Air Education and Training Command News

  • Class 22-04 graduates, earns their wings

    Twenty-four officers prevailed after a year of training, earning the right to become Air Force pilots. Specialized Undergraduate Pilot Training Class 22-04 earned their wings at their graduation ceremony on January 18 at Columbus Air Force Base, Mississippi.

  • 97 AMW commander visits Laughlin AFB pilot students

    Airmen from the 58th Airlift Squadron and Col. Blaine Baker, 97th Air Mobility Wing commander, flew a C-17 Globemaster III to Laughlin Air Force Base, Texas, Dec. 9-10, 2021, where Baker gave a speech at a pilot training graduation ceremony and allowed student pilots to tour an aircraft they could

  • Graduating pilots, a new world awaits

    Students from Specialized Undergraduate Pilot Training class 21-12 walked across the stage July 9, 2021, on Columbus Air Force Base, Mississippi, officially earning the aeronautical rating of pilot.

  • Teaching patience; Simmons speaks to SUPT graduates

    After 52 weeks of pilot training, eighteen graduates from Specialized Undergraduate Pilot Training Class 21-09 attained the aeronautical rating of pilot and will now move on to their new assignments to begin the next phase of training in their designated aircraft.

  • First Danish F-35s land at Luke AFB

    Royal Danish Air Force pilots delivered the first two RDAF F-35A Lightning II fighter jets to Luke Air Force Base, April 13, 2021, in preparation of pilot training. The aircrafts, assigned to the 308th Fighter Squadron will eventually be joined by five other Danish F-35s for use in the F-35 training

  • Student pilot competes for pilot wings, pageant crown

    Second Lt. Sarena Shilts is competing for two accolades this year: her silver pilot wings, and the Miss Texas USA crown."I'm attracted to pageantry for similar reasons I'm attracted to being an Air Force pilot," Shilts said. "The two worlds seem to contradict, but there are actually many parallels

  • Laughlin moves to HPCON Bravo

    Due to a steady decrease in positive COVID-19 cases in Val Verde County, the 47th Flying Training Wing commander, Col. Craig Prather, has directed the change to Health Protection Condition Bravo on Tuesday, March 2, 2021, effective immediately. The movement to HPCON Bravo does not alter the policies

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