Air Education and Training Command News

  • Sheppard 1 of 5 AETC bases to use new COVID-19 test kits

    Sheppard AFB is one of five bases in Air Education and Training Command selected to receive new BioFire UEA test kits, which will knock down the turnaround time for COVID-19 results to potentially minutes instead of days, according to AETC.

  • CARES Act to provide financial relief

    The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act, or CARES Act, became law March 27, 2020. Among the important benefits the act will provide are: emergency financial assistance, unemployment insurance, rent and mortgage payment relief, penalty-free IRA and 401(k) early withdrawals, and funds

  • Top DOD Officials Discuss COVID-19 in Virtual Town Hall Meeting

    Defense Secretary Dr. Mark T. Esper; Army Gen. Mark A. Milley, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff; and Senior Enlisted Advisor to the Chairman Ramón "CZ" Colón-López answered questions about COVID-19 during a virtual global town hall at the Pentagon.

  • 363rd TRS at Sheppard aids in fight against COVID-19

    With most cities across the country issuing stay-at-home orders in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, many people can only sit at home and wait it out. But others take matters into their own hands to try and make a difference.

  • AF implements options for Exceptional Family Members during pandemic

    The Air Force is providing additional support to Airmen with exceptional family members during the COVID-19 pandemic.The Exceptional Family Member Program instituted new support to minimize the impact caused by department COVID-19 policies, including the Stop Movement order and social distancing

  • Five simple words for our coronavirus heroes

    As service members, we are often approached by strangers who want to reach out and say, “thank you for your service.” This kind gesture is something I’ve always appreciated. Serving my nation is a source of pride and a way to be a part of something that is bigger than myself.

  • Maintaining mental fortitude in the chaos of COVID-19

    The ongoing COVID-19 global pandemic has not only presented itself as a potent threat to the physical health of millions of people, it also has had a damaging impact on their mental health as people grapple with the anxiety of a new disease.The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have said

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