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Privacy and Security Notice
The Maxwell AFB Web site is provided as a public service by the 42nd Communication Squadron.
Information presented on the Maxwell Web Site is considered public information and may be distributed or copied. Use of appropriate byline/photo/image credits is requested.
Information concerning visitors' use of this site is collected for analytical and statistical purposes, such as assessing what information is of most and least interest, determining technical design specifications, and identifying system performance or problem areas.
For site security purposes and to ensure that this service remains available to all users, this government computer system employs software programs to monitor network traffic to identify unauthorized attempts to upload or change information, or otherwise cause damage.
Raw data logs will only be used to identify individual users and their usage habits for authorized law enforcement investigations or national security purposes. These logs are scheduled for regular destruction in accordance with National Archives and Records Administration Guidelines
Unauthorized attempts to deny service, upload information, change information, or to attempt to access a non-public site from this service are strictly prohibited and may be punishable under Title 18 of the U.S. Code to include the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act of 1986 and the National Information Infrastructure Protection Act.
Presence of Commercial/External Links
The appearance of hyperlinks does not constitute endorsement by the United States Air Force, the Defense Technical Information Center, or the Department of Defense of this Web site, or the information, products or services contained therein. For other than authorized activities such as military exchanges and Morale, Welfare and Recreation (MWR) sites, the United States Air Force does not exercise any editorial control over the information you may find at these locations. Such links are provide consistent with the stated purpose of the Web site.
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Philosophy of the Air War College Gateway and POC
We hope this site will serve as a rich resource for all DoD folks, but especially those coming to, currently attending, or having graduated from the Air War College, both resident and nonresident, and the other schools of Air University. This effort is in direct support of life-long learning for all DoD personnel.
This site will continually be adding materials and links to support all aspects of the core and elective courses of the Air War College. These materials will range from downloadable books and study guides, to brainstorming tools, to complete elective courses. We especially will be looking for complete courses already online which support portions of the curriculum here at the college.
Please participate -- Send us materials and internet links you think would add to the utility of this site. We can't guarantee they'll all be used, but they will all be considered.
Most AWC Gateway menu and navigation pages are text-based -- and lend themselves well to onscreen enlargement of text and text-to-voice readers. If you encounter a problem using accessibility tools on our pages, please let us know and we'll work to fix that problem.
Meaning of "local copy"
Many of the pages referred to by this site are Acrobat PDF files. The link below will take you to the Accessibility pages of Adobe Acrobat, where they have free tools available for making PDF files accessible using your browser.
Scattered throughout this site are Local Copy links. These are locally created materials or, more frequently, locally rehosted copies of material from other sites. These rehosted copies fulfill several functions:
Other Tips and Notes
- Originals are at sites that are frequently very slow and/or busy, or
- Originals are at sites where webmasters have frequently changed URLs, thus at least temporarily losing material for internet users, or
- Local copies correct errors (such as portions of document mistakenly centered), or
- Originals are large files that take a long time to download. The local copies are then particularly useful within the Air University community for speedy access, and to serve as alternate sources for others.
Local copies are only of material released by originators for public viewing. Local copies are for educational use only. Their presence does not imply any endorsement or verification (see Disclaimer above), merely that they are present for research and/or comparison purposes. Most local copies are government owned and/or copyright-free. However, some may be copyrighted and available for free use only within government organizations or government web pages. Before using any of the material for non-government use, please check with copyright notices and/or originators of the material.
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