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

  • Fallen Security Forces Airmen honored at 12th Annual Defender Ruck

    Over 1,100 Security Forces Airmen gathered for the 12th Annual Defender Ruck, hosted by the 343rd Training Squadron, in honor of all 186 Defender Airmen who have made the ultimate sacrifice in defense of freedom, Nov. 8 at Camp Bullis.
  • Air Force civic leaders experience AETC mission to recruit, train and educate exceptional Airmen

    Air Education and Training Command hosted 30 civic leaders from around the world, showcasing the superior education that produces the Airmen of the U.S. Air Force.
  • Turning supervisors into LEADers

    The new three-day intensive Leadership Enhancement and Development Seminar completed its first class Nov. 7 at Keesler AFB. LEADS teaches communication skills that allow supervisors to not only lead their subordinates, but to motivate them and create a more productive work environment.
  • Mobility’s Hometown hosts 19 AF command team

    Mobility’s Hometown welcomed distinguished guests, U.S. Air Force Maj. Gen. Craig Wills, the 19th Air Force commander, and U.S. Air Force Chief Master Sgt. Erik Thompson, the 19th Air Force command chief, to the 97th Air Mobility Wing for a tour on Nov. 4 through Nov. 6, 2019, at Altus Air Force Base, Okla.
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Air Force News

  • Connectedness: Key to organizational success

    Col. Carey Jones, 47th Operations Group commander at Laughlin Air Force Base, Texas, shares her thoughts on connection throughout a unit and key takeaways that lead to unit success.
  • Retiring chiefs leave wisdom for mil-to-mil couples

    After a combined 52 years of service, this couple of chief master sergeants retired from the U.S. Air Force Oct. 25, 2019. Their 14 years as military-to-military spouses were full of challenges, victories and lessons to pass on.
  • Craftsmen keep world’s largest wind tunnels running at peak conditions

    Those at the National Full-Scale Aerodynamics Complex at Moffett Field in Mountain View, California, who observe their contributions every day agree the craftsmen employed there are not only integral to the work at NFAC but play a vital role the Arnold Engineering Development Complex mission as a whole.
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