Air Education and Training Command News

  • Commentary: Altus Airmen visit historic Black Wall Street in Tulsa

    At the beginning of summer in 1921, an estimated 75 to 300 black Tulsans were gunned down in the uniquely flourishing segregated Greenwood district, dubbed “Black Wall Street”. Roughly 10,000 were left homeless as their houses and businesses were burned to the ground. I was astounded to learn that

  • Laughlin and AETC: A legacy of air power

    Every year, hundreds of U.S. Air Force pilots earn their wings and embark on a journey to stake their claim in the pages of history. For 80 years, each and every pilots’ story has started within the Air Education Training Command. Laughlin Air Force Base, one of 12 installations within the major

  • Renowned test pilot Chuck Yeager dies

    Probably his most notable achievement was piloting the Bell X-1 experimental rocket plane, in which he became the first human to fly faster than the speed of sound in 1947, shortly after the founding of the U.S. Air Force as a separate service.

  • Training through time ensures USAF is second to none

    Second Air Force is known for transforming civilians into the Airmen we need to continue to dominate in air, space, and cyberspace. However, this was not always what the Numbered Air Force has been called to do.On Oct. 19, 1940, the Army Air Corps established the Northwest Air District, what we know

  • Laughlin Heritage Corner: October

    October brings cooler weather, Halloween and a number of historical anniversaries and remembrances to Laughlin Air Force Base, Texas. First, this year is the 25th anniversary of the U.S. Air Force’s decision to retire the F-111 Aardvark.

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