Maxwell AFB and Gunter Annex are located in Montgomery, Alabama. Montgomery is centrally located 82 miles south of Birmingham, the largest city in the state, and 162 miles from Atlanta, Georgia. Maxwell-Gunter is home to Air University, the 42d Air Base Wing, the 908th Airlift Wing, Headquarters Operations and Sustainment Systems Group.
The Wright Brothers established the first U.S. civilian flying school in Montgomery in 1910. In the 1930's, the Army Air Corps Tactical School moved to Maxwell and Montgomery became the country's center for airpower education. Air University continues the proud tradition of educating tomorrow's planners and leaders, in air and space power for the Air Force and other branches of the U.S. Armed Forces.