Air University / Maxwell AFB News

  • 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
  • Goldfein invests in leadership development at Air University

    Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. David L. Goldfein visited with future Air Force leaders and invested time with groups around Air University’s Academic Circle at Maxwell Air Force Base, Feb. 2, 2017.
  • Maxwell to Observe Cultural Awareness Day

    The fourth annual Cultural Awareness Day is scheduled to be held Feb. 10th, 2017, here on Maxwell AFBThe 42nd Air Base Wing’s leadership will host the two-hour cultural blending event in Building 842, the base honor guard hangar, starting at 11:00 a.m.“Embracing Diversity by Connecting Cultures,” the theme of this year’s event, will combine the
  • Secretary of the Air Force awards Maxwell Airman two Silver Star medals

    Secretary of the Air Force Deborah Lee James spent her final day in office honoring one of Maxwell’s Airmen here, Jan. 19, 2016. Before a packed auditorium of base leadership, River Region community leaders, and Air University students, James presented two Silver Star medals to Col. Christopher Barnett for his actions in Afghanistan in 2009 on two
  • Maxwell honors Rocky

    Military Working Dog Rocky enjoys his retirement ceremony at Maxwell Air Force Base, Jan. 13, 2017. Rocky was set to retire from military service at the end of October, 2016, but had to wait for final paperwork to be processed. He will join his former handler, Staff Sgt. Terrance Smith, their home couch. For more information on Rocky and his
  • Maxwell welcomes new command chief

    The 42nd Air Base Wing here welcomed a new command chief recently. Chief Master Sgt. Erica Shipp took her seat as the Maxwell Air Force Base-Gunter Annex command chief master sergeant Dec. 14. Before her arrival, she was the superintendent of the 47th Mission Support Group at the 47th Flying Training Wing at Laughlin Air Force Base, Texas. “I’m
  • Maxwell honors McBride

    Maxwell held a special auditorium-naming ceremony at the 42nd Air Base Wing headquarters building, Dec. 21, 2016. The auditorium was renamed honoring Special Agent (Staff Sgt.) Chester J. McBride. Additionally, the ceremony will commemorate the 1-year anniversary of Special Agent Chester J. McBride's passing. Before he died, McBride had been
  • AF JAG School invites professionals to attend first cyber law symposium

    The Air Force Judge Advocate General’s School here, in association with the Air Force Cyber College, and with the support of the Judge Advocate General’s School Foundation, invites legal, cyber and information technology professionals and university faculty and students studying in these areas to attend its first cyber law symposium, Dec. 15, 8
  • Uruguay opens doors to AFROTC

    Air Force Reserve Officer Training Corps cadets visited Uruguay for the Uruguayan Air Force Academy’s 100th anniversary celebration, Nov. 22-25.
  • Maxwell hosts annual Retiree Appreciation Day

    Personnel from the 42nd Air Base Wing and the Retiree Activities Office are hosting the annual Retiree Appreciation Day event held at the base honor guard hangar, building 842, Nov. 18, 2016, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Approximately 600 to 1,000 veterans and retirees are expected to attend. During the event, attendees will have access to an information fair

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.