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  • Altus NCOA graduates excel in new virtual format

    Two non-commissioned officers from the 97th Air Mobility Wing recently completed their NCO Academy coursework all from the comfort of their homes. U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Seth Roese with the 97th Operation Support Squadron and Tech. Sgt. Corey Targos with the 97th Training Squadron are members of only the second class to have undergone this new virtual format.
  • Boyd's rite of passage, history as greatest instrument of learning

    A respected researcher and writer of history, Gary W. Boyd, the command historian of Air Education and Training Command, has lived through several significant periods of history—all of which he believes has determined our present and shapes our future.
  • Keesler aids USS Tripoli crew with COVID-19 testing, housing

    Keesler Medical Center has been assisting the U.S. Navy in testing and housing Sailors from the USS Tripoli in Keesler’s quarantine and isolation facility for COVID-19, June 30 – July 18.
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  • BMT trainees now able to get COVID vaccines while at Lackland

    JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-LACKLAND, Texas – Recruits at Basic Military Training here now have the opportunity to become fully vaccinated against COVID-19 during their training.
  • The basic COVID experience

    One week before COVID-19 precautions were established in response to the world-wide pandemic, a new flight of trainees arrived for basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, Texas, March 10, 2020. “We had a normal week of basic training and then everything started to close down,” said Airman 1st Class Jina Smith, 81st Force Support Squadron customer support apprentice. “None of us really knew what was going on because we had no social media or television. It was just everything that the Military Training Instructors were telling us.”
  • Air Force recruiting breaks GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS™ title with virtual past time during COVID

    When the world shut down last year and people shut themselves in during the worldwide pandemic, Airmen charged with inspiring and engaging the next generation discovered new ways to showcase America’s air power and dominate pixel space. To their surprise, their recruiting efforts earned the Air Force a GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS™ title for the largest
  • Controlling the air space through COVID-19

    Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, the Air Force has continued to protect our air space and carry out the mission while facing challenges. To mitigate and prepare for the potential loss of manning of the air traffic controllers in Air Education and Training Command, an ATC rapid response team has been initiated. From selecting a suitable team, coordinating with other bases and developing appropriate training, Chief Master Sgt. Michael Merritt, AETC air traffic control MAJCOM functional manager, was able to demonstrate the team’s abilities.
  • Portable exercise equipment ‘working out’ during COVID

    JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-LACKLAND, Texas -- Physical readiness has long been a priority for the U.S. Air Force, and now as COVID-19 is posing restrictions on fitness centers, portable training units located throughout the base are providing a convenient option for service members.
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