Air Education and Training Command News

  • Ambassador provides global picture to future leaders

    While U.S. national security efforts focus on the Global War on Terrorism in Iraq and Afghanistan, the Assistant Secretary of State for East Asia and Pacific Affairs discussed issues facing the State and Defense departments throughout the globe with Air War College students here Feb. 9. Ambassador

  • Gunsmith shop gets new name, command

    After 48 years of operations at Lackland under the Air Training or Air Education and Training Command, the U.S. Air Force Gunsmith Shop is getting a new name and realigning under the Air Force Materiel Command. The 11-member unit is now the U.S. Air Force Gunsmith Integrated Product Team, and it's

  • AETC initiates implementation of A-staff structure

    Air Education and Training Command officials announced they have received approval for the command's A-staff alignment. Implementation of the A-staff structure will initiate Feb. 1, with a final stand up date of May 1. According to Capt. William Skinner, AETC A-Staff Project Officer, "the A-Staff

  • Senior NCO Academy seeks instructors

    The Air Force Senior NCO Academy here is reaching out to its alumni for help in shaping the future of the Air Force and the enlisted corps. "We are not looking for instructors, we are looking for senior NCOs with character who desire to be instructors," said Chief Master Sgt. Barbara J. Gill, the

  • Ground schools fly to Lackland

    Enlisted aviator ground schools for seven different specialties are moving to Lackland to create the Career Enlisted Aircrew Center of Excellence. The move will provide better and quicker academic training at less cost, said Mark Smith, training manager and aircrew pipeline manager for the 344th

  • Maxwell-Gunter family featured on HGTV's House Hunters

    One Maxwell family got the opportunity to see what it is like to be in front of the TV camera, as a television producer and camera crew documented their search for a residence in the Montgomery area for the Home and Garden Television network's "House Hunters" series. Senior Master Sgt. Greg Day, Air

  • Operational Raptors fire first missiles in WSEP

    For the second time in less than four months, the 27th Fighter Squadron made history when two F-22A Raptor pilots fired air-to-air missiles Feb. 14 during the jet's first official air-to-air weapons system evaluation since becoming operational two months ago. Nearly 40 Airmen from the Langley AFB,

  • Insurgent to ambassador: journal editor tells harrowing tale

    When Algerian-born Remy Mauduit, editor of the new French edition of the Air and Space Power Journal, sees terrorism and insurgency taking place in Iraq, he recalls a time when he, too, was an insurgent. Life was not good for Algerian citizens in the early 1950s. After French colonization, native

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