Air University / Maxwell AFB News

  • AFIT’s Space Research Center Wins Air University Annual Award

    The Air Force Institute of Technology’s Center for Space Research and Assurance was selected as the winner of The General Muir S. Fairchild Educational Achievement Award for 2019.“This most prestigious award is a well-deserved recognition of all of the outstanding contributions of the faculty, students and staff affiliated with AFIT’s Center for
  • 2018 Lt. Col. Anthony C. Shine Fighter Pilot Award

    Maj. Jay B. Doerfler, Air Command and Staff College student, earned the 2018 Lt. Col. Anthony C. Shine Fighter Pilot Award for his service as squadron assistant director of operations at Hill Air Force Base, Utah, from Jan. 1 through Dec. 31, 2018.
  • How a Maxwell dental assistant saved a life

    You’re finally getting off work, excited to start your weekend off with a bang by enjoying the night life with a cold drink in your hand. Instead, they’re covered in blood as you’re applying a tourniquet on a man that’s barely holding on to dear life in the middle of a road surrounded by twisted metal, screams and chaos.
  • AFIT alumni, faculty and staff honored for outstanding career achievements

    The Air Force Institute of Technology honored alumni, faculty and staff Nov. 7 at an awards ceremony as part of the school’s centennial celebrations. Maj. Gen. Carl Schaefer, Deputy Commander of Air Force Materiel Command and 2004 AFIT alum served as keynote speaker for the event.
  • AFRL Physicist Wins Top Science Award

    Air Force Research Laboratory scientist Dr. Robert Johnson has won the most prestigious science and technology award in the U.S. Air Force – the Harold Brown Award. The award is given annually to a scientist or engineer who uses scientific research to solve a problem critical to the needs of the Air Force.
  • AFGSC commander presents awards to OTS “Godzilla” class 19-07

    Members from Air University’s Officer Training School’s “Godzilla” class 19-07 received various awards from the Air Force Global Strike Command commander, Gen. Tim Ray, during a ceremony Sept. 26, 2019, here.
  • Air Force Junior ROTC wins AFA Chairman’s award

    The Air Force Association recognized Air Force Junior ROTC with the Chairman’s Award for Aerospace Education Achievement during the Air Force Birthday Dinner Sept. 18, 2019, in National Harbor, Maryland.
  • AFIT’s School of Systems and Logistics Honors the Newest Demidovich Award Recipient

    During a ceremony on 8 Aug 2019, the Air Force Institute of Technology’s School of Systems and Logistics (LS) presented Mr. Eric Glover with the John W. Demidovich Award. Established in 1989, the Demidovich Award is the highest honor that the LS faculty can bestow upon its members. It recognizes outstanding ability and service sustained throughout an individual’s tenure at the School. Mr. Glover is the 17th recipient of the award.
  • Maxwell Honor Guardsmen save a home, receive Air Force Achievement Medals

    The Air Force’s Honor Guard serves as the embodiment of our core values, ensuring our standards of excellence are upheld across the Air Force. Seven of Maxwell’s newest Honor Guardsmen were bestowed Air Force Achievement Medals, July 18, 2019, for putting the Air Force core values into action in another’s time of need.While driving back to base
  • Air Force announces Junior ROTC instructors of the year

    The Air Force recognized the performance of two of the best instructors in its citizen development program by awarding them Air Force Junior ROTC Instructor of the Year awards for the 2018-2019 academic year. The selection announcement was made June 12, 2019, at Headquarters AFJROTC here.Retired Col. Gina Humble, Baltimore Polytech Institute,

Department of Defense

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.
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.
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.