Air University & Maxwell AFB News

  • 908th SFS members train using Virtual Reality

    On June 7, 2022, the sound of gunshots rang down the halls of a former civil engineering building at Maxwell Air Force Base’s Gunter Annex. Most people would have instinctively called security forces, but members of the 908th Airlift Wing's Security Forces Squadron were already on the scene,

  • 908th Welcomes 22nd Air Force Command Team

    The 908th Airlift Wing welcomed 22nd Air Force Commander, Maj. Gen. Bret Larson, and 22nd Air Force Command Chief, Chief Master Sgt. Chin Cox, as they visited the wing during the May Unit Training Assembly.Larson and Cox toured the 908th AW to observe the wing’s progress and to see how higher

  • Life coaching, counseling available to 908th Airlift Wing members

    Amy Kemp-Wellmeier, or Ms. Amy as she likes to be called, is the 908th Airlift Wing’s Director of Psychological Health. In her role she advises the wing’s leadership on mental health issues affecting Airmen, schedules annual trainings and acts as what she calls a “life coach” to the 908th’s members.

  • Isochronal Inspections bring Maintainers Together

    With a wingspan of about 132 feet, it requires a team effort to keep the 908th Airlift Wing’s fleet of C-130H Hercules in excellent working condition. The 908th AW’s commitment to staying mission ready requires that the 908th Maintenance Squadron have around 22 full-time maintainers and 126

  • Making a Job Well Done in 2021, Ring True in 2022

    In Jan of 2021, Col. Drescher wrote “As challenging as 2020 was, 2021 will be even more challenging.” It turned out to be true. Our four aircraft came home from deployment last fall, but our last Airman just came home the third week of February. There is never a time that we don’t have someone from

  • Learning to Fly... Again

    As the last remaining C-130 “Hercules” aircraft depart the 908th Airlift Wing for new homes, the remaining members prepare for a likely re-missioning to the Air Force’s first MH-139 “Grey Wolf” helicopter Formal Training Unit. Several of the wing’s C-130 pilots chose to learn how to fly the

  • What to do with old ABU’s? 908th Airlift Wing Airman has the answer

    No longer authorized for official wear, many Airmen don’t know what to do with their old ABU’s. Some have discarded them or relegated them to work clothes. Others have stuffed them into storage. Senior Airman Michael A. Sanchez, a passenger services agent with the 908th Airlift Wing’s 25th Aerial

  • 908th FSS Serves up Success During Exercise

    The 908th Force Support Squadron conducted an exercise during the unit’s July super Unit Training Assembly at Maxwell Air Force Base, Alabama, that simulated them playing their part as if the wing were to deploy to deliver humanitarian aid to a fictional local populace.The purpose of this exercise