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The School Liaison Officer Program is here to assist Department of Defense employees and their families in making a smooth transition in and out of our local public, private, and homeschool environments.  The School Liaison Officer is the primary point of contact for all school related matters, advocates for the needs of the military students, make referrals , provide educational options and networking opportunities, disseminate newsletters, facilitate workshops to address current trends, and is the liaison between the base, the schools and the local community.  Our program has built a strong, supportive relationship with the local education agencies.


If you're transitioning to Maxwell-Gunter AFB with school age kids or you have kids enrolled in a local school, then you'll want to talk to the School Liaison Officer (SLO).

The SLO is here to provide parents and children with information and referrals on their different educational options. With schools having different curriculums, the SLO will assist you in finding the best fit for your child's educational needs before you make your final decision. Whether you're military or a civilian working on base, these services are available to your family. The SLO is here to ensure you're aware of all the educational opportunities and how to properly transition your child to a public, private, charter, virtual or home-schooled education setting.

Other resources

My Montgomery

Visitor’s guide for the Montgomery Area. 

Heroes Welcome

Resources page to discover many popular state, federal, and national resources available to military families

Military Kids Connect

Engaging website offering tools and games for military families.

Military Youth on the Move

Check out the videos, articles and more geared to military kids and teens.

Montgomery Parents

Serving River Region Families with Events, Articles and Guides for Parenting Baby to Teens.


Provides programs and resources to address the unique educational challenges that face military-connected children.

Child Care Aware

Helps families and providers locate child care resources in their communities across the United States.


Digital tool to guide military families with special needs to the specific information and resources they need.

Resource Library

Air University treats public K-12 education as a readiness issue. As 42d ABW Command Chief CMSgt Michael Morgan notes, "When your people are worried about their children, they can't concentrate on the mission. This makes the School Liaison Officer a Readiness Officer." CMSgt Morgan is joined on this panel by Ms. Rebecca Hacket, an enlisted spouse and parent, as well as Mr. Terry Roller, Alabama's Assistant State Superintendent of Education. It is moderated by Dr. Brian Selmeski, Chair of Air University's Public K-12 Education Working Group. Together they will explore how public K-12 education is critical to Airmen's Quality of Life and how initiatives like the one at Maxwell-Gunter AFB can help improve readiness.

AU K12 Panel from AFSA HQ.

Contact the Maxwell AFB/42 FSS School Liaison