Air Education and Training Command News

  • Drew: We owe them the same debt

    Brig. Gen. Lyle K. Drew, Sheppard Air Force Base and 82nd Training Wing commander, local and state officials and Vietnam veterans from the area celebrated the unveiling of a Vietnam War memorial unveiling ceremony at Lake Wichita Park in Wichita Falls, Texas, March 29, 2022. Drew was the keynote

  • 50th FTS commemorates Vietnam POW with painting

    The 50th Flying Training Squadron at Columbus Air Force Base, Mississippi, paid homage to Retired U.S. Air Force Lt. Col. Richard “Gene” Smith, Vietnam prisoner of war and former 50th FTS commander, by placing a symbol of their squadron’s heritage on November 13, 2020.The symbol is a painting of an

  • Former Vietnam POW surprised with a room dedication

    Ret. U.S. Air Force Col. Carlyle “Smitty” Harris, former Vietnam prisoner of war, was honored with the dedication of a lounge room in his name at the American Legion Post #49 in Tupelo, Mississippi on September 18, 2020.

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