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  • Air Force releases cardio and strength fitness assessment alternatives, new online capabilities

    The Air Force will provide Airmen five physical fitness assessment alternatives — three for the cardio portion and sit-up components and two for the push-up component of the physical fitness assessment beginning in early 2022.
  • Air Force Instructors highlight force generator career fields in Instagram Takeovers

    Force generators across Air Education and Training Command began taking over the AETC Instagram account early this year to showcase what they do in their day-to-day developmental special duty assignments to transform the way Airmen learn and inspire the future force.
  • First pilots graduate from helicopter-only training at Fort Rucker

    Seven officers received their pilot’s wings, becoming the first Air Force officers to earn their wings from a helicopter-only syllabus since 1993. The Helicopter Training Next class graduated June 22 with Lt. Gen. Brad Webb, commander of Air Education and Training Command, presiding during the ceremony. Currently, the helicopter pilot training pipeline lasts about 17 months and includes flying the T-6 fixed wing aircraft for six months before transferring to helicopter training.

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  • Pilot training techniques change, traditions remain the same

    From the first class of aviation cadets that arrived at Enid Army Air Field Dec. 16, 1941, to the classes today, Undergraduate Pilot Training has seen changes to aircraft, simulators, syllabus and more. Classes then and classes today connect through the shared traditions that have stood the test of time.
  • 97th AMW recognizes women's equality day

    August 26th is nationally recognized as Women's Equality Day to commemorate the 1920 adoption of the Nineteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution, which allows women the right to vote. On this day, the ratification of women's suffrage in the U.S. is celebrated, as well as the heroes who worked endlessly for the movement. This year's theme
  • Air University TLC launches online, self-paced Teaching Essentials Course

    The Air University Teaching and Learning Center launches a completely online, self-paced Teaching Essentials Course open to all educators at AU and Air Education and Training Command on Aug. 30, 2021.
  • Altus AFB continues tradition with annual cattle drive

    Airmen and family members looked on as cowboys and cowgirls from the Great Plains Stampede Rodeo drove dozens of longhorns and horses through Altus Air Force Base, Oklahoma, Aug. 26, 2021.
  • Easterling accepts command of Firebirds

    Lt. Col. Jason Barlow relinquished command of the 43rd Flying Training Squadron to Lt. Col. David Easterling Jr., during a change of command ceremony, Aug. 26, 2021, on Columbus Air Force Base, Miss.
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