The 12th Flying Training Wing Mission: Train Airmen in the Fundamentals of Airmanship, Instruction and Leadership.

Vision: The Flight Training Center of Excellence -- Innovative, Professional Airmen, steeped in Core Values.

We are the Source of America's Airpower!

The Wing consists of three Flying Training Groups, the 12th Operations Group at Joint Base San Antonio-Randolph, Texas, the 306th Flying Training Group at U.S. Air Force Academy, Colorado, and the 479th Flying Training Group at Naval Air Station Pensacola, Florida, as well as a Maintenance Group which operates at JBSA-Randolph and NAS Pensacola.

12th FTW News
Retired Chief Master Sgt. Robert Diehl is a former 12th Flying Training Wing command chief with more than 60 years of dedicated service to the U.S. Air Force. Diehl volunteers his time at the 502nd Air Base Wing legal office at Joint Base San Antonio-Randolph where he serves as a witness to the execution of wills each month on Retiree Will Day.
Former 12th Flying Training Wing command chief reflects on lifetime of service
By Benjamin Faske | Aug. 25, 2021
“Service before self” is not just an Air Force core value to retired Chief Master Sgt. Robert Diehl, it's how he's lived his life for the last 60 years...

Maj. Kiersten “Clicks” Thompson poses for a photo shortly after her promotion ceremony, in September of 2020 at Naval Air Station-Pensacola, Florida. Maj. Thompson is a instructor combat systems officer at the 479th Flying Training Group.
Instructor combat systems officer serves openly with pride
By Benjamin Faske | June 21, 2021
Maj. Kiersten “Clicks” Thompson is an instructor combat systems officer at the 479th Flying Training Group at Naval Air Station- Pensacola, Florida. Thompson is an advocate for the Air Force’s diversity and inclusion and...

Lt. Col. Spencer Godwin, 435th Fighter Training Squadron instructor pilot, prepares to receive his second COVID-19 shot  March 19 at the Wilford Hall Ambulatory Surgical Center at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland. Wing members have continued to volunteer for the vaccinations to help do their part to stay mission-ready. (U.S. Air Force photo by Benjamin Faske)
In their own words: 12th FTW members continue vaccine push
By Benjamin Faske | May 21, 2021
Members of the 12th Flying Training Wing are continuing vaccinations, doing their part to eradicate the COVID-19 virus...

Air Force T-38 Talons assigned to the 560th Flying Training Squadron fly in formation near Joint Base San Antonio-Randolph during the 47th annual Freedom Flights March 25. The Freedom Flyer Reunion is an annual celebration recognizing the incredible service of Air Force Prisoners of War during the Vietnam War.
560th FTS honors Vietnam POWs at Freedom Flyer Reunion
By Airman 1st Class Tyler McQuiston | March 30, 2021
The 560th Flying Training Squadron honored three former Vietnam veterans during the 47th Annual Freedom Flyer Reunion at Joint Base San Antonio-Randolph March 25-26...

Graduates from the first undergraduate pilot training 2.5 class gather together for a group photo with 12th Flying Training Wing leadership and Order of the Daedalians foundation chairman retired Maj. Gen. Jerry Allen March 19, 2021 at Joint Base San Antonio-Randolph. UPT 2.5 scales lessons learned from Pilot Training Next using the T-6 Texan II aircraft, immersive training devices and student-centric  learning to produce the same caliber pilots and enable them to enter formal training earlier and with increased skillsets. (U.S. Air Force photo by Sean Worrell)
First graduates of undergraduate pilot training 2.5 make history
By Benjamin Faske | March 19, 2021
History was made March 19 as 10 new Air Force pilots received their wings after graduating from the first Undergraduate Pilot Training 2.5 program at Joint Base San Antonio-Randolph...

Capt. Illma Vallee, 12th Training Squadron flight commander, shows a picture of when she worked at Travis Air Force Base California, as an enlisted cook. Illma graduated from the U.S. Air Force Academy in 2013 and
became a KC-135 pilot, she enjoys running marathons and mountaineering.  (U.S. Air Force photo by Benjamin Faske)
Women in Flight: From cook to pilot, a 12th TRS flight commander’s story
By Benjamin Faske | March 16, 2021
Women in Flight is a four-part series highlighting a different female pilot within the 12th Flying Training Wing each week during the month of March in celebration of Women's History Month...

Graduates from the first-ever Accelerated Path to Wings class gather in front of a T-1 Jayhawk aircraft after receiving their pilot wings March 12 at Joint Base San Antonio-Randolph. Accelerated Path to Wings is part of Air Education and Training Command's pilot training transformation program, a two phase T-1 only pilot training tract. The 99th Flying Training Squadron is responsible for executing the seven month training mission that culminates with students earning their pilot wings. (U.S. Air Force photo by Sean Worrell)
'Accelerated Path to Wings' class makes history
By Benjamin Faske | March 12, 2021
Seven Airmen made history as the first “Accelerated Path to Wings” program graduated and transitioned from student to Air Force pilot during a ceremony at Joint Base San Antonio-Randolph March 12...

Maj. Vanessa Beaudreault, 12th Flying Training Wing executive officer, steps into the cockpit of a T-38 Talon aircraft February 1, 2021 at Joint Base San Antonio-Randolph. Vanessa previously flew as an instructor pilot with the 560th Flying Training Squadron. (U.S. Air Force photo by Benjamin Faske)
Women in Flight: 12th FTW exec talks about her love of flying
By Benjamin Faske | March 2, 2021
Women in Flight is a four part series highlighting a different female pilot within the 12th Flying Training Wing each week during the month of March in celebration of Women's History Month...

Drone photos show Seguin Auxiliary Airfield as a resource staging area on Feb. 24. Through the collaborative efforts of Texas A&M Forest Service, Texas Department of Emergency Management, and the Federal Emergency Management Agency, 202 trucks of water, for a total of 3,434 pallets or 137,360 cases of water, have been distributed from the Airfield thus far.
Multiple agencies using Seguin airfield to assist Texas winter storm victims
By Sabrina Fine | Feb. 25, 2021
Seguin Auxiliary Airfield became a resource staging area Feb. 20 to provide relief to victims of winter storm Uri which brought sustained freezing temperatures to Texas...

Col. William H. O’Brien IV, 479th Flying Training Group commander, receives his first dose of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine Jan. 22 at Naval Air Station Pensacola, Florida. (U.S. Air Force photo by Maj. Sean T. Leuschen)
479th Flying Training Group receives COVID-19 vaccine
By Maj. Sean T. Leuschen | Jan. 26, 2021
The 479th Flying Training Group, the Air Force’s only Undergraduate Combat Systems Officer Training pipeline, notched a significant milestone in their battle with the COVID-19 pandemic Jan. 22 at Naval Air Station Pensacola,...

Lt. Col. Derek McCafferty, 99th Flying Training Squadron director of operations, waves to retired Master Sgt. James Bynum, a documented Original Tuskegee Airman, during his 100th birthday celebration Jan. 9 at the Grandview Assisted Living Facility in San Antonio. To celebrate the milestone, the Tuskegee Airmen San Antonio Chapter held a drive-thru car parade where close to a 100 cars showed up to wish him a happy birthday.
99th FTS participates in Tuskegee Airman’s 100th birthday celebration
By Benjamin Faske | Jan. 22, 2021
Members from the 99th Flying Training Squadron at Joint Base San Antonio-Randolph participated in a drive-through car parade Jan. 9 to honor the 100th birthday of retired Air Force Master Sgt. James Bynum, a documented...

U. S. Marine Corps Staff Sgt. Patrick Doody, 4th Reconnaissance Battalion paraloft chief, Marine Forces Reserve, and U. S. Air Force 1st Lt. Denise Johnson, aerospace physiologist assigned to the 12th Operations Support Squadron, complete a tandem freefall jump training exercise at South Texas Regional Airport, Hondo, Texas, Dec. 11, 2020.
12th OSS Airmen participate in tandem freefall jump training
By Airman 1st Class Tyler McQuiston | Jan. 15, 2021
Three U.S. Air Force Airmen from the 12th Operations Support Squadron had the opportunity to participate in a tandem freefall jump training exercise with members of the 4th Marine Reconnaissance Battalion at South Texas...

Staff Sgt. Garrett McNeely, 12th Operations Support Squadron Aerospace Physiology non-commissioned officer in charge of logistics, receives his technical sergeant stripes from  Lt. Col. Jeffrey Cameron, 12th OSS commander, and Maj. Heather Tevebaugh, 12 AOP flight commander, under the Air Force's Stripes for Exceptional Performers Nov. 13 at Joint Base San Antonio-Randolph.
12th OSS Airman receives STEP promotion
By Benjamin Faske | Nov. 13, 2020
Staff Sgt. Garrett McNeely, 12th Operations Support Squadron aerospace physiology non-commissioned officer in garage for logistics, received his technical sergeant stripe under the Air Force's Stripes for Exceptional...

Brig. Gen. Caroline M. Miller, 502d Air Base Wing and Joint Base San Antonio commander, speaks during the Lindbergh Demolition Project partnership recognition event, Nov. 10, 2020, in Universal City, Texas.
JBSA partners with local governments to ensure citizen, pilot safety
By Lori A. Bultman | Nov. 10, 2020
To ensure the safety of base aircrew and citizens residing near Joint Base San Antonio-Randolph, a blanket Intergovernmental Support Agreement was utilized for the first time with the Alamo Area Council of Governments which...

Charlie Turner, 12th Training Squadron electronic flight bag hardware manager, loads EFB devices into a charging station as he prepares for a software update Oct. 1, 2020, at Joint Base San Antonio-Randolph.
Electronic Flight Bag program continues its evolution at JBSA-Randolph
By Robert Goetz | Oct. 2, 2020
The 12th Operations Group’s Electronic Flight Bag, or EFB, program, managed by the 12th Training Squadron EFB Office, supplements paper publications used by pilots with iPad touchscreen tablet computers...

Lt. Col. Marie Han, 559th Medical Group, briefs U.S. Secretary of the Air Force Barbara Barrett, Chief of Staff of the Air Force Gen. Charles Q. Brown, Jr. and Chief Master Sergeant of the Air Force JoAnne Bass Aug. 21, 2020, at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, Texas.
Air Force top officials visit JBSA missions for first combined trip
By Capt. Kayshel Trudell | Aug. 24, 2020
Secretary of the Air Force Barbara Barrett was accompanied by newly sworn-in Chief of Staff of the Air Force Gen. Charles Brown, Jr. and Chief Master Sgt. of the Air Force JoAnne Bass to take a closer look at operations...

Lane Bourgeois, 12th Flying Training Wing historian, sifts through a pile of historical documents in his office at Joint Base San Antonio-Randolph June 12, 2019. Bourgeois and other Air Force historians are seeing the impact of the coronavirus pandemic on their jobs and the operational activities they document.
For historians, COVID-19’s a big story, but operational focus continues
By Robert Goetz | Aug. 21, 2020
At Joint Base San Antonio-Randolph, historians at Air Education and Training Command and the 12th Flying Training Wing acknowledge the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on their organizations’ missions, but it does not obscure...

A T-38C Talon lands at the Joint Base San Antonio-Seguin Auxiliary Airfield during a ribbon-cutting event signifying the reopening of the airfield Jan. 20, 2015, after completion of a three-year construction project. The airfield continues to serve the 12th Flying Training Wing’s mission while meeting the challenges posed by the novel coronavirus pandemic.
Seguin airfield maintains steady course during pandemic
By Robert Goetz | July 31, 2020
An airfield that was constructed about a decade after the Army Air Corps opened Randolph Field continues to serve the needs of the flying training mission at Joint Base San Antonio-Randolph as it meets the challenges posed by...

Col. Mark Robinson, 12th Flying Training Wing commander passes the guidon to Col. Robert Moschella, 12th Operations Group commander at Joint Base San Antonio-Randolph July 24. Prior to assuming command Moschella was the Division Chief of Air Combat Command’s Test and Training Division at Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Virginia.
(U.S. Air Force Photo by Sean Worrell)
12th Operations Group welcomes new commander
By Benjamin Faske | July 24, 2020
The 12th Operations Group conducted a change of command ceremony July 24, 2020, at Joint Base San Antonio-Randolph...

Tom Brewer, 12th Maintenance Squadron maintainer, wears a face mask as he repairs a T-38C seat hinge at Joint Base San Antonio-Randolph July 14. Brewer and other 12th Maintenance Group members are following Centers for Disease Control and Prevention guidelines such as wearing face masks and sanitary gloves, washing hands frequently and social distancing when possible in an effort to slow the spread of the novel coronavirus.
12th MXG continues to support flying mission while protecting its workers
By Robert Goetz | July 21, 2020
More than four months ago, Robert West, director of the 12th Maintenance Group at Joint Base San Antonio-Randolph, learned through a social media video sent to him by his uncle in Australia that the Czech Republic was...

Maj, Marcus Mosher(left) and Maj. Nathan Moseley(right) participate in a video chat on Commercial Virtual Remote environment, or CVR, June 22. CVR has enabled the 12th Operations Group to adapt and overcome challenges during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Online tools ease COVID-19 turbulence at 12th Flying Training Wing
By Sabrina Fine | July 8, 2020
For the last 20 to 30 years, staff members of the 12th Flying Training Wing’s 12th Operations Group have tackled flying operations traditionally. Then, in mid-March, the COVID-19 pandemic hit and changed everything...

Col. Mark Robinson, 12th Flying Training Wing commander, salutes Col. William O'Brien during the 479th Flying Training Group change of command ceremony June 23, 2020 at Naval Air Station Pensacola, Florida. (U.S. Air Force photo by Capt. Sean Leuschen)
479th Flying Training Group welcomes new commander
By Capt. Sean Leuschen | June 23, 2020
The 479th Flying Training Group turned the next chapter as Col. Charles McElvaine relinquished command to Col. William O’Brien IV. The ceremony was presided over by Col. Mark Robinson, 12th Flying Training Wing commander, at...

New “no-turn” signage has been added to an existing stop sign at the South ramp taxiway at Joint Base San Antonio-Randolph. Operation Echo is a 12th Operations Support Squadron effort to bring down vehicle runway incursions.
Operation Echo seeks reduction of airfield intrusions at JBSA-Randolph
By Robert Goetz | June 19, 2020
The 12th Operations Support Squadron at Joint Base San Antonio-Randolph is leading a collaborative effort to minimize the potential of airfield intrusions on the south side of the JBSA location where a well-traveled roadway...

Master Sgt. Mike, 558th Flying Training Squadron flight chief delivers boxes of 3-D printed face shields to Lt. Col. Rebecca Blackwell, 559th Medical Group commander and Chief Master Sgt. Keith Scott, 559th MDG superintendent April 14, 2020 at Joint Base San Antonio-Randolph. The face shields will be delivered to clinics on JBSA-Randolph and Lackland as medical personnel continue to fight the spread of COVID-19. (U.S. Air Force photo by Benjamin Faske)
558th FTS uses 3-D tech to fight COVID-19
By Benjamin Faske | April 20, 2020
The 558th Flying Training Squadron uses 3-D printing technology to produce face shields for the 559th Medical Group...

Larry Padilla, 12th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, inspects the oil level reading of a T-6 Texan aircraft with Greg Garcia, 12th AMXS, at Joint Base San Antonio-Randolph April 7.
12th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron keeps Texans flying
By Benjamin Faske | May 4, 2020
Aircraft maintainers from the 12th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron service a T-6 Texan aircraft from the 559th Flying Training Squadron at Joint Base San Antonio-Randolph April 7...

Master Sgt. Lady, 147th Operations Group/Detachment 1 Superintendent and Basic Sensor Operator Course (BSOC) instructor, Joint Base San Antonio-Randolph, guides Senior Airman Kyle, BSOC student, 147th Attack Wing, Ellington Field, Houston, Texas, through a tabletop simulator Oct. 23, 2019, at the 558th Flying Training Squadron, JBSA-Randolph. The 558th provides three different simulators to enhance the learning capability for students during their RPA and sensor operator training there. (U.S Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Shelby Pruitt)
Total Force Initiative creates 147th Operations Group, Det. 1, at 558th FTS
By Airman 1st Class Shelby Pruitt | Oct. 30, 2019
A congressional mandate for increased total force integration authorized the 147th Attack Wing of the Texas Air National Guard to stand up a small Air Education and Training Command Undergraduate Remotely Piloted Aircraft...

Pilot Instructor Training students from the 12th Operation Support Squadron attend aircrew flight equipment and survival training  August 8, 2019, at Joint Base San Antonio-Randolph, Texas. (U.S. Air Force photo by Sabrina Fine)
12th Operations Support Squadron egress training saves lives
By Sabrina Fine | Aug. 16, 2019
Imagine having a second to make a life or death decision. For that reason, the 12th Operations Support Squadron’s Aircrew Flight Equipment and Survival Course impacts aviation safety throughout the Air Force. With...

Commercial users (those people who operate drones for profit) must request a waiver to fly within five miles of any airport. They can contact JBSA easily by dialing 210-652-7827 to start the process.
How Drone Operators and Airfields Share the Sky
By | Oct. 18, 2017
Small unmanned aircraft systems, often called “drones,” are becoming increasingly popular. Drones are easily purchased and make good gifts for hobbyists and commercial users alike. Recent improvements in technology help...
Past Coverage
JBSA commemorates POW/MIA Recognition Day
September 20, 2021

JBSA housing advocates aim to build communities, trust
September 16, 2021

Military Working Dogs: JBSA’s four-legged defenders
September 16, 2021

Sept. 11: 20th anniversary march pays homage to lives lost
September 3, 2021

Home fire safety should factor in people with disabilities
September 2, 2021

Are you ready to fill the Air Force SPARK TANK?
August 31, 2021

National Preparedness Month: ‘Prepare to Protect’
August 26, 2021

Former 12th Flying Training Wing command chief reflects on lifetime of service
August 25, 2021

To flush or not to flush; learn the do’s and don’ts
August 3, 2021

12th FTW exec recognized as ‘Hidden Hero’
July 27, 2021

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