19th Air Force

MISSION

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

  • 58th Maintenance Group takes seven major awards in 2020

    The three groups under the 58th Special Operations Wing enjoyed a prosperous 2020. Despite the pandemic, the 58th Operations, 58th Maintenance, and 366th Training Groups produced combat-ready Airmen across six locations, ranging from Alaska to North Carolina. Particularly, the 58th Maintenance Group produced a wealth of annual accolades.
  • Upgraded tactical vests offer Vance Defenders better protection, maneuverability

    Before every shift, the Defenders at Vance Air Force Base inspect each other’s duty equipment at guard mount. A new item has been added to the inspection -- the latest tactical body armor issued by the Air Force Security Forces Center at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, Texas, called the Modular Scalable Vest.
  • Holloman 2020 Volunteer Recognition Ceremony

    Holloman Air Force Base recently recognized its volunteers. To be honored in this year's "ceremony,"
  • Laughlin Heritage Corner with the 47 FTW Historian

    April is often considered a month connected to rebirth and change, and for Laughlin Air Force Base, that certainly holds true. Throughout the base’s history, April has ushered in multiple major mission-impacting reorganizational events and even has forced Laughlin to contend with something else April is known for—its weather. 01 April 1957: Air Training Command (ATC) deactivated Laughlin’s main tenant unit, the 3645th Flying Training Wing, Fighter. Control of the base transferred to Strategic Air Command. At this point, the 4080th Strategic Reconnaissance Wing, Light, and its U-2s and RB-57s began moving to LAFB from Turner AFB, GA to take advantage of the area’s remoteness and almost perfect year-round flying weather. Just four years later though, on 01 April 1961, command jurisdiction of the base transferred back to ATC.  
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AETC NEWS

  • Become an Instructor Pilot for a Day…Via Instagram

    If you’ve ever wondered what it’s like to fly a mile in a First Assignment Instructor Pilot’s shoes, log into Instagram and make sure your seat is in an upright and locked position. On June 24, 2021, 1st Lt. Courtland “Bang” White from Vance Air Force Base, Okla., will take over the AETC Instagram page—follow along at @aetc_firstcommand.
  • First Special Warfare Airmen graduate initial apprentice course for special reconnaissance

    The 352nd Special Warfare Training Squadron graduates the first wave of students from the new Special Reconnaissance Apprentice Course, June 17 at Pope Army Airfield, North Carolina. Formerly branded as Special Operations Weather Teams (SOWTs), the SR career field recently underwent a major restructuring. While short term weather forecasting will remain in the SR’s skillset, it will no longer dominate SR’s training and mission focus.
  • myLearning digital platform expands courseware; announces new features

    Air Education and Training Command’s “myLearning” system is entering phase two of its rollout, adding new features scheduled to be available to Airmen and Guardians early this summer. The Air Force’s 21st Century learning system is part of the service’s focus on deliberate development of the Total Force.
  • Current PCS, household goods affected by supply shortages

    According to a newly released communiqué from the Air Force’s Personal Property Activity Headquarters, “Department of Defense demand this peak (PCS) season has greatly exceeded commercial industry capabilities, largely due to resource constraints associated with the COVID-19 pandemic. Per industry, this resulted in a 25% decrease in their labor pool, resulting in (decreased) personal property movement capacity necessary to support private sector and government demand.”
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19th Air Force

 

MAJ. GEN. CRAIG D. WILLS
COMMANDER

 

 

Offical photo of 19th Air Force Vice Commander

COL. RANDY OAKLAND
VICE COMMANDER

 

 

CHIEF MASTER SGT. KRISTINA L. ROGERS
COMMAND CHIEF
 
 

 

 

 

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