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DoDEA Americas Announces the 2019 Region Principal of the Year
The Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA) Americas region proudly announces that Paul Hernandez, the Maxwell Elementary-Middle School principal in Alabama, as the 2019 DoDEA Americas Principal of the Year. "Paul leads as a data-driven principal who motivates others to make a difference in the lives of students and staff,” said Dr. Judith Minor, DoDEA Americas Region Director of Student Excellence. “He is a dedicated educator who is deeply committed to advancing student learning, with himself being a lifelong learner in service to advance excellence in education every day for our military-connected students."
Air University Press releases new publication: Defending Air Bases in an Age of Insurgency, volume 2
Air University Press announces the release of Defending Air Bases in an Age of Insurgency, volume 2, edited by retired Col. Shannon W. Caudill. This second volume examines current and future operational challenges to the security and defense of air bases. The authors probe the effects of a variety of threats against airpower projection, including the growing complexity of the anti-access/area-denial environment.
AFIT participating in MIT leadership pilot program
The Air Force Institute of Technology will participate in a pilot test of Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s new Leadership Academy for Scientists, Engineers, and Researchers (LASER) program. This new program targets early-career scientists, engineers, and researchers teaching them to break down the traditional silos between engineering and management with a focus on interdisciplinary approaches to leadership.
What is STARBASE Maxwell?
If you’ve ever been on Maxwell Air Force Base, you may have seen the words “STARBASE Maxwell” written in big letters across from the main gym. What’s going on in there? Is it filled with scientists discussing the colonization of Mars? The space time continuum?... Aliens?
Air University hosts education summit
Air University hosted its first K-12 Education Summit Jan. 9, 2019, in order to start a dialogue about enhancing and improving the educational opportunities available to students throughout the River Region.
Air University's MSFRIC helps local high school after severe fire
On an early Saturday morning in August plumes of smoke billowed over the Centennial Hill neighborhood just a few minutes’ drive from Maxwell Air Force Base. The source was sadly the Booker T. Washington Magnet High School, which caught on fire that day causing severe damage and necessitating a move over to a new location in another part of the city. And while fortunately no one was injured in the blaze, the historic building and all of its contents were completely lost – including the school’s entire library collection. After hearing about the fire and the destruction of all of the school’s books, staff at the Muir S. Fairchild Research Information Center decided to see how they could assist. After raising funds, over $700 worth of new books were purchased and brought over to the school this past month. The school’s media specialist, Jennifer Sanford, related that the students were excited to see the new titles and stated, “We are very appreciative of the partnership that is growing between Maxwell Air Force Base and our school. This donation is really going to help our students in so many ways.”
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
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.
Maxwell hosts second JEALS
The Maxwell – Gunter Junior Enlisted Advisory Council and the Gunter First Four Council hosted the second leadership symposium directed specifically toward junior enlisted Airmen, April 24 -25, 2018, here. The Junior Enlisted Airmen Leadership Symposium provided an opportunity for the base’s junior enlisted to receive both professional and
CoL visits Maxwell Leadership
The Air Education and Training Command’s Continuum of Learning team was here to engage with base leaders, April 9 – 10. The team focused on hearing concerns and improving relationships and interaction as part of new force development mission objectives. The CoL is striving to broaden the opportunities for education throughout an Airman’s career,