Air University / Maxwell AFB News

  • Air University’s Holm Center welcomes new commander

    The former senior military assistant to the secretary of the Air Force took command of the service’s largest officer accessioning center during a change of command ceremony, May 21, 2020, on Maxwell.Brigadier Gen. Leslie Maher took charge of Air University’s Jeanne M. Holm Center for Officer Accessions and Citizen Development from Brig. Gen.
  • Air University welcomes Lt. Gen. Hecker as commander, president

    Lt. Gen. James B. Hecker took over as the commander and president of Air University during an assumption of command ceremony here Nov. 22, 2019.
  • Former British Prime Minister shares leadership insights at Air University

    A former British Prime Minister traveled across the Atlantic to sit down and answer a few questions in front of approximately 1,000 Air University students and base leadership, Oct. 5, 2018, at Maxwell Air Force Base, Alabama. Tony Blair served as the British Prime Minister from 1997 through 2007. Before sitting down with Royal Air Force Wing
  • AU commander discusses innovation, future development with AUM, community leaders

    Lt. Gen. Anthony J. Cotton, Air University commander and president, spoke with community leaders as part of Auburn University at Montgomery’s Business Breakfast series, Friday, May 11 on AUM’s campus in Montgomery, Alabama.
  • Air University aims to spark more innovation, collaboration with MGMWERX

    Air University has long been considered the leadership-development center for the Air Force, and it continues its 72-year-long legacy with a new joint venture, named MGMWERX, in collaboration with the City of Montgomery, Montgomery County, and the Montgomery Area Chamber of Commerce, to encourage innovation.  “The dream of MGMWERX is to harken back
  • Air University Commander visits the Air Force Culture and Language Center

    Air University President and Commander Lt. Gen. Anthony Cotton visited the Air Force Culture and Language Center Wednesday morning. During a briefing, he described the center’s work as “very beneficial”.  “I didn’t even realize how many countries we are associated with,” Cotton said, “this is very exciting”.  The Air Force Culture and Language
  • Lt. Gen. Cotton assumes command of Air University

    Lt. Gen. Anthony J. Cotton assumed command of Air University in a ceremony here officiated by Lt. Gen. Steve Kwast, commander of Air Education and Training Command, Feb.15. Upon taking command of AU, Cotton also became its third president and is now responsible for Air Force professional military education and professional continuing education.
  • Air Force imagines 2050 outlook

    Air University is inviting Airmen to take a look at what the Air Force will look like in 2050, aligning to the Air Force Secretary’s and Chief of Staff of the Air Force’s vision for the force.  “Under the guidance of Secretary of Defense Mattis and with the support of the Congress, we will restore the readiness of the force so that we can win any
  • Press briefing at Maxwell

    Montgomery Mayor Todd Strange held his weekly press briefing Mar. 23 in front of the Daedalus statue at the Maxwell Air Force Base Club. With co-host, Air University Commander Lt. Gen Steven Kwast, they talked about the base's upcoming air show and open house on Apr. 8-9, as well as events the city is hosting during an "All-American Weekend,"
  • Newt Gingrich visits Air University

    Newt Gingrich, 50th Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives, engages with students of the Blue Horizons and School of Advanced Air and Space Studies, March 16, 2017. Gingrich's visit is part of Air University's forums designed to foster two-way communication between students learning from experiences in D.C. and his learning about AU research

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.