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  • 19th AF activates under AETC

    The Air Education and Training Command will re-activate a streamlined 19th Air Force Oct. 1, headquartered at Joint Base San Antonio-Randolph, Texas.Gen. Robin Rand, the AETC commander, will appoint Maj. Gen. Michael Keltz as the commander of the newly re-activated numbered air force."Activating 19th (Air Force) under AETC will allow for
  • Altus produces mission capable boom operators

    For the past 16 years the 97th Air Mobility Wing has been the only school house for training initial KC-135 Stratotanker boom operator students, which trains around 265 Airmen and international students a year.Boom operators are aerial refueling specialists who conduct the offloading of fuel to U.S. Air Force and partner aircraft. They also deal
  • Wounded Warrior: 'Excited, confident in myself, team and our competitiveness'

    With less than two days until Warrior Games 2014, one first-time competitor is mentally and physically ready for the challenges ahead."I'm going to put my heart out there and do my best," said retired U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Daniel Crane, who represents the Air Force as a member of the 59th Medical Wing's Airman Transition Unit.Crane was injured
  • 25 years, two pilots, one special flight

    The dollar ride represents a special event in every pilot's career. Simply put, the dollar ride is a student pilot's first flight in an airframe that occurs in phase two of training. The ride is a non-graded and low-stress orientation to a new aircraft that is guided by an instructor pilot. The T-6 Texan II dollar ride tends to have more
  • Hispanic Heritage feature: MSgt Andrew Rodriquez, Laughlin

    Master Sgt. Andrew Rodriguez, 47th Logistics Readiness Flight Supply Contracting Officer Representative superintendent, is a second generation Mexican-American who grew up in San Antonio, Texas. He entered active duty on June 10, 1992; upon arriving to Laughlin AFB Rodriquez served as a first sergeant and currently is the superintendent for the 47
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