Air University Press (AU Press), part of the Air Force Research Institute (AFRI), is the publishing agent for Air University (AU). Since 1953, it has edited, published, and distributed over 1.1 million student papers, curriculum texts, faculty research pieces, journals, and scholarly books to further military thought critical to the intellectual growth of the US military and the decision making of American political leaders. AU Press is the preeminent press for Air Force-related publishing.
Air University General Order No. 54, 28 September 1953, brought AU Press into being to support the mission of AU. The press was chartered to publish significant contributions of research and scholarship in the Air University, the USAF, and other sources . . . [and] to enhance the academic prestige and support the accreditation of the Air University