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  • New 2nd AF commander ready to train, develop, lead Airmen of tomorrow

    The 2nd Air Force’s newest commander, Maj. Gen. Michele C. Edmondson, completed her first official visit to the largest technical training wing in the Air Force, Aug. 25, 2021, giving her an opportunity to witness real-time training and observe the newest technology used to train today’s Airmen for tomorrow’s Air Force.
  • New 2d Air Force commander tours the Gateway Wing

    The Gateway Wing had the opportunity to showcase its mission and people last week to provide the new 2d Air Force commander an up-close and in-depth look into the 37th Training Wing mission.
  • Maj. Gen. Edmondson assumes command of 2nd Air Force

    Maj. Gen. Michele Edmondson took command of 2nd Air Force from Maj. Gen. Andrea Tullos during a change of command ceremony at the Bay Breeze Event Center here, July 30. Lt. Gen. Marshall Webb, Commander of Air Education and Training Command, presided over the ceremony.
  • Conversations cultivating culture

    Airmanship is learned by every Airman at different stages in their career to help build the culture the Air Force strives for. “We need Airmen to understand how to identify themselves with the military and make appropriate decisions,” said Master Sgt. Kristen Jordan, Second Air Force military training leader functional manager. “In Basic Military Training, Airmen complete Airmanship 100 and in their First Term Airman’s Course at their first duty station they get Airmanship 300 with no in between, so that’s where Airmanship 200 comes in.”
  • Technical training now includes respect as part of curriculum

    A cultural development course delivered to Airmen during their initial technical training is adding a new topic to their mandatory curriculum: respect. The decision to add the new mandatory curriculum on respect came about in recognition of the importance of diversity in our Air Force. The Airmanship series stemmed from a working group in 2019 that identified a need for reshaping and defining Airmanship in early development stages for Airmen.
  • Air Force’s special warfare training builds physical, intellectual leaders ready to handle threats worldwide

    U.S. Army Gen. Richard D. Clarke, commander of U.S. Special Operations Command, saw firsthand how Air Education and Training Command officials ensure joint forces are well equipped with ready and lethal special operations Airmen during a visit here Oct. 16.
  • Training through time ensures USAF is second to none

    Second Air Force is known for transforming civilians into the Airmen we need to continue to dominate in air, space, and cyberspace. However, this was not always what the Numbered Air Force has been called to do.On Oct. 19, 1940, the Army Air Corps established the Northwest Air District, what we know today as Second Air Force, as the nation prepared
  • USECAF, CMSAF visit AETC to see adjusted training operations in response to COVID-19

    While performing duties as Under Secretary of the Air Force, Shon Manasco, along with Chief Master Sgt. of the Air Force Kaleth O. Wright, visited with Airmen at multiple training locations at JBSA and at Keesler Air Force Base, Mississippi, Apr. 22, 2020. The purpose of the visit was to see first-hand how Air Education and Training Command has adjusted operations to mitigate and minimize COVID-19 impacts to the basic, technical and flying training pipelines, all of which have been deemed mission essential.
  • A dark night leads to a bright career

    It was a zero illumination night in a Pave Low helicopter above the New Mexico desert when two pilots experienced a malfunction in their flight controls during a training mission. Normally, protocol is to land immediately. Due to the unique circumstances of that night, the flight crew hesitated to do so. “We didn’t know what the area below us
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