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IAAFA takes security cooperation mission to Colombia
November 18, 2021
— Instructors at the Inter-American Air Forces Academy at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland took their mission to Colombia to teach Colombian Air Force students Aug. 27 to Sept. 22...
IAAFA instructor participates in Army Jungle Operations course, brings experience to partner nation students
November 17, 2021
— The Army Jungle Operations Training Course near Schofield Barracks, Hawaii, is a two-week course designed to prepare joint forces members to survive in a jungle environment. One of the Inter-American Air Forces Academy’s instructors recently attended the highly competitive training Sept. 13-24, along with other enlisted and officer members...
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...
Partner nation students attend basic military training graduation
October 18, 2021
— More than 100 international military students from partner nations across the Western Hemisphere gathered at the Pfingston Reception Center at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland Oct. 7 to watch nearly 700 trainees become Airmen and Guardians...
IAAFA participates in AFA Air, Space and Cyber Conference
October 12, 2021
— A team of instructors and leaders from the Inter-American Air Forces Academy at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland joined hundreds of Airmen and Guardians at the 2021 Air Force Association Air, Space and Cyber Conference in National Harbor, Maryland, Sept. 20-22...
Egyptian Armed Forces make historic visit to IAAFA
October 8, 2021
— A new partnership between the Texas National Guard and the Egyptian Armed Forces led to a historic visit at the Inter-American Air Forces Academy at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland Sept. 27, when an Egyptian delegation visited the academy...
IAAFA sends mobile training team to Jamaica
September 24, 2021
— Twelve years since their last engagement in Jamaica, the Inter-American Air Forces Academy returned to the country June 14-25 to instruct its Defence Force during Mobile Training Team 21-15...
‘My biggest strength’: IAAFA instructor celebrates Hispanic heritage
September 23, 2021
— From Sept. 15 to Oct. 15, the Department of Defense celebrates National Hispanic Heritage Month and the theme “Esperanza: A Celebration of Hispanic Heritage and Hope.”...
Impact of Senior Enlisted Leader International Summit far-reaching, strategic
September 21, 2021
— After nearly three years in the planning and several delays due to COVID-19, the Senior Enlisted Leader International Summit finally became a reality Aug. 9-13. The event, co-hosted by Chief Master Sgt. of the Air Force JoAnne S. Bass and the Inter-American Air Forces Academy, brought together approximately 120 top enlisted leaders from the U.S. and 44 partner nations...
International enlisted leaders focus on ‘Building an Airman’
August 19, 2021
— A sea of multi-colored military uniforms and the sounds of several languages were the backdrops for the Senior Enlisted Leader International Summit, held in San Antonio Aug. 9-13. The SELIS, co-hosted by Chief Master Sgt. of the Air Force JoAnne S. Bass and the Inter-American Air Forces Academy, brought together approximately 120 top enlisted leaders from the U.S. and 44 partner nations...
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...
IAAFA team shines at professional development program
August 2, 2021
— The language skills of the Inter-American Air Forces Academy team were front and center during Programa Integral para Suboficiales de Alta Jerarquía, a professional development training engagement conducted with U.S. Army South and the Colombian Army June 14-25...
International military students tour military working dog facilities
July 8, 2021
— More than 50 international students recently took a break from their courses at the Inter-American Air Forces Academy for a field studies program that took them away from their desks and into the facilities that house military working dogs...
IAAFA leads professional development seminar in Ecuador
June 14, 2021
— For the first time in more than a decade, members of the Inter-American Air Forces Academy from Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland recently collaborated with Ecuadorian armed forces for a professional military exchange in Ecuador...
IAAFA leads professional development seminar in Ecuador
June 8, 2021
— For the first time in more than a decade, members of the Inter-American Air Forces Academy recently collaborated with Ecuadorian armed forces for a professional military exchange in Ecuador...
Mobile paint simulator helps expand training to partner nation students
May 11, 2021
— With just a few clicks, a spray gun and virtual reality goggles, instructors at the Inter-American Air Forces Academy at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland are using new software to teach proper painting techniques – in the classroom here and across partner nation countries – without wasting a drop of paint...
59th Medical Wing welcomes Air Force Nurse Corps chief as new commander
April 30, 2021
— Brig. Gen. Jeannine Ryder took command of the 59th Medical Wing during a change of command ceremony at the Inter-American Air Forces Academy Auditorium at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland April 29. The outgoing commander, Maj. Gen. John J. DeGoes, leaves for Washington, D.C. to serve as the next Deputy Surgeon General of the Air Force...
IAAFA graduates 59 students from U.S., international partners
April 23, 2021
— Approximately 150 members of the Inter-American Air Forces Academy and distinguished guests gathered at a graduation at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland for nearly 60 students from partner nations and the U.S. Air Force April 15...
IAAFA stands out in AETC awards, earns top accolades
April 22, 2021
— The Enlisted Professional Military Education Center at the Inter-American Air Forces Academy at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland has earned top honors at the Air Education and Training Command level for the second consecutive year...
U.S. Space Force captain makes history at IAAFA
April 19, 2021
— U.S. Space Force Capt. Angelo Centeno, 2nd Space Warning Squadron weapons and tactics flight commander, stationed at Buckley Air Force Base, Colorado, was one of the first two USSF members to attend and graduate from the Inter-American Squadron Officer Course at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, Texas...