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  • AU instructor recognized as educator of the year

    Since it was created in 1946, Air University played a critical role in military education thanks to its team of instructors, one of whom has recently distinguished himself from the rest after winning a major award. Lt. Col. David J. Ratliff, Ira C. Eaker Center for Professional Development instructor, was recently selected as the 2017 Air Force Financial Management and Comptroller Educator of the Year.
  • OTS: ‘The assignment I never knew I needed’

    Sometimes there are things in life that happen to you that are so unexpected that you fail to comprehend their inherent value. Such was the case for me in my assignment to Officer Training School.     OTS was an assignment that I was not expecting and had entirely no interest in; however, since arriving at Maxwell more than two years ago, this duty
  • MSFRIC debuts New Exhibit: Faces of the Centennial

    Attendees from all over Maxwell visited the  Muir S. Fairchild Research Information Center here for their unveiling of their newest exhibit, the Faces of the Centennial, Friday. The debut was in conjunction with Maxwell’s Centennial Celebration, honoring the base’s 100 years of history. Through the use of photos, books and artifacts, Maxwell’s
  • Air University Press new publication announcement: Military Personnel as Innovators: An Unrealistic Expectation?

    Calls for innovation from U.S. military leaders reverberate throughout the ranks. In an organizational culture that reinforces self-restraint, rewards groupthink and treats white space as wasted space, these leaders have unrealistic expectations of their military personnel. This Maxwell Paper 74 by Col. Michelle E. Ewy is an examination of the
  • Air University Press new publication announcement: The Stakes are High: Ethics Education at US War Colleges

    A series of high-profile ethical lapses by senior military professionals has generated calls from levels as high as the commander in chief for a renewed emphasis on military ethics. Leaders engaged in professional military education across the joint force have worked to ensure their programs support this call. This Maxwell Paper 73 by Army Lt.
  • Air University wraps up third annual LREC symposium

    Air University’s third annual Language, Regional Expertise and Culture Symposium was held Wednesday and Thursday, here. The event welcomed experts from around the world to talk about the importance of culture and language’s role in airpower. The theme for this year’s symposium was “Cultural Agility,” based on the Air Force Future Operating Concept for 2035, which focuses on operational agility.
  • Highlighting the importance of diversity in today’s Air Force

    The Maxwell Equal Opportunity office welcomed members from the community to celebrate diversity Friday during the base’s fifth annual Cultural Awareness Day event in the Honor Guard Hangar here. Brig. Gen. Stacey T. Hawkins, Ogden Air Logistics Complex commander, Hill Air Force Base, Utah, was a guest speaker and shared his insight on why diversity is so important in today’s Air Force. He mentioned that his focus for the day was going to be about three themes: remembering, reflecting and renewing.
  • Excellence In All We Do: Staff Sgt. Danielle Hawk

    Staff Sgt. Danielle Hawk is the noncommissioned officer in charge, executive assistant for the commandant of the Officer Training School, Maxwell Air Force Base, Alabama. Before taking on that position she was the NCOIC of separations. In this role, she processed over 330 OTS students through the first DD214 self-service digital separations
  • Air University aims to spark more innovation, collaboration with MGMWERX

    Air University has long been considered the leadership-development center for the Air Force, and it continues its 72-year-long legacy with a new joint venture, named MGMWERX, in collaboration with the City of Montgomery, Montgomery County, and the Montgomery Area Chamber of Commerce, to encourage innovation.  “The dream of MGMWERX is to harken back
  • New leadership courses available for Airmen, civilians of all ranks

    The Maxwell-Gunter Top III have assembled the Total Force Development Team in order to provide mentorship and leadership development opportunities for the local Air Force community.
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Department of Defense

7/2/2020
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.
7/2/2020
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.
6/30/2020
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.
6/30/2020
The Missile Defense Agency is looking to adapt current technologies against the hypersonic threat while looking toward new capabilities.
6/26/2020
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.
6/26/2020
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.