Air University / Maxwell AFB News

  • 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
  • International spouses graduate from orientation program

    A colorful fashion show and children's performances wrapped up the International Family Orientation Program, or IFOP, July 8."Thank you for bringing your wives and families so we can get to know them," said Jody Savoie, an IFOP volunteer and the emcee for the spouses' graduation.The program was open to more than 60 spouses from about 40 countries
  • Fierce Four first to Cali in walking challenge

    By working as a team and pushing themselves to walk more, the Fierce Four conquered the Bama to Cali Challenge.Starting on March 14, 57 teams of four each walked 2,388 miles, the distance from Maxwell to California. The top three groups finished the race in less than three months.The Maxwell Health and Wellness Center, or HAWC, hosted the program
  • Maxwell stages tornado relief

    Local and federal emergency agencies began arriving at Maxwell Air Force Base last week in response to the April 27 storms that ravaged the state. Maxwell is serving as an incident support base for ongoing disaster relief efforts in the northern part of the state.Col. Brian Killough, commander of the 42nd Air Base Wing, said the base is ready to
  • Joint war game takes students to the brink

    Using the theme "World on the Brink," students from five military senior-level colleges unite at Maxwell to train the way they fight. The 28th annual Joint Land, Air and Sea Strategic Exercise, or JLASS-EX, war game kicks off today at the LeMay Center's Air Force Doctrine Development and Education's Air Force Wargaming Institute and runs through
  • Gathering of Eagles lithographs available for presale

    The Gathering of Eagles Foundation is conducting presales of its 2011 lithograph until Jan. 3. This year celebrates the 30th anniversary of the Gathering of Eagles with the theme of "Honoring Freedom's Heroes." Each lithograph includes a hand-drawn color portrait of the Eagles alongside their platform or organization affiliation. All lithographs
  • First Iraqi chief master sergeant of the Air Force visits Air University

    Iraq's first chief master sergeant of the Air Force visited Air University Dec. 7 to examine how the U.S. educates its Air Force.The visit marks the first time the Iraqi chief has been to the U.S. and was designed to give him a sweeping look at enlisted and officer education across the spectrum of Airmen's careers.His visit to Maxwell was part of a
  • Combat rescue officers celebrate 10-year anniversary

    "Our personnel recovery forces need to be organized, trained and equipped to operate across the full range of military operations, including humanitarian operations, irregular warfare and conventional warfare," said Lt. Gen. Allen Peck, commander, Air University. "The Air Force has recognized personnel recovery as a service core function with
  • 42nd ABW to celebrate 70th anniversary

    A two-day celebration of the 42nd Air Base Wing's 70th anniversary will kick off Nov. 5 with several events to mark the wing's years of service. The 42nd ABW commander said the 42nd has a deep heritage, first as an Army bomb group during World War II, then as an Air Force wing.Col. Brian Killough said one purpose of the celebration is to honor that