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  • Technical training now includes respect as part of curriculum

    A cultural development course delivered to Airmen during their initial technical training is adding a new topic to their mandatory curriculum: respect. The decision to add the new mandatory curriculum on respect came about in recognition of the importance of diversity in our Air Force. The Airmanship series stemmed from a working group in 2019 that identified a need for reshaping and defining Airmanship in early development stages for Airmen.
  • Sixth episode for AETC’s Real Talk focuses on Asian American and Pacific Islander disparity

    Lt. Gen. Brad Webb, commander of Air Education and Training Command, hosts the sixth episode of AETC Real Talk: Race and Diversity in the Air Force April 22 at 3 p.m. on AETC’s Facebook page. The discussion will be on Asian American and Pacific Islander disparity in the military and current country climate. 
  • Accessing a new Department of the Air Force professional developmental tool

    In this how-to video Jennifer Gonzalez, with Air Education and Training Command public affairs, speaks with Sandra Hillard, senior Force Development program administrator with AETC/A3BD to learn the ins-and-outs of the Developmental Special Experience (DSE) Catalog now found on MyVECTOR.

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  • Program Takes LEAD in diversity at ENJJPT

    As the Euro-NATO Joint Jet Pilot Training program moves to strengthen partnerships and train fighter pilots for the alliance, it’s also building future leaders of the program.
  • Deploying the power of happiness

    A single tear fell from her crystal blue eyes as she embraced her father, wishing him well on his deployment. She may have only been 7 years old, but she knew he was defending her way of life. “I remember how hard it was to say goodbye to my dad when he deployed last year, but I also learned a valuable lesson while he was gone,” said Meddie Tuckey, daughter of Tech. Sgt. Gregory Tuckey, 338th Training Squadron instructor supervisor. “I was inspired to share it with others.”
  • First Sergeant Symposium

    The First Sergeants of Columbus Air Force Base, held a First Sergeant Symposium to provide insight to a select group of Non-commissioned officers on the role of the First Sergeant duty position, Apr. 26-29, 2021, on Columbus Air Force Base, Miss.
  • Taking Family on the Flight Line to a New Level

    The T-6 Texan II launches more than 150 times per day at Laughlin, but Tuesday’s launch was pretty special, as more than 25 maintainers stopped what they were doing to watch a lieutenant take to the skies in a military aircraft for the first time. Tuesday morning, 2nd Lt. Mark Gonzalez, a student pilot and Del Rio native, completed his dollar ride. A dollar ride is the first ride in a military aircraft a student pilot takes when beginning Undergraduate Student Pilot Training. Gonzalez completed his first flight with Maj. Jesus Beltran, a Laughlin instructor pilot and fellow Del Rio native. The tandem’s crew chief was Benjamin Gonzalez, a T-6 Phase Dock Supervisor in the 47th Maintenance Directorate and Mark’s own father at home.
  • New 50th FTS commander steps up

    Lt. Col. Nathaniel Wilds relinquished command to the new incoming 50th Flying Training Squadron commander, Lt. Col. Paul Anderson during a change of command ceremony April 30, 2021.
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