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Outstanding AETC Photos Recognized in AF Year in Photos

An Airman inspects a booster pack for damage on a C-130 Hercules

Airman 1st Class Britainy Schmid, 364th Training Squadron hydraulic apprentice course student, inspects a booster pack for damage on a C-130 Hercules at Sheppard Air Force Base, Texas, Feb. 13, 2018. The booster pack powers the ailerons on the aircraft. Schmid is in block four of eight and scheduled to graduate March 21. (U.S. Air Force photo by Alan R. Quevy)

A major change in body and mind is coming to the way Basic Military Training transitions civilians into Mach-21 Airmen. The changes, which start Sept. 4 and will increase the time trainees spend at BMT from 7.5 to 8.5 weeks, are being made in an effort to better develop the next generation of Airmen with an increased focus on and by modeling four lines of effort including readiness and lethality, airmanship, fitness and a warrior ethos. With readiness being one of the Air Force’s top priorities, the need to ensure Airmen are better prepared to support both the Air Force mission and that of joint combatant commanders is being addressed through a revamped expeditionary skills and weapons training curriculum. (Courtesy Photo)

A major change in body and mind is coming to the way Basic Military Training transitions civilians into Mach-21 Airmen. The changes, which start Sept. 4 and will increase the time trainees spend at BMT from 7.5 to 8.5 weeks, are being made in an effort to better develop the next generation of Airmen with an increased focus on and by modeling four lines of effort including readiness and lethality, airmanship, fitness and a warrior ethos. With readiness being one of the Air Force’s top priorities, the need to ensure Airmen are better prepared to support both the Air Force mission and that of joint combatant commanders is being addressed through a revamped expeditionary skills and weapons training curriculum. (Courtesy Photo)

Chief Master Sgt. of the Air Force Kaleth O. Wright makes his way down an aisle

Chief Master Sgt. of the Air Force Kaleth O. Wright makes his way down an aisle at the Sheppard Air Force Base, Texas, base theater Jan. 25, 2018, during an "all call" assembly. The CMSAF addressed issues that affect the lives of Airmen daily and also took questions and concerns from some of those in attendance. (U.S. Air Force photo by Alan R. Quevy)

The sun sets behind an Australian F-35A Lighting II

The sun sets behind an Australian F-35A Lighting II at Luke Air Force Base, Ariz., June 27, 2018. The first Australian F-35 arrived at Luke AFB in December, 2014. Currently, six Australian F-35's are assigned to the 61st Fighter Squadron where their pilots train alongside U.S. Air Force pilots. *Editor’s Note: The reflection in this photo was manufactured by the photographer using a specific technique outside of the lens before capturing the image. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Jensen Stidham)

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Congratulations to Sheppard, Luke and Lackland for these four photos that were included in the 2018 Air Force Year in Photos! This annual AF feature showcases the men and women of the Air Force involved in activities supporting expeditionary operations and defending America.

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