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Air Education and Training Command News

  • AETC poised for Hurricane Rita

    Air Education and Training Command is poised and ready to provide relief efforts for Hurricane Rita after more than a week of preparation. In anticipation of Rita's arrival, AETC crisis action team officials say the team is "leaning forward" as the command's coordination hub for emergency response

  • President monitors Hurricane Rita operations at Randolph

    President George W. Bush concluded an overnight visit here Sept. 25 where he received a briefing about the military's role in the aftermath of Hurricane Rita. The president also attended chapel services with members of the Randolph congregation before leaving San Antonio for Baton Rouge, La., where

  • Detachment 6 picking up pieces, helping rebuild NCBC Gulfport

    In the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, the 366th Training Squadron's Detachment 6 located in Gulfport, Miss., was left devastated. Out of 37 permanent party members, five lost nearly everything. The detachment has started to rebuild and has continued to receive support from Sheppard AFB throughout

  • Pilot becomes first Danish female to graduate from ENJJPT

    Sheppard will see a landmark in history, both for the Euro-NATO Joint Jet Pilot Training program and for one of its participating countries, as Denmark graduates its first female fighter pilot. Although a few other females began the program with her, 2nd Lt. Line Bonde was the only female to make it

  • Young leader hoists airlift award

    A 314th Operations Group C-130J evaluator pilot won the 2005 Airlift Tanker Association Young Leadership Award, Air Mobility Command officials announced recently. Maj. Kenneth Gjone was nominated for his work with the Air Force's first C-130J formal training unit -- the 48th Airlift Squadron --

  • AETC excels at 2005 Air Force Marathon

    For the third year in a row an Air Education and Training Command-sponsored marathon team won their category at the Air Force Marathon recently. The AETC men's marathon team took first place in the Men's Open Relay category and sixth place overall out of 223 other teams. In addition, the AETC coed

  • First IFF jet arrives at Laughlin

    Laughlin AFB turned another page in its history book Oct. 4, with the touchdown of the first "Introduction to Fighter Fundamentals" T-38C Talon from Moody AFB, Ga.. "It's a historical moment," said Col. Mike Minahan, 47th Flying Training Wing commander. "This jet marks the beginning of Laughlin's

  • Keesler's International Military Student Office 100 percent operational

    During the 10 months since the International Military Student Office welcomed back its first scholar following Hurricane Katrina, it's trained 101 additional allied personnel under the Security Assistance Training Program. The school is once again 100 percent operational, according to James Cooks,

  • First IFS class not 'business as usual'

    Like at many unit headquarters, someone at the front desk greets visitors as they walk in. What's unusual about Detachment 1 of the 306th Flying Training Group is that "someone" is the manager of a Best Western hotel. The oddities don't end there -- not by a long shot. The dining facility is the

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