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  • Air Force ROTC virtual town hall

    Air Force Reserve Officer Training Corps leadership discussed the future of the program and answered questions during a virtual town hall, June 18, 2020, live on Air University’s Facebook.
  • 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.
  • MGMWERX, AU hold facility design challenge for AU schools

    Air University and MGMWERX collaborated together to create the MGMWERX design challenge for AU educational classrooms and spaces.The challenge invited interior designers, design students, architects and engineers to design innovative educational spaces that would enhance the learning experience for both instructors and students."MGMWERX was created
  • Airmen trade blue stripes for gold bars, silver wings

    Few things tell an Airman it’s time for a fresh uniform quite like swapping enlisted stripes for second lieutenant’s rank. For a pair of former airmen first class, now second lieutenants, their gold bars come with silver pilots’ wings.
  • AF Spouse of the Year shares story, discusses resiliency with AU personnel

    Kristen Christy, the 2018 Air Force Spouse of the Year, shared her story of tragedy, mourning and resiliency with Air University personnel Dec. 9, 2019, on Maxwell Air Force Base, Alabama.
  • Air University continues dialogue about suicide prevention with new summit

    The Air Force is currently battling an enemy right here on the home front; an enemy that has claimed 78 of our Airmen during this year alone.The Air Force is experiencing an all-time high in suicide rates and Air University is doing their part to ensure this topic does not go unnoticed with their Suicide Awareness Summit, Oct. 29 – 31, 2019,
  • 23rd Flying Training Squadron revolutionizes the way pilots are trained

    The 23rd Flying Training Squadron is using virtual reality technology to up their numbers without having to sacrifice excellence, at Ft. Rucker, Alabama.Hidden away at an Army post, the 23rd is responsible for training helicopter pilots and enlisted aircrews, preparing them for their next assignments.While the rotary-wing community in the Air Force
  • Air University’s “Godzilla” class graduates OTS

    Air University’s Officer Training School class 19-07 has run its course, boosting the number of Air Force commissioned officers by 651 after the graduation parade Sept. 27, 2019, in Montgomery, Alabama.
  • 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
  • 36AS's Pilot for a Day

    The 36th Airlift Squadron recently rebooted the Pilot for a Day program to inspire the next generation to consider pursuing careers in the world of aviation. The day included a full tour of the squadron, a mission brief, aircrew flight equipment familiarization and culminated in a C-130J Super Hercules flight.
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Department of Defense

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.
6/26/2020
Artificial Intelligence enabled analysts to better understand captured documents from the raid on Osama bin Laden's compound, a Defense Intelligence Agency official said.
6/26/2020
Defense Secretary Dr. Mark T. Esper visited officers and enlisted airmen at Royal Air Force Mildenhall in England to get updates on missions and discuss the base’s role in the European and African theaters.