Air University / Maxwell AFB News

  • AF Negotiation Center releases premiere Journal of Military Conflict Transformation

    This February the Air Force Negotiation Center published their inaugural edition of the Journal of Military Conflict Transformation. The biannual publication features articles from the field of conflict transformation, including negotiation, mediation, conflict management and dispute resolution. Faculty, staff and students are encouraged to submit
  • Maxwell Medical Treatment Facility identified in report to Congress on facility size

    A Department of Defense report on the appropriate size and scope of military hospitals and clinics identified the 42nd Medical Group Medical Treatment Facility for future change.The Fiscal Year 2017 National Defense Authorization Act directed the DoD to submit a report to Congress on restructuring medical facilities to increase their focus on
  • LDC revitalizes squadrons through the human domain

    “I failed at…,” the instructor said to 68 students at Air University’s Leader Development Course for Squadron Command.For two weeks in December, I engaged with my officer counterparts, graduated squadron commanders and senior mentors in the course on the art of command. The instructor was one of the former commanders, and the course was unlike any
  • Maxwell Pharmacy implements new system to better serve patients, Airmen

    The mission of the Maxwell Pharmacy is to properly dispense prescribed medicines to their patients. All 37,000 of them. The pharmacy here serves approximately 500 patients and dispenses 1,200 prescriptions each day of the week.For the 30 team members working behind the desk, those numbers can be daunting. However, with the implementation of the
  • Part-Time Civilian Astronautical Graduate Student Credits AFIT for Improving Work Quality

    When choosing a graduate school, National Air and Space Intelligence Center civilian employee Justin Becker chose the Air Force Institute of Technology so he could continue working while attending school part-time.“AFIT has and will continue helping me with my work, which is what I was looking for when furthering my education,” said Becker, masters
  • The ‘Top 3’ chatting with the ‘O-3s’

    The Polifka Auditorium, capable of seating 1,100 people, was just shy of being filled to capacity when all of Air University’s Senior Non-Commissioned Officer Academy visited Squadron Officer School for a full day of mentorship and open-communication Jan. 30, 2020, at Maxwell Air Force Base, Ala.
  • AF Assistant Secretary visits Maxwell to address housing improvements

    The Honorable John W. Henderson, Assistant Secretary of the Air Force for Installations, Environment and Energy, toured privatized housing units Jan. 14, 2020, during a visit to Maxwell Air Force Base, Alabama.The visit was a part of Air Force senior leadership’s mission to improve the safety and quality of privatized housing on military
  • From the courtroom to the classroom

    What to do after retirement from the Air Force is a question that plagues many Airmen as they approach the end of their career. For one lieutenant colonel, an unsolicited email from the Air Force Personnel Center answered that question for her, and changed her life forever.

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.