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  • AU, Maxwell continues community efforts to improve school options

    Leaders from Air University and the 42nd Air Base Wing continue to partner with community leaders across the River Region to improve school choices for children of military-affiliated families. Recent efforts have also included some student-led projects, as well as working with Troy University to host workshops with local school district staff, faculty from local universities and outside experts.
  • Senior service school students wrestle with global chaos during JLASS-SP

    The National Defense Strategy calls for “seamless integration of multiple elements of national power—diplomacy, information, economics, finance, intelligence, law enforcement, and military.” Wargames are one method the U.S. and allies use to improve their competitive edge against adversaries of freedom and prosperity.
  • MaxACTS brings bright ideas, nursing pods to Maxwell

    The Max Airmen Creating Tomorrows Solutions initiative, or MaxACTS, brings Airmen’s ideas to life
  • Air University hosted the fourth annual AU LREC Symposium

    Air University’s Air Force Culture and Language Center welcomed more than 300 participants to the
  • Air Force OTS graduates largest class in school history

    Air University’s Air Force Officer Training School graduated its largest class ever as more than 340 new officers tossed their hats into the air March 15, 2019, celebrating their completion of the program. The increased size of the class was a result of a paradigm shift the schoolhouse implemented at the beginning of 2018, pivoting away from separate programs for line and non-line officers and conducting merged classes.
  • AFIT graduates 234 masters and doctoral STEM students

    The Air Force Institute of Technology Graduate School of Engineering and Management awarded 234 advanced degrees at the National Museum of the United States Air Force March 21. The graduating class included 203 Air Force officers, two Air Force non-commissioned officers, eight Army officers, two Marine Corps officers, and 15 civilians. The school also graduated three international students from Australia and Brazil.
  • EWI Fellows complete mid-tour review

    Kicking off the new year, the 71st class of Air Force Education with Industry Fellows gathered in Orlando, Florida, recently to share their company experiences with leadership from Air Force Acquisition, Manpower, Personnel and Services, Air Force Institute of Technology and the Air Force Personnel Center as part of their DoD-mandated mid-tour review. The current class, comprised of 61 officers, enlisted and civilians, traveled from 20 states to share their lessons learned and insight from industry. The EWI Fellows brought a myriad of perspectives, representing 17 Air Force career fields embedded and working at 39 different companies.
  • The ‘Transportation Plan’: Preparing for the Normandy invasion

    By early January 1944, Supreme Headquarters Allied Expeditionary Force, or SHAEF, had begun planning for the greatest seaborne invasion in history, Operation Overlord, the invasion of “Fortress Europe,” scheduled for early June. General Dwight D. Eisenhower, Supreme Allied Commander, was reasonably sure that the Allies could land sufficient forces to establish a beachhead along the Normandy coast of France during the first critical days of the invasion. However, he wasn’t so sure that these initial forces could sustain itself unless the Allies had air superiority over the landing beaches and could prevent German forces in Normandy from receiving reinforcements.
  • Air Force Junior ROTC Flight Academy encourages youth to seek careers in aviation

    Aviators from all over the country traveled to sunny Long Beach, California for the 30th annual
  • Air University Press releases Autonomous Horizons: The Way Forward

    Air University Press announces the release of Autonomous Horizons: The Way Forward, by Dr. Greg Zacharias, former chief scientist of the Air Force. Zacharias, who served as chief scientist from 2015 to 2018, explores the next steps in autonomous systems development, fielding and training. Rapid advances in AS development and artificial intelligence research will change how people think about machines, whether they are individual vehicle platforms or networked enterprises.
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Department of Defense

9/6/2019
An overhaul of the Joint Worldwide Intelligence Communications System, or JWICS, is underway to make it better able to serve its expanded mission.
9/6/2019
The Defense Department's cyber strategy directly reflects the National Defense Strategy's emphasis on three key pillars: lethality, reform and partnerships.
9/6/2019
Warning that Chinese economic power and Russian aggression pose threats to global security, Defense Secretary Dr. Mark T. Esper urged European allies to commit to keeping the world safe.
9/6/2019
The U.S. military is building on the National Defense Strategy to address the complex threats and problems in the world today, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff said.
9/6/2019
U.S. Marines work with Australian troops in Exercise Koolendong.
9/6/2019
The Defense Department is protecting critical infrastructure in the homeland as a part of its new cyber strategy.