Air University / Maxwell AFB News

  • Maxwell rookie special agent a highway hero

    It didn’t take long for first year Office of Special Investigations Special Agent Jonathan Parker to make a positive impact in his local community. As he drove home June 9, from OSI Detachment 405, at Maxwell Air Force Base, Ala., he approached a chemical tanker truck overturned on its side, on Interstate-65 North, near Montgomery, Ala., potentially causing an explosive chemical leak.
  • Maxwell-Gunter CDCs open for mission-essential personnel

    The Maxwell Air Force Base & Gunter-Annex Child Development Centers are currently offering services exclusively to mission-essential personnel and those unable to telework.
  • 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.
  • 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
  • Maxwell AFB Elementary Middle School Will Continue With Digital Learning Until the End of the School Year

    The Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA) Americas Region in direct and close coordination with Maxwell Air Force Base, Alabama, leadership has made the decision to continue with digital teaching and learning and keep school buildings closed to students for the remainder of the 2019/2020 school year.While our schools will remain
  • Maxwell/Gunter Public Health Emergency Extended

    Col. Patrick Carley, 42nd Air Base Wing commander, extended the Public Health Emergency for Maxwell Air Force Base and Gunter Annex.Maxwell-Gunter remains at Health Protection Condition Charlie (HPCON-C) per alignment with DoD direction.“While we have seen a stabilizing number of cases in Alabama, we must remain vigilant in minimizing the spread of
  • Chaplain Corps College continues chaplain training, providing resiliency professionals

    The Air Force Chaplain Corps College at Air University starts its Basic Chaplain Course May 4 with detailed plans in place to mitigate any possible spread of the coronavirus while providing for much-needed trained resiliency professionals for military communities across the service.The Air Education and Training Command deemed technical, Air Force
  • CAP’s cell phone forensics team reaches 1,000th ‘find’ milestone

    Civil Air Patrol’s award-winning National Cell Phone Forensics Team achieved another major milestone with recording its 1,000th find of a lost or missing person on the way to its 656th life saved since the innovative technology was developed.Civil Air Patrol, the official auxiliary of the U.S. Air Force, conducts approximately 90 percent of all
  • Dependent IDs will remain valid through expiration dates during COVID-19 pandemic

    Amid the COVID-19 pandemic, the 42nd Military Personnel Flight is following DoD guidance to allow dependent identification cards to remain valid through their expiration dates, through September 30, 2020. According to the Memorandum for Chief Management Office of the Department of Defense, the DoD issues approximately 20 thousand identification
  • DeCA guidance requires employees, customers to have a face covering to enter commissaries

    Commissaries are requiring some form of face covering for store employees and customers to enter a commissary. The Defense Commissary Agency (DeCA) guidance is effective April 10 and applies to all agency stores and other facilities worldwide where no local directive has yet been issued, said Rear Adm. (Ret.) Robert J. Bianchi, DOD special assistant for commissary operations.

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.