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Lt. Gen. Darryl Roberson, commander of Air Education and Training Command, passes the 19th Air Force guidon to Brig. Gen. Patrick J. Doherty, during the 19th Air Force change of command ceremony March 28, 2017, at Joint Base San Antonio-Randolph, Texas.  Members of the numbered Air Force unit will oversee 19 training locations, with 16 total force wings, 10 active duty, one Air Force Reserve and five Air National Guard units.  More than 32,000 members of 19th Air Force operate more than 1,350 aircraft from 29 different aircraft models.  Members of the 19th Air Force are responsible for training aircrews, air battle managers and weapons directors, plus Air Force Academy Airmanship Programs and Survival, Evasion, Resistance and Escape training.(U.S. Air Force photo by Joel Martinez) New commander takes reins at 19th AF
Wing commanders from across the Air Education and Training Command welcomed the new 19th Air Force commander during a change of command ceremony here March 28.Brig. Gen. Patrick J. Doherty received the guidon for 19th Air Force from Maj. Gen. James B. Hecker as Lt. Gen. Darryl L. Roberson, AETC commander presided. Friends, family, and many Airmen
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U.S. Air Force Maj. Gen. James Hecker, 19th Air Force commander, presents a ceremonial C-130J key to U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Joshua Shields, 314th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron C-130J crew chief, Feb. 27, 2017, at Little Rock Air Force Base, Ark. Hecker delivered the 14th and final C-130J to the 314th Airlift Wing fleet, completing the transition from the H- to J-model. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Kevin Sommer Giron) Q&A: 19th Air Force commander delivers final C-130J
The largest C-130 base in the world recently marked the end of a transition that first began 13 years ago. The 314th Airlift Wing at Little Rock Air Force Base received its final, new C-130J aircraft from a Lockheed Martin facility, Feb. 27, 2017. The 19th Air Force commander delivered the C-130J; and spoke about the future of the 314th AW and its
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Euro-NATO Joint Jet Pilot Training student pilots fly in formation in the T-38 at Sheppard Air Force Base, Texas. As part of their training, ENJJPT student pilots learn various skills and maneuvers in both the T-6 and T-38 aircrafts, as well as in flight simulators. (U.S. Air Force photo/82nd Training Wing Public Affairs) Pilot program remains laser-focused in the face of an Air Force pilot shortage
Officials with the Euro-NATO Joint Jet Pilot Training Program remain laser-focused on maximizing training production as the Air Force faces a growing pilot shortage. “The Air Force is currently about 500 pilots short of requirements,” Col. Paul Moga, 80th Flying Training Wing vice commander, said. “And that number is projected to reach 800 by 2022.”
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