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  • Commander's Action Line

    Complaint:On the morning of Feb. 8, I was honked at on Maxwell Boulevard because I was following the speed limit in a school zone. For the past few months, I've noticed drivers getting more aggressive in the school zone by the post office and Holm Center. Most mornings they tailgate me, or change lanes and speed by me because I'm going the required
  • AU NCO of Year is Guard’s only female MTI

    The first and only female military training instructor in the Air National Guard is also the first and only Air National Guardsman to be named the Air University Noncommissioned Officer of the Year.Technical Sgt. Leslie Cummings is an MTI for the Academy of Military Science, the Air Force Officer Training School commissioning program for Air
  • POW endures 'boredom, punctuated by terror' during captivity

    It was a mission that lasted more than seven years. It was also a trap.Sent to rescue the downed pilot of an F-105D Thunderchief during the Vietnam War, retired Capt. William "Bill" Robinson, an airman first class at the time, and his three teammates navigated inside enemy lines where an ambush lay in wait and shot down their Kaman HH-43 Huskie
  • AFCLC Faculty Member Supports Air Advisor Academy in Afghanistan

    While a university classroom is a common setting for academic professors, faculty from the Air Force Culture and Language Center share their expertise around the world in many different environments. Recently, the AFCLC's assistant professor of cross-cultural organizational communication spent two weeks in Afghanistan, providing assistance to the
  • OTS transforms BOT course

    Beginning in January, the Air Force Officer Training School's Basic Officer Training course will be shortened by three weeks. Cutting the course from 12 weeks to nine weeks was the result of finding efficiencies in the course's scheduling processes and curriculum, said the OTS commandant. "Our staff was able to adapt its operations and curriculum
  • Mental fortitude: the fire within

    As I sat watching a pre-season National Basketball Association game, I found myself pondering the 2011 playoffs. I'm still flabbergasted that the Dallas Mavericks beat the Miami Heat. Turning to my husband, the self -roclaimed basketball aficionado, I asked what happened. Didn't Miami have the "dream team?" Didn't they shell out almost $50 million
  • Air University instructor wins Emmy

    An Air Force Officer Training School instructor from the Iowa Air National Guard has won an Emmy for videography in Afghanistan.Captain Peter Shinn was a key part of the team that put together Iowa Soldiers Remember Afghanistan, which aired on Iowa Public Television on Veterans Day in 2011. The program won the 2012 Emmy for best Military Program in
  • Bring up your fitness, join Club '100'

    Maxwell Air Base recognizes Airmen who earn a perfect score of 100 on their annual physical fitness assessment. These Airmen have improved their score from their last physical training test in order to get into Maxwell's Club 100, or have had a score of 100 previously.Name: Staff Sgt. Troy HooverUnit: 22nd Training SquadronAge: 31Time in
  • Preparing for 2013 CUI

    Maxwell has a chance to strut its stuff as it prepares for a consolidated unit inspection Sept. 9-16, 2013, which will test how well everyone on Maxwell follows Air Force instructions."Inspectors will be looking at everything. That's where the pressure comes from, but that's where the pleasure comes from too. We get to have a little swagger in our
  • Bring up your fitness, join Club '100'

    Starting this month, Maxwell Air Base will recognize Airmen who earn a perfect score of 100 on their annual physical fitness assessment. These Airmen have improved their score from their last physical training test in order to get into Maxwell's Club 100, or have had a score of 100 previously.Name: Staff Sgt .Wesley CureUnit: Holm CenterAge: 28Time
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Joint Chiefs of Staff

6/26/2020
Joint Staff Spokesperson Col. DeDe S. Halfhill provided the following readout: Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Mark A. Milley met with United Kingdom's National Security Advisor Sir Mark Sedwill today in the Pentagon.
6/26/2020
Joint Staff Spokesperson Col. DeDe S. Halfhill provided the following readout: Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Mark A. Milley spoke with Chief of the Australian Defence Force Gen. Angus Campbell yesterday by phone.
6/17/2020
Joint Staff Spokesperson Col. DeDe S. Halfhill provided the following readout: Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Mark A. Milley spoke with the Polish Chief of the General Staff Gen. Rajmund Andrzejczak today by telephone.
6/17/2020
Joint Staff Spokesperson Col. DeDe S. Halfhill provided the following readout: Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Mark A. Milley spoke with Iraqi Joint Headquarters Chief of Staff, Staff Lt. Gen. Abdul Amir Rasheed Yarallah today by phone.
6/8/2020
Joint Staff Spokesperson Col. DeDe S. Halfhill provided the following readout: Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Mark A. Milley spoke with Canadian Armed Forces Chief of Defence Gen. Jonathan Vance today by telephone.
6/4/2020
Joint Staff Spokesperson Col. DeDe S. Halfhill provided the following readout: Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Mark A. Milley spoke with Chief of the Russian General Staff Gen. Valery Gerasimov by telephone today.

Department of Defense

7/10/2020
The COVID-19 pandemic hasn't put a damper on the production of new soldiers or airmen at basic training facilities.
7/10/2020
President Donald J. Trump traveled to Florida this morning for a briefing on what he said has been a successful operation to cut the flow of illegal drugs into the United States.
7/9/2020
Army Gen. Mark A. Milley condemned systemic racism in the U.S. military saying, "There is no place our armed forces for manifestations or symbols of racism, bias or discrimination."
7/9/2020
When it comes to advancements in artificial intelligence technology, China has a lead in some places, but the U.S. leads where it counts, the director of the Joint Artificial Intelligence Center said.
7/9/2020
Defense Secretary Dr. Mark T. Esper told the House Armed Services Committee that National Guardsmen protected Americans' right to peaceably assemble and petition the government during violent protests.
7/8/2020
One of the biggest lessons learned during the COVID-19 pandemic is that the supply chain is vulnerable to offshore suppliers, particularly adversaries such as China, a senior Pentagon official said.