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Force Development Defined

Force Development is a holistic, learner-centered approach that deliberately connects our Airmen’s training, education and experiences throughout their careers to Develop the Airmen We Need to succeed in complex, multi-domain operational environments.  For current information on many force development initiatives, click here to jump to the Learning Professionals and FD Credentials Division web page.

  • 337 ACS establishes first ever joint UABMT Course

    The 337th Air Control Squadron is currently holding its first iteration of a joint Undergraduate Air Battle Manager Training course this year. This joint UABMT program facilitates training for the U.S. Air Force and U.S. Marine Corps junior officers.

  • WATCH: Competencies' Role in Force Development

    Air Education and Training Command officials continue to rapidly codify occupational competencies that form the foundation of training and education programs that ultimately produce the most competitive Airmen possible for the Warfighter.

  • Mobilization assistant to AETC commander visits 340th FTG

    Brig. Gen. David P. Garfield (center), Air Education and Training Command Mobilization Assistant to the Commander, visited Airmen and leadership of the 340th Flying Training Group for a mission briefing at Joint Base San Antonio-Randolph on Sep. 27, 2023. Garfield's briefing included a framework on

  • Mission Generation Workshop delivers readiness tools to combatant commands

    Mission generation is vital for the projection of air superiority and combat readiness. However, lack of communication between operations, maintenance and logistics can create barriers to optimal performance. The 82nd Training Wing’s newly developed Mission Generation Workshop aims to increase

  • AFIT hosts undergraduate summer interns studying hypersonics

    The Air Force Institute of Technology hosted ten undergraduate interns as part of the University Consortium for Applied Hypersonics summer program. Sponsored by the Joint Hypersonics Transition Office, the goal of the program is to create a strong workforce to meet future hypersonic-related science