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NEWS | Nov. 26, 2018

AETC, 59th MDW command chiefs visit Team Mildenhall

By Airman 1st Class Alexandria Lee 100th Air Refueling Wing Public Affairs

Chief Master Sgt. Juliet Gudgel, command chief master sergeant of Air Education and Training Command, visited RAF Mildenhall, England, Nov. 14, 2018, to gain insight on what training currently looks like for Airmen.

Air Education and Training Command is reimagining how Airmen are developed, through a shift in education, training and capitalization of experiences in a new concept: The Continuum of Learning.

“The challenge is the same throughout every career field, learning the balancing act between teaching what is current and what is long lasting,” said Chief Master Sgt. Charles Frizzell, 59th Medical Wing command chief.

Frizzell’s visited RAF Mildenhall with the AETC command chief, and they had lunch with firstterm and newly retrained Airmen at the Gateway Dining Facility and learned more about their experience first-hand.

“Airmen lead the way to better learning,” Frizzell said. “You all highlight the shortcomings in our training program so that we know and fill in the gaps that are left. If it is not operationally relevant, we need to revise and make sure you have all of what you need to continue to lead the world’s greatest Air Force.”

The purpose of Continuum of Learning is to integrate education, training and experience in ways that Airmen them to learn anytime, anywhere throughout their careers.

“Our goal is to be as innovative and as effective as possible,” Gudgel said. “Introducing new techniques like ‘gamification,’ essentially adapting video game learning style to the newer generation. There is a change coming and happening, so allow the change to go through and give us feedback. The Airmen have to let us know what they need, so we can provide.”