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Maxwell AFB News
Air University announces release of ASPJ Summer 2018 edition
Air University Press announces the release of the Summer 2018 Air and Space Power Journal. In this issue, Lt. Gen. David “D.T.” Thompson, vice commander, Air Force Space Command, speaks to the use of the space domain for national defense and protecting and defending space capabilities. “The Coming Revolution in Military Space Professionalism” extends this discussion by describing recent events that will allow the space cadre to “produce the military space professionals the nation needs.”
AETC and AFIT Focus on Continuum of Learning Initiative
HQ AETC’s Continuum of Learning Engagement Team, Mrs. Shelly Petruska, Capt. Renee Cassidy and Lt. Jacqueline Crow, led a small group discussion with AFIT’s School of Systems and Logistics, Wright Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio, May 1, 2018. The CoL engagement team is traveling to all AETC units to educate the command on CoL initiatives, and collect best practices, challenges and innovative ideas for CoL across the Air Force.
Air Force Cyber Strategy Conference sparks innovative ideas for cyber warfare
Air University’s Cyber College hosted the 2018 Air Force Cyber Strategy Conference, May 22-23, here. The event welcomed cyber experts from around the nation to discuss the importance of innovating cyber strategy within the Air Force.
Air University releases summer’s ‘Strategic Studies Quarterly’
Air University Press announces the release of the summer 2018 edition of “Strategic Studies Quarterly,” an Air Force-sponsored strategic forum on national and international security. Lieutenant Col. Garry Floyd Jr. from the Office of the Secretary of Defense for Intelligence wrote the feature article: Attribution and Operational Art: Implications for Competing in Time. It creates a model for cyber attribution, analyzing the risks and opportunities of an attribution advantage.
SecAF recognizes exceptional Air University Airmen
Secretary of the Air Force Heather Wilson presented each of nine Airmen with the 2018 Secretary of the Air Force Leadership Award while here for the National Security Forum, May 8-10, 2018. The award recognizes Air University students, cadets, faculty and staff who exhibit exemplary leadership, character and ethical behavior in the educational environment. These are the most prestigious award opportunities for Air University Airmen and the competition in each category was intense.
OTS revamps program creating more efficient, effective training environment
Over the past year Air University’s Officer Training School has been revamping program in order to provide a more efficient and effective training experience for its cadets. One of the major changes the school has made has been the implementation of pre-requisite courses designed to cover topics, which otherwise would be done during a mass-lecture when the cadets arrive.
Air University Press releases "A Discourse on Winning and Losing’
Edited and compiled by Grant T. Hammond, “A Discourse on Winning and Losing” is the first book published on John R. Boyd’s famous same-titled briefing. A maverick fighter pilot devoted to the Air Force and its mission, Boyd challenged orthodoxy, including fighter tactics and the theory of how wars were to be fought. Inspiring radically different opinions, he had the courage to state his views—and defend them regardless of consequence.
Air University Press releases "Developing Your Full Range of Leadership: Leveraging a Transformational Approach"
“Developing Your Full Range of Leadership” focuses on the Full-Range Leadership Model and its application in team leadership. Leaders applying the FRLM approach can see immediate, tangible results. Authors Fil J. Arenas, Daniel A. Connelly and Maj. Michael D. Williams show how leveraging the components of transformational leadership has been proven to result in the most effective style of leadership.
Maxwell Centennial Bash June 2nd
The city of Montgomery and Montgomery County Commission celebrate 100 years of partnership with Maxwell Air Force Base with a Maxwell Centennial Bash block party at Riverfront Park, June 2, 2-5 p.m. This is a free event and open to the public. The Bash will feature live music by Colonial Revival, food and arts and crafts vendors, plenty of children's activities, Maxwell Honor Guard performance, car show, water rescue demonstration by Montgomery fire department and much more. The first attempt at the Bash in April was rained out, but city and base leaders felt this milestone was too significant not to commemorate.
EPMEIC: Teaching those who educate
A staff sergeant is giving an important lesson to a group of military members on sexual assault awareness and prevention, but it is clear that her “students” are going out of their way to distract her and show their complete disinterest. In this course the distractions are a part of the lesson and the instructor is really just a student herself.