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Air Education and Training Command News

  • Former Lackland commander, spouse earn O'Malley Award

    A former Lackland Air Force Base, Texas, wing commander and his wife recently received the 2008 General and Mrs. Jerome O'Malley award. Brig. Gen. Darrell D. Jones and Mrs. Holly Jones were recognized for their contributions to the nation, the Air Force and the local community as a

  • Maxwell shelters Navy Seahawks from Tropical Storm Fay

    Dozens of U.S. Navy helicopters evacuated from the Florida coast to Maxwell Air Force Base on Wednesday in an effort to avoid the destruction of Tropical Storm Fay. Currently, 157 crew members and 33 aircraft assigned to Helicopter Anti-Submarine Squadron Light 42 are sheltering at Maxwell until Fay

  • Commentary: Lorenz on Leadership -- look into their eyes

    If we want the Air Force to be a family, we must do what a family does: care for one another. At a recent conference for new squadron commanders, a commander's spouse asked me a great question. "What is the one thing we can do to make the most difference for our people?" My answer was simple. It's

  • Recruiting right takes care of future Airmen, their families

    Few people like being made into an example, but Air Force Recruiter Staff Sergeant James Bass does not mind. In fact, he kind of likes it -- because it represents what he loves about his service. That service and Sergeant Bass' way of doing business gained prominence recently when the new commander

  • Commentary: Staying safe in the real world

    It's no secret. We're flying some old airplanes. In fact, aging airplanes continue to consume much of our attention. We are currently replacing the wing boxes on our C-130s, first delivered in 1956. Late last year, we grounded our F-15Cs, first delivered in 1974, after one literally broke apart in

  • Airman helps injured warriors 'face' the world

    The characteristics of a person's face are unmistakable. They are the uniqueness that makes you recognize a family member, a friend, a co-worker. Now imagine suddenly being stripped of those defining characteristics. Many Soldiers, Sailors, Airman, and Marines have experienced this debilitating

  • Air Force releases report on Sheppard T-38 accident

    The Air Force has completed its investigation of the May 1, 2008, T-38C Talon accident at Sheppard Air Force Base, Texas, which resulted in the deaths of two pilots and destroyed the airplane.Maj. Brad T. Funk, a 90th Flying Training Squadron instructor pilot, and 2nd Lt. Alec F. Littler, a student

  • Air Force releases report on Columbus T-38 accident

    The Air Force has completed its investigation of the April 23, 2008, T-38C Talon accident at Columbus Air Force Base, Miss., which resulted in the deaths of two pilots and destroyed the airplane. Maj. Blair Faulkner, a 43rd Flying Training Squadron instructor pilot, and 2nd Lt. Matthew Emmons, a

  • Thunderbirds, recruiters set record for largest swear-in ceremony

    The 361st Recruiting Squadron Timberwolves and U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds reached new recruiting heights recently by performing the largest Delayed Entry Program swear-in ceremony at an air show. Squadron recruiters inspired 151 future Airmen from Washington and Oregon to participate in the public

  • French air force trains at Luke

    Approximately 20 French air force aircrews, 60 maintainers and support personnel and four Rafale aircraft visited Luke to participate in a warm-up exercise July 28 - Aug. 8. The major coalition exercise here provided a unique opportunity for the French Rafale pilots and Luke's F-16 pilots to