Air University / Maxwell AFB News

  • AFRL Aerospace Systems Directorate faculty earns SE&TM award at AFMC level

    Lt. Col. Jay Rutledge, an associate professor and senior military faculty member at the Air Force Institute of Technology (AFIT), performing a year-long sabbatical in the directorate, earned the award in the Science and Engineering Educator category and will now compete for the award at the Air Force level.
  • Marine Commander’s Perspective on an AFIT Education

    United States Marine Corps Lt. Col. James C. Paxton III is currently serving as the commanding officer of Marine Corps Air Station Yuma Headquarters and Headquarters Squadron (nicknamed the “Guardians”) in Yuma, Arizona.  He is a naval aviator who flew F/A-18C and KC-130J aircraft, and now flies the UC-12F.  He attended TOPGUN in 2007, and was designated a strike fighter tactics instructor.
  • AFIT’s CSRA achieves historic milestones with DL classes, international student internship during COVID-19 constraints

    One immediate challenge was switching all in-person classes to distance learning; something that has never been implemented before in the history of the Center.
  • AFIT’s Space Research Center Wins Air University Annual Award

    The Air Force Institute of Technology’s Center for Space Research and Assurance was selected as the winner of The General Muir S. Fairchild Educational Achievement Award for 2019.“This most prestigious award is a well-deserved recognition of all of the outstanding contributions of the faculty, students and staff affiliated with AFIT’s Center for
  • AFIT student first to graduate with all-female thesis team

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio - Taylor Flaxington was one of 229 students to complete her master’s degree from the Air Force Institute of Technology’s Graduate School of Engineering Management in March 2020. But she was the first AFIT student to have an all-female thesis team.As an Air Force civilian employee, Flaxington attended AFIT
  • AFIT using 3D printing to develop N95 face shields

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio - The Air Force Institute of Technology’s additive manufacturing laboratory has been printing face shield prototypes for the National Air and Space Intelligence Center to extend the longevity of N95 masks.  The 88th Medical Group at Wright-Patterson AFB is testing the prototypes to determine if they are
  • AFIT continues to provide premier education during COVID-19

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio – During a time of uncertainty due to COVID-19, the Air Force Institute of Technology continues to provide premier education to the military and civilian workforce.“AFIT continues to serve the United States Air and Space Forces with the majority of its continuing education courses,” said AFIT’s director and
  • AFIT awards 243 masters and doctoral STEM degrees

    The Air Force Institute of Technology’s Graduate School of Engineering and Management awarded 236 master’s degrees and seven doctorate degrees in science, technology, engineering and math fields. Two graduate student’s received dual master’s degrees.  Due to current concerns of COVID-19, a commencement ceremony was not held.
  • AFIT EWI Fellow participates in Joint F-35 logistics deployment preparations

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio -- Air Force Institute of Technology Education with Industry Fellow Capt. William Fine traveled to San Diego, Calif. and Nellis AFB, Nev. 6-10 January 2020, where he joined a team of Lockheed Martin, BAE Systems, US Navy, and US Marine Corps personnel to help receive the USS Makin Island Afloat Spares Package
  • Part-Time Civilian Astronautical Graduate Student Credits AFIT for Improving Work Quality

    When choosing a graduate school, National Air and Space Intelligence Center civilian employee Justin Becker chose the Air Force Institute of Technology so he could continue working while attending school part-time.“AFIT has and will continue helping me with my work, which is what I was looking for when furthering my education,” said Becker, masters

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.