Air University / Maxwell AFB News

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  • Women's roles evolved - Women make an impact on military history

    Within the time span it took for women in television to transform from the female stereotypes portrayed on "I Love Lucy" to the more modern, late-century version found on "Murphy Brown," women in the U.S. Air Force were making strides that far outpaced their Hollywood counterparts.By the end of World War II, women were fully incorporated into the
  • Character: the license to lead

    A leader's credentials emanate from within; rank, position, and authority pale in significance, to the power of a leader's character - the license to lead.~Kamena Inappropriate behavior, profound lack of judgment, pervasive pattern of unprofessional behavior, loss of confidence in his ability to lead..." - striking verbiage from actual statements
  • Volunteer, SFS urge caution at crosswalk

    For drivers on Maxwell Boulevard in the morning, the sound of a whistle is a reminder to stop for pedestrians using the crosswalk between the Jeanne M. Holm Center for Officer Accessions and Citizen Development and the post office.Armed with her whistle and reflective vest, Cheryl Palmer, a volunteer crossing guard, also places a sign telling
  • AU, OTS honor two distinguished alumni

    The Air University and Officer Training School honored the 2011 OTS Distinguished Alumni class with an induction ceremony Feb. 17. Retired Gen. Lance Smith and Brig. Gen. Paul Johnson, currently deputy U.S. military representative to the NATO Military Committee at NATO Headquarters in Brussels, Belgium, were inducted for their lasting contributions
  • Spouses share survival tips

    Zip-closed bags, the "OK" sign and couples' retreats are just a few of the tools women use to survive as military spouses. Five Maxwell-Gunter wives shared words of wisdom during a Heart Link spouses orientation Feb. 10 at the Airman and Family Readiness Center.The discussion covered the gamut of experiences, including frequent moves, formal events
  • Markham's teaching roots help tap potential

    An instructor's legacy of caring has earned him applause from a civic group.Houston Markham, instructional systems specialist in curriculum development for the Holm Center for Officer Accessions and Citizen Development, received the Young Professional of the Year Award from Emerge Montgomery Feb. 6.He credits his strong support system of family and
  • 2011 year in review

    JanuaryRegistration starts for advanced ID systemRegistration for the Defense Biometric Identification System began at Maxwell and Gunter, and everyone needing access to base was required to register by July."(With DBIDS) guards will scan the ID of the accessing individual to check for authorized access," said Staff Sgt. Joshua Allen, 42nd Security
  • Airmen first responders at local auto accidents

    Two Airmen from Maxwell - Chief Master Sgt. Garth Meade, the command chief master sergeant for 42nd Air Base Wing, and 1st Lt. Frederick Olsen, an Officer Training School flight commander - responded to two auto crashes in Montgomery recently, helping those in need.Crash witness steps inMeade and his wife witnessed a one-vehicle accident after the
  • CFC campaign celebrates success

    The Heart of Alabama Combined Federal Campaign contributors, leadership and organizers, as well as representatives from seven participating charities were encouraged to toot their own horns Dec. 9. Noise makers reminiscent of New Year's Eve were placed at each place setting in the Maxwell Club ballroom during a victory and awards celebration, and

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.