Air Education and Training Command News

  • 'Guinea pig' class conquers innovation, COVID-19 en route to graduation

    Euro-NATO Joint Jet Pilot Training Program Class 20-04 has endured unique circumstances during their trek to earn their pilot wings, which began Feb. 26, 2019. Perhaps no other class in the nearly 40-year history of the 80th Flying Training Wing program has faced the traditional trials while also

  • ENJJPT implements increased protective measures to keep training

    The threat of the spread of Coronavirus, or COVID-19, has added another challenging layer to the training regimen for student and instructor pilots of the 80th Flying Training Wing’s Euro-NATO Joint Jet Pilot Training Program. Those in ENJJPT are  hard at work developing new procedures to keep

  • Officials confirm Sheppard's first positive COVID-19 case

    Public Health officials here notified Sheppard AFB leadership of the installation’s first confirmed case of Coronavirus, or COVID-19. The first case is travel related and involves a member of the 80th Flying Training Wing, home to the Euro-NATO Joint Jet Pilot Training program.

  • Gunderson becomes 3rd ENJJPT grad to lead F-22 Demo Team

    U.S. Air Force Maj. Josh Gunderson takes over as the new F-22 Demonstration Team pilot and commander, Jan. 21, 2020, Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Va. Gunderson, who goes by the callsign “Cabo,” will lead the 14-member demo team for both the 2020 and 2021 show seasons.

  • GAF chief of staff returns to place where flying career began

    German air force Chief of Staff Lt. Gen. Ingo Gerhertz earned his wings as a graduate of the 80th Flying Training Wing’s Euro-NATO Joint Jet Pilot Training Program in the late 1980s and returned Dec. 13, 2019, to visit program, graduation.

  • Pilot training moving at the speed of innovation

    The implementation of virtual and augmented realities by the 80th Flying Training Wing is creating a portfolio of tools that allows instructor and student pilots alike to enhance the learning experience within the Euro-NATO Joint Jet Pilot Training program, the world’s only internationally manned

  • AETC holds Senior Leader Conference

    Air Education and Training Command leadership held the Spring 2017 Senior Leader Conference this week at Sheppard. Lt. Gen. Darryl Roberson, AETC commander, and Chief Master Sgt. Dave Staton, AETC command chief, along with over one hundred senior officer, enlisted and civilian leadership, came

  • AETC leadership visits Sheppard

    Lt. Gen. Darryl Roberson, commander of Air Education and Training Command and Chief Master Sgt. David Staton, AETC command chief, Joint Base San Antonio-Randolph, Texas, took a quick three-day trip to visit Team Sheppard June 28 – 30. The two top AETC leaders received mission briefings, participated

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