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Air Education and Training Command News

  • Laughlin modernizes by upgrades flightline lighting

    The day a pilot takes to the skies for the first time is a milestone like no other. Abuzz with excitement and numerous things to remember, one aspect of Laughlin’s flightline may be taken for granted – airfield lighting.

  • The 607th ACS hosts Exercise Desert Viking

    Desert Viking is a bilateral military exercise between the U.S. Air Force and the Royal Norwegian Air Force. The exercise involves aircraft control training to improve operational readiness and defense capabilities, while also strengthening interoperability between the two countries.

  • Air Force releases 102nd Uniform Board results for Airmen, Guardians

    The Chief of Staff of the Air Force approved several initiatives submitted to the November 2022 Air Force Uniform Board for implementation in Department of the Air Force Instruction 36-2903, Dress and Personal Appearance of United States Air Force and United States Space Force Personnel. Authorized

  • Vance joins 19th Air Force UPT teams for fly-in at Holloman

    The 71st Flying Training Wing command team and instructor pilots from several training squadrons at Vance Air Force Base, Oklahoma, attended the 19th Air Force Commander's Call and fly-in at Holloman Air Force Base, New Mexico, March 2-4, 2023.

  • Female crew chief: family and the KC-135

    Julianne Martinez walks around her dedicated KC-135 Stratotanker, searching for any loose items or damaged parts while ensuring gears are oiled. As she sprays the oil onto a rag to wipe down the landing gear, her left arm shows several tattooed flowers. One birth flower for each of her nephews and

  • From the classrooms to the skies: Detachment 9 innovates pilot training

    Detachment 9, Air Combat Command Training Support Squadron, has supported the 607th Air Control Squadron at Luke Air Force Base for over a decade. The mission of the 607th ACS is to conduct formal initial qualification training for ACS operation personnel in command and control (C2) tactics,

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