Air Education and Training Command News

  • Teaching understanding through heritage

    Having a population built with diverse backgrounds affords countless opportunities for growth not only as a force, but as a nation.“Heritage is a foundation and with a strong foundation the ceiling can be however high you want it to be,” said Master Sgt. David Whiting, 81st Medical Group diagnostic

  • Memorial Log Carry for Special Warfare Training Wing Airman

    The 350th Special Warfare Training Squadron organized a two and a half-mile memorial log carry for fallen Airman, Lt. Col. William Schroeder, at the Special Warfare Training Wing located on Joint Base San Antonio-Chapman Training Annex Apr. 8, 2021.

  • Women in the Air Force: A walk in their boots

    In 1948, former President Harry Truman signed the Women’s Armed Services Integrated Act allowing women to serve directly in the military, which led to the formation of the Women in the Air Force program.

  • 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

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Doolittle Jr. strives to make own mark in Air Force

    Airman 1st Class John Taylor Doolittle Jr., a distant relative of the Air Force legend, graduated Sept. 3, 2020 from the 362nd Training Squadron’s F-16 Fighting Falcon crew chief apprentice course here. He is looking to make his own mark in military service as an aircraft maintainer, much like the

  • Laughlin Heritage Corner: August

    This August we remember two major historical anniversaries. First, this month marks the 75th anniversary of the end of World War II. The war, which had ended in Europe with the defeat of Nazi Germany back in May, finally concluded in the Pacific after the U.S. dropped atomic bombs on Hiroshima and

  • Kingsley Field pilot accomplishes 3000th flight hour in F-15 Eagle

    U.S. Air Force Col. Geoffrey Jensen, the 173rd Operations Group commander, lists a significant number of accomplishments over his decades-long career, but getting him to talk about them isn’t easy. In a sit down interview Jensen repeatedly responded to questions about his career by citing a great

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