Air Education and Training Command News

  • Afghan air commander seeks USAF help reconstituting air corps

    Afghan Maj. Gen. Mohammad Dawran visited here July 11 to view applications of the Air Education and Training Command training model and get a first-hand glimpse of the student-training environment that produces the world's best combat pilots. The 55-year-old, cosmonaut-trained MiG pilot commands the

  • Lackland receives accolades for fitness, sports program

    Lackland Air Force Base always prides itself for making health and fitness a primary concern. That concern and attention to detail paid off as Lackland's sports and recreation program recently won the 2007 Air Education and Training Command Fitness and Sports Program of the Year. The award takes

  • Tyndall pilot hits career homerun

    A Tyndall pilot was inducted to the College Sports Information Directors of America Academic Hall of Fame, July 1, in a ceremony in San Diego. Maj. Lance Pilch, 43rd Fighter Squadron operations officer, was honored for his performance on the baseball field while playing for the United States Air

  • Program increases, enhances PME opportunities for Guard and Reserve officers

    Leaders of the Air National Guard and Air Force Reserve have long recognized the importance of professional military education for career progression. However, U.S. Guard and Reserve officers traditionally have had limited availability for on-base seminar programs for Air Command and Staff College.

  • Flag officers train for theater-level combat leadership

    Eighteen Air Force, Navy, Marine and international general officers attended Air University's Combined Forces Air Component Commanders course offered by the College of Aerospace Doctrine, Research and Education last week. The purpose of the course is to prepare flag officers for theater-level combat

  • Recruiter wins 2007 Pitsenbarger Award for saving crash victim

    The Air Force Sergeants Association named Staff Sgt. Robert Payne, a recruiter assigned to the 318th Recruiting Squadron at Bala Cynwyd, Pa., as its 2007 Pitsenbarger Award winner. The Pitsenbarger Award annually recognizes Air Force enlisted members who perform heroic acts, on or off duty, that

  • Air Force jet transports boy awaiting liver transplant

    "Family Day" took on a whole new meaning Thursday for an 8-year old boy awaiting a liver transplant.  For Ryan McCalip, son of Maj. Randy and Heather McCalip, the big day began with a 5 a.m. phone call.Major McCalip, of the 14th Medical Group here, was notified of a donor match in Pittsburgh. 

  • 36th Rescue Flight makes 614th rescue

    A crew from the 36th Rescue Flight here saved a 19-year-old woman June 30 after she was bucked off a mule in rough terrain near Sherman Pass, Wash. The woman sustained injuries that required helicopter evacuation to a Spokane hospital. After receiving a call for search and rescue support from the

  • Dental Training Group hosts 49th annual graduation

    The 59th Dental Training Group, Wilford Hall Medical Center, graduated 28 specialty-trained dental officers in a ceremony here June 21. Twenty-six residents received their specialty certificates from six residency programs in advanced general dentistry, endodontics, tri-service orthodontics,

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