Air Education and Training Command News

  • Pilot's legacy continues with posthumous master's degree

    Commencement ceremonies are normally a time to celebrate student achievements. However, on June 6 at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University's Sheppard Air Force Base campus, it was also a time to honor the legacy of a fallen classmate. Maj. Brad Funk, an instructor pilot who was killed in a T-38 crash

  • 36th Rescue Flight locates missing woman

    The 36th Rescue Flight completed its 623rd rescue June 3, when a rescue crew located a missing woman on a high ridgeline three miles from her home. The 44-year-old woman was lost 10 miles southeast of Ellensburg, Wash. The five member aircrew left Fairchild at 8 a.m. June 3 to look for the

  • T-6A Texan II lands short of the runway at Vance

    An Air Force T-6A Texan II assigned to the 71st Flying Training Wing was damaged upon landing at approximately 10:20 a.m. near the inside runway here. One instructor pilot and one student on board exited from the aircraft without injuries. Vance emergency response personnel were on scene immediately

  • Boneheads reunite, celebrate strong warrior heritage

    Sepia-toned photographs of war heroes cover the walls of Tyndall's 95th Fighter Squadron. Relics of fighter aviation history are cased in glass displays, and in a dimly lit room called "The Crypt," an eclectic collection of fighter pilot memorabilia can be found. More than 35 students and instructor

  • Enlisted members give highest honor to AETC commander

    The commander of Air Education and Training Command received the highest honor the Air Force enlisted corps can bestow at a formal ceremony in San Antonio May 30. Gen. William R. Looney III was formally presented the Order of the Sword on behalf of the men and women of AETC by the Air Force's top

  • Air Force Recruiting Service welcomes new commander

    Brig. Gen. Alfred J. Stewart assumed command of Air Force Recruiting Service during a ceremony here June 2. General Stewart succeeds Brig. Gen. Suzanne M. Vautrinot, who moves on to become the deputy commander of the Joint Functional Component Command - Network Warfare, U.S. Strategic Command, at

  • Changing with the times: the new 47th ISS(P)

    Recently the 47th Civil Engineer Squadron merged with the 47th Communications Squadron at Laughlin Air Force Base to form the 47th Installation Support Squadron (Provisional), the first unit of its kind in the Air Force. "Change seems to be one of the true constants in our Air Force," said Col.

  • AETC plans 2009 Symposium in San Antonio

    Air Education and Training Command officials are planning the 2009 AETC Symposium -- scheduled for Jan. 15-16, 2009, at the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center in San Antonio. A crowd of more than 2,000 military and civilian attendees from around the country attended the 2007 AETC Symposium, which

  • General Flowers takes command of 2nd Air Force

    Maj. Gen. Alfred Flowers accepted the 2nd Air Force flag from presiding officer Maj. Gen. Mark Welsh, Air Education and Training Command vice commander, May 23  to become the newest commander of the 2nd Air Force. In a change-of-command ceremony marked by a parade, flag presentations and military

  • Air Force partners with Professional Bull Riders

    The Air Force busted out of the gate as an official sponsor of the Professional Bull Riders Inc. with the first competition of the season at the Alamodome in San Antonio, Texas on May 17. " The PBR is proud to have the U. S. Air Force as a corporate partner," Sean Gleason, PBR chief marketing

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