Air University & Maxwell AFB News

  • Maxwell welcomes Vietnam War POWs home again 50 years later

    In 1973, Maxwell welcomed 43 prisoners of war released by North Vietnam following the Paris Peace Accords that ended U.S. involvement in the Vietnam War. Operation Homecoming saw the return of a total of 591 POWs to American soil from Feb. 14-April 1, 1973.

  • Information You Can Use

    Life after loss is a very confusing and complex time. Attending to the affairs of the deceased and the immediate surviving family members along with addressing survivor benefits can be difficult to say the least. Fortunately, the Maxwell AFB Casualty Assistance Office is here to assist you with that

  • 28 million minutes of excellence but who’s counting

    Baker’s career began on June 9, 1969, as an assistant professor of language at what is now known as the International Officer School. Over his five decades at IOS, he also held titles such as anthropologist linguist, chief of foreign disclosure office, and management of international affairs.

  • Richardson takes command of 42nd Air Base Wing

    Richardson received his commission in 1998 through the Reserve Officer Training Corps program at South Dakota State University. He serviced in a variety of assignments at major command, forward operating agency, secretariat, Headquarters U.S. Air Force, combatant command, and Joint Staff levels.

  • New honorary commanders inducted at 42nd Air Base Wing

    The 42nd ABW Honorary Commander’s Program connects leaders within the community to wing commanders to provide an opportunity to learn more about the base’s mission and strengthen relationships between the base and local communities.

  • Bear Exploration Center students visit Maxwell AFB for Aerospace Day

    Civil Air Patrol National Headquarters and the Montgomery Chapter 102 Air and Space Forces Association aerospace education teams have partnered with Montgomery Public School’s Bear Exploration Center to support its aerospace/STEM programs for over a decade. After a two-year pause for field trips,