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Air Education and Training Command News

  • TEDx inaugural event at JBSA-Lackland spotlights collaboration

    JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-LACKLAND, Texas -- An inaugural TEDx event here in October met the spirit of the gathering’s theme – Together Toward Tomorrow – and showcased collaboration at its best, according to Dr. Elizabeth Rich, Chief, Faculty Development Flight, 37th Training Support Squadron.

  • Airman’s daughter saved by JBSA-Lackland firefighter

    On Aug. 18, Senior Airman Brian Chambers found his daughter choking and drove her to the Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland Fire Station 1. Jacob Mathie, lead firefighter for the 502nd Air Base Wing at JBSA-Lackland, was able to perform first response triage and unblock the child’s airway.

  • Aim High: How USAF flight attendants earn their wings

    You won’t find them on a cargo or fighter plane, but flight attendants are important members of the aircrew aboard distinguished visitor aircraft. They start their journey here at the 344th Training Squadron’s Career Enlisted Aviator Center of Excellence.

  • International enlisted leaders focus on ‘Building an Airman’

    SAN ANTONIO – A sea of multi-colored military uniforms and the sounds of several languages were the backdrop for the Senior Enlisted Leader International Summit, held here Aug. 9-13. SELIS, co-hosted by Chief Master Sgt. of the Air Force JoAnne S. Bass and the Inter-American Air Forces Academy,

  • IAAFA graduates its largest in-person class since COVID

    JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-LACKLAND, Texas – Class 2021-B – the largest in-person class to graduate from the Inter-American Air Forces Academy since COVID struck approximately 17 months ago – celebrated the cadre and student body’s accomplishments at the Gateway Club here Aug. 11. Making the ceremony

  • International military students tour military working dog facilities

    JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-LACKLAND, Texas – More than 50 international students recently took a break from their courses at the Inter-American Air Forces Academy for a field studies program that took them away their desks and into the facilities that house military working dogs.

  • Dedication leads to Blue Rope success

    JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-LACKLAND, Texas – Despite multiple failed attempts over the course of 15 months, Tech. Sgt. Felipe Alvarado, 331st Training Squadron, was awarded his Master Military Training Instructor blue rope, April 16.

  • Five 37th TRG instructors earn AETC master instructor designation

    Training squadrons rely on instructors to train the next generation of Airmen on the technical skills needed to perform in their career field specialties. Many Airmen come to Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland as formal technical training instructors; however, few earn the designation of master

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