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  • VCSAF speaks with OTS staff, instructors

    U.S. Air Force Gen. Stephen Wilson, Vice Chief of Staff of the Air Force, speaks with Officer Training School instructors about the Officer Instructor and Recruiter Special Duty program April 18, 2019, at Maxwell Air Force Base, Alabama. Benefits officers can expect to receive while, and after, participating in the special duty positions include
  • Knowledge Constellation Code Jam

    This past week, the symbolic center was in full-gear during the kickoff of the Knowledge Constellation Code Jam, bringing in people from all around the circle, and beyond, to assist in developing a platform that will allow a higher-level of interactivity with library resources.
  • Troy University, AU host second round of discussions on education options

    Local military, community and educational leaders around the River Region gathered this week at Troy University’s Montgomery campus to continue discussing the future of education in the greater Montgomery area. Air University co-hosted the event with Troy University.
  • AU, Maxwell continues community efforts to improve school options

    Leaders from Air University and the 42nd Air Base Wing continue to partner with community leaders across the River Region to improve school choices for children of military-affiliated families. Recent efforts have also included some student-led projects, as well as working with Troy University to host workshops with local school district staff, faculty from local universities and outside experts.
  • Air University hosted the fourth annual AU LREC Symposium

    Air University’s Air Force Culture and Language Center welcomed more than 300 participants to the fourth annual Language, Regional Expertise and Culture Symposium here, from March 27 – 29.This year’s theme was “inter {culture} operability”, which was taken from the 2018 National Defense Strategy to focus on strengthening alliances and attracting
  • Air Force OTS graduates largest class in school history

    Air University’s Air Force Officer Training School graduated its largest class ever as more than 340 new officers tossed their hats into the air March 15, 2019, celebrating their completion of the program. The increased size of the class was a result of a paradigm shift the schoolhouse implemented at the beginning of 2018, pivoting away from separate programs for line and non-line officers and conducting merged classes.
  • The ‘Transportation Plan’: Preparing for the Normandy invasion

    By early January 1944, Supreme Headquarters Allied Expeditionary Force, or SHAEF, had begun planning for the greatest seaborne invasion in history, Operation Overlord, the invasion of “Fortress Europe,” scheduled for early June. General Dwight D. Eisenhower, Supreme Allied Commander, was reasonably sure that the Allies could land sufficient forces to establish a beachhead along the Normandy coast of France during the first critical days of the invasion. However, he wasn’t so sure that these initial forces could sustain itself unless the Allies had air superiority over the landing beaches and could prevent German forces in Normandy from receiving reinforcements.
  • Air University Press releases Autonomous Horizons: The Way Forward

    Air University Press announces the release of Autonomous Horizons: The Way Forward, by Dr. Greg Zacharias, former chief scientist of the Air Force. Zacharias, who served as chief scientist from 2015 to 2018, explores the next steps in autonomous systems development, fielding and training. Rapid advances in AS development and artificial intelligence research will change how people think about machines, whether they are individual vehicle platforms or networked enterprises.
  • DoDEA Americas Announces the 2019 Region Principal of the Year

    The Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA) Americas region proudly announces that Paul Hernandez, the Maxwell Elementary-Middle School principal in Alabama, as the 2019 DoDEA Americas Principal of the Year. "Paul leads as a data-driven principal who motivates others to make a difference in the lives of students and staff,” said Dr. Judith Minor, DoDEA Americas Region Director of Student Excellence. “He is a dedicated educator who is deeply committed to advancing student learning, with himself being a lifelong learner in service to advance excellence in education every day for our military-connected students."
  • Air University Press releases new publication: Defending Air Bases in an Age of Insurgency, volume 2

    Air University Press announces the release of Defending Air Bases in an Age of Insurgency, volume 2, edited by retired Col. Shannon W. Caudill. This second volume examines current and future operational challenges to the security and defense of air bases. The authors probe the effects of a variety of threats against airpower projection, including the growing complexity of the anti-access/area-denial environment.
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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.