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  • Aviation legends visit AU for 38th annual Gathering of Eagles

    The annual ACSC capstone event invites aviation legends to AU to engage in community outreach opportunities and make military heritage come alive for ACSC students and faculty.
  • 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.
  • Cradle of Airpower: 100 Years of Maxwell

    Maxwell was established over a 100 years ago and has since played an integral role in the Air Force
  • Operation Tidal Wave: heroic but ineffective

    One of the most heroic air raids occurred 75 years ago during World War II on Aug. 1, 1943.   On
  • Air University historians receive 2018 AETC Heritage Award

    Lt. Gen. Anthony J. Cotton, Air University commander and president, presents the 2018 Air Education
  • Field Manual 100-20: The ‘Declaration of Independence’ for tactical airpower

    On February 14, 1943, Field Marshal Erwin Rommel, commander of the German Afrika Korps in North Africa, launched a major offensive against Allied positions at the Kasserine Pass in Tunisia, North Africa. Within days, the rapid advance of the Afrika Korps, supported by German aircraft, nearly overran the entire Allied position, including several forward airfields, in Tunisia. This battle became the first major defeat of U.S. forces in Africa.
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1/3/2020
President Donald J. Trump last night directed, and the Defense Department subsequently launched, an airstrike that killed Iranian Gen. Qassem Soleimani, the head of the Quds Force, a senior DOD official said.
1/2/2020
The U.S. military has successfully targeted Kataeb Hezbollah bases in Iraq and Syria and deployed an infantry battalion to the region in response to Friday's attack on U.S. forces near Kirkuk, Defense Secretary Dr. Mark T. Esper said.
1/2/2020
The Defense Security Cooperation Agency launched the Department of Defense Security Cooperation Workforce Certification Program for civilian and military members of the security cooperation workforce.
12/31/2019
Check out some of the most viewed stories on Defense.gov in 2019.
12/30/2019
Marine Corps Sgt. Ashtyn Hammer grew up riding horses, and now serves her country as a member of the Marine Corps' only remaining mounted color guard.
12/30/2019
Navy Seaman Lewis Horton served during the Civil War, and his time in the military included being a prisoner of war, a double amputee and a courageous lifesaver.