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  • COT works to bridge the gap between TFOT

    Leaders at the Air Force Officer Training School’s Commissioned Officer Training course are closing the training requirements gap between COT students and Total Force Officer Training cadets at Air University.In effort to provide future Air Force officers the same training, regardless of their commissioning path, COT sent their first class to the
  • Maxwell air show draws record crowd

    Tens of thousands of people from across the River Region and the country had their eyes to the skies at the Maxwell Open House and Air Show April 8-9, 2017.Base officials estimate the two-day crowd to have soared above the 135,000 mark, not surprising since the last air show held at the Montgomery base was in 2010 and the headline acts were the
  • Maxwell Airman donates to stranger in need

    With an upcoming permanent change of station, Maj. Mathew Carter, a Jeanne M. Holm Center for Officer Accessions and Citizen Development instructor at Air University, had hundreds of reasons to say no when he was asked to travel to Washington, D.C., to donate bone marrow to a complete stranger. Instead, he decided this opportunity was too important
  • AFIT colonel stresses commitment to AF Core Values, higher education for Airmen

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio – The Air Force Institute of Technology, known as AFIT by many, welcomed a new Air University Detachment 1 Commander/Director of Staff Dec. 16, 2016. However, he’s no stranger to the institute or its mission. In fact, he has served in several capacities at AFIT since 2002 during his first assignment as a
  • Auburn University helps 908th Transfer Heritage and Retire Purple Heart recipient ‘War Eagle’

    The 908th Airlift Wing transferred the heritage of aircraft number 85-0040 known as War Eagle to aircraft number 91-9142 Feb 24, at Maxwell Air Force Base.
  • Air Force language program prepares captain to search for missing WWII Airmen

    September 2016, an American B-24 bomber aircraft lies crashed at the bottom of the ocean, off the coast of Italy. Its eight-man crew entombed among the mangled fuselage and sea life for decades. It’s time to bring them home, but before that can be done, someone has to communicate between the Italian government and the U.S. agency trying to find
  • Language program officials announce 2017 application dates

    The Air Force Culture and Language Center has released dates for the 2017 Air Force ROTC and U.S. Air Force Academy cadet and active duty application windows and selection boards for the Language Enabled Airman Program.The AFCLC will conduct two LEAP selection boards, one for cadets and one for active duty Airmen. The AFCLC must receive candidates’
  • AFROTC names 2016 Right of Line Award recipients

    Headquarters Air Force ROTC announces the selection of three of its 145 detachments as Right of Line Award winners for 2016.Winners are Detachment 365, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (small detachment category); Detachment 825, University of Texas at Austin (medium detachment category); and Detachment 028, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical
  • Airman’s life takes two major turns in one day

    While Senior Airman Christopher Elszasz sat in the post-partum room with his newborn son and wife at a Montgomery hospital, still trying to comprehend how his life was about to change, he received an unexpected phone call from an even more unexpected source that would change is life even more. The database administrator for the Training Business
  • AFJROTC: Inspiring youth toward STEM careers, creating opportunity

    Part of Air University’s mission is “We produce the future ... ”  Efforts to do just that begin with Air Force Junior ROTC, which is our high school citizenship program with 120,000 cadets and a consistently diverse participation with typically 58 percent minority and 38 percent female enrollment.   Outreach efforts by DoD, Air Force, AFJROTC, Air
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