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  • Hurricane Michael evacuees from Tyndall operating at Maxwell

    It was seemingly a normal day in Panama City Beach, Florida. But a stormy breeziness and rising tides hinted at the devastation that was to come. Thousands of residents there and in surrounding areas predicted to be in the path of Hurricane Michael were ordered to evacuate. Some did. Some didn’t. Among those who did were some 3,500 Tyndall Air Force Base employees, all now displaced from their jobs and many from their homes. Some of them are now operating from Civil Air Patrol National Headquarters at Maxwell Air Force Base, Alabama.
  • Maxwell-Gunter volunteers teach local youth the importance of financial literacy

    Forty-one volunteers from the Maxwell-Gunter community have spent the last several weeks helping children from Thelma S. Morris elementary school in Montgomery learn basic financial skills through the Junior Achievement program.
  • Air University tests out new material for Flight Leader’s Course

    Air University and the eSchool of Graduate Professional Military Education conducted beta-testing for their new course material as a part of the Flight Commander’s Edge program at the Maxwell Education Center Oct. 9 – 12. The Flight Commander’s Edge program supports in the development of flight commander’s courses across the Air Force, such as the
  • First Research Roundtable connected students, authors

    The Air University Library and AU Press hosted the first AU Research Roundtable at the Muir S. Fairchild Research Information Center Oct. 11.
  • JEALS 2018 furthers development of the next generation of leaders

    The junior enlisted of Maxwell hosted the third annual Junior Enlisted Airmen Leadership Symposium at Maxwell – Gunter Annex Oct. 10 – 11.  During this two-day professional and personal development event, there was more than eight workshops and the opportunity to venture out on a tour at the Hyundai Plant, located in Montgomery. “This event is to
  • 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 fuel the Chief of Staff of the Air Force’s initiative to revitalize squadrons.   The updated curriculum starting Oct. 22, will now focus more on hands-on, scenario-based training to better prepare first sergeants for their role in the squadron command
  • SANDS finds a new home at Air University

    The School of Advanced Nuclear Deterrence Studies recently relocated from Kirtland Air Force Base, New Mexico, to Air University’s Air Command and Staff College. SANDS is the Air Force’s premier program on strategic deterrence. The student body consists of tactical nuclear experts from the Air Force, joint and civilian service as well as coalition partners. “The purpose of SANDS is to build a core of Deterrence Operations experts who will serve as key leaders, advocates, and advisors to war fighting commanders,” said Dr. Melvin Deaile, director of SANDS. “They will have direct input and advise key leaders on deterrence options as it deals with national defense.”
  • ‘Black Thursday’: The bleakest day for U.S. Army Air Forces in World War II

    Seventy five years ago, 291 B-17F Flying Fortress high-altitude heavy bombers, each with a crew of 10, attacked the ball bearing plants around Schweinfurt, Bavaria. German ground-based antiaircraft artillery and 300 fighters shot down 60 of the aircraft, with 600 crewmen killed or taken prisoner, the largest Army Air Force loss of the war to date.
  • 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 in front of approximately 1,000 Air University students and base leadership, Oct. 5, 2018, at Maxwell Air Force Base, Alabama. Tony Blair served as the British Prime Minister from 1997 through 2007. Before sitting down with Royal Air Force Wing
  • Hurricane Michael Information

    There are currently no changes to Maxwell AFB and Gunter Annex due to Hurricane Michael. Traffic may be heavy around the installation, as Maxwell continues to be a staging location for FEMA relief supplies.
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