A showcase for Keesler's 81 Training Group who leads with innovation.
Officer Training School is going throughout changes that will affect 54% of officer accessions in the United States Air Force.
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.
The First Sergeant Academy on Maxwell-Gunter Annex is doing their part to aid in Gen. David L. Goldfein's Squadron Revitalization Initiative! With a revamped courseload, students will be better suited to handle the duties of a first sergeant in a modern United States Air Force!
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

  • Goodfellow hosts Superintendent Course

    Goodfellow welcomed roughly 50 current and future superintendents from across the Air Education and
  • 351st SWTS honors fallen hero during Maltz Challenge

    The Maltz Challenge honors Master Sgt. Michael Maltz, a Pararescueman who was killed in action in 2003 in Afghanistan while responding to a combat-rescue call. Originally, the Maltz Challenge was organized to support Maltz’s family after his death, but has since evolved into a national event where people across the nation do the same workout in honor of the fallen hero.
  • Sheppard crew chief apprentice student earns ACE award

    Nine blocks. Eighty training days. Six hundred forty hours of hard work and concentration. This is what it takes to become an Air Force crew chief apprentice.
  • "Developing Mach-21 Airmen" explores PTN 2.0

    The fifth episode of "Developing Mach-21 Airmen," Air Education and Training Command's podcast series, was released March 18. In the episode, Lt. Col. Paul Vicars, the director of Pilot Training Next, sits down to discuss the second iteration of AETC’s innovative and experimental approach to learning, based at the Armed Forces Reserve Center near the Austin-Bergstrom (Texas) International Airport.
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Air Force News

  • Securing the High Ground with Partners

    U.S. Air Forces Central Command published its January Airpower Summary March 7. The year 2019 began with airpower supporting joint coalition and partner forces fighting violent extremist groups in the U.S. Central Command area of responsibility.
  • B-1B returns to Arnold Air Force Base for store separation testing

    It had been nearly 20 years since a test involving the B-1B Lancer aircraft was conducted by Arnold Engineering Development Complex at Arnold Air Force Base. This long absence recently came to an end, as a 10-percent model of the bomber is now being used to conduct a series of store separation tests in the 16-foot transonic wind tunnel at Arnold AFB.
  • IFF: Where fighter pilots begin their careers

    Before pilots step into fighter aircraft, they must go through Introduction to Fighter Fundamentals. IFF is an eight-week course designed to transform newly graduated pilots selected to fly fighters into fighter wingmen. The 49th Fighter Training Squadron teaches pilots the discipline, attitude and culture of what it takes to be at the peak of combat aviation.
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