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Retired U.S. Air Force Lt. Col. Robert "Dick" E. Cole was a B-25 Mitchell bomber co-pilot and survivor of the Doolittle Raid on Tokyo during World War II. Cole, who was the final surviving Doolittle Raider, passed away April 9, 2019 in San Antonio.
After a string of defeats in America’s early days of World War Two, the president ordered a mission to strike Japan and to help improve the morale of the American people. Links: https://www.nationalmuseum.af.mil/Visit/Museum-Exhibits/Fact-Sheets/Display/Article/196211/doolittle-raid/ https://www.history.navy.mil/browse-by-topic/wars-conflicts-and-operations/world-war-ii/1942/halsey-doolittle-raid.html http://www.doolittleraider.com/
Wings across AETC are breaking old training paradigms and establishing new ones, such as making proficiency the constant instead of time, teaching in context of the mission, and give the student control of what, when and how they learn.
At JBSA-Randolph, pilot instructor trainees are utilizing a variety of emerging technologies in a technology-based learning approach called "Pilot Instructor Training Next."
Standing proudly in front of a B-25 Mitchell on display for a recent airshow in the central Texas town of Burnet, retired Lt. Col. Richard Cole slowly walked up to the antique bomber and clutched one of its propeller blades. The last surviving Doolittle Raider, who had just marked his 101st birthday a few days before, smiled as he reminisced in the shadow of the bomber -- a link to his storied past. Seventy-plus years ago, he co-piloted a similar bomber alongside then-Lt. Col. James Doolittle during a pivotal mission April 18, 1942, that helped turn the tide for the allies in the Pacific theater of World War II. U.S. Air Force video by: Andrew Arthur Breese
Lt. Col. Matt Strohmeyer, commander of the 560th Flying Training Squadron, at Joint Base San Antonio-Randolph, discusses how emerging technologies like Virtual Reality (VR), are shattering paradigms in pilot instructor training.
Check out this quick overview of the Continuum of Learning, AETC's new learning paradigm, and how it works hand in hand with Airmen and overall force development!
Lt. Col. Matt Strohmeyer, commander of the 560th Flying Training Squadron, at Joint Base San Antonio-Randolph, discusses how emerging technologies like Virtual Reality (VR), improves pilot training.

AETC NEWS

  • VCSAF speaks with OTS staff, instructors

    U.S. Air Force Gen. Stephen Wilson, Vice Chief of Staff of the Air Force, spoke with Officer Training School instructors about the Officer Instructor and Recruiter Special Duty program May 18, 2019, at Maxwell Air Force Base, Alabama.
  • Blue Grit podcast features stories of resilience, strength

    You may have noticed a recent addition to the Air Force Portal homepage. A logo depicting a warrior looking over his shoulder with a fighter jet above him. It’s the face of the Blue Grit podcast.
  • Holloman AFB Maintains Solar Observatory, world-wide SOON

    Here at Holloman Air Force Base, the 2d Weather Squadron, Detachment 4, Solar Observatory works as a central hub for maintenance support and technical training for the Solar Observing Optical Network across the globe. “Our purpose is twofold here at Holloman,” said Staff Sgt. Bradley Douglas, 2d WS, Det. 4, SOON centralized repair activity, technician. “We maintain our telescope at Holloman and do all the preventative maintenance it requires and the other part is showing our maintenance students what to expect from us as depot-level maintenance support.”
  • Altus civilian named AETC David O. Cooke Award winner

    Tiffany Gibbs, a service contract monitor assigned to the 97th Medical Support Squadron, is the recipient of the David O. Cooke Excellence in Public Administration Award for Air Education and Training Command.
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Air Force News

  • SECAF underscores space strategy and partnerships with allies

    Speaking to an audience of more than 200 leaders from government, business, academic, defense and financial communities, Wilson highlighted the U.S. Air Force space strategy and the importance of partnering with allies.
  • Around the Air Force: Science & Technology / Space Symposium / F-35A Deploys

    On this look Around the Air Force, Secretary of the Air Force Heather Wilson announces a new science and technology strategy, Air Force Chief of Staff, Gen David L. Goldfein speaks at the 35th Space Symposium in Colorado Springs, Colorado, and F-35A Raptors from both active duty 388th and reserve 419th Fighter Wings at Hill Air Force Base, Utah, begin their first deployments to the Middle East. Hosted by Staff Sgt Gregory Cerny.
  • Military working dog hunts down aircrew

    Staff Sgt. Antonio Padilla, 336th Security Forces Squadron military working dog trainer, and Alf, 366th SFS military working dog, acting as opposition forces, hunt down pilots to enhance the combat readiness of both parties during a search and rescue operation as part of a Gunfighter Flag exercise at Saylor Creek Range Complex, Idaho.
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