Air University / Maxwell AFB News

  • AETC garners 4 awards at AFA Gala

    The Central Florida Chapter of the Air Force Association recognized Air Education and Training Command with four awards at the chapter's Air Force Gala banquet in Orlando, Fla., Feb. 21.Air University, AETC Technical Training Division, AETC Medical Training and Community College of the Air Force were named Jimmy Doolittle Educational Fellows. The
  • New POW exhibit opens at Enlisted Heritage Hall

    Forty years since America welcomed home 591 Vietnam War prisoners under the Operation Homecoming mission, Gunter's Enlisted Heritage Research Institute honored their sacrifice and those still missing Feb. 15 with the unveiling of a new exhibit focusing on one enlisted man's story of freedom.Nearly five hundred guests were present, including several
  • Givhan assumes command of LeMay Center

    Major Gen. Walter Givhan came home last week as he assumed command of the Curtis E. LeMay Center for Doctrine Development and Education during a ceremony Jan. 4. Givhan succeeded Maj. Gen. Thomas Andersen, who retired. Moving in to a position that is dual-hatted, Givhan also assumes duties as the Air University vice commander.Growing up in Safford,
  • EHRI dedicates display to a chaplain assistant

    In honor of a sergeant who demonstrated service before self, the Enlisted Heritage Research Institute at Gunter held a display dedication ceremony Nov. 5 in memory of Staff Sgt.Merle Y. Strang, a chaplain assistant.While assigned to the 5th Air Force in Seoul, Korea, during the Korean Conflict, Strang distinguished himself as a hero by exemplifying
  • Maxwell prepares for Isaac - Tips and Tricks to weather the storm

    According to the latest press release (10:00 a.m., Aug. 27) from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Admimistration, a hurricane advisory has been placed on the areas east of Morgan City, La.  to Destin, Fla.Maxwell Air Force base and Gunter Annex is expected to see some of this storm, albeit a weakened version of it. However, this does not
  • Czelusta takes command at SOC

    Col. Mark Czelusta assumed command of the Squadron Officer College from Col. Terrance McCaffrey during a change of command ceremony held July 3 in Husband Auditorium.McCaffrey thanked his superiors for the opportunity to lead SOC. Departing from the school is bittersweet for the outgoing commander."If there is one thing I learned here it is that
  • Four Airmen Receive 2012 Secretary of the Air Force Leadership Award

    Secretary of the Air Force Michael Donley presented four Airmen with the 2012 Secretary of the Air Force Leadership Award May 11 during a ceremony at the Air War College here. The award is the Air Force's most prestigious award for leadership in the professional military education environment."The Secretary of the Air Force Leadership award is
  • Maxwell kicks off Spouse Appreciation Week

    Spouse Appreciation Week kicked off here May 7 with an information fair and visit from Suzie Schwartz, wife of Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Norton Schwartz.Helping spouses is essential to the Air Force mission, she said during remarks to Maxwell spouses."People don't stay in [the Air Force] unless they are happy," Schwartz said, acknowledging that
  • SNCOA holds commencement at Gunter

    Almost 400 students graduated from the Air Force Senior Noncommissioned Officer Academy Tuesday at Kisling Hall, the first graduation ceremony at the academy's auditorium.Class 12-C, the 204th class to graduate from the SNCOA, featured 399 students, including Airmen, Coast Guardsmen and Sailors. Two international students were from Germany and

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.