Air Education and Training Command News

  • Civil Air Patrol Celebrates 80th Anniversary

    MAXWELL AIR FORCE BASE, Ala. (Dec. 1, 2021) — Civil Air Patrol members throughout the United States and in overseas squadrons are celebrating the organization’s commitment to community service today — a commitment that began on Dec. 1, 1941, and has continued for 80 years.

  • KAFB hosts local media visit, focus on special operations wings

    Joey Wright, KOB 4 representative, captures video footage of various military aircraft during a visit to the 58th Special Operations Wing and New Mexico Air National Guard 150th Special Operations Wing at Kirtland Air Force Base, N.M., Nov. 29, 2021. Local media representatives were invited to tour

  • AETC announces Spark Tank Challenge winners

    Three total force Airmen were selected to represent Air Education and Training Command for advancing to the quarterfinals for the 2022 AFWERX Spark Tank Challenge. Spark Tank is an annual event where Airmen pitch innovative ideas to top Air Force leaders and a panel of industry experts.

  • 14th Annual Defender Ruck honors fallen Airmen

    JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-CAMP BULLIS, Texas – Beads of sweat rolled down many Airmen’s brows as familiar tunes echoed throughout vast and varied terrain. Marching over four miles to the beat of jodies, approximately 1,500 Airmen and guests participated in the 14th Annual Defender Ruck on Nov. 12.

  • Let’s Talk Turkey: Blackout Wednesday

    JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas -- A cultural phenomenon known as Blackout Wednesday encourages social binge drinking on Thanksgiving Eve. That has law enforcement and traffic safety officials concerned about a spike in drunk driving crashes and deaths this week. Thanksgiving Eve may not get

  • METC AMSA instructor aids car crash victims

    Tech. Sgt. Jessica Lazaro, her husband and two small children were driving along the outer loop of South 1604 the night of October 17, 2021 when they passed an accident scene on the side of the rural road.“We drove past some traffic and I noticed one of the cars was pretty smashed up, so there had

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