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  • AETC commander retires after 35 years of service

    The commander of Air Education and Training Command retired here today, ending a 35-year career of service and commitment to the U.S. Air Force.General Edward A. Rice Jr., a command pilot with more than 4,000 flying hours, retired after handing AETC's reins over to Gen. Robin Rand in a change of command ceremony here the same day.The son of an
  • Commander calls for command-wide investigation of inappropriate relationships

    Concerned by allegations of misconduct by instructors at Basic Military Training, the commander of Air Education and Training Command has directed an investigation, led by a general officer from outside the command, that goes beyond BMT and includes all AETC initial and technical training units. Gen. Edward A. Rice Jr., AETC commander, appointed
  • AETC commander: Air Force staying ahead of learning curve

    The commander of Air Education and Training Command spoke about the future of Air Force learning at the Air Force Association's 2012 Air Warfare Symposium in Orlando, Fla., Feb. 23.General Edward A. Rice, Jr. addressed Airmen and defense industry professionals on the Air Force's need to continue to adapt how the Air Force provides Airmen the
  • AETC: Building a Culture of Cost Consciousness

    The Air Force will support a smaller, leaner and lethal capable force and encourage a more disciplined use of defense dollars, according to senior leaders, who unveiled the Fiscal Year 2013 budget on Feb. 13. The Air Force is requesting $154.3 billion for fiscal year 2013, five percent less than the FY12 budget. Despite having to make some hard
  • Proposed force structure changes affect AETC

    Air Force officials announced proposed force structure changes that support the new Defense Department strategic guidance, retiring or moving aircraft from Air Education and Training Command bases during the next five years, beginning in fiscal year 2013.According to Secretary of the Air Force, the Honorable Michael Donley, the Air Force is shaping
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