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Air Education and Training Command News

  • Initial Flight Screening operations begin today

    As the first students report for class, Air Education and Training Command will formally usher in a new era in flying training when Initial Flight Screening operations begin at Pueblo Memorial Airport today. The Initial Flight Screening program evaluates candidates hoping to enter Air Force aviation

  • Halter takes command of 19th Air Force

    Surrounded by a line of 15 wing commanders, top enlisted leaders, civilian dignitaries, a couple hundred well-wishers and 11 combat training aircraft, Maj. Gen. Irving Halter Jr. took command of the 19th Air Force from Maj. Gen. Marc Rogers in a special ceremony Oct. 3. Gen. William R. Looney III,

  • AETC Historians produce inside look into Hurricane Katrina recovery

    Air Education and Training Command historians here recently finished an in-depth look at Operation Dragon Comeback nearly a year after a devastating natural disaster. Operation Dragon Comeback is the designator adopted by Keesler Air Force Base personnel to describe the recovery effort after

  • 306th Flying Training Group gains commander

    The 306th Flying Training Group, Detachment 1, the military arm of the new Initial Flight Screening school, gained its introductory commander here Monday under the Colorado skies that will witness the newest Air Force aviators. Lt. Col. John Tomjack, the Air Force's newest detachment commander,

  • AETC runners fare well in Air Force Marathon

    Air Education and Training Command-sponsored runners fared well in the 10th Annual Air Force Marathon held at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio, Sept. 15The AETC Men's Relay team placed first in the open division with a time of 2:47:59. The team of Mark Roberts, Derek Rowe, David Max and Randy

  • Heritage to Horizons video highlights 60 years of service

    The Air Education and Training Command's video, "Heritage to Horizons," is available for viewing or downloading at www.aetc.af.mil.The video is a patriotic look at AETC's contributions to the Air Force as the command enters a yearlong celebration of the Air Force's 60th Anniversary. It was produced

  • VHC continues to focus on vaccine safety

    The Department of Defense Vaccine Healthcare Center network, which celebrates its fifth year this month, reminds Air Force beneficiaries of the many services the network offers. "The VHC network provides consultation, education and adverse event reporting services," said Army Col. (Dr.) Renata

  • Air Force unveils new advertising campaign

    The Air Force unveiled an innovative television and online advertising campaign today aimed at giving teens and Internet users a realistic view of life in the military. The "Do Something Amazing" campaign debuts the same day as the Air Force celebrates its 59th year as a service and is being rolled

  • First military member receives AHRMM’s 2006 Leadership Award

    The Association for Healthcare Resource and Materials Management has named a 59th Medical Wing member as the recipient of the 2006 George R. Gossett Leadership Award. Col. Marc Sager, the administrator of the 59th Medical Wing, Lackland Air Force Base, Texas, received the award in recognition of his

  • Family Support Center now called Airman and Family Readiness Flight

    Air Force officials announced Aug. 14 the Family Support Center will be renamed as the Airman and Family Readiness Flight. This change "incorporates the expanded scope and responsibilities over time," said Christine Burnett, Air Education and Training Command human wellness branch chief. A memo

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