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  • AFIT alumni, faculty and staff honored for outstanding career achievements

    The Air Force Institute of Technology honored alumni, faculty and staff Nov. 7 at an awards ceremony as part of the school’s centennial celebrations. Maj. Gen. Carl Schaefer, Deputy Commander of Air Force Materiel Command and 2004 AFIT alum served as keynote speaker for the event.
  • Two AFIT instructors earn Army Logistics University education awards

    Two Air Force Institute of Technology instructors on staff at the Army Logistics University Fort Lee, Va., were recognized for outstanding achievement in education during a ceremony Sept. 25, 2019.
  • AFIT Advanced Cyber Education program develops cadets’ cybersecurity skills

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio -- Forty-five Air Force and Army ROTC cadets completed the Air
  • AFIT students inform Pentagon energy initiative as part of new course

    As part of a newly offered course at the Air Force Institute of Technology (AFIT), a small group of students determined energy-optimized flying conditions for Air Force fighter relocation missions, which are also known as coronets. Their work is helping to inform a Pentagon-led initiative that seeks to increase the efficiency and combat capability of aircraft operations.
  • AFIT Hosts Multi-Domain Operations Joint Working Group

    The Air Force Institute of Technology’s School of Strategic Force Studies hosted a Multi-Domain Operations Joint Working Group at AFIT on April 11 and 12.
  • AFIT graduates 234 masters and doctoral STEM students

    The Air Force Institute of Technology Graduate School of Engineering and Management awarded 234 advanced degrees at the National Museum of the United States Air Force March 21. The graduating class included 203 Air Force officers, two Air Force non-commissioned officers, eight Army officers, two Marine Corps officers, and 15 civilians. The school also graduated three international students from Australia and Brazil.
  • EWI Fellows complete mid-tour review

    Kicking off the new year, the 71st class of Air Force Education with Industry Fellows gathered in Orlando, Florida, recently to share their company experiences with leadership from Air Force Acquisition, Manpower, Personnel and Services, Air Force Institute of Technology and the Air Force Personnel Center as part of their DoD-mandated mid-tour review. The current class, comprised of 61 officers, enlisted and civilians, traveled from 20 states to share their lessons learned and insight from industry. The EWI Fellows brought a myriad of perspectives, representing 17 Air Force career fields embedded and working at 39 different companies.
  • Institute celebrates 100 years of defense-focused education

    The Air Force Institute of Technology kicked off its centennial anniversary celebration March 5 at the Sinclair Ponitz Conference Center in Dayton, highlighting the institute’s rich journey since its beginning Nov. 10, 1919. Chief Scientist of the United States Air Force Dr. Richard J. Joseph was the keynote speaker for the celebration, which had as its theme: “A Century of Education Excellence: Inspiration to Innovation.” Joseph spoke about AFIT’s longevity and how the future depends on an educated Air Force.
  • Breaking the AFIT paradigm with the School of Strategic Force Studies

    The School of Strategic Force Studies was established at the Air Force Institute of Technology in 2016 through a realignment of two existing Air University units: The Air Force Nuclear College, located at Kirtland AFB, NM and The National Security Space Institute, located at Peterson AFB, CO. Today, the school has grown to include a Distance Learning Department and the School of Cyberspace Professional Continuing Education at Wright-Patterson AFB, OH.
  • AFIT participating in MIT leadership pilot program

    The Air Force Institute of Technology will participate in a pilot test of Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s new Leadership Academy for Scientists, Engineers, and Researchers (LASER) program. This new program targets early-career scientists, engineers, and researchers teaching them to break down the traditional silos between engineering and management with a focus on interdisciplinary approaches to leadership.
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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
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12/30/2019
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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.