Air Education and Training Command News

  • All AFROTC field training moving to Maxwell

    Air Force officials recently announced all Reserve Officer Training Corps field training is moving here beginning the summer of 2008. Last summer's ROTC schedule included three encampments here and three encampments at Ellsworth Air Force Base, S.D., but this year will mark the first time all

  • NASCAR driver appears in Air Force driving safety video

    The driver of the Air Force-sponsored No. 21 Ford for the NASCAR Nextel Cup Series currently appears in a public service announcement video promoting driving safety. In the 90 second segment, driver Jon Wood emphasizes the use of seat belts, observing speed limits, and not driving after drinking.

  • AETC releases vision of future learning

    The Air Force must transform its training and education system of today into a continuous learning culture to meet the Air Force missions of tomorrow. Air Education and Training Command leaders released that vision for the years between 2008 and 2030 when they unveiled "On Learning: The Future of

  • A new breed: Sheppard begins training fifth-generation crew chiefs

    The first class of F-22 Raptor crew chiefs began training Jan. 29 at the $21 million Raptor Maintenance Training Facility at Sheppard. Seven Airmen new to the Air Force and one cross-trainee from the Virginia Air National Guard are the first to undergo initial skills training on the F-22. "Thank God

  • OTS starts unarmed combat training

    Officer Training School trainees completed the school's first combat skills training class Jan. 29 as part of the effort to expand the expeditionary officer training curriculum here. The course is part of the more than 70 hours of expeditionary skills training now being taught to Officer Training

  • Outreach tour educates nation's top medical civic leaders

    Some of the nation's leading health care professionals recently got a close look at one of the most vital missions in the Air Force -- health care for the wounded. The tour, sponsored by the Secretary of the Air Force's National Civic Outreach office, brought representatives from national medical

  • 15 enlist before military appreciation hockey game

    Fifteen young men and women became new members of the U.S. Air Force Jan. 26 during an enlistment ceremony at the Wichita Falls Wildcats Military Appreciation hockey game in Wichita Falls, Texas.Brig. Gen. Richard Devereaux, 82nd Training Wing commander, led the future Airmen in taking the oath of

  • Security guard stops undocumented workers at Sheppard gate

    Security guard Michael Collins said he didn't think he was doing anything other than his job the morning of Jan. 25 when two vans approached him at Sheppard's Missile Gate. But his gut instinct and by-the-book procedures prevented a security breach at the base and led to the apprehension of six

  • Altus squadron recognized for top-notch logistics support

    The 97th Logistics Readiness Squadron here was recently awarded the 2007 Air Education and Training Command Daedalian Maj. Gen. Warren R. Carter Effectiveness award. The 97th LRS received the award for providing outstanding logistics support for their command. "Our Airmen have managed AETC's largest

  • Tyndall squadron prepares for first class of "pipeline" Raptor pilots

    Opportunities to train on the Air Force's prized F-22 Raptor are highly competitive, and pilots picked to fly the world's premier fighter have been chosen from the ranks after logging years on other airframes -- until now. Four first lieutenants currently at Luke Air Force Base, Ariz., have been

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