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  • Field Manual 100-20: The ‘Declaration of Independence’ for tactical airpower

    On February 14, 1943, Field Marshal Erwin Rommel, commander of the German Afrika Korps in North Africa, launched a major offensive against Allied positions at the Kasserine Pass in Tunisia, North Africa. Within days, the rapid advance of the Afrika Korps, supported by German aircraft, nearly overran the entire Allied position, including several forward airfields, in Tunisia. This battle became the first major defeat of U.S. forces in Africa.
  • SecAF, DoD, industry leaders share stage at 2018 AFITC

    Secretary of the Air Force Heather Wilson and the service’s new assistant secretary for acquisitions, technology and logistics, Dr. Will Roper, are two of the military keynote speakers sharing the stage with industry leaders at this year’s Air Force Information Technology and Cyberpower Conference. The 2018 AFITC Conference will be Aug. 27-29, 2018, in Alabama’s capital city of Montgomery.
  • Junior ROTC cadets off and flying in Chief of Staff of the Air Force Flight Academy Scholarship program

    The inaugural class of Air Force Junior ROTC cadets participating in the Chief of Staff of the Air Force Flight Academy Scholarship program this summer are off and flying, many already hitting their solo milestone.
  • AU’s Barnes Center elevates commandant position to command chief following EPME revitalization

    Air University’s Thomas N. Barnes Center for Enlisted Education elevated the rank of the Senior Noncommissioned Officer Academy commandant to Command Chief Master Sgt., June 27, as part of their goal towards revitalizing Air Force enlisted professional military education.
  • Air Force celebrates three-peat win at the Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps Leadership and Academic Bowl

    The Air Force took top honors for the third year in a row at the Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps Leadership and Academic Bowl in Washington, D.C., June 23-25. The Air Force Junior ROTC team from Scripps Ranch High School, San Diego, battled it out to take home the trophy for a third time.
  • 42nd Air Base Wing inducts Honorary Commanders

    The 42nd Air Base wing inducted 13 new Honorary Commanders and recognized four currently serving Honorary Commanders at a ceremony at the Maxwell Club, June 19, 2018. The Honorary Commanders Program is a public affairs’ initiative designed to engage, educate and empower community leaders to be advocates for the Air Force, Airmen and their families. It pairs civic leaders with military commanders and senior enlisted members.
  • Senior NCO Academy holds first-ever mobile training course in Romania

    Three instructors from the U.S. Air Force Senior Noncommissioned Officer Academy traveled to Boboc Air Base, Buzău, Romania, to hold the first-ever Senior NCO mobile education course June 8 to 22, 2018.
  • Son of World War II British flight cadet visits Maxwell

    The son of a British service member made a point to stop at Maxwell on June 15 on a tour of the states to see where his father trained during World War II. Edwin Norton, from Norton Fitzwarren, England, took a nostalgic tour of Maxwell to see some of the places that his father, Edgar John Norton, probably saw when he was at then-Gunter Field as a Royal Air Force flight cadet for flight training during the war.
  • Air Force Surgeon General promotes Airman at Maxwell

    The recently appointed Air Force Surgeon General spent her first Friday on the job visiting Maxwell Air Force Base, Alabama and presiding over the promotion of an officer she once served with and mentored. Lt. Gen. Dorothy Hogg promoted her former executive officer, Maj. Elisha Parkhill, now the 42nd Medical Operations Squadron Mental Health flight
  • Enlisted Heritage Research Institute receives Air Force level award

    The Enlisted Heritage Research Institute at Maxwell-Gunter Air Force Base was recognized last month when they won an Air Force Heritage award for their work.Chief Master Sgt Emily Shade, along with her team at the EHRI, oversee the research and operations necessary to run one of the Air Force’s most respected museums. Their expertise even won them
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