19th Air Force


To train & educate the world's finest Airmen to deliver Airpower for America.

19th Air Force is responsible for the training of more than 30,000 U.S. and allied students annually in numerous specialties ranging from aircrews, remotely piloted aircraft    crews, air battle managers, weapons directors, Air Force Academy Airmanship programs, and survival, escape, resistance, and evasion Specialists. They execute operational-level command and control of all formal aircrew flying training missions within Air Education and Training Command and provide Airmen with a 5th generation, cross-domain warrior mindset to the Combat Air Forces, Mobility Air Forces, and Special Operations Air Forces to sustain the combat capability of the United States Air Force.

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19th Air Force News

  • That’s a Wrap

    Class 21-16, the final fiscal year 2021 Specialized Undergraduate Pilot Training class, graduated thirty-two aviators, Oct. 1, 2021, on Columbus Air Force Base, Miss.
  • Watching out for his Hometown: A Firefighter's Story

    Every town needs someone to watch out for it but not every town is lucky enough to have their own superhero. Laughlin Air Force Base, a small military base in a sleepy border town in southwest Texas, has the next best thing: Raul Castorena.
  • Team Vance wins overall in FAIP FLAG 2021 competition

    Team Vance was the host unit for this year's FAIP FLAG 2021, held at Nellis Air Force Base, Nevada.
  • First Accelerated Path to Wings class graduates at Vance

    Class 21-15 AM, the first Accelerated Path to Wings (XPW) class to graduate at Vance Air Force Base, received their wings during a ceremony held Sept. 23 in the Base Auditorium. They are the second XPW class to graduate in the Air Force.


  • AETC command chief: Focus is preparing Airmen for tomorrow's fight

    The top enlisted leader of Air Education and Training command, Chief Master Sgt. Erik Thompson, got an up-close look at the Air Force’s largest technical training wing Oct. 6-7 during an immersion tour.
  • CMSAF visits Holloman AFB, gets firsthand look at OAW support

    HOLLOMAN AIR FORCE BASE, N.M.-- Chief Master Sgt. of the Air Force JoAnne S. Bass, visited Holloman
  • Tech Training Transformation introduces MOTAR

    Once again, the Analysis and Innovation Directorate’s Det 23 has accelerated change in the education and training landscape. This time, their Tech Training Transformation (T3) team is strengthening the entire Air Force with an Air Education and Training Command digital platform that will deliver, analyze and report all training, making our force more ready, and certainly more lethal. The best part? T3 hit this milestone in partnership with an American small business.
  • Air University puts the ‘E’ in AETC

    Air Training Command was the eventual product of the Air Corps Flying Training Command established by the War Department in the midst of the Second World War nearly 80 years ago on Jan. 23, 1942. It took several name and mission changes over the next few years before the department settled on the name Air Training Command in 1946.

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