We’re Air Force pilots, air battle managers, and weapon systems officers. Every day we put our lives on the line defending our airspace and training the next generation of pilots. But we do so with the confidence that our preparation, our experience, and the bond we share makes the U.S. Air Force second to none in the world.
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.
At JBSA-Randolph, pilot instructor trainees are utilizing a variety of emerging technologies in a technology-based learning approach called "Pilot Instructor Training Next."
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.
Check out this quick overview of the Continuum of Learning, AETC's new learning paradigm, and how it works hand in hand with Airmen and overall force development!
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.
Maj. Jake Roney describes Air University from his instructor perspective.

AETC NEWS

  • Finding the best linguist for the job

    The Defense Language Institute is helping recruiters find higher quality linguists by providing recruiters the tools and information they need to help spot potential linguists and streamline their training process.
  • From cockpit to saddle, Columbus AFB Airman excels in both

    She grew up a horse loving and riding kid in Northern California and put her dream of riding professionally on hold when she enlisted and later commissioned into the Air Force. It wasn’t until 2013 that Maj. Andrea Matesick would discover she could still be an F-15E Strike Eagle pilot in the world’s greatest Air Force and travel the United States competing in professional equestrian events.
  • SWTW dedicates fitness facility to fallen special tactics airman

    Special Tactics Airmen, both current and those still in training, gathered to remember and honor a fallen Special Tactics Airman, Senior Airman Bradley Smith, during a dedication ceremony at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland April 19.
  • Former U.S. forces translator graduates OTS

    A former translator in Iraq for U.S. and Iraqi forces, Riyadh Aljammaly was direct commissioned as a captain in the Air Force in July 2014, and graduated from the U.S. Air Force Officer Training School in May of this year, now serving as the medical director and sole psychiatrist of the mental health clinic at Cannon Air Force Base, New Mexico, where he provides care to more than 6,000 special operations Airmen.
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Air Force News

  • 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: Weather Team Airmen / Avionics Course / C-130 Tech / ALS Changes

    Today's look around the Air Force features Special Operations Weather teams transitioning to Special Reconnaissance, an F-15 Fighting Falcon avionics course moving completely to electronic media for training, C-130 Hercules technology and research with the University of Dayton Research Institute, and a brand new Air Force-wide Airman Leadership School curriculum.
  • Okies support exercise Northern Edge

    The 507th ARW and 465th Air Refueling Squadron provided KC-135R Stratotanker aerial refueling support to joint Department of Defense aircraft during the large force exercise.
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