Air Education and Training Command News

  • Wilford Hall team wins learning innovation award

    The Air Education and Training Command presented the 2008 Learning Innovation Award to the 59th Inpatient Operations Group's Critical Care Technician Course Team Jan. 15 during the AETC Symposium in downtown San Antonio. The annual award is presented to an AETC team that developed a learning

  • Registration opens for AFRICOM symposium

    Registration is open for the Air Force's U.S. Africa Command Symposium scheduled to be held at Maxwell Air Force Base, Ala., March 31 through April 2. The policy-focused event will ponder the Air Force's contribution to AFRICOM and engage participants in the creation of a set of proposals for the

  • Vance runs for the money in AETC energy race

    In the coming months, Vance Air Force Base will compete against 11 other bases for first place in the Air Education and Training Command Energy Management Incentive Award program. Each base will be compared to its own baseline average energy usage from 2005-2007. The base that shows the greatest

  • New culture course now available online to enlisted Airmen

    Through the efforts of the Air Force Culture and Language Center and Community College of the Air Force, enlisted members now have a distance learning course that will aid them in understanding world cultures. Introduction to Culture, the first course of its kind in the military and is currently

  • New technology helps cardiac patient

    A cardiac patient from Kerrville Veteran's Administration Hospital is alive today thanks to new technology available at Wilford Hall Medical Center. The patient suffered a cardiac arrest and the VA hospital did not have the capability to provide him the advanced care needed. So, the patient was

  • Manas Airmen welcome new medical group commander

    Colonel Gerard Caron assumed command of the 376th Expeditionary Medical Group in a change of command ceremony here, Jan. 7. Colonel Caron replaces Col. Roosevelt Allen Jr. who completed a four-month deployment and will return to Minot Air Force Base, N.D., where he serves as the 5th Medical Group

  • Vance pilots use self-aid buddy care to save the day

    Over the recent holiday Capts. John and Katie McGregor used the skills learned in self-aid buddy care training to aid three civilians who were in a small plane that crashed near Kalaeloa Airport in Oahu, Hawaii. Captain John McGregor is a T-6 instructor pilot assigned to the 8th Flying Training

  • New treatment offers hope for facial paralysis patients

    Patients seeking help for facial paralysis have a new treatment option available thanks to a comprehensive team approach now offered by doctors at Wilford Hall Medical Center. Col. (Dr.) Alan Holck and Maj. (Dr.) Manuel Lopez are among only a few surgeons in the country, military or civilian,

  • Help for newlyweds on 'Marriage Day'

    More than 130 Airmen in Training returned to Sheppard after the holiday exodus with a new spouse in tow, prompting the 82nd Mission Support Squadron's annual Marriage Day Jan. 10. Marriage Day gives the MSS a one-day processing time for newlywed Airmen to complete paperwork required by the Air Force

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