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  • Hurricane Michael evacuees from Tyndall operating at Maxwell

    It was seemingly a normal day in Panama City Beach, Florida. But a stormy breeziness and rising tides hinted at the devastation that was to come. Thousands of residents there and in surrounding areas predicted to be in the path of Hurricane Michael were ordered to evacuate. Some did. Some didn’t. Among those who did were some 3,500 Tyndall Air Force Base employees, all now displaced from their jobs and many from their homes. Some of them are now operating from Civil Air Patrol National Headquarters at Maxwell Air Force Base, Alabama.
  • Maxwell-Gunter volunteers teach local youth the importance of financial literacy

    Forty-one volunteers from the Maxwell-Gunter community have spent the last several weeks helping children from Thelma S. Morris elementary school in Montgomery learn basic financial skills through the Junior Achievement program.
  • First Research Roundtable connected students, authors

    The Air University Library and AU Press hosted the first AU Research Roundtable at the Muir S. Fairchild Research Information Center Oct. 11.
  • ‘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
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • AF Cyber College leverages civilian, reservist expertise to help redefine cyber airmen

    The Air Force’s Cyber College hosted a Functional Mission Analysis Cyber course here last month, bringing in top cyber professionals from around the globe to share their expertise with cyber airmen.
  • Air University squadrons on track to receive squadron patches

    The Air Force’s top leaders have announced that the entire force will be transitioning from the sage green Airman Battle Uniform to the Operational Combat Uniform beginning Oct. 1, 2018, ultimately phasing out the ABU completely by April 2021. The ABU and the OCP have many color differences, resulting in changes and updates for squadron patches to
  • Secretary of the Air Force urges innovation in software acquisition model

    The process used by the Air Force to acquire software is archaic and needs to modernize now if the service is to win in a peer-to-peer conflict, said Secretary of the Air Force Heather Wilson. The secretary made those observations and gave a glimpse into the future of software acquisition during her keynote presentation Aug. 27 at the Air Force Information Technology and Cyberpower Conference in Montgomery, Alabama.
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