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Air Education and Training Command
"Recruit, train and educate Airmen to deliver airpower for America."

Air Education and Training Command (AETC), with headquarters at Joint Base San Antonio-Randolph, Texas, provides basic military training, initial and advanced technical training, flying training, and professional military and degree-granting professional education. AETC's role makes it the first command to touch the life of nearly every Air Force member.
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Air Education and Training Command, with headquarters at Joint Base San Antonio-Randolph, Texas, was established and activated in January 1942, making it the second oldest major command in the Air Force and its' training mission makes it the first command to touch the lives of nearly every Air Force member. AETC was formed in 1942 as the Army Air Corps Flying Training Command with headquarters in Washington, D.C. During World War II the command provided technical and flying training at more than 600 installations, factories and institutions of higher learning. Over the years, more than 25 million students have graduated from AETC training and education programs.

AETC includes Air Force Recruiting Service, a numbered air force and the Air University. The command operates 12 major installations and supports tenant units on numerous bases across the globe. There are also 16 active duty and seven Reserve wings.

AETC's mission is to "Recruit, train and educate Airmen to deliver airpower for America."

AETC's vision is "Forging innovative Airmen to power the world's greatest Air Force."
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Air Force Recruiting Service

Air Force Recruiting Service comprises three regional groups and 27 squadrons with more than 1,200 recruiters assigned. The AFRS mission is to recruit quality men and women with the right skills, at the right time, in the right numbers to sustain the combat capability of the U.S. Air Force.
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Basic Military Training

JBSA-Lackland conducts the Air Force's only enlisted recruit training program, transforming civilians into motivated, disciplined warrior Airmen with the foundation to serve in the world's greatest Air Force. This includes basic war skills, military discipline, physical fitness, drill and ceremonies, Air Force core values and a comprehensive range of subjects relating to Air Force life.
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Technical Training

After completing basic training, Airmen begin technical training to learn the technical skills needed to perform in their career field specialties. Highly trained instructors conduct training in specialties such as aircraft maintenance, missile maintenance, civil engineering, medical services, computer systems, security forces, air traffic control, weather, personnel, cyberspace support, intelligence, fire fighting and space and missile operations.
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Expeditionary Training

Increased mission requirements have strained the U.S. Army's available manpower to meet combatant commander requirements. To meet these requirements, Joint Sourcing Solutions taskings call upon Air Force and Navy support to execute ground operations. Second Air Force provides command and control structure to oversee, prepare and equip Airmen for such taskings.
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Aerospace Physiology Training Program

The Aerospace Physiology program provides critical aircrew training and mishap prevention efforts in support of Department of Defense and NATO undergraduate and graduate flying training as well as continuation training requirements across the spectrum of aircrew members' development and flying careers.
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Enlisted Flying Training

AETC also provides enlisted aircrew training for a wide variety of aircrew specialties including flight engineers, air-to-air refueling boom operators, loadmasters, aerial gunners, airborne communications specialists, and RPA sensor operators. The RPA sensor operators complete the 3-skill level awarding course over a six week period, learning the basic concepts of Full Motion Video, communications, different types of sensors and RPA crew duties before attending the FTU.
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Security Assistance Training

The command implements and approves Air Force sponsored security assistance training, monitors the progress of training and the welfare of U.S. Air Force-sponsored international students, and provides guidance for Field Services Program introducing our international students to American life and culture.
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Flying Training

AETC conducts flying training and is responsible for training aircrews and air battle managers.

AETC conducts cadet airmanship programs, which includes soaring, parachuting and powered flight program, at the United States Air Force Academy for more than 3,400 cadets per year.

Air Force pilot, Remotely Piloted Aircraft pilot, and combat systems officer candidates begin with Initial Flight Screening/RPA Flight Screening to gauge aptitude for flight and introduce candidates to the rigors of military aviation and training.

At ENJJPT, students learn with, and are taught by, U.S. Air Force officers and officers from various air forces of our NATO allies. Student pilots fly the T-6 Texan II mastering contact, instrument, low-level and formation flying. Then they move onto a fighter-trainer, the T-38 Talon, and continue building the skills necessary to become a fighter pilot.

Specialized Undergraduate Pilot Training is divided into three phases, Academic/Ground Training, Primary Flying Training, and Advanced Flying Training. This training includes:
a. Flying training to teach the principles and techniques used in operating advanced aircraft.
b. Ground training to supplement and reinforce flying training.
c. Officer development training to strengthen the graduate's leadership skills, officer qualities, and understanding of the role of the military pilot as an officer and supervisor.

Primary Flying Training is designed to teach the basic flying fundamentals necessary to safely operate any U.S. Air Force aircraft and lays the foundation for the advanced phase and for future responsibilities as military officers and leaders.

After the primary phase of specialized training, student pilots are selected for one of three advanced training tracks based on needs of the Air Force and their class standing. Prospective airlift and tanker pilots are assigned to the airlift/tanker track and train in the T-1 Jayhawk. Student pilots headed for bomber or fighter assignments are assigned to the bomber/fighter track and train in the T-38.

The RPA pilot training program, known as Undergraduate RPA Training or URT, train RPA pilots to immediately take charge of their mission upon reaching mission ready status. The RPA pilot requires many of the same skills and knowledge bases as the pilot of a traditional aircraft.

After RPA Flight Screening, the RPA pilot students attend RPA Instrument Qualification course at, a simulator only course in dedicated T-6 Fixed Training Devices. Finally, a month long RPA Fundamentals Course is designed to give new RPA pilots without operational experience the tactical grounding experience needed to enter the Formal Training Units for the various RPAs.

AETC provides Undergraduate Combat Systems Officer Training that combines skill sets of the legacy Navigator, Electronic Warfare Officer, and Weapon Systems Officer pipelines to produce an aviator skilled in advanced navigation systems, electronic warfare and weapons employment.
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Survival, Escape, Resistance and Evasion Training

The 336th Training Group at the U.S. Air Force Survival School provides SERE training to at risk of isolation personnel. Instruction concentrates on the principles, techniques and skills necessary to survive with confidence in any environment and return with honor.

SERE specialists assigned to the survival school teach 15 different courses to approximately 18,000 students annually.
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Air Battle Manager Training

Air Battle Managers (ABM) learn doctrine, radar theory, surveillance operations, wartime operations, joint tactical operations and basic fighter control using contract-flown MU-2 aircraft, and the F-15 Strike Eagle and F-22 Raptor aircraft from the 325th Fighter Wing. Graduates go on to fly in the E-3 Sentry or E-8 Joint Surveillance Target Attack Radar System.
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Air University

Air University provides the full spectrum of Air Force education, from pre-commissioning to the highest levels of professional military education, including degree-granting and professional continuing education for officers, enlisted members, and civilians throughout their careers. AU, which is accredited by the Commission of Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, conducts courses both in-residence and via distance learning.
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Medical Services

Wilford Hall Ambulatory Surgical Center at JBSA-Lackland, and Keesler Medical Center at Keesler AFB, provide most of the Air Force's graduate medical and dental education, as well as enlisted medical training.
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Defense Language Institute English Language Center

DLIELC acculturates and trains international personnel to communicate in English and to instruct English language programs in their countries, trains United States Military personnel in English as a second language, and deploys English Language Training programs around the world in support of Department of Defense Security Cooperation efforts.

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