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  • AFIT Faculty Receive AFA Sponsored Awards

    During a virtual ceremony on Feb. 25, four Air Force Institute of Technology faculty members received awards sponsored by the Wright Memorial Chapter 212 of the Air Force Association.
  • Astronautical Engineering Student Wins “Best Professional Paper” Award

    The Air Force Institute of Technology’s Master’s of Science in Astronautical Engineering civilian student, Mr. Nathan Boone was chosen as the 2021 American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics “Survivability Best Professional Paper” award recipient. The AIAA Forum and Exposition is the largest event for aerospace research, development and technology in the world.
  • AU Press releases four spring 2021 journals

    The journals include perspectives from U.S. senior-level military members and government civilians, peers and scholars and global perspectives from our neighboring Central and South Americans and, the newest offering, from the Indo-Pacific.
  • Developing leaders through CLA and Baltic Defence College curriculum collaboration

    Air Education and Training Command’s mission is to recruit, train, and educate exceptional Airmen. This role isn’t limited to just Air Force members; the Chiefs Leadership Academy, part of Air University’s Barnes Center for Enlisted Education at Maxwell Air Force Base, Ala., participated in a three-day virtual planning workshop with the Baltic Defence College in Tartu, Estonia, April 6-8, 2021. The workshop introduced the academic standards held by Air University and delivered through its schools, including the CLA. The event identified the tasks and expectations for participants, and synchronized efforts in preparation for the Command Senior Enlisted Leadership course, which will occur in Sept. – Dec. 2021.
  • Football game flyover symbolizes partnership, promise

    The rains ceased and the clouds abated just enough, and just in time, for a 908th Airlift Wing C-130 “Hercules” cargo aircraft to appear above the crowd at Alabama State University football stadium Saturday, April 10.
  • Retiree Activities Office

    MissionThe mission of the Retiree Activities Office (RAO) is to provide information helpful to retirees of all services. As the base level component of the Air Force Retiree Council, the RAO operates under Air Force Instruction 36-3106. It is supported by the 42nd Air Base Wing, providing a liaison between the active duty units at Maxwell-Gunter
  • Air University Library celebrates 75 years

    The celebration on April 1, 2021, kicked off with the opening of a new exhibit in the Fairchild Research Center lobby showcasing photographs and documents from over the decades and welcoming remarks from library director Alisha Miles and Brig. Gen. Maurice McKinney, AU acting vice commander.
  • Air University students experience virtual reality regional study trips

    Since its opening in 1946, Air University’s Air War College has seen endless cycles of challenges and changes. The latest of which is finding ways to provide the same level of educational experiences for students as before the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • AFIT awards 236 master’s, doctorate STEM degrees

    During the Air Force Institute of Technology’s Graduate School of Engineering and Management graduation ceremony March 25, history was made as this year’s class included Guardians of the U.S. Space Force. A total of 230 master’s and six doctorate degrees were awarded in the science, technology, engineering and math fields. One graduate earned dual master’s degrees.
  • Just Do Right — How a Maxwell Air Force Base Lieutenant and future Supreme Court Justice equalized pay for the Armed Forces.

    Just Do Right. That is exactly what Lieutenant Sharron Frontiero, now Sharron Cohen, did in 1970. As a physical therapist assigned to Maxwell Air Force Base, she refused to accept that the United States Air Force would not extend married female Airmen the same spousal benefits as married male Airmen.
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