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  • AFCLC professor hopes to return ‘good luck flag’

    Fitted in a frame for preservation, Jessica Jordan is both haunted and intrigued by the tattered Japanese war flag in her office. The worn national flag covered in personal handwritten messages dates to World War II. The flags are known in Japan as a “hinomaru yosegaki” and in English as “good luck flags.” “They are known as ‘good luck flags’ because they were signed by friends and family and carried by Japanese WWII soldiers and sailors into battle,” said Jordan, assistant professor of Regional and Cultural Studies (Asia) at the Air Force Culture and Language Center here. “This one appears to be stained by sweat and blood.”
  • Air Force’s BES hosts annual Vendor Industry Day

    The Air Force’s Business and Enterprise Systems Directorate hosted its annual Vendor Industry Day
  • OTS revamps program creating more efficient, effective training environment

    Over the past year Air University’s Officer Training School has been revamping program in order to provide a more efficient and effective training experience for its cadets. One of the major changes the school has made has been the implementation of pre-requisite courses designed to cover topics, which otherwise would be done during a mass-lecture when the cadets arrive.
  • Air University Press releases "A Discourse on Winning and Losing’

    Edited and compiled by Grant T. Hammond, “A Discourse on Winning and Losing” is the first book published on John R. Boyd’s famous same-titled briefing. A maverick fighter pilot devoted to the Air Force and its mission, Boyd challenged orthodoxy, including fighter tactics and the theory of how wars were to be fought. Inspiring radically different opinions, he had the courage to state his views—and defend them regardless of consequence.
  • Air University Press releases "Developing Your Full Range of Leadership: Leveraging a Transformational Approach"

    “Developing Your Full Range of Leadership” focuses on the Full-Range Leadership Model and its application in team leadership. Leaders applying the FRLM approach can see immediate, tangible results. Authors Fil J. Arenas, Daniel A. Connelly and Maj. Michael D. Williams show how leveraging the components of transformational leadership has been proven to result in the most effective style of leadership.
  • Maxwell Centennial Bash June 2nd

    The city of Montgomery and Montgomery County Commission celebrate 100 years of partnership with Maxwell Air Force Base with a Maxwell Centennial Bash block party at Riverfront Park, June 2, 2-5 p.m. This is a free event and open to the public. The Bash will feature live music by Colonial Revival, food and arts and crafts vendors, plenty of children's activities, Maxwell Honor Guard performance, car show, water rescue demonstration by Montgomery fire department and much more. The first attempt at the Bash in April was rained out, but city and base leaders felt this milestone was too significant not to commemorate.
  • EPMEIC: Teaching those who educate

    A staff sergeant is giving an important lesson to a group of military members on sexual assault awareness and prevention, but it is clear that her “students” are going out of their way to distract her and show their complete disinterest. In this course the distractions are a part of the lesson and the instructor is really just a student herself.
  • From Africa to America: Perseverance paves the way for a future officer

    There are many ways to distinguish yourself from a group of people. Maybe you’re the smartest, most athletic or funniest person in a group. Maybe you have a different background or speak a different language. If you’re Gabirele McStanislav-Cudjoe, a cadet in Air Force Officer Training School, you’re from a different country, your first spoken language isn’t English and you came from a different branch of the U.S. military. Of all the differences between McStanislav-Cudjoe and his fellow cadets, however, the one thing that truly makes him stand out is his heart.
  • AU commander discusses innovation, future development with AUM, community leaders

    Lt. Gen. Anthony J. Cotton, Air University commander and president, spoke with community leaders as part of Auburn University at Montgomery’s Business Breakfast series, Friday, May 11 on AUM’s campus in Montgomery, Alabama.
  • Air Force Junior ROTC teams ‘stellar’ at competition

    Teams of young students from across the U.S. competed in a national-level high school space challenge competition here April 18-20 as a way of inspiring students to pursue science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) education careers.
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