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A core function of the Air University Integration Cell is to incentivize Air University research to tackle airpower and national challenges.  To that end, we provide three products:  

  1. Topic Submission Process -- A web-enabled form, currently hosted at Air University, can be used to submit research topics for consideration.  The call for topics is open year round and any individual or organization is welcome to submit topics at any time.  The best time to submit is before early June of each year so we can incorporate it into the AUSIL (below) and disseminate it to our faculty and students as they prepare for the next year's studies.  If you are submitting mid year and require results faster, feel free to contact us at the integration cell so we can explore our options further.
       
  2.  AU Research Topics List (RTL) -- A categorized listing of research topics and topic sponsors.

  3. Research Grant Program -- A funding line provided by the Air University Commander and President to facilitate Air University research.  Funding is open to all Air University faculty and students (including AFIT, distance learning, ROTC, etc.).  If you or your organization don't fall under the AU umbrella, contact us to see how we can connect to AU research and advance your goals!  Funding is used for anything purchasable using standard Air Force purchasing guidelines.  Typical uses include but are not limited to travel costs, conference attendance, supplies, data purchases or editorial services. 

           Air University Research Instruction 36-2621, Dated 8 August 2017

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The inaugural class of Air Force Junior ROTC cadets participating in the Chief of Staff of the Air Force Flight Academy Scholarship program this summer are off and flying, many already hitting their solo milestone. While Air Force Junior ROTC’s primary mission is to develop citizens of character, these 120 high school students will also earn their private pilot’s license and up to 12 college credits. For many students, this program has highlighted a career pathway that may have otherwise been unthinkable. http://www.maxwell.af.mil/News/Display/Article/1569854/junior-rotc-cadets-off-and-flying-in-chief-of-staff-of-the-air-force-flight-aca/ Air Education and Training Command HQ AF Junior ROTC United States Air Force
Air University’s Thomas N. Barnes Center for Enlisted Education elevated the rank of the Senior Noncommissioned Officer Academy commandant to Command Chief Master Sergeant, June 27, as part of their goal towards revitalizing Air Force enlisted professional military education. Chief Master Sergeant. Thomas Stiles, SNCOA commandant, was joined by Chief Master Sergeant. of the Air Force Kaleth O. Wright after he officially put on the new command chief insignia last Wednesday, symbolizing his increased responsibilities. This command chief position became available as the Barnes Center for Enlisted Education (BCEE) merges three major education centers: the Enlisted Professional Military Education Instructor Course (EPMEIC), the SNCOA and the Chief's Leadership Course (CLC). Stiles was appointed as the 15th SNCOA commandant in March and will now serve as the first command chief to hold this position, overseeing 75 staff and the annual professional education of more than 2,800 students. #afsncoa #cmsaf #airforce CMSAF Kaleth O. Wright Air Education and Training Command http://www.airuniversity.af.mil/News/Display/Article/1566413/aus-barnes-center-elevates-commandant-position-to-command-chief-following-epme/
An AU Communities of Interest feature: The Foundations of Innovation: Ideas (Part 3 of 7) Innovation starts with Ideas – the realization that something new is possible once old things are seen in new ways. Thus, it’s very important to understand how knowledge and insight are created both individually and in groups if one wishes to posture themselves to encourage successful innovations. In the American Civil War, veterans used to describe their initial baptism of fire as “seeing the elephant”. But if you’re interested in the nature of innovation, there’s another elephant that you need to see before you do anything else. An ancient Sufi parable, the story of the blind studying an elephant reveals three tremendously important insights about how we know what we think we know. #innovation #Ideas #AETC #Airforce https://community.apan.org/wg/aucoi/air-university-innovation/b/innovation-blog/posts/the-foundations-of-innovation-ideas-part-3-of-7
Maxwell Air Force Base's laboratory and public health offices support the Officer Training School (OTS) mission by medically in processing roughly 3,000 cadets annually. Learn more about the excellent work performed by the AFMS - Maxwell - 42d Medical Group team at Air University. #AirForce #AETC
Its a Three-peat! The Air Force Junior ROTC team from Scripps Ranch High School, San Diego, battled it out to take home the Leadership and Academic Bowl trophy for a third time. “Our goal is to support our country,” said Col. Paul Lips, Director Air Force Junior ROTC at Air University. “But, these are high school kids and they are learning what it takes to succeed by showing hard work and dedication to a team, putting the team first, and going out there and competing.” Air Education and Training Command United States Air Force Junior ROTC #AirForce These kids worked hard for this championship, so share their success with your friends, family and coworkers. http://www.maxwell.af.mil/News/Display/Article/1564011/air-force-celebrates-three-peat-win-at-the-junior-reserve-officer-training-corp/
The Foundations of #Innovation series Part 2 of 7. A model of innovative change. How should we scope and understand the dynamic processes behind innovation, in order to better set ourselves up for success? How have other military thinkers done it in the past? Join the conversation at #AETC #AirForce" target="_blank">https://community.apan.org/wg/aucoi/air-university-innovation/b/innovation-blog/posts/the-foundations-of-innovation-a-model-of-innovative-change-part-2-of-7 #AETC #AirForce</a>
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 more information and eligibility requirements, visit www.afitc-event.com.
“This deep and abiding part of who we are..this compassion for one another, is the glue that binds us together when times are rough.” Check out the 4th & final Commander&#39;s Intent video from Lt. Gen. Steve Kwast on behaviors consistent with the art of war & with winning. The topic today: compassion. #aetc #AirForce
Its coming! Patriot Fest celebration, at Maxwell Air Force Base, Alabama, July 4th. #aetc Air Education and Training Command Air University #patriotfest18 https://www.facebook.com/42dfss/photos/a.299739646765600.70027.107015779371322/2025432747529606/?type=3&permPage=1
The Foundations of Innovation Series-Part 1 of 7. Innovation is a major theme in our organizational strategies and strategic communications in both the Department of Defense and the Department of the Air Force, and for good reason: •Our era of protracted conflict shows no sign of abating, while great power rivalries are increasingly coming to the fore •Our current plans for force structure and employment are unsustainable given our internal fiscal situation, and may not be relevant given our anticipated threats even if we can resource them •Changes in technology are driving changes in the way we socialize, and are also disrupting traditional balances of power in ways that we cannot yet grasp or adequately anticipate. #AETC #AirForce" target="_blank">https://buff.ly/2ytAWMv #AETC #AirForce</a>
Thank you City of Montgomery and the Montgomery Chamber of Commerce for showing your appreciation for military members in the river region! Also, thank you to the animals for being so photogenic for the camera! With- Montgomery Zoo and Mann Wildlife Learning Museum
How will building a more agile and lethal, forward-deployed force—even if more innovative and less wasteful—make the US more secure? #AETC #SSQ #AirUniv https://buff.ly/2yxa8L6
The Air Force is awarding AFJROTC scholorships under the JROTC Flight Academy program to help address the Air Force pilot shortage. While many of their peers are just starting to drive cars, 54 high school students in the U.S. Air Force Junior Reserve Officer’s Training Corps (AFJROTC) are training to become pilots in a summer program at Liberty University School of Aeronautics (SOA). AFJROTC #afjrotc" target="_blank">http://www.liberty.edu/news/index.cfm?PID=18495&MID=279760 United States Air Force Air Education and Training Command #afjrotc</a>
1015 black flag conditions have been reached on Maxwell Air Force Base, Alabama.
Check out what happens when you send four Air Force Institute of Technology graduates to Silicon Valley as fellows in the Defense Innovation Unit Experimental (DIUx). #AFIT Air Force Institute of Technology #AirForce Air Education and Training Command Defense Innovation Unit Experimental - DIUx https://www.afit.edu/videofeature.cfm?vsrc=13
Historic day for the Air Force, Air University and Liberty University School of Aeronautics! First AF JROTC Cadet flies solo with the AF JROTC Flight Academy! United States Air Force Junior ROTC USAF Air University United States Air Force Air Education and Training Command
Air Force Chief of Staff, Gen Dave Goldfein uses plea from blogger to fix the officer promotion system as mandatory… https://t.co/HVBLBPpOQN
RT @AETCommand: One of the ways the #ContinuumofLearning works up & down the chain of command is competency-based learning. The CoL provide…
RT @SecAFOfficial: From the beginnings of aviation and the 1st Aero Squadron, #Airmen have been innovators. We are committed, driven and sl…
RT @GenDaveGoldfein: Like the Wright brothers, today's #Airmen dare to break barriers. They take challenges & turn them into opportunities…
A great story of how AFIT Student, Capt Zach Daniels, attending Naval Post Graduate School, designs and helped prov… https://t.co/iASGIk9g58
In Part 6 of "The Foundations of Innovation" Series, Lt Col Dave Lyle provides some synthesis on the Ideas, Goups,… https://t.co/wI9z0YhHGH
Stream the great sounds of the Air Force @USAFBand - start with 'American Airman' https://t.co/VJHtlEPz3w… https://t.co/VcldW33UG3
RT @AETCommand: Can't wait to see how the "We Are Airmen" video contest shakes out! Winner will be announced during the AFA Sept. 17-19.…
RT @SANDS_AU: This week we explore "On War" by Carl Von Clausewitz. He famously asserted that war is a continuation of politics by other me…
RT @GenDaveGoldfein: #CMSAF to #Airmen at @48FighterWing: “I've got one job and that's to take care of you.” When it comes to selecting Ch…
One more way @HQAirUniversity helps to develop a more lethal force @SANDS_AU  #deterrence https://t.co/dIR4BdjdJI
A fully developed force of warriors make the @usairforce more lethal! #aetc #AirUniv https://t.co/f4FpGxXao9