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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. ...
AETC, 59th MDW command chiefs visit Team Mildenhall
November 26, 2018
— 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....
AETC announces 2018 flying training awards
November 15, 2018
— The 71st Flying Training Wing at Vance Air Force Base, Oklahoma, flew away with the top flying training wing honors for 2018 during the Air Education and Training Command Flying Training Awards ceremony at Joint Base San Antonio-Randolph Oct. 26. ...
AETC Command Surgeon provides thoughts on Air Force Medicine
October 17, 2018
— As Air Force Medicine continues to go through organizational change, the major command surgeons general are hard at work, playing a pivotal role in the Air Force’s ability to stay on the leading edge of Trusted Care healthcare. This month we sat down with Air Education and Training Command’s Surgeon, Col. (Dr.) Gianna R. Zeh, to discuss ongoing improvements, how medical Airmen can succeed, and her personal journey as a leader....
Cloud-based Air Force learning ecosystem to give control and “21st Century speed” to Airmen
September 25, 2018
— Air Education and Training Command officials announced the service’s new cloud-based learning ecosystem is currently in a beta test with four courses, with testing expected to complete in the summer of 2019 and full operational capability expected in early 2020....
Pilot Training Next cadre discuss lessons learned, way forward
September 20, 2018
— Air Education and Training Command officials announced the second iteration of Pilot Training Next would begin in January 2019 during a panel at the 2018 Air Force Association Air, Space and Cyber Conference....