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More than 200 students graduate during IAAFA's second 2023 cycle
September 28, 2023
— More than 200 international military students from 12 partner nations and the U.S. Air Force filled an auditorium at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland for a ceremony to mark the end of their training at the Inter-American Air Forces Academy...
Flight nurse from Greece comes to civilian’s aid during medical emergency
September 5, 2023
— Capt. Aikaterini Sigala, a Specialized Aviation English student at the Defense Language Institute English Language Center at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, was in the classroom when she heard a loud sound in the hallway. As a flight nurse in the Hellenic Air Force, she instinctively wanted to check the source of the noise. As it turns out, a male maintenance worker fell near the second-floor elevator and suffered a head injury because of an epileptic seizure...
U.S., partner nation students graduate during IAAFA training cycle
September 1, 2022
— International military students filled an auditorium here for a ceremony to mark the successful completion their training at the Inter-American Air Forces Academy Aug. 10, 2022...
IAAFA implements Women, Peace, and Security into curriculum
September 1, 2022
— The Inter-American Air Forces Academy is leading efforts to integrate a national framework into its curriculum that promotes the safety, equality and meaningful contributions of women...
Paraguayan general, former IAAFA graduate serves as example of Security Cooperation
September 1, 2022
— He first attended the Inter-American Air Forces Academy as a student in 1990, then returned here as a partner nation guest instructor in 2004. Fifteen years later, Gen. Arturo González Ocampo, Commander of the Paraguayan Air Force, returned to IAAFA as a guest of honor for B-Cycle graduation ceremony and banquet Aug. 10, 2022. ...
IAAFA hosts Jamaican Defence Force members at seminar at IAAFA
June 28, 2022
— The Inter-American Air Forces Academy hosted members of the Jamaican Defence Force and 12th Air Force for a maintenance professional seminar May 31 to June 2...
Military students from eight partner nations, U.S. graduate from IAAFA
May 16, 2022
— Twelve weeks after the start of their academic training, military students from eight partner nations across Latin America and the U.S. walked across the stage to accept graduation certificates and their much-anticipated wings from the Inter-American Air Forces Academy April 28...
IAAFA Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance course gets update
April 6, 2022
— Prospective U.S. and partner nation students attending the Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance course at the Inter-American Air Forces Academy at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland will find a newly updated course...
IAAFA program acts as force multiplier and security cooperation tool
November 3, 2021
— Since 1943, the Inter-American Air Forces Academy has promoted Security Cooperation principles through the delivery of education and training to 23 Western Hemisphere Partner Nations. The academy carries on this tradition by delivering in-residence curriculum encompassing three core tasks: technical, professional military education and aircrew training...
IAAFA graduates its largest in-person class since COVID-19
August 17, 2021
— Class 2021-B – the largest in-person class to graduate from the Inter-American Air Forces Academy since COVID-19 struck approximately 17 months ago – celebrated the cadre and student body’s accomplishments at the Gateway Club at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland Aug. 11. Making the ceremony even more memorable was the guest speaker, Chief Master Sgt. of the Air Force JoAnne S. Bass...
DLIELC pilots virtual training team program with Puerto Rico
August 4, 2020
— To continue partner nation support across combatant commands and execute the global security cooperation mission amidst a global pandemic, the Defense Language Institute English Language Center piloted a one-week virtual training team program with Puerto Rico July 2020...
IAAFA adapts during COVID-19, continues international PME
May 18, 2020
— In March 2020, when the nation started shelter-in-place orders due to the ongoing Coronavirus Disease 2019 pandemic, the Inter-American Air Forces Academy coordinated for all of their international students to return to their home countries. IAAFA got back up and running with distance learning courses and IAAFA’s Alpha Class of 2020 graduated May 15 via a virtual graduation ceremony...
New commandant seeks to make IAAFA known
September 20, 2017
— The mission of the Inter-American Air Forces Academy is strengthening international partnerships through education and training and the new IAAFA commandant, Col. Isaac Davidson, wants to make sure everyone knows this about his academy...