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  • What to do with old ABU’s? 908th Airlift Wing Airman has the answer

    No longer authorized for official wear, many Airmen don’t know what to do with their old ABU’s. Some have discarded them or relegated them to work clothes. Others have stuffed them into storage. Senior Airman Michael A. Sanchez, a passenger services agent with the 908th Airlift Wing’s 25th Aerial Port Squadron, had a better idea: collect and donate them to the Civil Air Patrol.
  • Reunited Again: The Story of Three Air Force Chaplain Corps College Staff Chaplains

    The first time these three chaplains came together was at the Ira C. Eaker Center for Professional Development on Maxwell Air Force Base, to attend the Basic Chaplain Course. They currently serve together as staff chaplains and instructors at the home of the Air Force Chaplain Corps College.
  • Air University Press releases books, Fairchild Paper

    Maxwell Air Force Base, Ala. – Air University Press released No Moment of Victory: The NATO Training Mission in Afghanistan, 2009–2011; Good Outfit: The 803rd Engineer Battalion and the Defense of the Philippines, 1941–1942; and Fairchild Paper Medical Support in a Chemical, Biological, Radiological, and Nuclear Contested Environment In No Moment of Victory, authors Martin Loicano and Craig C. Felker examine NATO coalition efforts to build Afghan Army and police forces with the objective of transitioning the war to Afghan control. As NATO Training Mission–Afghanistan historians, Loicano and Felker documented how NTM-A grew from a handful of senior officers and enlisted personnel to over 6,000 coalition members training Afghans across the country. Yet there was also a deep historical underpinning to the command’s programs and processes. This book examines the influence of Cold War modernization theory on NTM-A from 2009 to 2011 and offers a cautionary account of the limits of Western military practices and culture in security force assistance.
  • Need language, culture support? Try submitting a ‘Training Partnership Request’

    The Air Force Culture and Language Center’s Language Enabled Airman Program deliberately develops language enabled, cross-cultural service members across the Air Force and Space Force with working-level foreign language proficiency to better support the application of air and space power through strengthening partnerships and interoperability.
  • 908th FSS Serves up Success During Exercise

    The 908th Force Support Squadron conducted an exercise during the unit’s July super Unit Training Assembly at Maxwell Air Force Base, Alabama, that simulated them playing their part as if the wing were to deploy to deliver humanitarian aid to a fictional local populace. The purpose of this exercise was for the members of the 908th FSS to practice setting up bare-base operations and supporting contingency operations to a deployed area, said Lt. Col. Mark Morris, 908th FSS commander.
  • Space Delta 13 activates to lead STARCOM education and accessions

    Space Delta 13, a subordinate commands of Space Training and Readiness Command, activated Sept. 13, 2021, on Maxwell AFB, Alabama.
  • 908th Airlift Wing remembers 9/11 with flyover

    Remembering the tragic events of Sept. 11, 2001, provides little cause to celebrate for the vast majority of United States citizens, including members of the Armed Forces. Many face the day with somber reverence to the memory of all the victims and the heroes that sacrificed themselves that day (and for the 20 years since) so that others may live in peace and security. The significance is not lost on the Airmen of the 908th Airlift Wing, who, despite continuing to conduct tactical airlift missions around the globe, made it a priority to execute a flyover of Braly Stadium, home to the University of North Alabama Lions.
  • Air Force Junior JROTC advances new Career Technical Education pathway for services’ counterparts

    MAXWELL AIR FORCE BASE, Ala -- Air Force Junior ROTC cadets along with JROTC cadets from the other services now have a new Career Technical Education pathway at high schools across the nation and many countries and U.S. territories around the world, effective Sept. 1, 2021.
  • CSO visits AU, Space Force Delta 13 staff

    U.S. Space Force Chief of Space Operations Gen. John W. “Jay” Raymond visited several Air University schools and space-oriented programs Sept. 1, 2021.
  • New AFJROTC director takes helm of worldwide student citizenship program

    Col. McGonigal is the leader of one of the largest, wide-reaching and most diverse organizations in the entire Department of Defense. Air Force JROTC encompasses approximately 125,000 eighth grade and high school students with roughly 1,900 retired officer and senior non-commissioned officer instructors at about 880 high schools in the United States, Europe, Asia and Puerto Rico.