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  • Class is back in session for Barnes Center

    After a short break due to the COVID-19 pandemic, The Thomas N. Barnes Center for Enlisted Education has begun virtual in-residence remote courses, June 1, 2020. The courses currently in session are the Chiefs Leadership Course and three Noncommissioned Officer Academies: Airey, Vosler and Kadena.
  • The Future of Enlisted Professional Military Education

    The panel of chief master sergeants from AU answered both pre-submitted questions and questions asked during the event addressing concerns for current and future enlisted PME classes.
  • MGMWERX, AU hold facility design challenge for AU schools

    Air University and MGMWERX collaborated together to create the MGMWERX design challenge for AU educational classrooms and spaces.The challenge invited interior designers, design students, architects and engineers to design innovative educational spaces that would enhance the learning experience for both instructors and students."MGMWERX was created
  • Virtually There: Barnes Center graduates first virtual class

    MAXWELL AIR FORCE BASE, Ala. - Air University’s Barnes Center will graduate Class 20E, the first virtual in residence class of the Enlisted Professional Military Enlisted Instructor Course, May13th.The virtual graduation will include a guest speaker and having every student's name called. This will be the first class  within the center to attend
  • The ‘Top 3’ chatting with the ‘O-3s’

    The Polifka Auditorium, capable of seating 1,100 people, was just shy of being filled to capacity when all of Air University’s Senior Non-Commissioned Officer Academy visited Squadron Officer School for a full day of mentorship and open-communication Jan. 30, 2020, at Maxwell Air Force Base, Ala.
  • Airey NCOA moves to Maxwell awaiting Tyndall reconstruction

    In late 2018, Tyndall Air Force Base sustained severe damage from Hurricane Michael, affecting nearly every building and mission on the installation. Among those impacted by the storm, the Airey Noncommissioned Officer Academy faced the loss of their learning environment.
  • Air University wraps-up “mega” NCOA course for Tyndall students

    Air University’s Barnes Center for Enlisted Education graduated Noncommissioned Officer Academy “mega” class 19 Alpha One on Dec. 20, 2018, showcasing total force coordination and support in the aftermath of Hurricane Michael.
  • Barnes Center for Enlisted Education provides alternatives for Tyndall NCO academy students in Hurricane Michael aftermath

    Along with the thousands of Airmen evacuated from Tyndall Air Force Base, Fla., days before Hurricane Michael made landfall were 179 students from installations across the region attending the Airey Noncommissioned Officer Academy. The NCOs had just started their classes on Oct. 2, 2018, before being ordered that they, along with the base’s other
  • AU’s Barnes Center elevates commandant position to command chief following EPME revitalization

    Air University’s Thomas N. Barnes Center for Enlisted Education elevated the rank of the Senior Noncommissioned Officer Academy commandant to Command Chief Master Sgt., June 27, as part of their goal towards revitalizing Air Force enlisted professional military education.
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Department of Defense

7/2/2020
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.
7/2/2020
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.
6/30/2020
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.
6/30/2020
The Missile Defense Agency is looking to adapt current technologies against the hypersonic threat while looking toward new capabilities.
6/26/2020
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.
6/26/2020
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.