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

  • Lt. Gen. Webb Visits the 33rd Fighter Wing

    Lt. Gen. Brad Webb, commander of Air Education and Training Command, visited the 33rd Fighter Wing at Eglin Air Force Base, Florida, April 7, 2021. Webb visited the 33rd FW to meet with the Airmen who make the mission happen, discuss community initiatives and support to local programs with civic leaders, and learn about the Nomads’ focused efforts on rated diversity improvement.
  • Air Force Youth Programs accepting applications for summer Virtual Aviation Camp

    Applications are open for this year’s Air Force Youth Programs’ Virtual Teen Aviation Camp. Applications are due no later than April 14. The virtual camp, held in partnership with Air Force Aero Clubs, is June 14-25 and offers an introduction to the field of aviation and opportunities for careers and leadership roles within the Air Force and Space Force.
  • Registration now open for virtual AETC Tech Tuesday April 6

    AETC leadership will host AETC Tech Tuesday, April 6 between 1 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. central time. This Tech Tuesday will focus on database and information sharing. Airmen interested in attending the virtual event can find out more by emailing aetc.A9A.workflow.2@us.af.mil.The event is a coordinated effort between 19th and 2nd Air Force leadership and AETC analysis and innovation directorate, to bring together inventors from across the First Command to foster collaboration.
  • Achieving aeronautical rating of pilot; SUPT class 21-07 graduates

    Twenty officers have come out triumphant after a year of Specialized Undergraduate Pilot Training and achieved the aeronautical rating of pilot March 26, 2021, on Columbus Air Force Base, Mississippi.
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  • 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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