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  • 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.
  • Military working dog remembered after nearly a decade of service

    The 42nd Security Forces Squadron held a memorial service for a deceased military working dog, Sept. 18, 2018, on Maxwell Air Force Base, Alabama.
  • Virtual reality around the circle: eSchool of Graduate PME

    Air University’s eSchool of Graduate Professional Military Education is exploring a new technological platforms in their upcoming elective: Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality and Related Technologies in Learning for the National Security Enterprise. The course focuses on the technical aspects of virtual reality, the physiology of the human mind
  • Renovation meets Innovation at the MSFRIC

    The Muir S. Fairchild Research Information Center is giving the students of Air University the opportunity to explore outside of the classroom with the opening of the Innovation Lab Oct. 2, 2018, on Maxwell Air Force Base, Alabama. The MSFRIC collaborated with the Teaching and Learning Center to create the Innovation Lab, which will allow AU
  • Family legacy teaches Airman the value of serving

    For a child growing up in Quezon City in metro Manila, Philippines, joining the U.S. military isn’t a typical career path. For Airman 1st Class Kathrine Butler, however, she said that it was family influence that taught her it was not only possible, but also valuable.
  • Air University takes steps to expand military space cadre

    The U.S. Air Force has inaugurated the first class for a space immersion concentration at Air Command and Staff College, known as Schriever Scholars. Schriever Scholars is a collaboration between Air Education and Training Command and Air Force Space Command to deliberately develop and train experts at integrating space and space-based capabilities into joint warfighting efforts.
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