Air Education and Training Command, with headquarters at Joint Base San Antonio-Randolph, Texas, was established and activated in January 1942, making it the oldest major command in the Air Force. Its training mission makes it the first command to touch the life of nearly every Air Force member.

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  • Columbus Air Force Base

    Mission Columbus Air Force Base is home of the 14th Flying Training Wing of Air Education and Training Command. The 14th FTW mission statement is "Produce Pilots, Advance Airmen, Feed the Fight." The wing's mission is specialized undergraduate pilot training in the T-6 Texan II, T-38C Talon and T-1A

  • Commentaries on Leadership

    The following commentaries were written by Ret. Gen. Stephen R. Lorenz during his tenure as AETC Commander.Thank You(11/5/2010)Leaders Come in All Sizes(10/12/2010)Ordinary People Becoming Extraordinary Airmen(9/23/10)Love your people(8/31/10)Professional advocacy(8/03/10)The intellectual

  • Common Battlefield Airman Training

    The U.S. Air Force is accepting public comment and holding community meetings regarding a proposal to establish a Common Battlefield Airman Training program at either Arnold Air Force Base near Manchester, Tenn., Moody AFB near Valdosta, Ga., or Barksdale AFB in Bossier City, La. The Air Force