Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation, Critical Care Air Transport, and Aeromedical Evacuation teams came together on a historic trip, saving the life of a Soldier wounded during combat operations in Afghanistan. The rapid response trip to evacuate the service member saw a level of in-flight critical care never seen before. The 20-hour straight flight home with constant dialysis was a crucial link in getting the Soldier to the higher level of care they needed.
The 36th Rescue Squadron, Fairchild Air Force Base, Washington, commemorated their 700th save in the 48 years they've been active. (Airman 1st Class Ryan Gomez)
Lt. Gen. Brad Webb took the reins of Air Education and Training Command from Lt. Gen. Steve Kwast during a change of command ceremony at Joint Base San Antonio-Randolph, Texas, on July 26.
Col. Lee Gentile, 47th Flying Training Wing commander, addresses Laughlin personnel about feeling connected, respected and protected by their peers Aug. 2, 2019, at Laughlin Air Force Base, Texas.
The 97th AMW Fire Department integrates virtual reality into training.
The PARK App was recently introduced to students of the 312th Training Squadron as a tool to enhance training.
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.
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.
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

  • XLer of the Week: 1st Lt. Veronica Arnold

    LAUGHLIN AIR FORCE BASE, Texas – First Lt. Veronica Arnold, 47th Operations Support Squadron weather flight commander, was chosen by wing leadership to be the “XLer of the Week” of Oct. 7, 2019 at Laughlin Air Force Base, Texas.
  • "What's Your Outlet?": Cultivating connections through shared passion

    I have never been good at doing nothing. I’m envious of people who can sit back and just relax; head buried in a book, listening to music outside on a porch swing or napping on the beach. I have always been a collector of hobbies that keep my hands and mind busy. I like to create, fix, and experiment. I guess for me, being active is how I relax.
  • Sixteenth Air Force activates, integrates missions, strengthens information warfare capabilities

    In March 2019, Air Force leaders decided to create a new information warfare numbered air force with enhanced missions and capabilities. Sixteenth Air Force activated at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland Oct. 11, integrating Twenty-Fourth Air Force, to include Air Forces Cyber, and Twenty-Fifth Air Force into a single headquarters that will provide global intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance, cyber, electronic warfare and information operations.
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Air Force News

  • Separated, not detached: 20th ATKS Airmen critical to mission

    The 432nd Wing and 432nd Air Expeditionary Wing is based out of Creech Air Force Base, Nevada, however, its Airmen and their contributions to the MQ-9 Reaper mission are not bound to one installation.
  • AF Week in Photos

    This week's photos feature Airmen from around the globe involved in activities supporting expeditionary operations and defending America. This weekly feature showcases the men and women of the Air Force.
  • Around the Air Force: 25th SecAF, 16th Air Force, Project Da Vinci

    Today's look Around the Air Force features the selection of the 25th Secretary of the Air Force, the activation of the Sixteenth Air Force and how the Air Force is using virtual reality to train helicopter pilots faster.
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