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  • Air University commander experiences AFROTC Field Training

    Lt. Gen. James Hecker, commander and president of Air University, visited Camp Shelby Joint Forces Training Center, Mississippi, July 13 to observe the training and evaluation of cadets at Air Force Reserve Officer Training Corps Field Training 2021. Though the training usually takes place at Maxwell Air Force Base, Alabama, a combination of factors including impacts to the 2020 training cycle from COVID-19 led to the decision to move the encampment to Camp Shelby. Hecker was accompanied by commanders and stakeholders in the training enterprise.
  • Holm Center’s ‘Purple’ summer project

    As a former “foreign kid” in Brazil’s National War College, I was challenged with learning and operating in a language not of my own. I experienced the very real fear that my intellect would be surmised from my inability to smoothly converse, convince and direct others in Portuguese. These are the same challenges many of our Air Force ROTC cadets experience when English is their second language.
  • Air University Airman overcomes barriers to express his faith as a Norse Pagan

    The 42nd Air Base Wing’s Freedom to Serve Initiative champions are uncovering issues that impede on Airmen's ability to excel; forming plans of action to help create equal opportunities for all Airmen across the installation.
  • CSAF signs charter for China Aerospace Studies Institute

    Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Charles Q. Brown Jr. recently signed the charter for the Air Force’s China Aerospace Studies Institute, signaling the service’s intent to focus education, awareness and understanding more heavily on China’s growing military threat.
  • Campus Dining System (CDS) set to arrive at Maxwell Air Force Base 1 Aug 21

    The Air Force continues to deliver innovative and desirable customer programs testing an already popular program, Air Force Campus Dining System (CDS) at traditional legacy Food & Beverage operations.  The Air Force Services Center (AFSVC) has collaborated with the 42 FSS team at Maxwell/Gunter, AL to continue to expand and test customer acceptability and desires at participating Force Support (FSS) activities.
  • AFCLC, AF Cyber College host cyber LITE training event

    In keeping with Brown’s mandate of “Accelerate Change or Lose,” the Air Force Culture and Language Center is co-hosting a cyber educational event July 20-29, 2021, to take a closer look at cyber operations in today’s era of global strategic competition.
  • Air Force ROTC Field Training commander converses on challenges, cadets and the camp

    Mandated by Congress to help develop the next generation of Air Force and Space Force leaders, Air Force ROTC Field Training is an annual, summertime 16-day, four-phase program. The curriculum includes, among other things, academic exams, flight drill evaluations, land navigation, tactical combat casualty care, small unit tactics and operating in a deployed environment. It is geared toward cadets typically in between their sophomore and junior years who will be transitioning to leadership positions at their respective detachments.
  • Air University Press releases summer 2021 journals

    Air University Press’s stable of summer 2021 journals are available at https://go.usa.gov/x6s3j. AU Press publishes Air & Space Power Journal, Strategic Studies Quarterly, Journal of Indo-Pacific Affairs and Journal of the Americas.
  • Total Force team captures Innovation Excellence Award

    Accelerating change starts with an empowered workforce with foundational competencies, the right skills, and the drive to innovate. A team of six total force Airmen embodied that mindset while participating in an Air University and Innovatrium partnership, Project Mercury, March 16 - June 14, 2021.
  • Eaker Center school awards first civilian associate degrees

    The Civilian Leadership Development School at the Ira C. Eaker Center for Leadership Development graduated the first class of its online Civilian Associate Degree Program. This first class of 88 students graduated 42 members on June 29, 2021, representing the Air Force, Air Force Reserve, Space Force and the U.S. Army Reserve, with more close to completion. The students were awarded an associate of applied science degree in Department of the Air Force Leadership and Management Studies.
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