Air Education and Training Command News

  • Casual lieutenants make huge contributions

    Nearly 400 new officers graduate from Laughlin Air Force Base's intense 52-week Specialized Undergraduate Pilot Training class and earn their wings every year. However, before they get that opportunity, a large majority are placed as casual or transitional students, which means they are waiting for

  • NASCAR crew learns what drives basic training success

    NASCAR driver Reed Sorenson, who drives the No. 43 Air Force-sponsored car, and his crew got a taste of a basic military trainee's life during a recent two-day visit  at Lackland Air Force Base. The tour was part of an effort by Air Force Recruiting Service to prepare Mr. Sorenson and the Richard

  • Annual physical fitness testing undergoes changes

    In response to an Air Force Audit Agency study, the Air Force fitness program and testing will undergo adjustments in the coming months. The agency's report, released last December, cited several improvements needed to ensure Airmen are truly "fit to fight." These improvements include centralized

  • Airmen fight different kind of war

    An Airman sits at his desk armed with one of the Air Force's most important weapons -- not a 9mm or M-16, but a computer. Though there may not be bullets whistling by the Airman's head, he is at war in cyberspace, and the fight is real. "Our enemies are out there attacking our network," said Capt.

  • AETC announces annual security forces award winners

    Air Education and Training Command officials congratulate the following 2008 Security Forces Annual Award winners. Colonel Billy Jack Carter Award -- Master Sgt. Timothy L. Miller, 341st Training Squadron, Lackland AFB, Texas The Air Force annually presents the Carter award to the military, civilian

  • PHOTO: "For 63 years of service..."

    Ann Merritt accepts the CSAF Award for Exceptional Public Service on behalf of her late husband, retired Col. Walter A. Merritt, from AETC commander Gen. Stephen R. Lorenz during the AETC Symposium in San Antonio Jan. 15. Colonel Merritt is the only the second recipient of the award, which was

  • Former Air Force boss addresses base leaders

    Security threats against the U.S. posed by terrorists and other nations will continue to challenge the military in the future said the former Air Force chief of staff to Luke Air Force Base leaders during an off-site conference Saturday. Retired Gen. T. Michael Moseley was guest speaker during the

  • Luke Airmen support inauguration prep

    Two 56th Security Forces Squadron military working dog handlers worked presidential support duty side by side with the Secret Service Jan. 15 - 18 in Washington, D.C. and Baltimore, Md. Senior Airman Charles Wilder and Staff Sgt. Justin Kitts, and their dogs Rex and Mayo, conducted security sweeps

  • Air Control Squadron launches new radar training initiative

    Eight Airmen from different major commands are participating in a 11-week training program that gives its students important expeditionary insight to their career. The program conducted by the 607th Air Control Squadron provides hands-on training for the TPS-75 Air Control and Warning long-range

  • Keesler safety chief awarded Bronze Star

    Lt. Col. David Poage, 81st Training Wing safety chief, was awarded the Bronze Star Jan. 21 for his work as commander of Laghman Provincial Reconstruction Team in Afghanistan in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. As commander of the PRT from January to November 2008, Colonel Poage provided

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