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Maxwell-Gunter AFB, AL

Maxwell-Gunter AFB, AL 36112  |  Base Operator: DSN 493-1110, (334) 953-1110

Maxwell-Gunter AFB: Overview

Maxwell-Gunter Air Force Base is the official name of this installation and it operates under the Air Education and Training Command (AETC) which has the Air University as one its chief divisions.  The Air University is the core of the Air Force’s professional military education and continuing education for officers, enlisted and civilian personnel.  In addition to the Air University, Maxwell-Gunter houses the 42d Air Base Wing, the 908th Airlift Wing, Headquarters Operations and Sustainment Systems Group and numerous related organizations.

The Wright Brothers were teachers of the standard methods of flying, which included take-offs and landings, balancing and turns and, in February 1910, opened one of the world’s initial flying schools at a location which later became Maxwell Air Force Base.  In World War I, this field was a repair depot, and in 1918, built the first plane constructed in Montgomery.

Maxwell-Gunter AFB: Education

Online schools will provide you with the convenience that you need to attend college and earn a degree while stationed at Maxwell-Gunter AFB. The high quality education provided by these schools is delivered 100% online, so you can complete coursework anytime, anywhere without setting foot in a classroom. You may want to request information from a number of these schools. Start by clicking the "Find A School" button below:

Maxwell-Gunter AFB: Location

This base is located in Montgomery, Alabama, which is the state capitol.  Other communities in the area include Millbrook, AL, Prattville, AL, Tuskegee, AL, Selma, AL, Troy, Al, Alexander City, AL, Auburn, AL, Sylacauga, Al, Opelika, AL, Alabaster, AL, Pelham, AL, Helena, AL, Valley, AL, Ozark, AL Talladega, AL and the heart of each of these cities is within seventy-five miles of Montgomery.  Atlanta, Georgia and Birmingham, Alabama are also located in a rather convenient proximity.

Maxwell-Gunter AFB: Interesting Facts

  • In August of 1920, Second Lieutenant William C. Maxwell, a native of Atmore, Alabama, was killed in the attempt to land his DH-4 plane because of engine difficulties. He was forced to come down in a Philippines sugarcane field, however, in order to be clear of harming children playing there, he struck a flagpole and was instantly killed. Maxwell's commanding officer initiated that the Montgomery Air Intermediate Depot be renamed Maxwell Field.
  • Maxwell-Gunter AFB serves a population of over 25,000 individuals and the Air University schools educate more than 20,000 students annually.
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