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  • “Billy” Mitchell and the Rise of Naval Airpower

    The US Navy and the Japanese Navy, 75 years ago, fought two historic naval battles which changed the course of the Pacific War and naval history.  On May 8-4, 1942, in the battle of the Coral Sea, just to the northeast of Australia, the two adversaries fought each other, entirely with naval aircraft, in the first naval battle in which the opposing
  • Maxwell Air Force Base remembers the victims of the Holocaust

    Maxwell Air Force Base will host a series of events during the week to remember the victims of the Holocaust, to include a base proclamation, tree dedication, and Reading of Names in the Garden of the Maxwell Club on April 24 at 7:45 a.m., a special memorial service in Shelburne Auditorium, building 803 on April 26 at 1:30 p.m., and a memorial 5K starting at the Maxwell Club, on April 28 at 8:00 a.m. Rabbi Scott Kramer of the Agudath Israel Etz Ahayem Synagogue, Montgomery, Alabama, will be the keynote speaker for the April 26 memorial.
  • The Air Force celebrates the 75th anniversary of the Doolittle Raid on Japan

    On April 18, 1942, 75-years ago, Americans woke up to the startling news that Army Air Force medium bombers had attacked Japan.  After four months of doom and gloom news, including the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, the Japanese conquest of Southeast Asia, and the recent surrender of 75,000 American and Filipino soldiers on the Bataan Peninsula,
  • Strategic Joint Wargame Challenges Future Leaders Ability to Think Multidimensional

    The 34th annual Joint Land, Air and Sea Strategic Special Program, or JLASS-SP, is part of a six-day event that is the culmination of a seven-month elective, designed to provide participants an opportunity to develop and implement their own regional strategies against realistic problems. These includes nation-state military aggression, non-state sponsored cyber-attacks, weapons of mass destruction proliferation and humanitarian suffering.
  • Step up: Don’t be afraid to be a Mitchell, Doolittle, or Arnold

    The U.S. Air Force is sitting at a nexus in which the world is becoming increasingly dangerous and complex, and our nation is asking us to do things that keep us busier now than ever before, yet we have fewer people now than at any point in our history—just over a third of what we had in the 1950s!  To meet these challenges, American military
  • The return of Tactical Air Command and Military Airlift Command

    The Air Force made history this year by resurrecting two of its historical major air commands, the Tactical Air Command and the Military Airlift Command, Sept. 26 and Oct. 1, 2016.The historical commands were active from the 1940’s until 1992. They were made active again by consolidating them with two existing commands, the Air Combat Command and
  • Remembering the Holocaust

    Dr. Robert Kane, is the Air University Historian and the grandson of Jewish immigrants from Ukraine.
  • Pregnancy in the military

    NAUSEA SUCKS! Oh and by the way I'm pregnant and it's my worst pregnancy.Honestly, being pregnant can be a blessing for those who don't experience the many symptoms of morning sickness, back aches and swollen ankles, but for others like me, it can be a nightmare experiencing these symptoms.I think one of the hardest parts about being pregnant is
  • African American History Month

    Throughout the history of the United States, African Americans have significantly contributed to the rich heritage and culture of this country in all areas of society.  Since 1976, the United States has celebrated their contributions to the history and heritage of this nation.  This special observance began as "Negro History Week" by historian
  • Glenn Miller past and present

    It was December 1942, and the United States had been at war for a year.  To help ease the pain of war department telegrams and empty places at the Christmas table that year, Captain Glenn Miller, a well-known musician and band leader, was now in the uniform of the U.S. Army Air Forces (AAF) and assigned to Maxwell Field, gave a concert to Maxwell