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  • Maxwell celebrates 100 years of history

    Since it’s conception in 1918, Maxwell Air Force Base has played a pivotal role in airpower, providing the Air Force with innovation, education and leadership training. One hundred years have passed and the Maxwell community has grown to be a more integral part of the River Region. Members from around the base and local community gathered together in order to celebrate the occasion April 6-7.
  • AU instructor recognized as educator of the year

    Since it was created in 1946, Air University played a critical role in military education thanks to its team of instructors, one of whom has recently distinguished himself from the rest after winning a major award. Lt. Col. David J. Ratliff, Ira C. Eaker Center for Professional Development instructor, was recently selected as the 2017 Air Force Financial Management and Comptroller Educator of the Year.
  • MSFRIC debuts New Exhibit: Faces of the Centennial

    Attendees from all over Maxwell visited the  Muir S. Fairchild Research Information Center here for their unveiling of their newest exhibit, the Faces of the Centennial, Friday. The debut was in conjunction with Maxwell’s Centennial Celebration, honoring the base’s 100 years of history. Through the use of photos, books and artifacts, Maxwell’s
  • Air University wraps up third annual LREC symposium

    Air University’s third annual Language, Regional Expertise and Culture Symposium was held Wednesday and Thursday, here. The event welcomed experts from around the world to talk about the importance of culture and language’s role in airpower. The theme for this year’s symposium was “Cultural Agility,” based on the Air Force Future Operating Concept for 2035, which focuses on operational agility.
  • Highlighting the importance of diversity in today’s Air Force

    The Maxwell Equal Opportunity office welcomed members from the community to celebrate diversity Friday during the base’s fifth annual Cultural Awareness Day event in the Honor Guard Hangar here. Brig. Gen. Stacey T. Hawkins, Ogden Air Logistics Complex commander, Hill Air Force Base, Utah, was a guest speaker and shared his insight on why diversity is so important in today’s Air Force. He mentioned that his focus for the day was going to be about three themes: remembering, reflecting and renewing.
  • Members of the Air University community raise money for local charity

    The Thomas N. Barnes Center for Enlisted Education's First Sergeant Academy and Chief Master Sergeant Leadership Course combined, raised over $1,800, which will supply over 10,000 pounds of food to the River Region.
  • New leadership courses available for Airmen, civilians of all ranks

    The Maxwell-Gunter Top III have assembled the Total Force Development Team in order to provide mentorship and leadership development opportunities for the local Air Force community.
  • Maxwell hosts memorial service, monument unveiling for 50th anniversary of Lima Site 85

    The Air Force Enlisted Heritage Research Institute hosted a memorial service and monument unveiling for the 50th Anniversary of Lima Site 85, March 12, 2018, on Maxwell-Gunter Annex, Alabama.
  • Lt. Gen. Steven L. Kwast receives Distinguished Service Medal

    Lt. Gen. Darryl L. Roberson, commander, Air Education and Training Command, presents the Distinguished Service Medal to Lt. Gen. Steven L. Kwast, outgoing Commander and President of Air University, Nov. 13, 2017. Following the presentation of the award, Montgomery (Ala.) Mayor Todd Strange, Montgomery Chamber of Commerce member David Reed, and Montgomery County Commission Chairman Elton Dean also made presentations to Kwast. His next assignment will be as the commander of Air Education and Training Command. (US Air Force photo by Melanie Rodgers Cox)
  • Maxwell Air Force Base and the 42nd Air Base Wing through the Years

    Maxwell Air Force Base is one of the most historic Air Force bases that is still in active status.  Its history spans over a century of aviation in Central Alabama from the Wright Brothers to today.  Since April 1918, a 100 years ago, when the “Air Force” presence began as Aircraft and Engine Depot #3, the base has provided a significant and
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6/26/2020
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