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  • “Father of the Air Force’s” grandson visits Air University

    The name Gen. Henry “Hap” Arnold has become synonymous with the birth of airpower, so much so that he is often referred to as the “father of the Air Force.” Gen. Arnold’s grandson, Robert Arnold, visited Air University in search of finding a final home for his grandfather’s memorabilia, Nov. 13, 2019, at Maxwell Air Force Base, Alabama. Memorabilia
  • Air University Press unveils new bookstore in AU Library

    Air University Press and AU Library staff invited the Maxwell community to celebrate the library’s newest addition, the AUP bookstore, Sept. 20, 2019, on Maxwell Air Force Base, Alabama. The AUP is the publishing agent for the school and is responsible for the editing, publishing and distribution of scholarly books and research papers in the
  • Air University Library digitizes research, products for remote Air Force, DOD access

    The Air University Library is currently digitizing and cataloging 2,500 linear feet of analog resources to make the entire collection of unclassified AU research and products readily available to the larger Air Force and DOD communities.
  • Air University orientation gives wing commanders new tools for their tool box

    Air University has been hosting wing commanders from across the Air Force monthly since January, to highlight how the commanders can leverage the university’s capabilities to benefit their Airmen and the Air Force.
  • MGMWERX hosts Library Ideation Workshop

    MGMWERX opened their doors again to foster the creation of ideas, but this time focusing solely on libraries, by hosting the Library Ideation Workshop, March 1, 2019, in Montgomery, Alabama.The workshop brought together librarians from universities and colleges from Alabama and Mississippi, to discuss how they can better create a more dynamic
  • MSFRIC honors African - American History Month

    The Muir S. Fairchild Research Information Center debuted a new exhibit titled “Maxwell and the Movement,” Feb. 21, 2019, to highlight the role the base played during a momentous time in our country's history. Moments in history featured in the exhibit included photos of the 4th Aviation Squadron, which was the first African – American unit at
  • Air University's MSFRIC helps local high school after severe fire

    On an early Saturday morning in August plumes of smoke billowed over the Centennial Hill neighborhood just a few minutes’ drive from Maxwell Air Force Base. The source was sadly the Booker T. Washington Magnet High School, which caught on fire that day causing severe damage and necessitating a move over to a new location in another part of the city. And while fortunately no one was injured in the blaze, the historic building and all of its contents were completely lost – including the school’s entire library collection. After hearing about the fire and the destruction of all of the school’s books, staff at the Muir S. Fairchild Research Information Center decided to see how they could assist. After raising funds, over $700 worth of new books were purchased and brought over to the school this past month. The school’s media specialist, Jennifer Sanford, related that the students were excited to see the new titles and stated, “We are very appreciative of the partnership that is growing between Maxwell Air Force Base and our school. This donation is really going to help our students in so many ways.”
  • First Research Roundtable connected students, authors

    The Air University Library and AU Press hosted the first AU Research Roundtable at the Muir S. Fairchild Research Information Center Oct. 11.
  • Renovation meets Innovation at the MSFRIC

    The Muir S. Fairchild Research Information Center is giving the students of Air University the opportunity to explore outside of the classroom with the opening of the Innovation Lab Oct. 2, 2018, on Maxwell Air Force Base, Alabama. The MSFRIC collaborated with the Teaching and Learning Center to create the Innovation Lab, which will allow AU
  • MSFRIC debuts New Exhibit: Faces of the Centennial

    Attendees from all over Maxwell visited the  Muir S. Fairchild Research Information Center here for their unveiling of their newest exhibit, the Faces of the Centennial, Friday. The debut was in conjunction with Maxwell’s Centennial Celebration, honoring the base’s 100 years of history. Through the use of photos, books and artifacts, Maxwell’s
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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.