Air University / Maxwell AFB News

  • Base celebrates Earth Day and dedicates “survivor tree”

    Maxwell-Gunter celebrated Earth Day April 24 with several activities highlighted by the dedication of the "Survivor Tree" which was grown from a seed from an Elm tree that survived the April 19, 1995, bombing of the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Office Building in Oklahoma City, Okla. Col. Kris D. Beasley, commander of the 42nd Air Base Wing, officially
  • Eaker College dedicates Kaysing Auditorium to former commandant

    More than 30 family members, friends and faculty gathered April 17 at the Ira C. Eaker College for Professional Development's, Defense Financial Management and Comptroller School to dedicate the DFM & CS auditorium to former commandant, retired Col. Charles "Chuck" Kaysing. Colonel Kaysing, a St. Louis, Mo., native, served in numerous leadership
  • Coast Guard's top officer highlights service ties with Air Force

    The top Coast Guard officer said the Air Force and the Coast Guard have more in common than one might think. Admiral Thad Allen, the Coast Guard's commandant, told this to Air War College students here April 9, during a speech about homeland security. The bedrock of the relationship between the two services is the joint ownership of the search and
  • Tops in Blue entertains with oldies, but goodies

    The Air Force's premier entertainment group performed for a near-capacity crowd at the Davis Theater in downtown Montgomery Sunday. The group, which consists of active-duty Air Force members, tours the world performing for military members and their families. The concert, themed "Deja Blue," lasted almost two hours and included three segments that
  • Education highlighted during Air Force IT Conference

    The professional education of thousands of Airmen and Air Force civilian personnel is on the fast track to change, according to a seminar at the Air Force Information Technology Conference on Tuesday. "Air Education and Training Command's vision is to deliver unrivaled air, space and cyberspace education and training," Maj. Gen. Erwin F. Lessel
  • Air Force IT Conference kicks off

    The Air Force Information Technology Conference kicked off Monday at the Renaissance Hotel and Spa at the Convention Center in downtown Montgomery, Ala. The 754th Electronics System Group is hosting the week-long technology conference in conjunction with the city, and officials expect approximately 5,600 government and civilian attendees. Lt. Gen.

Department of Defense

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.
Artificial Intelligence enabled analysts to better understand captured documents from the raid on Osama bin Laden's compound, a Defense Intelligence Agency official said.
Defense Secretary Dr. Mark T. Esper visited officers and enlisted airmen at Royal Air Force Mildenhall in England to get updates on missions and discuss the base’s role in the European and African theaters.