Air University / Maxwell AFB News

  • AFCLC releases Bangladesh Expeditionary Culture Field Guide

    The Air Force Culture and Language Center at Air University has released a Bangladesh Expeditionary Culture Field Guide, the latest in its growing collection.
  • Cadet finds challenges, path to leadership at OTS

    Cadet Jacob Turner decided to attend Officer Training School because he wanted to become a part of something much bigger than himself. A recent Clemson University graduate with no military experience, Turner said completing the challenging and rewarding leadership school is the first step toward his aspirations of being an aviator in the U.S. Air Force.
  • Maxwell Airman volunteers for MIA mission

    The Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency reports that there are 1,597 service members still missing in action from the Vietnam War. All told, more than 82,000 remain unaccounted for from World War II to present day conflicts. The organization’s mission is to “provide the fullest possible accounting for our missing personnel to their families and the nation.”
  • First Combat Airdrop in More Than a Decade

    A U.S. Air Force C-130 Hercules assigned to the 746th Expeditionary Airlift Squadron departs Al Udeid Air Base, Qatar, to conduct a supply airdrop over an undisclosed location in support of Combined Joint Task Force-Inherent Resolve's Operation Roundup, June 3, 2018. This was the first combat airdrop in almost 14 years for the C-130H squadron
  • Patrol team’s unique desert mission

    SOUTHWEST ASIA – Manning base gates and protecting the flightline are typical missions security forces Airmen experience during a deployment. They train to perform these regular assignments back home before heading overseas. Members of the 386th Expeditionary Security Forces Squadron base security zone patrol team have a more unique deployment task
  • Like Airman, like son: the Harper family legacy

    Father and son, Chief Master Sgt. Michael E. Harper and Capt. Michael J. Harper, are serving their third deployment together, or fourth depending on a person's definition of deploying together.In 2004, when Captain Harper was a staff sergeant deployed to Transit Center at Manas, Kyrgyzstan, his deployment was cut short because he was selected for
  • Base takes care of families of deployed Airmen

    Airmen make difficult sacrifices during deployments, but family members often make sacrifices, too. In recognition of this, Andrew Tveit, the family readiness coordinator, and the Airman and Family Readiness Center serve families through the entire cycle of deployment."Although our military members have an extremely difficult job during deployment,
  • Crucial training prepares flag officers for deployment

    When a seasoned Air Force flag officer is tasked to deploy, how does he prepare?The former head of Air Command and Staff College, Brig. Gen. Anthony Rock, prepared in part by attending the Air Force Culture and Language Center's General Officer Pre-Deployment Acculturation Course, or GOPAC, where experts in language and culture helped to
  • First Iraqi chief master sergeant of the Air Force visits Air University

    Iraq's first chief master sergeant of the Air Force visited Air University Dec. 7 to examine how the U.S. educates its Air Force.The visit marks the first time the Iraqi chief has been to the U.S. and was designed to give him a sweeping look at enlisted and officer education across the spectrum of Airmen's careers.His visit to Maxwell was part of a
  • Maxwell aircrew brings relief to flood-torn Pakistan

    As Air Force operations in support of flood relief operations in Pakistan resumed, aircrew and support personnel from the 746th Expeditionary Airlift Squadron at an undisclosed location in Southwest Asia prepared to forward deploy to Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan, to ease the workload of the local airlift squadron already engaged with supporting

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.