Maxwell Air Force Base in Montgomery County, Alabama — The American South (East South Central)
Establishment of Air University 1946
The Army Air Forces school was assigned its first commander, Major General Muir S. Fairchild, in February 1946, and renamed Air University in March. The dedication ceremony occurred 3 Sep 1946. The first classes at the Air War College and the Air Command and Staff School began 4 Sep 1946.
”We conceive it to be the high and noble goal of Air University to educate and to aid in producing the planners and future leaders of that Air Force.”
General Muir S. Fairchild, 3 Sep 1946
Erected by The Air University Foundation.
Location. 32° 22.707′ N, 86° 20.564′ W. Marker is in Maxwell Air Force Base, Alabama, in Montgomery County. Marker is at the intersection of Maxwell Boulevard and Magnolia Drive, on the right when traveling west on Maxwell Boulevard. Click for map. Marker is in Maxwell Park. Marker is in this post office area: Montgomery AL 36112, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Air University Commanders (here, next to this marker); The Air Power Legacy (here, next to this marker); Lt. William C. Maxwell / Air Force ROTC (here, next to this marker); Joint Programs The Next Fifty Years (here, next to this marker); Year of Training (here, next to this marker); Expansion of Air University (a few steps from this marker); Chennault Circle (a few steps from this marker). Click for a list of all markers in Maxwell Air Force Base.
Also see . . .
1. The Air University (USAF). (Submitted on April 13, 2013, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. "Muir Fairchild and the Origins of Air University, 1945-46," in Airpower Journal, Winter 1997. (Submitted on April 13, 2013, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
Categories. • Air & Space • Education • Patriots & Patriotism • War, Cold •
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 369 times since then and 7 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on , by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.