Air Education and Training Command News

  • AFJROTC Flight Academy flying again in 2021

    The COVID-19 coronavirus forced Headquarters AFJROTC to shut down the Flight Academy for 2020. However, AFJROTC high school cadets who will be 17 by July 9, 2021, and are interested in earning a Private Pilot’s Certification are encouraged to apply by Nov. 25.

  • Air University’s Barnes Center begins beta-testing for ALS DLC

    The Thomas N. Barnes Center for Enlisted Education has begun a beta-test of its completely updated Airman Leadership School Distance Learning Course, ALS DLC 1.0. It is scheduled for release to Air National Guard and Air Force Reserve Airmen in November 2020.The Noncommissioned Officer Distance

  • OTS commissions first Space Force officers

    Air University’s Officer Training School commissioned its first two U.S. Space Force officers Oct. 16, 2020 at Maxwell Air Force Base, Alabama. The OTS mission has historically been to properly educate and train Air Force officers to be prepared for the field, that mission has now been expanded to

  • CAP helps train Air Force officers aspiring to fly

    Civil Air Patrol is one of the four partners in the U.S. Air Force Total Force. Consisting of CAP as the Air Force auxiliary as well as the Air National Guard, Air Force Reserve and active-duty Air Force, each partner has specific missions that often foster collaboration.

  • CMSAF visits AF First Sergeant Academy

    During her visit, Bass discussed the current climate of the force, the role of first sergeants and her priorities; people, readiness and culture.

  • Air Force improves lactation support for nursing mothers

    The Department of the Air Force recently announced new guidance that will improve support to nursing mothers when they return to work after having a baby. The updated policy, effective immediately, increases flexibility with lactation breaks and also mandates access to a refrigerator for the purpose

  • Kingsley Field firefighters save local homes from catastrophic fire

    In the late evening of Sept. 7, the Kingsley Field Fire Department, part of the 173rd Fighter Wing of the Oregon Air National Guard, received a dispatch call for assistance for a wildland fire burning near Chiloquin, a neighboring community north of the small town in the southwest corner of Oregon.

  • Air University Airmen begin transferring to USSF

    U.S. Space Force Chief of Space Operations Gen. John W. “Jay” Raymond welcomed over 300 Airmen from the Maxwell-Gunter community and around the world into the Space Force during a virtual ceremony, Sept. 15, 2020.

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