Air University / Maxwell AFB News

  • Air Force Fellow represents branch in Armed Forces Marathon Championships

    Maj. Bryan Kelly, Air Force Fellow, combined his love for running and the serving by representing the Air Force in the Armed Forces Marathon, October 30, 2018, in Washington D.C.. The Armed Forces Marathon Championships, which was ran during the Marine Corps Marathon, is an affiliate with the U.S. Olympic Committee and fosters comradery and
  • Maxwell Centennial 5K run/ 1 mile walk registration ends Wednesday

    Registration ends at noon May 16 for the Maxwell Centennial5K run/1M walk on Gunter Annex, June 9. The event is open to the public, sopre-registration is required at https://mmstiming.com/race/centennial-5k/ .Participants will also have the opportunity to tour the Air Force EnlistedHeritage Museum before or after the race. The event is one of
  • AFROTC instructor competes in World Military Triathlon Championship

    An Air Force ROTC instructor at the University of Northern Arizona will be representing the Air Force at a world-wide triathlon in Warendorf, Germany, Aug. 5, 2017.    Captain Joel Bischoff, operations flight commander at AFROTC Detachment 027, will compete as a member of the Air Force’s team in the World Military Triathlon Championship.  
  • Catch the fever of intramural sports

    Maxwell Air Force Base intramural sports will be kicking off Ultimate Frisbee and 3-on-3 basketball starting here, August 14.  Letter of intents, (LOI’s) for these sports are due to the intramural sports coordinator by August 4. The purpose of the intramural sports program is to encourage participation, sportsmanship, physical conditioning, and
  • Fitness in the summer: tips to beat the heat

    With summer temperatures consistently above 90-degrees accompanied with high humidity, exercising outdoors can be difficult for students and permanent party personnel stationed here.The heat and humidity poses challenges for many, especially for those who are not from the southern region. This applies even more so when it comes to attending
  • New season on horizon - Activities amp up fitness, camaraderie

    Don't be fooled by the heat outside. Fall is right around the corner and with it comes fall intramural sports. Charles Atchley, the sports director for Maxwell, said he is excited about this year's sports, including football, ultimate frisbee, wally ball and basketball.Ultimate frisbee will kick the season off on Oct. 4, followed by football on
  • Floorball club looks to sweep the River Region

    When you think of sports that are fun and exciting, floorball might not be the first thing to come to mind, but the River Region Floorball Club wants to change that.The group, organized by Maj. Phillip Douglas, the 42nd Medical Group practice manager, has brought the sport to the Montgomery area and hopes to get more people interested in the
  • AF offers incentives for physical training excellence

    With the July 1 kickoff for the new, more rigorous standards mandated in the Air Force Fitness Program, Air Force leadership is offering incentives for those who exhibit physical fitness excellence across the board.According to a communique from Lt. Gen. Richard Y. Newton, deputy chief of staff for manpower and personnel, active-duty, Reserve and
  • Physics, physical therapy propel running concepts

    The following running tips from Maj. David Sanchez, physical therapist at the Maxwell medical clinic and triathlete, are designed to help improve speed, fitness and reduce the chance of running-related injuries. Major Sanchez is teaching a running class, currently filled to capacity, the last Wednesday of every month, as well as unit classes. For

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.