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  • International military student officers help build worldwide partnerships

    Airmen at Columbus Air Force Base, Mississippi, don’t just create the next generation of aviators for the world’s greatest Air Force; Columbus Airmen also help bolster international relationships by training partner nation pilots.
  • Solo -- an important step along the path to pilot wings

    2nd Lt. Corey Persons, in Specialized Undergraduate Pilot Training Class 20-09, took his first solo flight in the T-6A Texan II, July 15, at Vance Air Force Base, Oklahoma.
  • 5 ‘First of the Finest’ UPT graduates visit AETC Base 50 years later

    Five classmates from the first Undergraduate Pilot Training Class toured their old home, Columbus Air Force Base, Mississippi, July 3.
  • AF Academy, AETC host technology-infused basic aviation skills training

    Colorado Springs high school students and recent Air Force Academy graduates are flying together -- in the classroom -- thanks to training devices that simulate the T-6 Texan II training aircraft. The Academy is hosting summer training sessions in partnership with AETC to explore the benefits of exposing students to basic aviation skills using virtual reality technology.
  • CAP cadets converge on Laughlin

    Twenty-eight high school Civil Air Patrol students from across America converged on Laughlin June 8 through 15 to get a first-hand course in pilot training. CAP is the official civilian auxiliary of the U.S. Air Force and is a volunteer organization with an aviation-minded membership including people from all backgrounds, lifestyles and occupations.
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