Air Education and Training Command News

  • The instructors behind virtual take off

    Over the past decade, anyone with a computer and a copy of flight simulator software has had the experience of flying over the virtual skies.The United States Air Force takes this concept to a whole new level and the simulators they use to train student pilots at Laughlin Air Force Base dwarf the

  • 8/5 day the start of a new tradition

    A new tradition has been introduced into the rich mythos of Laughlin Air Force Base. August 5th will now be known as 8/5 day to celebrate our very own 85th Flying Training Squadron (FTS) more commonly called “The Tigers”. This new tradition will live on in Laughlin for as long as the historic

  • Steering Committee gives resounding 'yes' to ENJJPT 2030 initiative

    The 81st meeting of the Euro-NATO Joint Jet Pilot Training Program Steering Committee wrapped up weeklong discussions March 12, 2021, giving its leadership at Sheppard Air Force Base the thumbs-up to move forward with several initiatives, including ENJJPT 2030.

  • AFSOCs historic first PTN team takes flight

    For the first time in Air Force Special Operations Command history, two new graduates from the Air Education and Training Command’s Pilot Training Next (PTN), served as aircraft commander and co-pilot on a mission sortie.

  • 340th Flying Training Group welcomes new commander

    Col. Michael J. Vanzo assumed command of the 340th Flying Training Group from Col. Allen Duckworth during a March 6 ceremony at Joint Base San Antonio-Randolph, officiated by Col. Kurt Matthews, 22nd Air Force vice commander.

  • Vanzo assumes command of 340th FTG

    JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-Randolph, Texas – Col. Michael J. Vanzo assumed command of the 340th Flying Training Group from Col. Allen Duckworth during a March 6 ceremony at Joint Base San Antonio-Randolph, Texas, officiated by Col. Kurt Matthews, 22nd Air Force vice commander.Prior to assuming command

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