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Maxwell Air Force Base in Montgomery County, Alabama — The American South (East South Central)
 

AU “Thinks War”

 
 
AU "Thinks War" Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., October 6, 2012
1. AU "Thinks War" Marker
Inscription.

Post-Vietnam Era marked a turning point for AU. Lt Gen Furlong, AU commander, launched a three year campaign to overhaul the curriculum which became known as “Putting the ‘War’ back into War College.” Between 1975 and 1976 AU gained five new functions, greatly expanding its mission.

”Air University epitomizes all that we have fought for in our efforts to build a strong defense structure that will always meet the requirements of the hour.”
Honorable Lister Hill, Alabama Senator, 2 Sep 1947
 
Erected by The Air University Foundation.
 
Location. 32° 22.712′ N, 86° 20.557′ 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. Touch 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. Changing Roles of AU (here, next to this marker); Reorganization (here, next to this marker); Lt. William C. Maxwell / Air Force ROTC (here, next to this marker); Expansion of Air University
AU "Thinks War" Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., October 6, 2012
2. AU "Thinks War" Marker
Center marker
(here, next to this marker); Chennault Circle (here, next to this marker); a different marker also named Reorganization (here, next to this marker); Joint Programs (a few steps from this marker); The Next Fifty Years (a few steps from this marker). Touch for a list and map 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. Air War College (USAF). (Submitted on April 13, 2013, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
Categories. Air & SpaceEducationPatriots & PatriotismWar, Vietnam
 
Maxwell Park and Historical Markers image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr.
3. Maxwell Park and Historical Markers
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on April 13, 2013, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 448 times since then and 37 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on April 13, 2013, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.
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