AETC Support Services

Major AETC Support Services

In addition to accomplishing the mission of recruiting, training and educating, AETC is also responsible for several other areas that are integral parts of the command and directly contribute to the overall Air Force mission.

Medical Services

Two of the Air Forces's largest medical facilities are aligned to AETC. Wilford Hall Ambulatory Surgical Center at JBSA-Lackland, and Keesler Medical Center at Keesler AFB, provide most of the Air Force's graduate medical and dental education, as well as enlisted medical training.


The U.S. Air Force is the Department of Defense’s Executive Agent for the Defense English Language Program and the Defense Language Institute English Language Center. As the Lead Command for DLIELC, AETC manages, operates, funds and provides personnel for DLIELC. DLIELC acculturates and trains international personnel to communicate in English and to instruct English language programs in their countries, trains United States Military personnel in English as a second language, and deploys English Language Training programs around the world in support of DoD Security Cooperation efforts. DLIELC is headquartered at JBSA-Lackland and is currently aligned under the 37th Training Wing.

Security Assistance Training

AETC is the executive agent for all Air Force sponsored international training and education. The command implements and approves Air Force sponsored security assistance training, monitors the progress of training and the welfare of U.S. Air Force-sponsored international students, and provides guidance for Field Services Program introducing international students to American life and culture. Each year AETC members train or facilitate training for more than 5,400 students from more than 135 countries attending more than 7,400 courses in flying, technical, medical and professional education and training.

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🙌 Congratulations to Keesler's Air Force Sergeants Association Chapter 652 for raking in the awards!!!
Check out the highlights of our @33rdFW #Nomads from Exercise #NorthernLightning & how the things they learned there will last a lifetime!
What do you do when the Hotter'N Hell, the largest single-day cycling event in the country rolls through your base? If you're like Sheppard Air Force Base in Wichita Falls, Texas, you show out with a trip through Airpower Alley & Airmen's Alley that racers will never forget!! 📖
#Airpower! 1st Lt Cassie Herman from the 33rd Fighter Wing's 58th Fighter Squadron gives thanks to all of our #Nomads who teamed up with units from the different services to put on quite the demonstration of U.S. tactical jet capability & capacity at Exercise #NorthernLightning 19-2!
Our four-legged Defenders are critical to the Security Forces mission of protecting the force every single day!! Thanks for all you do! #NationalDayDay
Nothing like a little real-world "classroom" learning to help our newest Airmen training experience!!! Thanks to the 150th Special Operations Wing & the 58th Special Operations Wing at Kirtland Air Force Base, N.M. for dropping by!!
Staying true to our heritage is just one of the things that makes the Air Force so unique!! Check out how the 41st FTS at Columbus Air Force Base, Miss., honors their heritage on the T-6 Texan II 👇!
#BehindTheScenes - Learn more below about 33rd Fighter Wing 1st Lt. Cassie Herman, 58th FS aircraft maintenance unit officer in charge, who holds an important role in keeping our maintenance #Airmen on track & taken care of!
#SundaySpotlight - Check out this inspiring story out of Goodfellow AFB - 17th Training Wing about an Air National Guard Airman from the 179th Airlift Wing with a burning desire to succeed who has excelled in every aspect during her firefighter training experience!
🙌👏 Congrats to Tech. Sgt. Stephen Conklin of the 176th Wing, Alaska Air National Guard, who is also an officer with the Anchorage Police Department, for rocking out the tech school #experience at Sheppard Air Force Base & scoring perfect 💯's in the munitions systems apprentice course! 📖 more about this #LifelongLearner ⬇!
Supporting our veterans is such an honor – we can’t inspire & develop Mach-21 Airmen today if not for their sacrifice & service throughout the years! Check out the Goodfellow AFB - 17th Training Wing leadership team got the chance to interact with U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs outpatient clinic in City of San Angelo Texas - Public Information to support veterans in the local community!
Thanks for your years of service, Wax! 🐕 In his 9 years on "active duty," Wax was a critical part of 11 U.S. Secret Service missions, helping secure President Barack Obama, President Donald Trump and foreign leaders! Luke AFB, Arizona-56th Fighter Wing #MWD
FROM THE COMMANDER: Every day in AETC I learn something new! Just wrapped up here at Wright-Patt with our Air Force Institute of Technology (AFIT) team! Their defense-focused, research-enabled, multi-disciplinary academic environment centered on excellence and their experimentation in air, space & cyberspace technology and how that supports joint, combined & coalition ops around the globe, is beyond impressive & that's probably selling them short! The professional cadre here graduates 30K+ students a year across four schools & a non-resident civilian institution! Thank you AFIT - you have set the bar high in providing a world-class experience for our Airmen! And yes....that's me rocking out with KIϟϟ thanks to today's technology! Have a great weekend! -bw r/Lt. Gen. Brad Webb
🔥 Congrats to 2nd Lt. Isaac Perez, a former U.S. Air Force Academy tennis player & soon to be student in "Pilot Training Next," named a 2019 Arthur Ashe Jr. Leadership & Sportsmanship Award recipient. Perez will be presented with the award by the NCAA at the US Open Tennis Championships 🎾 tomorrow! 📖
😉 It's not really bragging if you bring home the 🏆 - is it? 📖 more at the link about how Columbus Air Force Base's First Assignment Instructor Pilots did alot of talking at the 2019 FAIP Flag!! 19th Air Force Commander 19th Air Force Command Chief Master Sergeant
Great photos from basic expeditionary skills training at USAF Officer Training School's "Godzilla" class! Check 'em out 👇!! Air University
FROM THE CHIEF: Good morning First Command!! Me & the boss on our way right now to Wright-Patterson AFB to visit the Air Force Institute of Technology (AFIT) team, but want to share a quick note about an amazing Airman (among many) I met yesterday making the most of her Air University experience. Capt. Tara "TONE" Smith's effort to actively & uniquely shape our AF culture & provide tools that will have lasting impact on the lives of all Airmen is exactly what leadership looks like! Leveraging relationships with women in-service & in national security groups, she is creating an Squadron Officer School elective that empowers leaders on the "how" & "why" info they need to mentor women in their organizations! Thank you Capt. Smith - we need every bit of your unwavering commitment & passion to lead & inspire Airmen & we appreciate all you are doing! r/Chief Julie Gudgel
"That's Air University" - Did you know AU has been hosting wing commanders from across the United States Air Force each month to highlight how the commanders can leverage the university’s capabilities, such as virtual & augmented reality, to benefit their Airmen & the Air Force. #LifelongLearner Maxwell Air Force Base
FROM THE COMMANDER: "That's Air University" - It's so great to be here at Maxwell Air Force Base & Gunter Annex today visiting the institution charged with leading Air Force education! There's an energy on campus - at our enlisted education hub, the Barnes Center; at Air War College; at Air Command & Staff College; at the USAF Officer Training School - you just can't help but be energized! Just in the time Chief Gudgel & I were at Squadron Officer School - Air University, we listened in awe during a think tank & learned more about potential uses for drones. We also spoke to the team at MGMWERX, who partner with AU to work on high-quality, experimental research & ideas on AF issues that matter! Thank you AU - for all you do! Oh....& it's ok if you lose that old photo of me in my SOS days too! r/Lt. Gen. Brad Webb
In the Air Force, we are often called upon on a moment's notice to do our nation's business! Thank you 59th Medical Wing for all you do to take care of Airmen!
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