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  • Air University takes steps to expand military space cadre

    The U.S. Air Force has inaugurated the first class for a space immersion concentration at Air Command and Staff College, known as Schriever Scholars. Schriever Scholars is a collaboration between Air Education and Training Command and Air Force Space Command to deliberately develop and train experts at integrating space and space-based capabilities into joint warfighting efforts.
  • Maxwell employee says goodbye after 61 years of service

    The word “service” is one that is heard a lot throughout the military, however, the word is
  • Maxwell prepares for Hurricane Florence support

    Maxwell Air Force Base is preparing to receive prepositioned supplies for FEMA response to Hurricane Florence. March Road on the north side of the installation will be closed between the Federal Prison Camp and the Blue Thunder tent city to facilitate the arrival and movement of tractor trailers with prepared meals and water. The Alabama Department of Transportation has placed signs around the installation directing the trucks to the appropriate gate. Traffic patterns and hours at Maxwell, Kelly and Day street gates will not change.

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Officer Education

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.
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 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 is the lead-up course to prepare all international officers for attending Air War College, Air Command and Staff College and Squadron Officer School. 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The Air Force Cyber College integrates existing Air University cyber research capabilities, including those at AFIT, to educate Airmen and produce scholarly research to inform decision leaders.

Officer Accessions & Citizen Development

Holm Center provides coordinated leadership and policy direction for the Air Force's officer recruiting, training, and commissioning programs.
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.


The Air Force is seeking talented and motivated high school and college students with solid character and demonstrated leadership potential.
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.

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.
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.
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.
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.
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.

The capstone and pinnacle level of Enlisted Professional Military Education, the Chief Master Sergeant Leadership Course provides Chief Master Sergeants the education to bridge operational-to-strategic perspectives of the Air Force.
The Enlisted Professional Military Education Instructor Course (EPMEIC) teaches methodologies that are very specific to EPME and is considered the “gateway” for an EPME instructor.
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.
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.

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.
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.
The Defense Financial Management & Comptroller School (DFM&CS) mission is to provide world class Financial Management education for DoD personnel by delivering advanced course work in a joint learning environment.
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.
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.


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