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Air Education and Training Command News

  • Ambush Florida: Laughlin T-6s fly to the sunshine state

    LAUGHLIN AIR FORCE BASE, Texas -- When a group of tigers get together it is known as an ambush. Following in the footsteps of their wild brethren, pilots of the 85th Flying Training Squadron come together once a year to fly across the country and “ambush” another region of the country. Laughlin’s

  • 97 AMW commander visits Laughlin AFB pilot students

    Airmen from the 58th Airlift Squadron and Col. Blaine Baker, 97th Air Mobility Wing commander, flew a C-17 Globemaster III to Laughlin Air Force Base, Texas, Dec. 9-10, 2021, where Baker gave a speech at a pilot training graduation ceremony and allowed student pilots to tour an aircraft they could

  • Instructor pilots: Creating world-class aviators

    In the U.S., an Air Force instructor pilot’s job is to nurture the transition of a casual officer into becoming a world-class aviator; instructor pilots feed the fight directly and have a significant role, not only in the Air Force, but the Department of Defense as a whole.

  • Columbus’s new command chief integrates into wing mission

    Chief Master Sergeant Trevor James, 14th Flying Training Wing command chief, began his immersion Jan. 16, 2020, on Columbus Air Force Base, Miss., by taking a tour through the 14th Operations Group, where he met Airmen and their family members of each squadron.

  • The 41st FTS paves the path for T-6 procedures

    When it comes to the mission of Columbus Air Force Base where we Cultivate Airmen, Create pilots and Connect, the priority of the 41st Flying Training Squadron, also known as the Flying Buzzsaws, is to create pilots, but they also contribute by cultivating innovative leaders.