Air University / Maxwell AFB News

  • Air University to honor World War II British, French flight cadets

      Across the United States, this coming Friday, Americans are preparing host solemn ceremonies to honor the millions of men and women who have served in the American armed forces and sacrificed much in defending this country and freedom-loving people across the globe.   Veterans Day, known as Remembrance Day in Britain and Armistice Day in France,
  • Maxwell and Gunter get drenched

    Maxwell leaders hosted a Combat Dining-In event at the base Honor Guard hangar, Nov. 4, 2016, Maxwell Air Force Base, Alabama.With mouths full of marshmallows and soaked “uniforms,” active duty members here partook in an age-old tradition in the form of a combat dining-in.The theme of the event was “past, present and future” and allowed the wearing
  • EDIS has open house at Maxwell

    Neirissa Keeler speaks with a parent during an EDIS Program open house at the Maxwell AFB Clinic Oct. 21, 2016. EDIS stands for educational and developmental intervention services. Keeler, an early childhood special educator and EDIS element chief, offers developmental screening for any child with access to the Maxwell Clinic. Her element can offer
  • SNCOs promote mentorship through offsite event

    Maxwell-Gunter senior leaders hosted a senior noncommissioned officer mentorship session at the Ritchey Center here Friday.Reserve and active duty SNCOs from across the area were invited to join together and participate in team building activities and take part in an opportunity to receive mentorship.“Senior NCOs do a lot of mentoring. They mentor
  • AFMC commander helps kick off school’s STEM program, visits AFJROTC unit

    The commander of Air Force Materiel Command visited a California high school Oct. 7, 2016, to help launch a STEM program initiative and to visit the school’s Air Force Junior ROTC unit. AFMC Commander Gen. Ellen M. Pawlikowski visited San Pedro High School in Los Angeles to take part in the school’s kickoff celebration, announcing a Department of
  • AFROTC returns to Harvard

    Secretary of the Air Force Deborah Lee James helped return the Air Force's tie to one of the country's most prestigious institutions Friday.The secretary signed an agreement at Harvard University reestablishing the Air Force ROTC detachment there. After establishing one of the country's first ROTC detachments in 1916, University administrators
  • A call to action during Days of Remembrance

    When evil begins to shake the foundation of a civilization, it is up to the people to notice the warning signs and then to take action.In memory of those who took action and the loss of 6 million Jewish lives at the hands of the Nazi regime, the 42nd Air Base Wing held its annual Days of Remembrance commemoration April 9 at the Air University
  • Maxwell honors victims of the Holocaust

    Maxwell's Days of Remembrance program committee will present a memorial service for the victims of the Holocaust at 2:30 p.m. Tuesday in Shelburne Auditorium, Air University Academic Facility, building 803.Rabbi Jonathan Miller from Temple Emanu-El in Birmingham will be the guest speaker for the service. Montgomery Rabbis Elliot Stevens and Scott
  • Contractor recognized with medal for ultimate sacrifice

    Marine Corps Gen. John Kelly, commander of the U.S. Southern Command, presented the Defense of Freedom Medal to the family of Thomas Janis, a U.S. defense contractor killed in 2003 by narcoterrorists in Columbia, during a posthumous award ceremony March 27 at the Air War College."I did not know Thomas Janis," Kelly said. "But I would have to say,
  • Air War College’s international fellows festival fosters cultural understanding

    Nearly 1,000 people enjoyed a sampling of international food and friendship at the Air War College's International Fellows Cultural Festival, held Mar. 23 at Maxwell Air Force Base.The annual event featured native culture and food from 41 different countries, represented by the 44 international students attending Air War College this academic year.

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.