Air Education and Training Command News

  • New York City bomb targets military recruiting station

    A bomb went off outside the U.S. military recruiting station in Times Square here early Thursday, injuring nobody but causing minor structural damage, according to Air Force Recruiting Service officials. The bomb went off at approximately 3:45 a.m. EST, cracking the glass door, bending the door

  • AETC commanders meet, discuss way ahead

    More than 100 Air Education and Training Command senior leaders gathered here to participate in the AETC Commanders' and Command Chiefs' Conference Feb. 25-29. The conference, held twice annually, provided an opportunity for Gen. William R. Looney III, AETC commander, and other AETC leaders to

  • AETC announces 2007 Medical Services Awards

    Air Education and Training Command officials recently announced the following winners of the 2007 Air Force Medical Service Awards: Surgical Excellence Award Lt. Col. Todd Rasmussen, 59th MDW, Lackland AFB, Texas Dental Awards Officer: Maj. James F. Knowles, 59th MDW, Lackland AFB, Texas Small

  • AETC announces 2008 Women's History Month Military Trailblazers award winner

    Air Education and Training Command officials recently announced the AETC winner for the 2008 Women's History Month Military Trailblazers Award.The command selected Capt. Christina C. Hopper, 56th Operations Group,Luke Air Force Base, Ariz. Captain Hopper's military trailblazing achievements and

  • AETC announces 2007 Logistics Readiness Awards

    Air Education and Training Command officials recently announced the AETC winners for the 2007 Logistics Readiness Awards in the following categories: Col. Cynthia L. Benulis Logistics Readiness Field Grade Officer - Lt. Col. William P. Roberts, 17th Logistics Readiness Squadron, Goodfellow AFB,

  • Laughlin prepares for fourth-annual Adventure Race

    As many as 80 teams from bases around the country are scheduled to compete in the fourth-annual Laughlin Air Force Base Adventure Race April 26. Starting with 26 miles of biking and continuing with eight miles of running and two miles of rafting at Lake Amistad, near Del Rio, Texas, the Adventure

  • Columbian-born doctor enlists; earns citizenship

    Although he is a brand new U.S. citizen, a Keesler Airman holds an even more unusual title: medical doctor.Originally a native of Colombia, Airman 1st Class Mauricio De Castro Pretelt sought political asylum in America four years ago with his family. Then 23 years old, he had recently completed

  • Air Force announces incoming AETC commander

    Air Force leaders today named the commander of Air University as the future leader of Air Education and Training Command. President George W. Bush nominated Lt. Gen. Stephen R. Lorenz for appointment to the grade of general and assignment as commander of AETC, which is responsible for the free

  • Heroic actions earn Tyndall Airman the Airman's Medal

    Quick thinking and brave action allowed a Tyndall Airman to pull two people from a fiery car crash.  Now, those actions have earned him the prestigious Airman's Medal.Airman 1st Class Keith Johnson received the Airman's Medal for non-combative heroic actions in a surprise ceremony here recently.

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