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  • 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
  • Air Force officials announce tour length changes

    After listening to feedback from Airmen and career field managers, Air Force officials are reducing targeted special duty and instructor tour lengths to create a more ready and resilient force.The tour length reduction from four to three years for military training instructors, military training leaders, Air Education and Training Command technical
  • Keesler welcomes new training wing commander

    Col. Heather W. Blackwell, assumed command of the 81st Training Wing from outgoing commander Col. Debra A. Lovette, during a change of command ceremony officiated by Maj. Gen. Timothy Leahy, Second Air Force commander, here, May 16.
  • Military Training Leaders: guiding future Airmen

    Military training leaders, the first link in the chain of command for Airmen in technical training, are responsible for shaping the future of the Air Force through every Airman, every day.“When an Airman arrives to tech school, it does not mark the end of their military training,” said Master Sgt. Sean Brasier, Second Air Force command military
  • Career field managers, AETC improve Keesler training environment

    The 81st Training Group hosted 31 career field managers affecting more than more than 27 career fields during the Career Field Manager Conference here Feb. 6-8.
  • Changes at HQ AETC focus on force development efforts

    This reorganization allows the Headquarters AETC staff to focus on broader force-development responsibilities, ensuring policy and strategy are aligned within the command and across the entire Air Force developmental enterprise.
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