Maxwell Centennial Blast from the Past: Between 1957 and 1969, the Aerospace Defense Command operated a semi-automatic ground environment data center on Gunter AFB. The unit provided early warning and response in case of a Soviet nuclear attack against the southeast U.S.
Kelly Street gate is currently closed due to a vehicle incident.
Those seeking to gain entry onto Maxwell should use alternative routes until further notice.
Parents, here's an interesting event for you and the young ones to attend tomorrow!
Maxwell Centennial Blast from the Past: Between 1954 and 1958, contractors built facilities for Air University's major schools at Maxwell on a separate campus, encircled by Academic Circle. In May 1975, AU renamed Academic Circle to Chennault Circle, honoring Maj. Gen. Claire Lee Chennault, a WWII leader of the famed Flying Tigers in China.
This is gonna be good!
4th of July Holiday Gate Hours
July 4th: Kelly St.-6 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Day St. Closed
July 5th: Kelly St./Day St-Closed
REMINDER!! Get ready for an awesome FREE event here on Maxwell for July 4th! Great music, food and laser show. Bring the whole family for some awesome FREE fun on the fourth! We hope to see you all there.
Looks like Maxwell had a great time at the Commander’s Challenge! This time they took it back to the 80’s!
Pre-registration is open for the 2018 Air Force Information Technology and Cyberpower Conference! AFITC will be held Aug. 27-29 at the Montgomery Renaissance Hotel and Convention Center. For eligibility requirements and registration info, visit www.afitc-event.com.
Maxwell Defenders take on the Marine Corps Combat Fitness Test (CFT)!
We would like congratulate Vicki Dendis for winning the Volunteer Excellence Award! Congratulations on this accomplishment and thank you for all your hard work and dedication to the field of volunteerism.
Last week several Air Force Wounded Warriors spoke to students at Squadron Officer School. MSgt (Ret.) Craig Zaleski, MSgt Brian Williams, and Lt. Col Melchizedek (Cato) Martinez spoke to the student about their experiences and then took questions from the students afterwards. Check out a few photos from the event!
American hero and fighter ace Gen. Chuck Yeager had a lot to offer in the development of future Air Force fighters back in the early 1960s. Read some of his recommendations in his 1961 Air War College thesis on the subject at http://www.airuniversity.af.mil/MSFRIC/. After checking out Yeager's paper, check out all the other offerings at the Air University Muir S. Fairchild Research Information Center!
Centennial Blast from the Past: Known as the keeper of all things related to the history of the Air Force, the Air Force Historical Research Agency opened on Maxwell on Sept. 12, 1949.
Ever year, there's that one person who comes in after the 4th with a bandaged eye or hand. Don't be that person.
Do you have that great idea that you tell your friends would help save the Air Force money, or would help streamline a process at work, or maybe just an idea on how to help raise morale on base? Well here is your chance! Maxwell has created the ACTS program (Airmen Creating Tomorrow’s Solution), a program that pays respect to the proud history of innovation that started here at Maxwell with the Air Corps Tactical School.
Submit your ideas to MAXWELL.ABW.INNOVATION@us.af.mil for a chance to have them actually come to life here on base! Don’t waste a moment, submissions must be in NLT 26 June.
If you need inspiration, check out the great video that talks a little bit about the program!
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Stay safe out there in the extreme heat!
Check out what's happening over at the Air Force Institute of Technology! They are doing some awesome things!
Centennial Blast from the Past: Air University opened the doors to the new Air University Library on April 1, 1946. Over time, it has become the largest library in the Department of Defense and the largest one outside of Washington, D.C. It was later renamed the Muir S. Fairchild Research and Information Center.