Air University / Maxwell AFB News

  • Air University Foundation luncheon to honor Brokaw

    The Air University Foundation is hosting a luncheon for honorary degree recipient Tom Brokaw from 11:15 a.m. to 1 p.m. Nov. 14 at the Renaissance Hotel and Spa at the Convention Center. Brokaw will be the featured guest speaker at the luncheon. According to Joe Panza, Air University Foundation executive director, the luncheon will provide a venue
  • Columbus Day: Celebrating discovery

    Monday, Americans will observe Columbus Day, marking the 519th anniversary of Christopher Columbus landing in the Bahamas, and the winding down of Hispanic Heritage Month, celebrated this year from Sept. 15 to Oct. 15. Americans have celebrated the anniversary of Columbus' "discovery" of the Western Hemisphere since colonial days. In 1792,
  • CFC launches donation drive

    Members of the Maxwell-Gunter community met representatives from local agencies that benefit from the Combined Federal Campaign during a kickoff event Sept. 22 at the officers' club."As you know, the needs today have never been greater, so let's join together again to support worthy charities," said Lt. Gen. David Fadok, Air University commander
  • Wreath-laying ceremony marks missing warriors' remembrance

    "We will never forget" is the phrase displayed on the wreath laid on the Prisoners of War Missing in Action monument Monday morning at Maxwell's Air Park. The wreath-laying ceremony was part of National Prisoners of War and Missing in Action Recognition Day Sept. 16.According to the Defense Prisoner of War/Missing Personnel Office's website, more
  • CI ratings: AU 'excellent,' wing 'sat'

    After months of hard work, Maxwell celebrated the end of the Air Education and Training Command compliance inspection with noisemakers, horns and hamburgers on Monday.Cowbells, whistles and sirens filled Polifka Auditorium when the Air University learned it had earned an "excellent" rating."This is a great report, and I am very pleased," said Lt.
  • ACSC ceremony marks 9/11 anniversary

    Ten years later, Air Command and Staff College leaders and students remember where they were Sept. 11, 2001. They shared their stories during a remembrance ceremony Sept. 9 at 7:46 a.m., marking the time Flight 11 hit the north tower of the World Trade Center.For many, the first reaction to the attacks was disbelief.Brig. Gen. Stephen Denker, ACSC
  • After months of work, inspection begins Monday

    After months of preparation, base officials say Maxwell-Gunter is prepared for its compliance inspection, or CI, which begins Monday.Inspectors from Air Education and Training Command will review how Air University and the 42nd Air Base Wing comply with Air Force instructions. Besides examining numerous functional work areas, the inspection team
  • IT conference emphasizes partnership

    The Air Force Information and Technology Conference, held this week at the Renaissance Hotel and Spa in Montgomery, brought together thousands of industry, defense and government attendees to exchange information on IT acquisition reform and cloud computing.The conference is where the rubber meets the road in terms of collaboration between the Air
  • New commander, president takes over Air University

    The change of command ceremony Aug. 12 was unique for Air University, as Lt. Gen. David Fadok became the organization's first president and 29th commander."We produce the future and must never forget how important that mission is," Fadok said after assuming command from Lt. Gen. Allen Peck, who retired later in the day after 36 years of

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.