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Air Education and Training Command News

  • Baby arrives during hurricane via C-section by flashlight

    Hurricane Katrina's awesome power couldn't keep a baby from making her debut at Keesler Medical Center during a cesarean section illuminated by a ring of flashlights. "Our team delivered a healthy, robust baby girl - definitely not a shrinking violet," said Maj. Betsy Majma, a nurse anesthetist.

  • Recognition, treatment key in overcoming stress

    Now that the storm has settled, those military members and their families who were left with little in the wake of Hurricane Katrina could begin to experience signs of stress. Individuals need to be able to recognize those signs and be able to point those stressed members in the right direction.

  • International aid flights arrive at Little Rock AFB

    More than 30 international aid flights have landed here, the hub for all international aid going to help Hurricane Katrina victims. More than 94 countries and international organizations have offered aid for the hurricane victims, according to a State Department spokesman. Since Sept. 5, Belgium,

  • 97th AEG aids Keesler in humanitarian support

    When the call comes in for an air expeditionary group to deploy, it's usually to a destination with sand, located on foreign soil. Although the sand is still present, this time the big difference is the group was called to deploy inside the United States -- right at Keesler. The 97th Air

  • Columbus AFB opens state-of-the-art air traffic control tower

    Columbus AFB officially opened a new, seven-story air traffic control tower Sept. 8, making the base the owner of the most advanced air traffic control facility in the Air Force. Gen. William R. Looney III, commander of Air Education and Training Command, and Maj. Gen. Teresa Marné Peterson, Air and

  • 14th FTW welcomes new trainer aircraft

    Col. Dave Gerber, 14th Flying Training Wing commander, formally welcomed the T-6A Texan II to the Columbus AFB fleet during an official ceremony here Oct. 12. The T-6A is the first new airframe assigned here since the T-1 was added to the inventory in January 1996 and will eventually replace the

  • Sheppard, AETC and AF officials to determine course for Keesler Airmen

    Sheppard leadership should find out soon a more definitive future for the more than 1,200 Airmen from Keesler AFB, Miss., arrived here Sept. 1 after Hurricane Katrina hit their base. Senior Master Sgt. Terry Neuharth, superintendent of military training operations support at the 82nd Training Wing

  • Air War College revises nonresident program

    The Air War College announced it is revising its nonresident studies course to increase its relevancy for Air Force officers preparing for the responsibilities of senior leadership. It also been significantly updated to ensure the curriculum's currency. The college will launch the revised course in

  • Randolph Airmen track accountability in New Orleans

    With five different operating locations in New Orleans, knowing where Airmen are located is the primary duty for six personnel Airmen from Randolph Air Force Base, Texas. The personnel support for contingency operations team, or PERSCO, is comprised of Airmen from the 12th Flying Training Wing and