Air University / Maxwell AFB News

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  • Dedication of Gilbert Hall honors valor of OTS alumnus

    Building 1487 of the Officer Training School Complex was dedicated as Gilbert Hall Monday in memory of Maj. Troy L. Gilbert, a 1995 OTS distinguished alumnus who exemplified the three Air Force core values by how he lived and how he died. A commemorative plaque and memory wall on display at the new Gilbert Hall honor his legacy of service and
  • Brother renders first salute from Afghanistan

    Commissioning into the Armed Forces is a priceless achievement and brings a great sense of accomplishment. On graduation day, cadets commemorate their long days of training and hard work alongside family and friends, to be officially commissioned as 2nd lieutenants. For Master Sgt. Roger Nelson, one particular commissioning ceremony holds a special
  • Maxwell Airmen gear up for revised Physical Training standards

    With only 11 weeks to go until the revised version of the Air Force Physical Training test takes effect Jan. 1, 2010, Airmen on Maxwell and Gunter should expect to see increased emphasis on meeting and exceeding the new standards. The revisions are the result of an Air Force-wide audit of the fitness program ordered by then Chief Master Sgt. of the
  • ANG Det. 12 comes to Air University

    In a ceremony at Officer Training School, Detachment 12, Air National Guard Readiness Center, was activated, and Lt. Col. Ronald Daniels took command of the new unit Oct. 2. Formerly the Academy of Military Sciences at McGhee Tyson ANG Base, Tenn., Detachment 12 opened its doors to its first class O-2010-1 Monday. Air University commander Lt. Gen.
  • Air Force Chief of Staff names MIT cadet as cadet of the year

    The Air Force Chief of Staff, Gen. Norton A. Schwartz, recently named the 2009 United States Air Force Cadet of the Year. Cadet Col. Ryan W. Castonia, a senior, majoring in Aerospace Engineering at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, was notified of the honor in an official letter signed by the general. He is a member of the Air Force
  • AFROTC detachment’s improvement program spotlights AF history, beautifies facilities

    University of Florida Air Force ROTC detachment 150 cadets are in their final months of a four-year improvement program ensuring all who enter the detachment halls are aware they are in 'blue' territory. The improvement program began in 2006 when routine spring cleaning led to the discovery of historic Air Force documents and inspired the
  • Federally Employed Women award luncheon focuses on ‘Keys to Success’

    Award nominees and their supporters embraced the "Keys to Success" at an Aug. 27 awards luncheon sponsored by the Federal Women's Program Committee and Federally Employed Women. The event, which helped mark August as Federal Woman's Month at Maxwell, honored the 22 nominees and five winners of Distinguished Service Awards in four categories, as
  • Maxwell Web site gets new look, gives users easier navigation options

    Following in the footsteps of the Air Force's official Web site, Maxwell Airmen may have noticed the new design to the installation Web site, www.maxwell.af.mil, effective Monday. The migration of the Air Force's 315 public Web sites to a "clutter-free" template are scheduled to continue through the end of 2009. The site transition to the current
  • Holm Center inducts first ROTC 'Distinguished Alumni'

    The honor of being the first person inducted into the Air Force Reserve Officer Training Corps' Distinguished Graduates went to a former commander of Air Combat Command. Retired Gen. Ronald Keys, a distinguished graduate of Kansas State University's ROTC program, was at Air University Holm Center for Officer Accession and Citizen Development at
  • Maxwell Airmen one click away from hometown recognition

    Air University schools have graduated more than 120,000 students since the beginning of fiscal year 2009, according to the Air Education and Training Command 2009 Snapshot. So far this year, only 104 AU graduates and Maxwell Airmen have employed the Joint Hometown News Service program, which "showcases the accomplishments and worldwide activities

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.