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  • Former SECAF visits Officer Training School

    Commissioned and Basic Officer Trainees at Officer Training School had the unique opportunity to listen to the Air Forces' former senior civilian leader last week here at Maxwell.  Former Secretary of the Air Force Michael W. Wynne visited Officer Training School to address trainees and thank them for their service during the demanding times the
  • Commentary: Airmen leading the Air Force

    Too often in today's Air Force, junior Airmen -- both junior officers and enlisted Airmen -- perceive themselves as followers rather than leaders because of their relative junior rank and experience. Leading as a junior Airman is not always the easiest thing to do in the traditional sense, but it is vital to the success of our Air Force
  • SOC commander takes helm of Holm Center

    Command of the Jeanne M. Holm Center for Officer Accessions and Citizen Development has been handed to Col. Roger Watkins by Brig. Gen. Teresa Djuric.Colonel Watkins is no stranger to Maxwell Air Force Base, having graduated from Squadron Officer School, Air Command and Staff College, and Air War College. He comes to the Holm Center from his
  • OTS salutes heritage with T-41 display

    Officer Training School candidates, families and special guests paid homage to Air Force heritage with the dedication of the T-41 Mescalero on display at the OTS campus Monday.The T-41 served as a pilot training tool for more than 30 years. Col. Timothy P. O'Brien, OTS commander, said he was one of thousands who went through initial flight
  • SOC commander takes helm of Holm Center

    Command of the Jeanne M. Holm Center for Officer Accessions and Citizen Development has been handed to Col. Roger Watkins by Brig. Gen. Teresa Djuric.Colonel Watkins is no stranger to Maxwell Air Force Base, having graduated from Squadron Officer School, Air Command and Staff College, and Air War College. He comes to the Holm Center from his
  • Feedback is the foundation

    To build a durable structure, you must start with a solid foundation. The same philosophy applies to developing Air Force members. Honest and fair performance feedback is the foundation our Airmen need. According to AFI 36-2406, Officer and Enlisted Evaluation Systems, "Performance feedback is a private, formal communication a rater uses to tell a
  • Airmen need to ask themselves ‘Can I deploy today?’

    Each military member, regardless of assigned unit or location, must be ready to deploy. It's simply a fundamental part of the service to the nation. Outside of job training, each Airmen must be personally ready to deploy when called upon. To do so, consider the following:Family and children: Sometimes families and children may not understand why we
  • Base copes with above-normal temps

    This July was one of the hottest on record for the Maxwell-Gunter and Montgomery area, and there are no signs of a cool down in the immediate future, forecasters say.The average high temperature last month was 95.5 degrees Fahrenheit, the record high of 97.6 degrees being set in 2000. The average high for June and July was 95 degrees, a mere 0.7
  • AFROTC honors three elite graduates

    Three graduates of the Air Force Reserve Officer Training School who went on to be top leaders in their fields were honored recently in a ceremony at Maxwell Air Force Base.Former Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. John Jumper, former Air Education and Training Command Commander Gen. Lloyd Newton and Gen. Roger Brady, commander of U.S. Air Forces in
  • ROTC cadet adds award to collection

    A Reserve Officer Training Corps cadet here for ROTC summer field-training received the Cadet Research Award July 21 for his research on orbital mechanics. Cadet Jason B. Gabriel is a senior at Worcester Polytechnic Institute and the cadet wing commander at Detachment 340, located in Worcester, Mass. He is slated to become a second lieutenant upon
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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.