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  • “Accelerated Path to Wings” Class 21-01 makes history on graduation day

    Seven Airmen made history as the first “Accelerated Path to Wings” program graduated and they transitioned from students to Air Force pilots during a ceremony at JBSA-Randolph, Texas, March 12, 2021.
  • 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 receiving a medical waiver to fly.
  • SUPT Class 21-01 graduates

    Specialized Undergraduate Pilot Training class 21-01 graduated after 52 weeks of training at
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  • 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 program. According to the U.S. State Department, as stalwart NATO allies, the United States and Denmark cooperate extensively to promote peace and stability internationally.
  • 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 between the two. Physical training, communication skills, leadership experience.”
  • Achieving aeronautical rating of pilot; SUPT class 21-07 graduates

    Twenty officers have come out triumphant after a year of Specialized Undergraduate Pilot Training and achieved the aeronautical rating of pilot March 26, 2021, on Columbus Air Force Base, Mississippi.
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