Air University / Maxwell AFB News

  • Wreaths Across America ceremonies honor veterans

    In what is now a holiday tradition, Civil Air Patrol is proud to partner with Wreaths Across America, a nonprofit organization that recognizes the courage and sacrifices of U.S. veterans."Our mission is to remember the fallen, honor those who serve and teach our children the value of freedom," said Karen Worcester, executive director of Wreaths
  • Valued member of AU Board of Visitors retiring

    After 13 years of service to the Air University Board of Visitors, Dr. Jan Kehoe is leaving the board but has many fond memories of her trips to Maxwell-Gunter.Dr. Kehoe said her best memory of Air University is the interaction with military and civilian personnel. She said that experience has strengthened her commitment to the Air Force and the
  • 'Share the Joy' brings holiday cheer to junior ranks, families

    On a chilly November morning, 25 volunteers from across the base gathered at Gunter Commissary to assemble 67 Thanksgiving baskets to junior ranking Airmen in need as part of Share the Joy, a holiday food basket and gift program administered by the Maxwell-Gunter Top 3, a council consisting of master sergeants, senior master sergeants and chief
  • Enlisted Heritage Hall dedicates walkway to enlisted Air Force Cross recipients

    The walkway that leads to Gunter's Enlisted Heritage Hall outdoor exhibits was dedicated Thursday to enlisted members who received the Air Force Cross.Col. Charles Johnson, commander of the Thomas N. Barnes Center for Enlisted Education, participated in the ceremony, and said he was pleased with the result."This represents another great milestone
  • Retiree Appreciation Day brings food, fun to those who served

    Maxwell Air Force Base treated retirees to bingo, flu shots, burgers, coffee and more during Retiree Appreciation Day Friday at the Honor Guard hangar. More than 1,000-1,200 were anticipated to attend, said 42nd Air Base Wing Commander Col. Kris Beasley in his opening remarks. Colonel Beasley noted that approximately 25,000 retirees are in the
  • AETC commander presents Educator of the Year awards

    The 2008-2009 Air Education and Training Command Educator of the Year Awards were presented Nov. 16 in a ceremony at the Maxwell Officers' Club's Daedalian Room.Dr. Bruce Murphy, Air University Chief Academic Officer and master of ceremony for the event, said the AETC Educator of the Year awards are presented to the top enlisted, officer, and
  • Air National Guard graduates first class from Maxwell’s Officer Training School

    One hundred and nineteen Air National Guard officer cadets received their lieutenant bars during a ceremony at Polifka Auditorium, Friday.The class of O-2010-1 was the first class to graduate from the newly formed Detachment 12 since the Academy of Military Sciences moved to Maxwell's Officer Training School from McGhee Tyson ANG Base, Tenn., in
  • Two officers receive Bronze Stars at LeMay Center

    Two officers were awarded bronze stars at Air University's LeMay Center for Doctrine Development for Education and Wargaming Nov. 13 for exceptional meritorious achievement during Operation Iraqi Freedom.Lt. Col. Duston Ashton and Maj. Nichole Oliver were presented their medals by Maj. Gen. Stephen Miller, LeMay Center commander, during a
  • Squadron Officer College offers new Distance Learning courses next year

    Squadron Officer College will be offering four new distance-learning courses, based on selected competencies from the Air Force Competency List, to company grade officers beginning next year.Dr. Norm Wagner, SOC faculty member and CGO Leadership Development Program coordinator, said basing the courses on Air Force competencies is important."That
  • November exercise involves Autauga County officials

    The November Base exercise, a joint exercise conducted with Autauga County officials, went "very well" said the Maxwell-Gunter Exercise Evaluation Team chief."This was a very smooth exercise where everyone worked well together and did exactly what they needed to do. It was an excellent exercise with our off-base partners," Gary Looney said. "I'm