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NEWS | Nov. 8, 2022

340th FTG highlights outstanding performers, readiness during fall MUTA

By Jet Fabara 340th Flying Training Group Public Affairs

The 340th Flying Training Group held its fall Mandatory Unit Training Assembly, or MUTA, at Joint Base San Antonio-Randolph on Oct. 27-28, 2022.

To kick off the fall MUTA, Col. Kyle Goldstein, 340th FTG commander, thanked team members for their diligent efforts throughout the year. He also presented a review of the results of the latest climate survey, which collected feedback from more than 30 percent of unit members.

“In reviewing the latest survey results page-by-page, I confirmed my suspicions … this is a great place to work. People genuinely enjoy the people they work with; they feel accepted for who they are, and they find their contributions to the mission fulfilling,” Goldstein said. "We are not perfect and have some areas we were just “average" in and we can work to improve those. I am thankful for all the comments and the high participation rate."

After the command team addressed topics of interest, briefers covered training on Tactical Casualty Combat Care, Sexual Assault Prevention Response/Suicide Prevention, Air Force Reserve Command Athena and the women’s initiative team, bonuses and incentives, public affairs initiatives, MyDec/MyEval, travel guidance, and Booster Club initiatives.

Goldstein and Chief Master Sgt. Christopher Howard, 340th FTG senior enlisted leader, also recognized the following members for exceptional performance in the following respective categories:

2022 Air Force Reserve Command Outstanding Financial Management and Comptroller Awards

  • Senior Noncommissioned Officer: Senior Master Sgt. Amy Whitman-Rector, 340th FTG

Civilian Achievement Award

  • Jet Fabara, 340th FTG

Quarterly Awards (2022 2nd Quarter)

  • NCO: Tech. Sgt Daniel Grove, Center of Excellence
  • SNCO: Master Sgt. Tyechia McBride, 340th FTG
  • Company Grade Officer: Capt. Nathan Munn, 340th FTG
  • Field Grade Officer: Maj. Christopher Ross, 70th Flying Training Squadron
  • Instructor Pilot: Maj. Jonathan Bateman, 39th Flying Training Squadron ​
  • Support Officer: Maj. Jordan Ediger, 96th Flying Training Squadron
  • Citizen Airman: Maj. Zachary Miller, 70th FTS
  • Flight Commander: Lt. Col. Ryan Brewer, 43rd Flying Training Squadron

Quarterly Awards (2021 4th Quarter)

  • Airman: Senior Airman Charles Brantley, 340th FTG
  • NCO: Tech. Sgt. Jessica Aloy​, 340th FTG
  • CGO of the Year: Capt. Nathan Munn, 340th FTG
  • Flight Commander: Lt Col Nicole Bain, 340th FTG


  • Col. Charles Sallee​, 340th FTG
  • Col. Michael McMillan​, 340th FTG
  • Master Sgt. Felicia Ryder​, 340th FTG
  • Master Sgt. Jessica Aloy​, 340th FTG
  • Tech. Sgt. Jennifer Bray​, 340th FTG
  • Staff Sgt. Jennifer Brantley​, 340th FTG
  • Senior Airman Vyacheslav Samoylenko, 340th FTG

The group also bid farewell to five members and welcomed six new teammates.