Air Education and Training Command News

  • 59th Medical Wing plays key role in AETC mission

    Located on the northern edge of Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, the 59th Medical Wing headquarters – Wilford Hall Ambulatory Surgical Center – has overlooked the 'Gateway to the Air Force" since 1942.  Developing into a leading medical treatment, education, training, and research organization, the

  • AETC’s 2016 Altus Trophy goes to San Antonio community

     Lt. Gen. Darryl Roberson, commander of Air Education and Training Command, announced the community of San Antonio, Texas, as the winner of the 2016 Altus Trophy during a brief ceremony with AETC’s Civic Leader Group here Wednesday. “This is our way of recognizing the community’s impact and

  • Q&A: 19th Air Force commander delivers final C-130J

    The largest C-130 base in the world recently marked the end of a transition that first began 13 years ago. The 314th Airlift Wing at Little Rock Air Force Base received its final, new C-130J aircraft from a Lockheed Martin facility, Feb. 27, 2017. The 19th Air Force commander delivered the C-130J;

  • Sheppard Peer-to-Peer program named best practice

    Sheppard’s Peer-to-Peer Airman Mentoring Program, aimed at developing student Airmen into future leaders, was featured as a “Best Practice” during the Air Force Community Action Information Board Jan. 24. As its name implies, the program fosters a culture of positive influence driven and regulated

  • James awards Maxwell Airman two Silver Stars

    Air Force Secretary Deborah Lee James spent her final day in office honoring an Airman here Jan. 19, 2017.Before a packed auditorium of base leadership, River Region community leaders and Air University students, James presented two Silver Star medals to Col. Christopher Barnett for his actions in

  • First two enlisted pilots complete solo flights

    Two Air Force master sergeants became the first enlisted Airmen in six decades to complete solo flights, Nov. 3, during Initial Flight Training at the 1st Flying Training Squadron. Both soloed in a DA-20 Katana at Pueblo Memorial Airport as part of the Air Force’s IFT program, which is mandatory for

  • Maj. Gen. LaBrutta takes command of 2nd Air Force

    Maj. Gen. Bob LaBrutta took command of 2nd Air Force during a change of command ceremony at the Levitow Training Support Facility parade field here, Aug. 26, 2016.Outgoing commander, Maj. Gen. Mark Brown, handed off the guidon before heading to his new assignment as Air Education and Training

  • Calling all millennials: Fight for your reputation

    As the debate over a massive generational gap within the military becomes more prevalent, members within different generational groups should pause and consider what each contributes to mission success, rather than what makes one better than the other. Yes, I am technically a millennial; however, I

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