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Maxwell Gunter Air Force Base

42nd Air Base Wing; Air Training Command; Air Education and Training Command
2255 Cong W L Dickinson Dr  Montgomery, AL  36109

Maxwell-Gunter Air Force Base is an installation under the Air Education and Training Command (AETC). The installation is located in Montgomery, Alabama. Occupying the site of the first Wright Flying School, it was named in honor of Second Lieutenant William C. Maxwell, a native of Atmore, Alabama.
The base is the headquarters of Air University (AU), a major component of Air Education and Training Command (AETC), and is the U.S. Air Force’s center for Joint Professional Military Education (PME). The host wing for Maxwell-Gunter is the 42d Air Base Wing(42 ABW).
The Air Force Reserve Command’s 908th Airlift Wing (908 AW) is a tenant unit and the only operational flying unit at Maxwell. The 908 AW and its subordinate 357th Airlift Squadron (357 AS) operates eight C-130H Hercules aircraft for theater airlift in support of combatant commanders worldwide. As an AFRC airlift unit, the 908th is operationally gained by the Air Mobility Command (AMC).
Gunter Annex is a separate installation under the 42 ABW. Originally known as Gunter Field, it later became known as Gunter Air Force Station (Gunter AFS) when its runways were closed and its operational flying activity eliminated. It was later renamed Gunter Air Force Base (Gunter AFB) during the 1980s. As a hedge against future Base Realignment and Closure (BRAC) closure actions, Gunter AFB was consolidated under Maxwell AFB in March 1992 to create a combined installation known as Maxwell/Gunter AFB.

Arriving at Maxwell Gunter Air Force Base
Sponsorship is vital to the relocation process. Don’t PCS without talking to your sponsor before departing for Maxwell Air Force Base.


Students: In-processing for Air University Students is handled by respective schools.


Permanent Party: In-processing for permanent party personnel reporting to both Maxwell and Gunter is conducted by the unit commander’s support staff. Please bring all hand carried documents given to you during your out-processing briefing from your losing base (i.e. medical records, personnel records, and finance records). Your commander’s support staff will schedule you for central in-processing to accomplish Personnel Records screening, completion of travel vouchers and military pay matters. Your CSS will schedule you for Right Start in-processing during unit in-processing.


Checking In


All incoming military members arriving during duty hours should report to their respective units or schools. If you arrive after hours, check in with lodging until your Commander’s Support Staff is open the next duty day. (Maxwell – 450 LeMay Plaza and Gunter – 454 South Morrins Ave, Bldg 1017 South). Directions to these locations can be obtained from security police on duty at the gates.

Base Population
The total military population in Montgomery, counting active duty, dependents, retirees, Guard and Reserve, is estimated at more than 25,500.

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