Consolidating Officer Training:

Prospective Reserve officers will get their officer training at Maxwell AFB, Ala., the home of the active duty Officer Training School. Previously, Air Force Reserve Command had trained its officer force at both Maxwell and McGhee-Tyson ANGB, Tenn., at the ANG’s I.G. Brown Training and Education Center. The Air Force believes the consolidation at Maxwell will provide more uniform training and help combat possible “tunnel vision” in differing curriculums, said Maj. Gen. Charles Stenner Jr., assistant deputy chief of staff for strategic plans and programs. He said that the Air National Guard also is considering moving its commissioning program to Maxwell.