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Air Education and Training Command News

  • Col. Lee Gentile bids farewell to Laughlin AFB

    On July 17, 2020, after nearly two years serving at "the base on the border," Laughlin Air Force Base, Texas, Col. Lee Gentile, 47th Flying Training Wing commander, stood in the T-6A Texan II locker room preparing for his final flight as a part of Team XL.

  • 86th FTS leads future Air Force pilots to fly heavies

    If you’re flying a heavy in the Air Force, chances are you trained in the T-1A Jayhawk with the 86th Flying Training Squadron at Laughlin Air Force Base, Texas. The 86th FTS creates the best mobility pilots in the Air Force, and when they’re called back to carry on the mission, they bring

  • SUPT Class 20-18 set to graduate

    Specialized Undergraduate Pilot Training Class 20-18 is set to graduate after 52 weeks of training at Laughlin Air Force Base, Texas, July 10, 2020. Laughlin is the home of the 47th Flying Training Wing, whose mission is to build combat-ready Airmen, leaders and pilots. (U.S. Air Force graphic by

  • SUPT class 20-16 set to graduate

    Specialized Undergraduate Pilot Training Class 20-16 is set to graduate after 52 weeks of training at Laughlin Air Force Base, Texas, June 12, 2020. Laughlin is the home of the 47th Flying Training Wing, whose mission is to build combat-ready Airmen, leaders and pilots. (U.S. Air Force graphic by

  • SUPT classes 20-14, 20-15 set to graduate

    Specialized Undergraduate Pilot Training Class 20-14 and 20-15 are set to graduate after 52 weeks of training at Laughlin Air Force Base, Texas, May 15, 2020. Laughlin is the home of the 47th Flying Training Wing, whose mission is to build combat-ready Airmen, leaders and pilots. (U.S. Air Force

  • Retired major general virtually congratulates SUPT Class 20-12/13 graduates

    Retired Maj. Gen. Brian Bishop, former commander of Carl A. Spaatz Center for Officer Education, and commandant of Air War College at Maxwell Air Force Base, Alabama, virtually spoke to Specialized Undergraduate Pilot Training Class 20-12/13 during their graduation ceremony April 24 at Columbus AFB,

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