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  • Air University SOS students breaking down barriers for female Airmen

    Special Agent Alexandra Garced doesn’t have a need to wear it yet, but she knows of other female Airmen who avoid wearing the maternity service dress uniform at all costs.The reasons for the avoidance, said the Air Force Office of Special Investigations agent, is that they say the uniform is “uncomfortable, not fashionable, don’t feel comfortable
  • SOS expands senior mentor program, advances squadron revitalization efforts

    Squadron Officer School is tapping into the rich and deep pool of experience around the Air University campus to enhance the leadership education and personal growth of the next generation of leaders.What was up until recently an academic requirement giving senior leaders less than two hours to share with students their perspectives on decades of
  • Air University phases out Blackboard with new learning management system

    The Air University Communications Directorate has been hard at work over the past 21 months implementing the Canvas learning management system into all Air University schools to improve student and teacher workflows and the gradual phasing out of its old LMS, Blackboard.
  • Virtual Reality around the Circle: Squadron Officer School

    The idea of virtual reality has been around for decades, but it wasn’t until recently that it became mainstream technology. Air University’s Squadron Officer School is the first school around the circle that has integrated the use of virtual reality into their curriculum. SOS provides leadership development for Air Force captains during a six and a half week course, which now includes the use of virtual and mixed reality. The SOS Learning Sciences and Technology Studio offers multiple virtual reality programs as part of their Immersive Learning Experiences, and their newest program is the Mixed Reality Learning Experience or MRLx.
  • SOS student partners with MGMWERX to promote innovation, entrepreneurship

    A student from Air University’s Squadron Officer School partnered with MGMWERX Oct. 24, 2018, to share with Airmen and members of the community on how she kick-started her own business outside of the military. Capt. Samantha Snabes is a member of the Air National Guard and a recent SOS graduate, but in her civilian capacity she is the CEO of a company she co-founded.
  • Air University cancels SOS class 17G

    Lt. Gen. Steven L. Kwast, commander and president Air University, has announced with immediate effect that Squadron Officers School (SOS) class 17G is cancelled due to a course re-write and imminent decision on curriculum changes.  AU officials ask for patience over the next few days while Air Force leaders make a final decision on the curriculum
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7/2/2020
Some 120,000 members of the National Guard have responded this year to natural disasters, have participated in global military operations, responded to civil disturbances and responded to COVID-19, the chief of the National Guard Bureau said.
7/2/2020
The assistant secretary of defense for health affairs, the deputy assistant secretary of defense for military personnel policy and the Washington Headquarters Services director gave a Pentagon briefing on COVID-19 response efforts.
6/30/2020
Speeding ahead with the development of hypersonic weapons will require the Defense Department to be far less risk-averse than it is now, DOD's director of defense research and engineering for modernization said.
6/30/2020
The Missile Defense Agency is looking to adapt current technologies against the hypersonic threat while looking toward new capabilities.
6/26/2020
NATO welcomes nuclear arms talks between the United States and Russia, but would like China to join the negotiations, NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg said.
6/26/2020
China is actively working in Europe and Africa to subvert the infrastructure that has maintained peace since the end of World War II, the commander of U.S. Naval Forces in Europe and Africa and NATO's Allied Joint Force Command said.