Air Education and Training Command News

  • Air Force Spark Tank unleashes AETC's capacity to innovate

    Air Education and Training Command has begun accepting innovative submissions that can significantly impact Air Force missions within the next six-24 months from uniformed and civilian Airmen for the 2023 Air Force Spark Tank competition, now through August 17.

  • DAF seeking science research partnerships with HBCUs

    DAF is working with the Office of the Under Secretary of Defense for Research and Engineering to create the first University Affiliated Research Center led by a Historically Black College or University.

  • Air Force selects future aircrew helmet

    The helmet prototype was chosen after Air Combat Command initiated the search for a next-generation helmet to address issues with long-term neck and back injuries, optimize aircraft technology, improve pilot longevity, and provide better fitment to diverse aircrews.

  • 97 MXS wins AETC competition with automated tool tracker

    Members of the 97th Maintenance Squadron participated in the Air Education and Training Command “iChallenge,” winning the $225,000 top prize to further develop software that helps aircraft maintainers keep track of tools found in toolboxes.

  • Innovation continues with Det. 24’s change of command

    Lt. Col. Steve “Tiger” Briones took command of Detachment 24 from Lt. Col. Ryan “Motor” Riley during a change of command ceremony at the Kendrick Club June 10. Maj. Gen. Craig Wills, 19th Air Force commander, presided over the ceremony and talked about the ground breaking progress within pilot

  • AETC announces winners of iChallenge at FORCECON 2022

    Winners of the AETC iChallenge competition were announced during FORCECON 2022: Innovation – Technology – Gaming, an interactive industry and academia collider event and gaming competition held at the Tech Port Center and Arena in San Antonio, Texas, May 24-29.

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