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  • Spaatz Center's Air War College graduates 237

    Students from Spaatz Center's Air War College graduated May 28 during a ceremony at the Squadron Officer College's Polifka Auditorium. The class of Academic Year 2009 consisted of 192 U.S. students, of which 113 were Air Force, seven Air Force Reserve, seven Air National Guard, 25 Army, 10 Marines, nine Navy and 21 civilians. Also graduating were
  • Air Force officials publish new nuclear operations doctrine

    Air Force officials here published its newest version of Nuclear Operations doctrine June 1 to replace the 11-year old existing doctrine. One of the most significant updates to new Air Force Doctrine Document 2-12 is the change in the focus of nuclear operations from a Cold War stance to one more aligned with the current global environment. The
  • Air Force announces "101 Critical Days of Summer" campaign

    The Air Force annual "Critical Days of Summer" campaign began May 22 and ends Sept. `7. Traditionally, this is a period when mishap rates "soar," according to Roger Anderson, chief of Safety, 42nd Air Base wing safety office.He said activities such as boating, yard work, playing sports, riding motorcycles and bicycles, swimming and barbecuing
  • Academy of Military Science moving to Maxwell's OTS

    With the Academy of Military Science moving from Tennessee's McGhee Tyson National Guard Air Base to Maxwell's Officer Training School, all Air Force commissioning sources, except the Air Force Academy, will be under one roof, said the OTS commander."Starting this fiscal year, all officer trainees will go to OTS. This takes us back to the Chief of
  • Maxwell holds Asian-Pacific American heritage luncheon

    The Officers' Club ballroom was filled on Tuesday with onlookers who commented that the colorfully-attired Chinese American dancer on stage portrayed the elegance and strength of a peacock so well that they were "swept up in the beauty and art of her traditional Asian dance."Springna Zhao performed at Maxwell-Gunter's Asian-Pacific American
  • Graduation day arrives for First Sergeants Academy student

    Editor's note: The following is the third of a four-part series highlighting the experiences of Master Sgt. Michael Diaz, a now graduate of the Air Force First Sergeants Academy. Sergeant Diaz, who hails from the 147th Mission Support Group located at Ellington Field Joint Reserve Base in Houston, Texas, serves with the Air National Guard and has
  • Air War College places third in Jim Thorpe Sports Days

    Athletes at the Spaatz Center's Air War College competed successfully in tennis, racquetball and trap shooting events at the 2009 Jim Thorpe Sports Days on April 23-25, hosted by the Army War College at Carlisle Barracks, Penn.AWC Dean of Students Col. James E. Smith said the competition pitted students from the Air War College, Army War College,