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WWII legendary ace’s aircraft lore alive and well at 12th FTW, 39th FTS
October 28, 2020
Lt. Col. Thomas Lessner, 39th Flying Training Squadron commander and Air Force Reserve Command T-1 instructor pilot, stands beside the squadron's T-6 flagship aircraft, which the host wing - 12th Flying Training Wing-Joint Base San Antonio-Randolph, Texas - painted in the heritage scheme used on the P-51 “Little Girl” flown by Capt. Leroy Grosshuesch, commander of the then-designated 39th Fighter Squadron, during the during WWII single-handed attack on a Japanese destroyer off Goto Retto near Kyushu, Japan in 1945. (U.S. Air Force photo)

39th FTS Cobra honored as August Hidden Hero
September 18, 2020
Wagner named Hidden Hero

New commander takes over 433rd Training Squadron
August 11, 2020
Reserve BMT squadron

39th FTS T-6 team honors 'beloved maintainer' upon retirement
June 5, 2020
Carl Powers, T-6 maintainer from the 12th Flying Training Wing, Joint-Base San Antonio-Randolph, Texas, retired May 31 after 50 years of uniformed and civil service. (U.S. Air Force photo)

Take time to prepare so you can enjoy your summer plans
June 3, 2020
Plan ahead, be ready

Long-distance support not new for 340th FTG personnel team
June 3, 2020
Providing support at a distance

340th FTG Airmen featured in 'Profiles in Leadership' program
April 17, 2020
Profiles in Leadership Vol. V

Is the San Antonio Spurs Coyote an Air Force Pilot?
March 11, 2020
The Spurs Coyote and his mission teammates for the day walk to their planes at Joint Base San Antonio-Randolph, Texas February 25 where Regular Air Force, Air Force Reserve, and civilian Airmen from the 340th Flying Training Group headquarters, 39th Flying Training Squadron T-6 Texan Flight, 12th Flying Training Wing Safety, 559th Flying Training Squadron T-6 team, and 3rd Combat Camera Squadron (JBSA-Lackland) members, and the NBA San Antonio Spurs production crew worked to put the Coyote through the pilot training process. Video footage will be used for a Spurs Military Appreciation video to be shown during the March 10 game. (U.S. Air Force photo by Debbie Gildea)

RESILIENCY: MTI shares journey from Article 15 to stan/eval leader
February 10, 2020
MTI shares resilience story

Chief’s Corner: 12 traits of all effective leaders
January 9, 2020
Chief Master Sgt. Scott Goetze, Superintendent (U.S. Air Force graphic)

Commentary: Is there value in gadgets and gizmos that are soon forgotten?
December 20, 2019
Helping Hand

340th FTG process improvement event tackles Reserve status pay issues
December 3, 2019
Teresa Davies, 340th Flying Training Group continuous improvement manager, briefs 340th Flying Training Group members gathered at Joint Base San Antonio-Randolph, Texas Nov. 19-21 for a Continuous process improvement event to address pay issues that occur when Reserve members transition between pay statuses as Davies’ improvement process mentor, Bob Daffin from the Air Force Reserve Command at Robins Air Force Base, Ga. looks on. (U.S. Air Force photo by Debbie Gildea)

340th FTG welcomes group's first airman basic, honors Air Force heroes
November 18, 2019
340th FTG welcomes new Airman

Reserve Citizen Airmen fly to Corpus Christi to welcome new pilot to the fold
October 29, 2019
Corpus Christi, Texas Driscoll Children's Hospital patient, and Naval Air Station Corpus Christi Pilot for a Day Alessandra "Ale" Alaniz poses for a "hero" shot with her new Laughlin Air Force Base, Texas, aviation teammates (left to right) Lt. Col. Doug Hayes, 96th Flying Training Squadron; Capt. Roland Kern, 86th Flying Training Squadron; Capt. Anthony Giebelhaus, 86th FTS, and Maj. Wade Dahlgren, 96th FTS.  Ale is the 100th child selected for the NAS Corpus Christi program. (U.S. Air Force photo)

340th FTG volunteers help San Antonio abused women, children
October 1, 2019
340th Flying Training Group volunteers (from left) Master Sgt. Faith Wells, Capt. Yolanda Seals and Lt. Col. Teresa Davies move boxes of clothing to the sorting area at the Family Violence Prevention Services/Battered Women and Children’s Shelter’s Donation Center during the group's Sept. 11 community outreach event.

340th Flying Training Group hosts Congressional staffers
September 19, 2019
Nadia Islam and Gilbert Lafuente, staff members for U.S. Congressman Henry Cuellar (TX-28), stand on the wing of a T-6 aircraft during a tour of the 340th Flying Training Group Sept. 16, at Joint Base San Antonio-Randolph. The visit focused on total force integration between air reserve and active duty squadrons to accomplish the flying training mission.

K-9 fixer upper: 340th FTG volunteers spruce up dogs’ digs
August 23, 2019
Master Sgt. Melissa Erwin and Anthoney Smith, 340th Flying Training Group, volunteered a few hours last week to paint dog kennels at the Humane Society of New Braunfels Area shelter in New Braunfels, Texas.

340th Flying Training Group volunteers help make a Million Summer Meals for Kids
August 5, 2019
Lt. Col. Samuel Moore (blue shirt) and Tech. Sgt. Christian Delgado, from the 340th Flying Training Group headquarters, help prepare sandwiches for nearly 1,000 lunches that will be provided to food insecure children in the San Antonio multi-county region. Group members volunteered July 12 to support the San Antonio Food Bank’s Million Summer Meals for Kids campaign focused on bridging the gap during the summer months, when many kids may not have regular access to food.

From start to finish: Air Force Reserve MTI's lead BMT total force flights
December 21, 2018
Air Force basic military training trainees listen closely to Military Training Instructor Master Sgt. Michael Hernandez, Reserve Citizen Airman with the 433rd Training Squadron, Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland. Attention to detail, discipline and teamwork learned at this stage enabled trainees to succeed and graduate during ceremonies held Dec. 14.

Citizen Airmen recognized for DOD-wide impact
February 17, 2017
Retired Air Force Lt. Col. Todd Ernst shares memories of his friend Maj. Pete “Oly” Jahns with family and dignitaries at a ceremony on Feb. 13 at Joint Base San Antonio-Randolph, Texas honoring him for his efforts to get legislation changed to ensure Reserve and Guard families receive the same survivor benefits as active duty service members. Jahns perished on March 19, 2003, in a T-38 crash during a routine training flight at JBSA-Randolph. (Air Force photo by Janis El Shabazz, 340th Flying Training Group Public Affairs)