Air Education and Training Command News

  • 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,

  • Lackland Airman ropes for the Air Force

    On March 23, Travis returned to Lackland AFB after being on deployment in Iraq for six months. Two weeks later, Travis was beginning to prepare -- for another mission-one that would take him halfway across the country. This time, however, he would not be riding in any military sanctioned

  • AETC, UTSA Institute of Texan Cultures to showcase art exhibit

    The Air Education and Training Command presents an exhibit titled "Heritage to Horizons: U.S. Air Force History Through Art" at the University of Texas at San Antonio's Institute of Texan Cultures beginning June 29. The collection features paintings depicting various eras of aviation history from

  • Military members can compete in rodeo from just about anywhere

    Jeff Scott's boots are no longer the black, shiny leather he wore for 25 straight years in the Air Force. Instead, they're rough and brown, with cracked rubber soles and a thin coating of dust and mud that would be far from Air Force regulations if he were still on active duty. For the moment, they

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