Air University / Maxwell AFB News

  • AETC inducts newest member into Order of the Sword

    More than 300 Airmen from across Air Education and Training Command gathered in a formal ceremony at the Gateway Club on Lackland AFB July 16, to induct Gen. Stephen R. Lorenz, Air Education and Training Command commander, into the Order of the Sword. General Lorenz is the sixth leader AETC Airmen have chosen for the honor.The general was informed
  • Air University honors the past, celebrates Eagles

    "Eagles" from across the history of aviation are sharing their stories with Air Command and Staff College students this week. The "Gathering of Eagles" program, sponsored by Air University and held on site at ACSC, is a weeklong capstone graduation event during which historic figures from all services share their aviation history, and quite often,
  • CCAF recognizes 350,000th degree recipient

    The Community College of the Air Force recognized the 350,000th CCAF degree recipient during the 2010 Senior Enlisted Leader Summit at the Senior NCO Academy, Gunter Annex, May 5.The 350,000th degree emphasizes CCAF's mission, to offer and award job-related associate in applied science degrees and other academic credentials that enhance mission
  • ‘Deliberately Developing Airmen’ theme for 2010 SELS

    More than 300 senior enlisted leaders from the Air Force, along with joint and international partner nation equivalents, will converge on the Air Force Senior Non-Commissioned Officer Academy for the annual Senior Enlisted Leader Summit Tuesday-Thursday.The summit provides senior enlisted leaders the opportunity to discuss important issues
  • EHH unveils ‘Pedro’ helicopter memorial

    Officials from the Enlisted Heritage Research Institute's Enlisted Heritage Hall recently unveiled a monument honoring the Airmen who piloted, flew in and maintained the HH-43 Huskie helicopter.The Pedro Rescue Helicopter Association, an organization whose mission is to preserve and enhance the memory of those connected with the HH-43, paid for the
  • Holocaust survivor speaks to base audience

    The number 7441 could be a telephone extension or the last four digits of a Social Security number, but for Max Steinmetz, it was his identity from June 1941 to May 1945.As a Romanian Jew during World War II, Mr. Steinmetz was a "guest" of the Nazis in several of their infamous concentration camps, often referred to as death camps."I never heard my
  • SOS to celebrate 60th anniversary

    Squadron Officer School leadership and personnel are inviting former SOS students and faculty to attend the SOS 60th Anniversary celebration May 6-8 at the Squadron Officer College complex."We have several fun and interesting events planned over the three-day celebration," Col. Michael Pipan, SOS commandant, said. "There will be an icebreaker and
  • Cultural awareness through art

    With more than 2.6 million items in its collections, the Muir S. Fairchild Research Information Center is normally a place associated with scholarly works in military sciences, aeronautics and leadership. This spring, for the second year, the center is enhancing its offerings in a colorful way, bringing imagination and creativity to the forefront
  • Golden Knights recognize local heroes

    Like so many lemmings, one skydiver after another leapt out the door of an airplane March 26 over Maxwell Air Force Base, Ala.Rather than a haphazard attempt at follow-the-leader, these highly trained Army personnel are the Golden Knights, renowned for their ability to fall with precision at 120 miles per hour, from thousands of feet above the
  • Firefighters stand by for air show action

    Maxwell Air Force Base firefighters stood ready to answer and respond to any incident during the "Thunder Over Alabama" air show March 27 and 28.Fire Chief Lee E. Anderson, who is charge of readiness for the base's fire department, spent months preparing his team with a series of base exercises. The exercises consisted of sporadic "emergency"