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  • 36AS's Pilot for a Day

    The 36th Airlift Squadron recently rebooted the Pilot for a Day program to inspire the next generation to consider pursuing careers in the world of aviation. The day included a full tour of the squadron, a mission brief, aircrew flight equipment familiarization and culminated in a C-130J Super Hercules flight.
  • Air University orientation gives wing commanders new tools for their tool box

    Air University has been hosting wing commanders from across the Air Force monthly since January, to highlight how the commanders can leverage the university’s capabilities to benefit their Airmen and the Air Force.
  • Blue Horizons fellows meet star, producer of documentary

    Fellows of Air University’s Blue Horizons program took a break from the classroom and visited the Alabama Department of Archives and History August 2, 2019, in Montgomery, Alabama, to watch a documentary and were afforded the opportunity to meet both the star and producer of the film. Blue Horizons is a highly-selective developmental education
  • CSAF shares insight, expectations with AU students, faculty

    Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. David L. Goldfein visited the main Air University campus Aug. 7, 2019, at Maxwell Air Force Base, Alabama.The purpose of his visit was to address the students of Air War College and Air Command Staff College as they begin their academic year, as well as speaking with the university’s faculty on development and hear
  • Maxwell’s 42nd Medical Group reorganizes to improve military readiness, beneficiary health care

    The 42nd  Medical Group reorganized and re-designated two of its squadrons as part of the Air Force’s new medical group reform model.In a ceremony held Aug. 5, 2019, the 42nd Aerospace Medicine Squadron was re-designated the 42nd Operational Medical Readiness Squadron, and the 42nd Medical Operations Squadron re-designated the 42nd  Health Care
  • Air Force Junior ROTC, CAP cadets launch more than 200 rockets over River Region

    Fifty years ago today, the Saturn V, carrying the Lunar Module “Eagle,” launched out of Kennedy Space Center. It was from this achievement that Neil Armstrong recited his famous line which echoed around the world, “That’s one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind.”To commemorate this monumental achievement, the Air Force’s Junior Reserve
  • Aviation legends visit AU for 38th annual Gathering of Eagles

    The annual ACSC capstone event invites aviation legends to AU to engage in community outreach opportunities and make military heritage come alive for ACSC students and faculty.
  • VCSAF speaks with OTS staff, instructors

    U.S. Air Force Gen. Stephen Wilson, Vice Chief of Staff of the Air Force, speaks with Officer Training School instructors about the Officer Instructor and Recruiter Special Duty program April 18, 2019, at Maxwell Air Force Base, Alabama. Benefits officers can expect to receive while, and after, participating in the special duty positions include
  • Air University hosted the fourth annual AU LREC Symposium

    Air University’s Air Force Culture and Language Center welcomed more than 300 participants to the fourth annual Language, Regional Expertise and Culture Symposium here, from March 27 – 29.This year’s theme was “inter {culture} operability”, which was taken from the 2018 National Defense Strategy to focus on strengthening alliances and attracting
  • Air Force Junior ROTC Flight Academy encourages youth to seek careers in aviation

    Aviators from all over the country traveled to sunny Long Beach, California for the 30th annual Women in Aviation International Conference March 14 – 16, ten of the female aviators attending were Air Force Junior ROTC cadets who recently earned their pilots wings.The cadets completed the Air Force JROTC Flight Academy program last summer, where
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Department of Defense

7/2/2020
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.
7/2/2020
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.
6/30/2020
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.
6/30/2020
The Missile Defense Agency is looking to adapt current technologies against the hypersonic threat while looking toward new capabilities.
6/26/2020
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.
6/26/2020
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.