19th Air Force conducted a change of command ceremony at Joint Base San Antonio-Randolph’s Hangar 4 on June 13th. Lieutenant General Steve Kwast, Commander of Air Education and Training Command, transferred command from Major General Patrick Doherty to Major General Craig Wills.
We’re Air Force pilots, air battle managers, and weapon systems officers. Every day we put our lives on the line defending our airspace and training the next generation of pilots. But we do so with the confidence that our preparation, our experience, and the bond we share makes the U.S. Air Force second to none in the world.
Lt Gen. Anthony J. Cotton, Commander/President, Air University, Maxwell Air Force Base, Alabama, talks about the Air Force's pinnacle institution. He provides full spectrum education, research, and outreach at every level through professional military education, professional continuing education, and academic degree granting. He leads the intellectual and leadership center of the U.S. Air Force, graduating more than 50,000 resident and 120,000 non-resident officers, enlisted and civilian personnel each year. Additionally, he is responsible for officer commissioning through Officer Training School and the Reserve Officer Training Corps.
A showcase for Keesler's 81 Training Group who leads with innovation.
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."
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.
Maj. Jake Roney describes Air University from his instructor perspective.


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    Master Sgt. Melissa Martinez, 33rd Fighter Wing wing staff unit deployment manager, suffered a leg injury during a deployment to Afghanistan in 2017. Her journey to recovery has not been easy, but she is excited to share what has really helped her during this difficult journey.
  • Sheppard hosts international partners for C-130 maintenance training

    In military operations, it has been proven that working together with partner nations allows the Air Force to embody Air Force senior leader’s message of “stronger together.” Sheppard AFB has been at the forefront of creating and developing strong international relationships and recently conducted C-130 maintenance training for three international partners in conjunction with the 818th MSAS.
  • Air Force Academy teams up with Test Pilot School in new candidacy program

    Test Pilot School is a highly competitive, 48-week educational opportunity for aviators, combat systems officers, remotely piloted aircraft pilots and engineers. Graduates of the course receive a Master of Science in flight test engineering and go on to test a variety of aerospace weapon systems for use in the Air Force.
  • USAFE-AFAFRICA commander visits Det. 24, P

    Gen. Jeffrey L. Harrigian, United States Air Forces Europe and United States Air Forces Africa commander, visited Detachment 24 and Pilot Training Next to learn more about how AETC is exploring and prototyping a pilot training environment that integrates various technologies to produce pilots in a learning-focused manner.

Air Force News

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    The United States remains the world’s most potent nuclear force, Goldfein said. But the nation cannot be complacent, especially at a time when Russia and China are moving to modernize and diversify their nuclear capabilities and when the core components of the U.S. nuclear capability are aging.
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    This the second time the Warrior Games are being held in public venues and not on a military installation. The games are free to watch, open to the public and offer a rare opportunity to watch and be inspired by wounded warriors who have shown incredible resilience as they overcome significant physical and psychological challenges to compete in adaptive sports all around Tampa.
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    During the ceremony, Col. Kenneth Decker Jr., 4th SLS commander, relinquished command to Lt. Col. Brian Chatman, 1st ASTS commander, following which Chatman took command of the new 2nd SLS.