Air University / Maxwell AFB News

  • Maxwell Club focuses on making Airmen of all ranks feel welcome

    The Maxwell Club is changing its focus to create a comfortable environment for all Airmen, of any rank, to enjoy.As a part of that initiative, club managers are giving units from Maxwell and Gunter Annex an opportunity to personalize their own ceiling tiles in an area known as The Pit. “The sign in front of the building reads ‘Maxwell Club’,” said
  • AU hosts annual Senior Enlisted Leadership Summit

    Air Force enlisted leaders gathered at Air University’s Senior Non Commissioned Officer Academy to discuss current issues impacting the Air Force during the Senior Enlisted Leadership Summit, April 18 – 21, 2017.Approximately 350 combatant command, major command and state command chiefs, career field managers, first sergeant functional mangers and
  • Air University cyber team places in Geneva competition

       A team of Air University cyber students placed second in the European leg of the 2017 “Cyber 9/12 Student Challenge” competition co-hosted by the Geneva Centre for Security Policy and the Atlantic Council. Team “Keep Calm and Cyber On” was pitted against 23 teams from Europe, Asia and North America in the two-day competition in Geneva, April
  • Maxwell air show draws record crowd

    Tens of thousands of people from across the River Region and the country had their eyes to the skies at the Maxwell Open House and Air Show April 8-9, 2017.Base officials estimate the two-day crowd to have soared above the 135,000 mark, not surprising since the last air show held at the Montgomery base was in 2010 and the headline acts were the
  • Tuskegee Airman shares legacy at base Air Show

    Lt. Col. James H. Harvey, an original Tuskegee Airman, tells what it take to break barriers at the Maxwell air show, Saturday, April 8, 2017. Harvey was a World War II fighter pilot of the 332nd Fighter Group, the first all-African American squadron.
  • Maxwell unveils Daedalus statue commemorating WWI pilots

     Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. David. L. Goldfein along with base and civilian leaders from the River Region gathered for the official dedication of the Daedalus statue now placed outside of the Maxwell Club here Thursday.In Greek mythology, Daedalus was the creator of the labyrinth that entrapped the Minotaur and was the first man given wings by
  • Press briefing at Maxwell

    Montgomery Mayor Todd Strange held his weekly press briefing Mar. 23 in front of the Daedalus statue at the Maxwell Air Force Base Club. With co-host, Air University Commander Lt. Gen Steven Kwast, they talked about the base's upcoming air show and open house on Apr. 8-9, as well as events the city is hosting during an "All-American Weekend,"
  • Graduate school unveils new 3D metal printer

    The Air Force Institute of Technology at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base has been utilizing additive manufacturing, also known as 3D printing, to build prototypes with polymers for more than 30 years. On March 16, its Graduate School of Engineering and Management unveiled a new state-of-the-art metal additive manufacturing system that enables AFIT
  • Maxwell honors Arbor Day with help from Girl Scouts

    Girl Scouts from the Montgomery Area Troop 9165 assist with the base’s Arbor Day celebration by planting a tree, Saturday. Aria Keeler, a Girl Scout Brownie, and Chloe Minnifield, a Girl Scout Blue Daisy, played their part in the ceremony by standing up and reciting the Girl Scout Law and Promise, an agreement concerning how members should treat

Department of Defense

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.
Artificial Intelligence enabled analysts to better understand captured documents from the raid on Osama bin Laden's compound, a Defense Intelligence Agency official said.
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.