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Air Education and Training Command News

  • AETC responds in force to hurricane victims

    During the first week of operations, more than 800 Airmen from Air Education and Training Command bases deployed to support various areas devastated by Hurricane Katrina and more are on their way. Following a direct hit by the hurricane Aug. 29, Keesler Air Force Base in Biloxi, Miss., evacuated

  • NCO defuses gas station crisis

    Gasoline shortages and frustrated motorists are common in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina. In one instance, a Keesler noncommissioned officer's cool head prevented a potential disaster from erupting. A long line of motorists was waiting as Staff Sgt. LaShawndra Singleton pulled into a gas station

  • Little Rock welcomes China hurricane aid

    A 747 laden with 100 tons of humanitarian aid from China arrived here Sept. 7 as part of Hurricane Katrina relief operations. The relief supplies included bedding, clothes, tents and generators. Little Rock Air Force Base is the hub for receiving international humanitarian aid for the hurricane

  • Baby arrives during hurricane via C-section by flashlight

    Hurricane Katrina's awesome power couldn't keep a baby from making her debut at Keesler Medical Center during a cesarean section illuminated by a ring of flashlights. "Our team delivered a healthy, robust baby girl - definitely not a shrinking violet," said Maj. Betsy Majma, a nurse anesthetist.

  • Recognition, treatment key in overcoming stress

    Now that the storm has settled, those military members and their families who were left with little in the wake of Hurricane Katrina could begin to experience signs of stress. Individuals need to be able to recognize those signs and be able to point those stressed members in the right direction.

  • International aid flights arrive at Little Rock AFB

    More than 30 international aid flights have landed here, the hub for all international aid going to help Hurricane Katrina victims. More than 94 countries and international organizations have offered aid for the hurricane victims, according to a State Department spokesman. Since Sept. 5, Belgium,

  • 97th AEG aids Keesler in humanitarian support

    When the call comes in for an air expeditionary group to deploy, it's usually to a destination with sand, located on foreign soil. Although the sand is still present, this time the big difference is the group was called to deploy inside the United States -- right at Keesler. The 97th Air

  • Columbus AFB opens state-of-the-art air traffic control tower

    Columbus AFB officially opened a new, seven-story air traffic control tower Sept. 8, making the base the owner of the most advanced air traffic control facility in the Air Force. Gen. William R. Looney III, commander of Air Education and Training Command, and Maj. Gen. Teresa Marné Peterson, Air and

  • 14th FTW welcomes new trainer aircraft

    Col. Dave Gerber, 14th Flying Training Wing commander, formally welcomed the T-6A Texan II to the Columbus AFB fleet during an official ceremony here Oct. 12. The T-6A is the first new airframe assigned here since the T-1 was added to the inventory in January 1996 and will eventually replace the

  • Sheppard, AETC and AF officials to determine course for Keesler Airmen

    Sheppard leadership should find out soon a more definitive future for the more than 1,200 Airmen from Keesler AFB, Miss., arrived here Sept. 1 after Hurricane Katrina hit their base. Senior Master Sgt. Terry Neuharth, superintendent of military training operations support at the 82nd Training Wing

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