Air University / Maxwell AFB News

  • Resilience the focus for CMSAF in 2018

    Chief Master Sergeant of the Air Force Kaleth O. Wright says he feels the Air Force is headed in the right direction concerning education and enlisted-force structure, but Airman resilience is an area that needs more attention. He’s starting the new year with that focus, he told the crowd during an all-call in the Polifka Auditorium here
  • ACSC hosts Leadership Education and Development Experience

    The Air Command and Staff College hosted the Leadership Education and Development Experience here Wednesday and Thursday. Organizers took a more modern approach to the event, providing a more of a TED Talk-like experience, to provide a unique opportunity to connect with various generations within the Department of Defense and corporate industries.
  • Coffee shop celebrates opening on Maxwell

    Maxwell celebrated the grand opening of Rickenbacker’s Touch and Go coffee shop Friday, Jan. 5, 2018. “Rickenbacker’s is about the experience,” said William Ring, manager of Rickenbacker’s Coffee Shop. “We make this atmosphere fun and we make it energetic in order to create a comforting environment for our customers.”Along with coffee, they have
  • SecAF visits Maxwell, emphasizes importance of leadership

    Secretary of the Air Force Heather Wilson visited Maxwell AFB Dec. 11-13 to discuss some of her priorities with Airmen across the base.One of the main points Wilson underscored during her visit was that she and Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. David Goldfein view the squadron as the building block of the Air Force. “If we have great first sergeants
  • Glenn Miller concert returns to Maxwell and Montgomery

    The Christmas season is upon us again which means the annual Glenn Miller Christmas concert is almost here. The “Airmen of Note” of the United Stated Air Force Band are scheduled to perform at the Davis Theater on the Troy University Montgomery campus, Dec. 13, beginning at 7 p.m. In December of 1942, the United States was at war and Capt. Glenn
  • Maxwell garners top air show award for 2017

    Maxwell Air Force Base’s 2017 air show was recognized as being the best-of-the-best by the International Council of Air Shows recently.Maxwell AFB received the Dick Schram Memorial Community Relations Award in front of nearly 1,000 top air show industry professionals attending the Chairman’s Banquet at the Paris Las Vegas Hotel on Dec. 6.Only one
  • Maxwell sets aside Dec. 7 to honor military retirees

    Military retirees living in and around the Montgomery area can learn a bit more about the River Region by attending this year’s Military Retiree Appreciation Day event at the Maxwell Honor Guard Hangar, Dec. 7, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.This year’s theme of “Live Local” reflects the idea that there is a lot to do in the River Region and will be reflected by
  • Maxwell dedicates courtroom to former POW, SJA

    The 42nd Air Base Wing renamed its courtroom in honor of a former prisoner of war, retired staff judge advocate and frequent speaker at Air University schools at a dedication ceremony held Oct. 25, 2017.Retired Col. Henry “Hank” Fowler was on hand to formally dedicate The Fowler Courtroom, located on the second floor of the 42nd ABW headquarters
  • The Great Escape: setting the record straight

    A memorial ceremony took place to commemorate the “Great Escape” of World War II near Ramstein AB, Germany on July 1, 2017. The memorial honored Royal Air Force Squadron Leader Roger Bushell and French Air Force 2nd Lt. Bernard Scheidhauer, the two escapees executed near Ramstein in March 1944.
  • Civil Air Patrol marks 50 years at Maxwell

    Fifty years ago this past July 6, Civil Air Patrol officially dedicated its new home at Maxwell Air Force Base. In a ceremony held in front of the old base hospital, CAP National Headquarters was dedicated on July 6, 1967, as Maxwell and Montgomery city officials welcomed some 128 officers, Airmen and civilians in the new command. The symbolic

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.