Air Education and Training Command News

  • Richardson takes command of 42nd Air Base Wing

    Richardson received his commission in 1998 through the Reserve Officer Training Corps program at South Dakota State University. He serviced in a variety of assignments at major command, forward operating agency, secretariat, Headquarters U.S. Air Force, combatant command, and Joint Staff levels.

  • 56th Fighter Wing changes command

    U.S. Air Force Brig. Gen. Gregory Kreuder, 56th Fighter Wing commander, relinquished command to U.S. Air Force Brig. Gen. Jason Rueschhoff, during a Change of Command Ceremony at Luke Air Force Base, Arizona, July 29, 2022.

  • 14th FTW salutes new Commander

    U.S. Air Force Col. Seth W. Graham turned-over command of the 14th Flying Training Wing (FTW) to Col. Justin T. Grieve, July 26, 2022 on Columbus Air Force Base, Miss.

  • Col Matthew Johnston Assumes Control of the 56th Operations Group

    It’s change of command season here at Luke Air Force Base! Brig. Gen. Gregory Kreuder, 56th Fighter Wing commander, served as the reviewing officer when Col. George Watkins relinquished command of the 56th Operations Group to Col. Matthew Johnston on June. 3, 2022.

  • Ploetz takes command of 82nd Training Group

    The 82nd Training Group welcomed new leadership July 8, 2022, when Col. Charles G. Ploetz took command of the organization known as Aircraft Maintenance University. Col. John C. Lofton the III relinquished command.

  • 97 AMW welcomes nine new commanders in 2022

    From May through July of 2022, Altus Air Force Base, Oklahoma, bid farewell to outgoing group and squadron commanders, and welcomed new commanders during numerous change of command ceremonies.

  • Hecker departs Maxwell, Air University for Europe

    General James Hecker took command of U.S. Air Forces in Europe – Air Forces Africa and NATO Allied Air Command on June 27, 2022, with Europe facing challenges brought on by Russia’s invasion of the Ukraine.

  • Orgeron takes command of 80th FTW, ENJJPT

    Col. Brad E. Orgeron took command of the 80th Flying Training Wing at Sheppard Air Force Base, Texas, June 24, 2022. Col. Robert F. Haas Jr. relinquished command.

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