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Air University & Maxwell AFB News

  • Wing develops new MVPs as it prepares for Name, Mission change

    The 908th Airlift Wing has been in various states of transition since November 20, 2020, when then Secretary of the Air Force, the honorable Barbara Barrett, announced that the 908th AW at Maxwell Air Force Base, Alabama was the preferred location to host the MH-139A Grey Wolf Formal Training Unit.

  • 908th displays history with AU Library exhibit

    The 908th Airlift Wing’s history is on display at Air University’s Library, known as the Muir S. Fairchild Research Information Center, on Maxwell Air Force Base, Alabama.March 6, 2024, kicked off the “History of the 908th” display at the AU Library Auditorium, starting with AU Director of Library

  • 908th looks to industry to accelerate change and readiness

    With the mindset of innovation ingrained in the wing’s culture, and the members of the 908th MXG already leading the push for their members to be ready for the new helicopters ahead of schedule, the unit has turned to the civilian industry for a new opportunity.Since January 23, 2023, more than 20

  • 908th Airlift Wing maintainer honored for heroism

    The morning of Wednesday, 4 November, 2022, started off a little earlier, and slightly unusual for Senior Master Sgt. Rory Lapres, 908th Maintenance Squadron fabrication flight chief. His wife, who works from home, woke up earlier than usual and made him a cup of coffee, which he normally does

  • 908th embraces future, legacy of helicopter mission

    Recently, during November’s Unit Training Assembly, one MH-139A Grey Wolf from the 413th Flight Test Squadron in Duke Field, Florida, and two UH-1N Hueys from the 23rd Flying Training Squadron in Fort Rucker, Alabama, made a stop at Maxwell Air Force Base.

  • Medical Readiness: 908th Fights Back Against Influenza

    The 908 AW used the three-day UTA to their advantage. The extra day allowed members of the ASTS and AES to complete much of their training requirements on Friday and execute vaccinations en masse inside the maintenance hangar on Saturday and Sunday.

  • 908 AW celebrates veterans, community with Pike Road

    The Pike Road Veterans Day ceremony was the 11th annual in the town’s 25 short years of incorporation. Col. Craig W. Drescher, 908th Airlift Wing commander, was honored as the guest speaker at the event.