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  • AGA Appreciation Night

    The Alabama Goodwill Ambassadors Appreciation Night (AGAAN) is a formal event hosted annually by the Commander, Air University to express gratitude to the AGAs.AGAs who sponsor a student during the year are invited and are recognized or presented awards based on achievements of certain milestones.Typically, attendance numbers range from 300-400
  • Alabama, National, or International Driver's License?

    In the state of Alabama, you are allowed to drive using a valid national or international license for up to one year, as long as the license is written in English. If you license is not written in English, the IOS can assist you in obtaining a translation. Your license must remain valid through your departure from the U.S. as national licenses
  • Arriving in Montgomery

    If you are flying into the Montgomery Regional Airport (MGM), within your authorized arrival window, you will be greated by a member of the schoolhouse you are about to enter. This person will provide you with a welcome folder, the date and time to report to the IOS to inprocess (which is a mandatory appointment), and with transportation to your
  • Enlisted Professional Military Education Courses

    USAF Senior Noncommissioned Officer Academy (SNCOA)USAF First Sergeant's Academy    
  • Field Studies Program

    The Field Studies Program (FSP) is congressionally mandated with authorities derived from USC Title 22. The goal is to ensure that international students return to their homelands with an understanding of the responsibilities of governments, militaries, and citizens to protect, preserve, and respect the rights of every individual. The Field Studies
  • Frequently Asked Questions

    Why are there international officers at Maxwell, AFB?One of the U.S. Air Force's core functions is building partnerships. The establishment of strong, foundational aviation enterprises in our partner nations enables successful, sustainable, security within their own borders while contributing to regional stability. Successful partnerships ensure
  • Housing

    NOTE: In the U.S., where you choose to live dictates where your children will go to school; this is called zoning. Some schools in the area are rated better than others, so you may want to do some research prior to making a decision on where to live. For more information on zoning and school ratings, click here. On Base: Privatized Housing 
  • Inprocessing

    InprocessingUpon your arrival at the Montgomery Regional Airport (if arriving within the allowed arrival window) you will be greeted by a member of the schoolhouse you are about to enter, who will provide you with the date and time of your inprocessing appointment at the International Officer School (IOS). This is a mandatory appointment that
  • International Dependents' English Course

    Course Start: 5 September (Tuesday) - 13 Oct 2017Monday, Wednesday, & Friday 09:00-12:00  While the international officers attending various schools across Maxwell AFB and Gunter Annex are required to have proficiency in the English language prior to their arrival in Montgomery, their families are not.The International Dependents' English Course
  • International Family Loan Program

    The International Family Loan Program (IFLP) is a resource for all IMS attending courses at Air University to rent basic household items at a low cost. This program is intended to reduce the economic strain on IMS. IMS are eligible to rent as much as needed for the entire duration of their course. They are required to sign for and are responsible
  • International Family Orientation Program

     16 Jun 2017, 1500-1600: Open House19 - 27 Jun 2017Weekdays, 0730-1200  The International Family Orientation Program (IFOP) is an official Air University sponsored event run entirely by volunteers from the Montgomery area and funded by donations. IFOP is a week and a half long program, free for participants, focused on helping adult and children
  • International Family Orientation Program

    The International Family Orientation Program (IFOP) is a 3-day event for international officers and families that introduces the local area, provides vital resources for living in America, and helps establish new friendships. IFOP 2018: 19-21 JuneSpouses' Orientation (19-20 June).  Spouses and adult dependents (ages 18 and up) will have the
  • International Honor Roll

    The International Honor Roll (IHR) is a prestigious tribute to international alumni of the Air University who have attained the status of Air Force Chief of Staff or other prominent positions in either a military or civilian capacity.  The Air University, in coordination with the Under Secretary of the Air Force, Office of International Affairs
  • International Officer School

    Mission. Prepare international military students and their families for Air University Professional Military Educations (PME) programs and partner with international leaders through engagement and outreach.The International Officer School (IOS) is the lead-up course to prepare all international officers for attending Air War College (AWC), Air
  • International Student Sponsorship Program: The Alabama Goodwill Ambassadors

    Alabama Goodwill Ambassadors (AGAs) are volunteer sponsors who assist international officers and their families who are attending various schools at the Air University on Maxwell AFB. AGAs ease the family's transition into the local community and, through friendship, help make them feel welcome, help to foster international relations, and create a

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AGA Q&A: How will spouses with children over age 1 participate in IFOP this year? Answer: Officers will be given two days of administrative time that will allow them to take care of their children and/or accomplish errands, appointments, etc., while spouses attend the IFOP orientation.
AGAs! Check your email - our newsletter is out that discusses updates to 2018 dependent and sponsorship programs! Send us your questions!
See you tonight at AGA Appreciation Night!
Mark your calendars for Alabama Goodwill Ambassador Appreciation Night on 18 January 2018!
Now accepting applications for volunteers for the International Dependents' English Course (IDEC) - please help spread the word!
More IFOP in the news...
Check out IFOP in the news! Thanks so much to all the great volunteers who made the program a success!
AGAs: free admission to the Birmingham Zoo this weekend for all active duty and retired military and dependents - make sure you let your students know!
Now accepting applications for IFOP Culture Camp volunteers!!! Apply here: http://www.airuniversity.af.mil/IOS/AGA.aspx
Don't forget to mark your calendars: IFOP's Culture Camp for international children will run from 19-27 June and we need great volunteers to help make the program a success! Please let us know if you're interested and make sure you spread the word!
Hello AGAs! Matching for ACSC and AWC is underway! Please send an email to sponsor.dependent.programs@gmail.com if you haven't received the list and to let us know your preferences!
Don't forget to RSVP for AGA Appreciation Night if you've sponsored this year! Just send us an email or give us a call - hope to see you there!
If you've sponsored a student in 2016, your Alabama Goodwill Ambassasdor Appreciation Night invitation is in the mail!
December newsletter is out! Please note: we're switching to digital correspondence as the primary means of communication, so this will be the last hard-copy newsletter mailed out unless you let us know you still want hard-copy mail.
Check out the Nov/Dec issue of RSVP Montgomery for a feature on the AGA program!
November AGA newsletter is out!
Wg Cdr Musa from Nigeria, an AU alum, was selected as an Eienshower Fellow.