Air University & Maxwell AFB News

  • 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.

  • Hecker departs Maxwell, Air University for Europe

    General James Hecker took command of U.S. Air Forces in Europe – Air Forces Africa and NATO Allied Air Command on June 27, 2022, with Europe facing challenges brought on by Russia’s invasion of the Ukraine.

  • Bailey takes command of Officer Training School

    Colonel Keolani Bailey, former vice commandant for Officer Training School, took on his new role as its commandant during a change of command ceremony, April 21, 2022, on Maxwell Air Force Base, Alabama.

  • Ramsby takes command of Air Force ROTC

    U.S. Space Force Col. Corey Ramsby took command of the Air Force Reserve Officer Training Corps from Col. Christopher Bennett during a change of command ceremony, April 4, 2022, at Maxwell.

  • Mentzer takes command of 42nd ABW

    Col. Eries Mentzer took command of the 42nd Air Base Wing from Col. Patrick Carley during a change of command ceremony, Aug. 24, 2020, at Maxwell Air Force Base, Alabama.

  • 42nd MDG welcomes new commander

    After serving two years as the 42nd MDG commander, Col. Jeanette Frantel is moving on to her next assignment at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base in Ohio. 

  • Carley assumes command of the 42nd Air Base Wing

    Colonel Patrick J. Carley assumed command of the 42nd Air Base Wing in a ceremony officiated by Lt. Gen. Anthony J. Cotton, commander and president of Air University, July 23. Upon taking command of the 42nd ABW, Carley becomes responsible for providing all base operating support, infrastructure and