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Technology changes special warfare, combat support training, recruiting at Air Education and Training Command
July 22, 2019
— Airmen from the 330th Special Operations Recruiting Squadron, Special Warfare Training Wing and Survival, Evasion, Resistance, and Escape are working together to recruit, train and create better Airmen for special warfare and combat support specialties with the help of big data. ...
Kwast salutes AETC team for 'failing forward' in learning, innovation
July 11, 2019
— In the nearly two years since Lt. Gen. Steve Kwast took command of Air Education and Training Command at Joint Base San Antonio-Randolph, there has been change across many fronts of the Air Force’s recruiting, training and education enterprise. ...
AETC, Air Force Academy, host technology-infused basic aviation skills training
July 9, 2019
— Colorado Springs high school students and recent U.S. Air Force Academy graduates are flying together -- in the classroom -- thanks to training devices that simulate the T-6 Texan II training aircraft. The Academy is hosting summer training sessions in partnership with Air Education and Training Command to explore the benefits of exposing students to basic aviation skills using virtual reality technology....
Retired AETC brigadier general encourages future pilots
July 9, 2019
— Retired Brig. Gen. John Cherrey, former Director of Intelligence, Operations and Nuclear Integration, Headquarters Air Education and Training Command at Joint Base San Antonio-Randolph, spoke at Specialized Undergraduate Pilot Training Class’s 19-17/18 graduation June 28 in the Kaye Auditorium at Columbus Air Force Base, Mississippi....
Air Force officials announce certain tour length changes
July 2, 2019
— After listening to feedback from Airmen and career field managers, Air Force officials are reducing targeted special duty and instructor tour lengths to create a more ready and resilient force....
Wills takes command of 19th Air Force overseeing flying training
June 13, 2019
— With the sounds of freedom and flying training as the backdrop, Maj. Gen. Craig D. Wills took the reins of the 19th Air Force from Maj. Gen. Patrick Doherty during a change of command ceremony at Hangar 4 at Joint Base San Antonio-Randolph, Texas, June 13, 2019....
Security Forces initial skills training focus of latest “Developing Mach-21 Airmen” podcast
May 31, 2019
— Legacy, innovation, technology and an AFWERX partnership at the Security Forces Academy schoolhouse are the focus of episode 10 of "Developing Mach-21 Airmen," Air Education and Training Command's professional development podcast series, which released May 28....
Innovation in the Cloud(s): Inside AETC’s Push for Mobile Applications in the Cockpit
May 3, 2019
— The success of electronic flight bags in the operational Air Force has encouraged Air Education and Training Command to find a way to integrate the technology earlier in an aviator’s career, enhancing training through digital efficiency. ...
OTS beta courses aim to test shortened commissioning program for senior NCOs
May 2, 2019
— Air Education and Training Command officials at Joint Base San Antonio-Randolph are reimagining how Airmen are developed and have proposed two beta course tests that would shorten the officer commissioning program for senior noncommissioned officers....
T-38 endures as stellar training aircraft 60 years after maiden flight
April 5, 2019
— The T-38 Talon prototype embarked on its maiden flight as the Air Force’s first supersonic trainer on April 10, 1959. Sixty years later, the sleek aircraft developed by the Northrop Corp. continues to meet the service’s training needs...
AETC sub-app on AF Connect
March 25, 2019
— The Air Education and Training Command’s sub-app is now live in AF Connect, the new Air Force-wide mobile app. AF Connect augments command communication by placing multiple resources in a single location, making it easier than ever to stay up to date and in touch with a command....
Pilot Training Next innovations moving to undergraduate pilot training
March 14, 2019
— Beginning May 31, 2019, flying training wings across Air Education and Training Command will formally begin integrating innovations from Pilot Training Next into the undergraduate pilot training curriculum,19th Air Force officials announced at the PTN Technology Expo held at Joint Base San Antonio-Randolph March 12-13....
"Developing Mach-21 Airmen" talks innovation, future learning environment in episode four
March 8, 2019
— The fourth episode of "Developing Mach-21 Airmen," Air Education and Training Command's professional development podcast series, was released March 7....
37th Training Wing bivouac exercise builds readiness, camaraderie
March 7, 2019
— Personnel from the 37th Training Wing participated in a bivouac exercise Feb 12-13, at the Basic Expeditionary Airman Skills Training (BEAST) site at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland-Medina Annex. The first of its kind 36-hour exercise focused on instilling the air expeditionary mindset, building individual and team confidence, and identifying training needs in an effort to promote Comprehensive Airman Fitness, improve readiness, and foster stronger relationships across the wing....
'Fire Pit' provides creative space, assistance to AETC innovators
March 6, 2019
— With an eye towards continuing development of a world-class culture of innovation, Air Education and Training Command officially opened the “Fire Pit” with a ribbon cutting ceremony at Joint Base San Antonio-Randolph March 5....
AETC recognizes 2018 Outstanding Airmen of the Year
February 28, 2019
— Air Education and Training Command honored 11 Airmen and eight civilians as the the command’s 2018 winners of the Outstanding Airmen of the Year Feb. 26, 2019, during a ceremony in Orlando, Florida. The OAY awards are presented annually, recognizing the top officer, enlisted and civilian members of the command. Winners will compete at Air Force level. Aspects of consideration for Airmen to be nominated for OAY include superior leadership, job performance, community involvement and personal achievements....
AETC partners with university to expand virtual reality trainer’s capabilities
February 15, 2019
— Air Education and Training Command is partnering with a South Dakota-based university known for its science and engineering curriculum to enhance the capabilities of the virtual reality trainers used in pilot training....
AETC launches podcast focused on “Developing Mach-21 Airmen”
February 11, 2019
— Air Education and Training Command has launched a new professional development podcast to help communicate and inform Total Force Airmen across the globe on relevant, timely topics related to the recruiting, training, education and development fields....
Changes at HQ AETC focus on force development efforts
January 29, 2019
— Lt. Gen. Steve Kwast, commander of Air Education and Training Command, announced changes to Headquarters AETC and to 2nd and 19th Numbered Air Force organizations Jan. 28, in order to refocus the headquarters on force development efforts....
Outstanding program manager represents AETC
January 29, 2019
— Alan Becker is an unassuming man. If you worked down the hall from him, you might see him as a kind, hardworking man but not much more. He has a friendly voice that matches the half-smile that’s always on his face. When he speaks, he uses everyday language even though he is highly intelligent. Talking to him, he might tell you about gardening with his wife, all about his three grandchildren, or about his church’s “Inquiry Class” he has taught for the past 10 years. ...