Former U.S. Army professor M. A. Thomas asks, “Between the United States and China, who will win the artificial intelligence arms race?”  Columbia University scholars
  • Air University hosts LEDx, unique leadership experience event

    Air Command and Staff College at Air University hosts a unique type of leadership event March 5-6, 2020, that perhaps many may have attended similar events at a venue outside the fence, but may have never experienced at a military educational institution.The Leadership Education Development eXperience 3.0, or LEDx 3.0, brings together a diverse and
  • Air University SOS students breaking down barriers for female Airmen

    Special Agent Alexandra Garced doesn’t have a need to wear it yet, but she knows of other female Airmen who avoid wearing the maternity service dress uniform at all costs.The reasons for the avoidance, said the Air Force Office of Special Investigations agent, is that they say the uniform is “uncomfortable, not fashionable, don’t feel comfortable

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.