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  • Maxwell plays pivotal role in 2018 hurricane relief efforts

    With the catastrophic damage caused by Hurricanes Florence and Michael, Maxwell served as one of the primary focal points for relief efforts in the eastern U.S. over the past few months.
  • Air University commemorates 100th Remembrance Day

    British, French and other Air University personnel from across the Commonwealth hosted a Remembrance Day Service on Nov. 11, 2018, at the Oakwood Cemetery Annex in Montgomery, Alabama.
  • Air University's MSFRIC helps local high school after severe fire

    On an early Saturday morning in August plumes of smoke billowed over the Centennial Hill neighborhood just a few minutes’ drive from Maxwell Air Force Base. The source was sadly the Booker T. Washington Magnet High School, which caught on fire that day causing severe damage and necessitating a move over to a new location in another part of the city. And while fortunately no one was injured in the blaze, the historic building and all of its contents were completely lost – including the school’s entire library collection. After hearing about the fire and the destruction of all of the school’s books, staff at the Muir S. Fairchild Research Information Center decided to see how they could assist. After raising funds, over $700 worth of new books were purchased and brought over to the school this past month. The school’s media specialist, Jennifer Sanford, related that the students were excited to see the new titles and stated, “We are very appreciative of the partnership that is growing between Maxwell Air Force Base and our school. This donation is really going to help our students in so many ways.”
  • Air University professor awarded prestigious French medal

    U.S. Air Force Col. Stephen Renner, School of Advanced Air and Space Studies professor, was awarded the French Médaille de la Défense Nationale (National Defense Medal) at the gold level on Oct. 17, 2018, here.
  • Hurricane Michael evacuees from Tyndall operating at Maxwell

    It was seemingly a normal day in Panama City Beach, Florida. But a stormy breeziness and rising tides hinted at the devastation that was to come. Thousands of residents there and in surrounding areas predicted to be in the path of Hurricane Michael were ordered to evacuate. Some did. Some didn’t. Among those who did were some 3,500 Tyndall Air Force Base employees, all now displaced from their jobs and many from their homes. Some of them are now operating from Civil Air Patrol National Headquarters at Maxwell Air Force Base, Alabama.
  • Maxwell-Gunter volunteers teach local youth the importance of financial literacy

    Forty-one volunteers from the Maxwell-Gunter community have spent the last several weeks helping children from Thelma S. Morris elementary school in Montgomery learn basic financial skills through the Junior Achievement program.
  • Military working dog remembered after nearly a decade of service

    The 42nd Security Forces Squadron held a memorial service for a deceased military working dog, Sept. 18, 2018, on Maxwell Air Force Base, Alabama.
  • Family legacy teaches Airman the value of serving

    For a child growing up in Quezon City in metro Manila, Philippines, joining the U.S. military isn’t a typical career path. For Airman 1st Class Kathrine Butler, however, she said that it was family influence that taught her it was not only possible, but also valuable.
  • AF Cyber College leverages civilian, reservist expertise to help redefine cyber airmen

    The Air Force’s Cyber College hosted a Functional Mission Analysis Cyber course here last month, bringing in top cyber professionals from around the globe to share their expertise with cyber airmen.
  • Air University squadrons on track to receive squadron patches

    The Air Force’s top leaders have announced that the entire force will be transitioning from the sage green Airman Battle Uniform to the Operational Combat Uniform beginning Oct. 1, 2018, ultimately phasing out the ABU completely by April 2021. The ABU and the OCP have many color differences, resulting in changes and updates for squadron patches to
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6/3/2020
The Defense Department is adding seven installations to the five that already are experimenting with 5G technology as a way of enhancing warfighter capability.
6/3/2020
Governors in 28 states have called on the National Guard to support first responders in the wake of civil unrest and protests across the nation following the death of George Floyd.
6/3/2020
Defense Secretary Dr. Mark T. Esper said he doesn't support invoking the Insurrection Act, which would allow active-duty service members to act as law enforcement in quelling unrest in American cities.
6/3/2020
The global race to field a lifesaving COVID-19 vaccine may be nearing its last lap, as the Army aims for a vaccine by the end of this year.
6/2/2020
U.S. Space Command, Space Force and 45th Space Wing leaders discussed planetary defense, partnering with NASA and the recent astronaut launch during a SpaceNews webinar.
6/2/2020
Air Force Secretary Barbara M. Barrett observed how airmen were performing their national security missions during the COVID-19 pandemic in a recent visit to Kirtland Air Force Base, New Mexico.