In Air Education and Training Command, the Second Air Force is transforming the way Airmen learn. One example of how is through the re-evaluation of direct duty assignments for qualified personnel. Take the case of Airman 1st Class Emily Perina, an enlisted physical therapy assistant assigned to the 56th Medical Group became the first Airman to complete Basic Military Training and direct transfer to her first duty station, Luke Air Force Base, bypassing technical training.
A video showing the many facets of the AETC mission -- to Recruit, Train, and Educate Exceptional Airmen


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    According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, about 1 in 4 women and nearly 1 in 10 men have been a victim of domestic violence during their lifetime, including military members and their families.
  • All-female CCATT saves life of infant

    A 59th Medical Wing Pediatric Critical Care Air Transport Team from Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland provided care to a five-month-old patient on board a C-17 Globemaster III headed to California Oct. 9. The patient and his family were traveling from the neonatal intensive care unit in Hawaii to Texas.
  • MTI recruiter swaps campaign cover for RED HORSE cap

    JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-Randolph, Texas – An Air Force Reserve military training instructor and MTI
  • Italian Air Force members teach future MQ-9 Reaper aircrew at Holloman

    Maj. Alessio Battistella, 29th Attack Squadron, MQ-9 Reaper instructor pilot, and Senior Master Sgt. Andrea Orsi, 29th ATKS MQ-9 instructor sensor operator, both members of the Italian air force and former students here, are now instructor evaluators for future MQ-9 aircrew.

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