Air Education and Training Command News

  • Cancer survivor realizing dream of becoming pilot

    At 18 years old, all Charles Boynton knew was that he wanted to fly. He was infatuated with the thrill and limitless feeling of the sky, but a testicular cancer diagnosis in 2018 threatened to shoot down those dreams. More than two years later, he's set to soar again after surviving his cancer and

  • AC-130W Stinger II adds modern relevance to technical training

    A new aircraft arrived here Oct. 19, 2020, that will provide some much-needed firepower and an advanced training platform for armament and crew chief Airmen in Training in the near future. The AC-130W Stinger II from Cannon AFB, New Mexico, will serve as a new ground instructional trainer for ammo

  • 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

  • C-130 crew chief course gets rolling with new GITA

    362nd Training Squadron crew chief apprentice course students at Sheppard Air Force Base have a newer, updated MC-130P Combat Shadow to use as a ground instructional training aircraft that brings some important, advanced technology to the training arena.

  • 362nd, 363rd receive new training aircraft

    An MC-130P Combat Shadow out of Moffett Federal Field, California, took its final flight to Sheppard AFB, where it will be used as trainer aircraft for future generations of crew chief and armament Airmen.

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