Air University / Maxwell AFB News

  • 42nd MDG welcomes new commander

    After serving two years as the 42nd MDG commander, Col. Jeanette Frantel is moving on to her next assignment at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base in Ohio. 
  • 42nd Mental Health Clinic raises awareness for mental health awareness month

    Airmen from the 42nd Medical Operations Squadron mental health clinic raised awareness about mental health, May 28, 2020, Maxwell Air Force Base, Alabama. The mental health team created signs that featured various inspirational and motivational phrases about mental health, and held them up outside the Day Street gate in honor of Mental Awareness
  • 42nd MDG addresses patients about pharmacy changes

    Valued Patients,We greatly appreciate your patience and cooperation as we adjust our operations to protect you and our staff.We have implemented a few temporary process changes in our pharmacy and as a result are now able to receive electronic network/off base civilian provider prescriptions.   To use this option please do the following:1) Ask your
  • Pharmacy FAQ

    How do I get a Refill? A: You may call in your refills as normal at 334-953-7971 or 334-953-7978. Please allow 72 hours for processing. How do I transfer my script to a network pharmacy? A: Please locate a pharmacy that has your medication and have that pharmacy fax the request to 334-953-5272 and the base pharmacy will contact them with
  • 42nd Medical Group no longer processing prescriptions from off-base providers amid COVID-19

    Maxwell Air Force Base, Ala. – The 42nd Medical Group’s Pharmacy is no longer processing prescriptions made by off-base providers, effective immediately.All new civilian prescriptions, paper and electronic, are suspended due to minimized Mission Essential Staffing at the pharmacy.Existing refills can be ordered by calling the automated system at
  • Installation commander addresses Maxwell-Gunter Team

    Team Maxwell-Gunter,Over the past days, the state, region and local area have seen a significant increase in the number of positive cases of COVID-19. Therefore, I have raised the Health Protection Condition (HPCON) to Charlie from Bravo for Maxwell AFB and Gunter Annex effective immediately.  HPCON Charlie indicates there’s a substantial threat of
  • Maxwell-Gunter moves to HPCON Charlie in response to COVID-19

    MAXWELL AFB, Ala. -- At the direction of the installation commander, Col. Patrick Carley, Maxwell Air Force Base and Gunter Annex have moved to Health Protection Condition (HPCON) Charlie from HPCON Bravo.HPCON Charlie indicates a substantial threat of disease for personnel due to a local or regional epidemic outbreak with a high rate of disease in
  • Maxwell air and space show canceled

    The Maxwell “Beyond the Horizon Air and Space Show” has been canceled due to the coronavirus pandemic.The Department of the Air Force has suspended public outreach activities and support to community events in the United States and at its overseas’ locations through May 15, 2020. The suspension includes, but is not limited to, on-base and
  • Maxwell goes to HPCON Bravo

    The Maxwell-Gunter installation commander has directed Health Protection Condition (HPCON) Bravo in response to COVID-19. In addition to all HPCON Alpha actions, HPCON Bravo includes the following actions:- Strict Hygiene (No handshaking, wipe common-use items)- If exposed, self-isolate (Wear mask or remain home)- Avoid contaminated water/food or
  • Maxwell takes precautions against COVID-19, moves to HPCON Alpha

    The 42nd Air Base Wing has raised the Health Protection Condition to Alpha from zero for Maxwell Air Force Base and Gunter Annex in response to the spread of COVID-19 beginning March 13, 2020.In the case of an unusual health risk, the DoD uses health protection measures known as HPCONs, to determine what actions are needed to best protect the base

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.