Air University / Maxwell AFB News

  • Graduate School Faculty Receive Academic Promotion

    The Air Force Institute of Technology’s Graduate School of Engineering and Management completed the academic year 2018-19 promotion and tenure (P&T) cycle. Six faculty members underwent a rigorous evaluation of their teaching, scholarship and service resulting in a promotion in academic rank. Cumulatively, the six faculty members have more than 552 publications, advised more than 173 AFIT students, and earned nearly $40 million in sponsored research funds.
  • Registration open for Air University’s 4th LREC Symposium

    Registration is now open for Air University’s 4th annual Language, Regional Expertise and Culture Symposium. The Air Force Culture and Language Center at Air University hosts this symposium each year providing a platform for academic exchange on topics specific to language, region and culture education in the military. The symposium is March 27-29 and the theme is “Inter{cultural}operability.”
  • Registration open for Air University’s 4th LREC Symposium, seeking presenters

    Registration is now open for Air University’s 4th annual Language, Regional Expertise and Culture Symposium.
  • Air University launches free mobile application

    Air University has launched a free mobile application designed to transform the way it interacts with audiences outside its academic institutions and to improve the communication of those within its classrooms and workspaces.
  • Air Force Surgeon General promotes Airman at Maxwell

    The recently appointed Air Force Surgeon General spent her first Friday on the job visiting Maxwell Air Force Base, Alabama and presiding over the promotion of an officer she once served with and mentored. Lt. Gen. Dorothy Hogg promoted her former executive officer, Maj. Elisha Parkhill, now the 42nd Medical Operations Squadron Mental Health flight
  • Air Force ROTC commissions Navajo Nation member

    One of the Air Force’s newest members to its officer corps is continuing the Navajo Nation’s proud heritage of military service.  Arizona native and Navajo Nation member Jonathan Witherspoon commissioned as a second lieutenant from Air Force ROTC Detachment 027 at Northern Arizona University, March 30, 2018.“2nd Lt. Witherspoon is the first member
  • Brown Bag Lessons: The Magic of Bullet Writing

    Air University Press announces the release of a new book title, "Brown Bag Lessons: The Magic of Bullet Writing"
  • Maxwell celebrates newest Chief Master Sergeants

    Four Maxwell-Gunter senior master sergeants were selected for promotion to chief-master-sergeant Dec. 7, 2017. A release party was held in their honor at the Maxwell Club, where dozens of chiefs gathered in support and celebration.Chief Master Sgt. Matthew Filsinger, Maxwell-Gunter Chiefs Group President, opened the ceremony by recognizing the
  • Maxwell's Monthly Promotion Ceremony

    Airmen from Maxwell Air Force Base, Ala., pose for a photo during the monthly promotion ceremony, April 28, 2017. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Tammie Ramsouer)
  • AF defers promotion, re-enlistment ineligibility policy tied to enlisted distance learning completion

    The Air Force has deferred the effective date for promotion and re-enlistment eligibility associated with the Air Force policy to complete enlisted professional military education distance learning courses within 12 months of enrollment until Jan. 1.The six-month deferment allows additional time to validate notification and acknowledgment

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.