Air University / Maxwell AFB News

  • Air Force’s BES hosts annual Vendor Industry Day

    The Air Force’s Business and Enterprise Systems Directorate hosted its annual Vendor Industry Day event, Wednesday, at the Renaissance Hotel in downtown Montgomery, Alabama.   The event was held immediately following the Montgomery Information Technology Summit which is hosted by the Montgomery Chapter of the Armed Forces Communications and
  • AU commander discusses innovation, future development with AUM, community leaders

    Lt. Gen. Anthony J. Cotton, Air University commander and president, spoke with community leaders as part of Auburn University at Montgomery’s Business Breakfast series, Friday, May 11 on AUM’s campus in Montgomery, Alabama.
  • Maxwell honors 42nd SFS Airmen during Police Week

    The 42nd Security Forces Squadron hosted several events throughout the week to celebrate and honor the men and women in law enforcement who protect and serve our community for National Police Week, May 14 – 18, 2018, on Maxwell Air Force Base, Alabama. National Police Week was established in 1962, by President John. F. Kennedy as a way to pay
  • Air University colonel's ancestor honored during National Police Week

    Col. Stephen Sanders, and his mother Peggy Sanders were two of the special invitees to a ceremony in Montgomery, Alabama, May 16, to honor the city's law enforcement officers killed in the line of duty. Sanders' great-great-great-great grandfather, Silas Goree, whose name can be seen on the memorial to the right, was Montgomery's first law
  • Air Force soars during 2018 National High School Drill Team Championships

    The nation’s top Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps cadets traveled to Daytona Beach, Florida, May 4-6, for the 2018 National High School Drill Team Championships. The high school students showcased their skills in both armed and unarmed categories in front of judges and military training instructors from all branches of the military during the three day event.
  • State governor signs bill benefitting military spouses at Maxwell

    Alabama Governor Kay Ivey signed Alabama House Bill 388 into law during the annual Governor’s Outstanding Service Member Awards Luncheon held May 3, 2018, at the Maxwell Club, here. The bill, also known as The Military Family Jobs Opportunity Act, enables military spouses with professional licenses from other states to transfer their qualifications
  • Maxwell Centennial 5K run/ 1 mile walk registration ends Wednesday

    Registration ends at noon May 16 for the Maxwell Centennial5K run/1M walk on Gunter Annex, June 9. The event is open to the public, sopre-registration is required at https://mmstiming.com/race/centennial-5k/ .Participants will also have the opportunity to tour the Air Force EnlistedHeritage Museum before or after the race. The event is one of
  • Survivor of 2011 Frankfurt airport shooting speaks with Maxwell junior enlisted

    One of the survivors of the terrorist attack on a busload of Airmen at the Frankfurt Airport in 2011 spoke to Maxwell junior enlisted service members April 25 at the 2018 Junior Enlisted Leadership Symposium here. Technical Sgt. Trevor Brewer, a Wounded Warrior Program Ambassador and security forces flight chief at Tinker Air Force Base, Oklahoma,
  • AU honors international alumni

    Air University’s International Honor Roll program recognized 12 international officer graduates who have attained a prominent position in their home country, April 20, 2018, at the Maxwell Club here.
  • Maxwell hosts second JEALS

    The Maxwell – Gunter Junior Enlisted Advisory Council and the Gunter First Four Council hosted the second leadership symposium directed specifically toward junior enlisted Airmen, April 24 -25, 2018, here. The Junior Enlisted Airmen Leadership Symposium provided an opportunity for the base’s junior enlisted to receive both professional and

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.