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The Air Force Institute of Technology

The Air Force Institute of Technology

Defense-Focused Technical Graduate and Continuing Education, Research, and Consultation
Community College of the Air Force Community College of the Air Force

Community College of the Air Force

The community college of choice, providing a path to higher learning for those with a calling to serve.
Officer Training School Officer Training School

Officer Training School

The OTS instructors are here to guide you through the program
Squadron Officer College Squadron Officer College

Squadron Officer College

Educate, motivate, and mentor company grade officers
Air Command and Staff College Air Command and Staff College

Air Command and Staff College

The premier academic institute for developing bold airpower leaders
Air War College Air War College

Air War College

The foremost college for air, space, and cyberspace education and thought
International Officer School International Officer School

International Officer School

Building global partnerships ...one international leader at a time
Air and Space Power Journal Banner Air and Space Power Journal Banner

The US Air Force’s professional peer-reviewed journal and the leading forum for airpower thought and dialogue.
Strategic Studies Quarterly

Strategic Studies Quarterly


Ira C. Eaker Center for Professional Development Ira C. Eaker Center for Professional Development

Ira C. Eaker Center for Professional Development

The Center of Expertise and Innovation for Professional Development
Commanders' Professional Development School Commanders' Professional Development School

Commanders' Professional Development School

Ira C. Eaker Center for Professional Development
Air Force Chaplain Corps College Air Force Chaplain Corps College

Air Force Chaplain Corps College

Ira C. Eaker Center for Professional Development
USAF Center for Strategy and Technology USAF Center for Strategy and Technology

Center for Strategy and Technology

Strategic thinking for technology and its implications for national security
Barnes Center Barnes Center

Barnes Center for Enlisted Education

Developing Enlisted Airpower Leaders for America.
AFSNCOA AFSNCOA

AF Senior NCO Academy

Thomas N. Barnes Center for Enlisted Education
CMSgt Leadership Course CMSgt Leadership Course

CMSgt Leadership Course

Thomas N. Barnes Center for Enlisted Education
Enlisted Heritage Research Institute Enlisted Heritage Research Institute

Enlisted Heritage Research Institute

Dedicated to preserving the heritage and tradition of the enlisted corps.
USAF First Sergeant Academy USAF First Sergeant Academy

USAF First Sergeant Academy

Thomas N. Barnes Center for Enlisted Education
Holm Center Holm Center

Jeanne M. Holm Center

Officer Accessions and Citizen Development - “We build leaders.”

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Air University student recognized with multiple student awards

U.S. Air Force Capt. Margarita Balish, set to graduate from Naval Postgraduate School's National Security Affairs program, Dec. 15, is the recipient of two...

Bottom half of p. 10, Dispatch, Dec 9, 1982, showing three pictures of the actual concert.
Glenn Miller concert returns to Maxwell and Montgomery

The Christmas season is upon us again which means the annual Glenn Miller Christmas concert is almost here. The “Airmen of Note” of the United Stated Air Force...

Montgomery Mayor Todd Strange presents the Keys to the City to Lt. Gen. Steven Kwast, Air University commander, and Col. Eric Shafa, 42nd Air Base Wing commander, April 17, 2017. The mayor presented the keys as a show of appreciation for the Maxwell Air Force Base “Heritage to Horizon” Air Show, April 8-9, 2017. The International Council of Air Shows awarded Maxwell the Dick Schram Memorial Community Relations Award for having the best air show in 2017. (U.S. Air Force photo by Trey Ward)
Maxwell garners top air show award for 2017

Maxwell Air Force Base’s 2017 air show was recognized as being the best-of-the-best by the International Council of Air Shows recently.Maxwell AFB received the...

Col. Wayne Straw, Squadron Officer College commander, presents a certification of promotion to Chief Select Robert Vensel II, Air Force Reserve Officer Training superintendent, during the Maxwell Chief Select party, Dec. 7, 2017, Maxwell Air Force Base, Ala. Vensel was one of four senior master sergeants selected for the rank of chief master sergeant, the highest rank in the enlisted corps. (U.S. Air Force photo by Trey Ward)
Maxwell celebrates newest Chief Master Sergeants

Four Maxwell-Gunter senior master sergeants were selected for promotion to chief-master-sergeant Dec. 7, 2017. A release party was held in their honor at the...

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 Squadron Officer College Squadron Officer College
Primary developmental education for Captains and their Department of the Air Force civilians.  They are exposed to educational and experiential opportunities that challenge them to become more effective leaders for our Air Force.
 Air Command and Staff College Air Command and Staff College
ACSC is the Air Force's intermediate level officer PME. Each year it has over 600 majors and major-equivalent civilians from the Air Force, other U.S. services, U.S. government agencies, and over 70 other nations. 
 Air War College Air War College
Air Force's senior PME school for officers. Each year over 250 colonels and lieutenant colonels attend - from the Air Force and other U.S. military services, equivalent grade civilians from U.S. government agencies, as well as from 45 other nations.
International Officer School
International Officer School
IOS is the lead-up course to prepare all international officers for attending AWC, ACSC, and SOC. This allows international officers to be able to hit the ground running when integrated into the academic culture with the US officers in individual schools.
School of Advanced Air and Space Studies
School of Advanced Air and Space Studies
SAASS creates warrior-scholars who have a superior ability to solve complex problems; think critically; develop strategy and policy; and develop, evaluate, and employ airpower as a component of military force in support of national objectives.
eSchool of Graduate PME
eSchool of Graduate PME
The eSchool brings the distance education programs of the Air War College, Air Command and Staff College, and Squadron Officer College together into a cohesive framework delivering the right education to the right person at the right time.
 Air Force Cyber College Air Force Cyber College
The College integrates existing Air University cyber research capabilities, including those at AFIT, to educate Airmen and produce scholarly research to inform decision leaders.
 Air Force Institute of Technology Air Force Institute of Technology
The Air Force Institute of Technology, or AFIT, is the Air Force's graduate school of engineering and management as well as its institution for technical professional continuing education.
 Curtis E. LeMay Center for Doctrine Development and Education Curtis E. LeMay Center for Doctrine Development and Education
LeMay Center where Air Force doctrine is developed, advocated in exercises and wargames, represented in Joint and Multinational doctrine, and deployed to Airmen through a multifaceted outreach program.
 Barnes Center for Enlisted Education Barnes Center for Enlisted Education
The Thomas N. Barnes Center for Enlisted Education discharges Air University's responsibility for the education of enlisted leaders throughout the Air Force.
Community College of the Air Force Community College of the Air Force
The Community College of the Air Force is a federally-chartered degree-granting institution that serves the United States Air Force's enlisted total force.
Air Force Career Development Academy Air Force Career Development Academy
The Air Force Career Development Academy (AFCDA) manages all facets of curriculum development and delivery for enlisted upgrade training materials. 
 Airman Leadership School Airman Leadership School
Airman Leadership School (ALS) is the first level of the Enlisted Professional Military Education continuum and prepares senior Airmen to be professional, war-fighting Airmen who can supervise and lead Air Force work teams.
Noncommissioned Officer Academy
Noncommissioned Officer Academy
The Noncommissioned Officer Academy (NCOA) is the second level of enlisted PME and prepares technical sergeants to be professional, war-fighting Airmen who can manage and lead Air Force units in the employment of airpower.
Air Force Senior Noncommissioned Officer Academy
Air Force Senior Noncommissioned Officer Academy
The Air Force Senior Noncommissioned Officer Academy (AFSNCOA) is the third level of enlisted PME. AFSNCOA prepares senior NCOs to lead the enlisted force in the employment of airpower in support of US national security objectives.
Chief Master Sergeant Leadership Course
Chief Master Sergeant Leadership Course
The CLC is the capstone and pinnacle level of Enlisted Professional Military Education. The USAF CLC mission is to provide Chief Master Sergeants the education to bridge operational-to-strategic perspectives of the Air Force.
USAF First Sergeant Academy USAF First Sergeant Academy
The USAF First Sergeant Academy mission is to develop, through education and training, selected senior noncommissioned officers to serve as advisors to commanders on issues that impact our Airmen in successfully accomplishing the Air Force mission.
Air Force Enlisted Heritage Research Institute
Air Force Enlisted Heritage Research Institute
The AFEHRI’s mission is to educate and motivate visitors by researching, preserving, and showcasing to the world our Air Force enlisted history, heritage, and their resulting contributions to air power.
Enlisted PME Instructor Course
Enlisted Professional Military Education Instructor Course
EPMEIC teaches methodologies that are very specific to EPME and is considered the “gateway” for an EPME instructor.   
 Jeanne M. Holm Center for Officer Accessions and Citizen Development Jeanne M. Holm Center for Officer Accessions and Citizen Development.
Holm Center provides coordinated leadership and policy direction for the Air Force's officer recruiting, training, and commissioning programs.
 Air Force ROTC Air Force ROTC (AFROTC)
The Air Force is seeking talented and motivated high school and college students with solid character and demonstrated leadership potential.  
 Air Force Officer Training School Air Force Officer Training School
Our primary mission at OTS is to produce leaders of moral character in an environment of mutual respect and dignity.  When you graduate from OTS you will leave Maxwell Air Force Base equipped with the right tools and the knowledge necessary to be an effective and professional leader in our Air Force. 
Air Force Junior ROTC
Air Force Junior ROTC (AFJROTC) 
The mission of AFJROTC is to "Develop citizens of character dedicated to serving their nation and community." AFJROTC is not an USAF accessions program and cadets are never under any obligation to join the military.
 Ira C. Eaker Center for Professional Development Ira C. Eaker Center for Professional Development
The Eaker Center supports the Air Force mission by providing functionally-aligned technical training and professional continuing education to Air Force and other Department of Defense (DoD) personnel, as well as offers civilian undergraduate education. 
 Commanders' Professional Development School Commanders' Professional Development School
Prepare Wing / Vice Wing Commanders and Spouses, Group Commanders, Senior Materiel Leaders, and Emergency Operations Center Directors for their respective duties via tailored courses to better execute the mission, lead Airmen, manage resources, and improve their units.
 Force Support Professional Development School Force Support Professional Development School (FSPDS)
The Force Support Professional Development School (FSPDS) has a dual mission to provide functional Professional Continuing Education (PCE) for Force Support officer, civilian and enlisted community along with leadership, supervisory and managerial development for all Air Force appropriated fund civilian employees.
Defense Financial Management & Comptroller School (DFM&CS)
Defense Financial Management & Comptroller School (DFM&CS)
The DFM&CS mission is to provide world class Financial Management education for DoD personnel by delivering advanced course work in a joint learning environment.
Air Force Chaplain Corps College
Air Force Chaplain Corps College (AFCCC)
The AFCCC educates and trains Chaplain Corps personnel to provide spiritual care and advise leadership so Airmen and their families have opportunities to the free exercise of their religion and are spiritually fit to fly, fight and win.
 Muir S Fairchild Research Information Center Muir S Fairchild Research Information Center
The Muir S Fairchild Research Information Center connects the Air Force professional to authoritative and relevant information resources through knowledgeable experts and tailored library tools.
 China Aerospace Studies Institute China Aerospace Studies Institute
The China Aerospace Studies Institute (CASI) advances understanding of the capabilities, development, operating concepts, strategy, doctrine, personnel, organization, and limitations of China's aerospace forces.
 USAF Center for Strategy and Technology USAF Center for Strategy and Technology
The Air Force Center for Strategy and Technology (CSAT) engages in long-term strategic thinking about technology and its implications for U.S. national security. The Center focuses on education, research, and publications that support the integration of technology into national strategy and policy.
Air Force Fellows
Air Force Fellows
Provides competitively selected,highly qualified field-grade Air Force officers and their civilian counterparts an in-depth education in national security policy through assignments to a distinguished civilian institute or placement in a key government agency or department.
Air Force Culture & Language Center
Air Force Culture & Language Center (AFCLC)
The AFCLC's mission is to serve as the Air Force focal point for creating and executing programs that sustain career-long development of Linguistically, Regionally and Culturally (LRC) competent Total Force Airmen to meet the Service's global mission.
Air Force Negotiation Center
Air Force Negotiation Center
Mission is to design and deliver culturally adaptable education, training, and research in negotiation methodologies and techniques that foster collaborative relationships, build partnerships, and find interagency solutions.
 Air Force Center for Unconventional Weapons Studies Air Force Center for Unconventional Weapons Studies
Develop Air Force, DoD, and other USG leaders to advance the state of knowledge, policy, and practices within strategic defense issues involving nuclear, biological, and chemical weapons.
 Strategic Leadership Communication Air Force Center for Strategic Leadership Communication
Strategic leadership communication helps leaders understand and engage in the global information environment. Provides educational, doctrinal and research support to Air University, the Air Force and leaders worldwide. 
Air and Space Power Journal  Strategic Studies Quarterly




The gold standard for professional academic research on airpower issues is the Air & Space Power Journal published by Air University. Together with its companion publication, Strategic Studies Quarterlythe journals cover both today’s issues and tomorrow’s challenges. The icing on the cake—your base library already has a copy or you can read them (and all the past issues) for free on Air University’s website.
 
Air and Space Power Journal - Africa and Francophonie Air & Space Power Journal Africa & Francophonie disseminates original research articles and review articles in numerous areas, refereed by subject-matter experts. Read in 185 countries/territories, each issue includes contributions in both English and French.
 
Air University Press The Air University Press catalog is a compilation of Air University Press, books, research papers and AU Texts. AUPRESS is a not-for-profit publisher of air, space, and cyberspace power doctrine and national security.

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