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Force Development Defined

Force Development is a holistic, learner-centered approach that deliberately connects our Airmen’s training, education and experiences throughout their careers to Develop the Airmen We Need to succeed in complex, multi-domain operational environments.  For current information on many force development initiatives, click here to jump to the Learning Professionals and FD Credentials Division web page.

  • Flight Academy

    The Air Force JROTC Flight Academy is an approximately 8-week summer aviation training program, conducted at partnering universities nationwide. Upon successful completion of the program, students are awarded a Private Pilot’s Certification.

  • Two Maxwell Airmen earn Air Assault badges: you could be next

    Recently, two Airmen assigned to the 42nd Security Forces Squadron successfully earned the prestigious Air Assault badge through the U.S. Army Air Assault School at Fort Campbell, Kentucky. This July, Maxwell AFB will host the next Air Assault assessment for Airmen seeking to earn the esteemed

  • 85th EIS tests capabilities in natural disaster exercise

    The 85th Engineering Installation Squadron conducted a Cyberspace Infrastructure Damage Assessment and Restoral Actions exercise, May 16 – 23. Given that a higher-than-average number of hurricanes is predicted for the 2024 hurricane season, the exercise was organized to test the unit’s crisis

  • ALS Distance Learning 2.0 Launch

    Air University’s Airman Leadership School Distance Learning 2.0 is officially launching June 17, 2024, as part of the Global College of Professional Military Education at Maxwell Air Force Base, Alabama.

  • AFCDA: Reimagining learning

    Under Second Air Force, the Air Force Career Development Academy is modernizing the way Airmen and Guardians continue to learn later in their careers by redesigning how they structure career development courses (CDCs).