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  • Flagships of education

    For current or future Air Force commissioned officers, two names represent the pinnacle of education within the force. While these flagship institutions have, up to now, worked mostly independent of one another, Air University and the U.S. Air Force Academy have come together to formally synchronize their efforts for producing future leaders for the service.
  • Air University’s LEDx 2.0 promotes diverse, innovative thinking at all levels of leadership

    Air University’s Air Command and Staff College Department of Leadership hosted its second annual Leadership Education Development eXperience (LEDx) last week, promoting the theme of “Diversity at the Intersection of Leadership, Strategy and Innovation.”
  • Air University’s new leader development course helps squadron commanders ‘thrive’

    Air University’s newest course will help future squadron commanders thrive – not just survive – in command positions. Structured as a foundational course that builds on leadership experiences and education, the new Leader Development Course for Squadron Command equips potential commanders with the tools to create more “effective, adaptive and lethal” squadrons.
  • Air University tests out new material for Flight Leader’s Course

    Air University and the eSchool of Graduate Professional Military Education conducted beta-testing
  • First Sergeant Academy to increase course length, improve skills

    The Air Force’s First Sergeant Academy is increasing resident class length to four weeks to help
  • Former British Prime Minister shares leadership insights at Air University

    A former British Prime Minister traveled across the Atlantic to sit down and answer a few questions
  • Colonel Pettus takes command of Air Command and Staff College

    Colonel Evan L. Pettus took command of Air Command and Staff College in a ceremony officiated by Lt. Gen. Anthony J. Cotton, commander and president of Air University, July 27. As the ACSC Commandant, Pettus is responsible for the in-residence and distance learning professional military education college of midcareer officers and civilians, focused on the development of air-minded joint leaders.
  • SecAF recognizes exceptional Air University Airmen

    Secretary of the Air Force Heather Wilson presented each of nine Airmen with the 2018 Secretary of the Air Force Leadership Award while here for the National Security Forum, May 8-10, 2018. The award recognizes Air University students, cadets, faculty and staff who exhibit exemplary leadership, character and ethical behavior in the educational environment. These are the most prestigious award opportunities for Air University Airmen and the competition in each category was intense.
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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
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.