Air University / Maxwell AFB News

  • Registration open for AFITC

    The Air Force premier information technology conference is slated for August, and online registration is under way.The Air Force Information Technology Conference 2012 is scheduled Aug. 27 - 29 at the Renaissance Montgomery Hotel and Spa Convention Center in downtown Montgomery. The theme for this year's conference is "Changing Paradigms -
  • Alabama Goodwill Ambassadors honored

    The annual Alabama Goodwill Ambassador's Appreciation Night, held at the Maxwell Club Tuesday, honored sponsors for their tremendous support of the AGA program. Ambassadors sponsor international officers attending the Air University schools. The program provides opportunity for ambassadors and international officers and their families to enjoy a
  • Base celebrates legacy of King

    The Maxwell chapel held a memorial service Jan. 18 for Martin Luther King Jr., celebrating the life and work of the famous civil rights activist. During his invocation, Chaplain (Capt.) David Del Prado called attendees to walk in the footsteps of the late King."We remember the heart of a man who surrendered his life to you in heartfelt service to
  • Inaugural AU doctorate presented

    Lt. Col. Tadd Sholtis, deputy director of public affairs at Headquarters Air Combat Command at Langley Air Force Base, Va., accepted the Air University's first doctorate degree conferred by a Maxwell-based institution.AU's Air Force Institute of Technology at Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio, has been accredited since the mid-1960's to confer
  • Air University Awards Tom Brokaw Honorary Degree

    The Air University honored Tom Brokaw with an honorary degree Monday."You are one of the most trusted and respected figures in broadcast journalism," said Lt. Gen. David Fadok, commander and president of the Air University, during the ceremony at Polifka Auditorium. "The magnitude of a news event could be measured by whether or not Tom Brokaw
  • Air War College classes of 1972 and 1982 hold reunion

    The Air War College welcomed back 14 of its own from the classes of 1972 and 1982 Oct. 27-28. Alumni reconnected with the institution, rekindled friendships and engaged in the academic debates of the day with the current Air War College students and faculty. They also connected with Air University senior staff, students, faculty and Montgomery
  • IOS honor roll recognizes accomplishments of alumni

    To recognize those who excelled in their own countries, rising to high ranks, the International Officer School named 19 former students to its International Honor Roll.Building partnerships with countries around the globe is an important facet of the Air Force, said Lt. Gen. David Fadok, commander and president of Air University. "We live in
  • AFRI to host Asia-Pacific Symposium

    The Air Force Research Institute will host the Asia-Pacific Symposium at Maxwell Dec. 6-7 at the Squadron Officer College. The event, titled "The Asia-Pacific Century: Overcoming the Strategy Gap," coincides with the institute's research emphasis on the Air Force's long-range strategy in the Indo-Pacific, according to Adam Lowther, program director

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.