HomeNewsArticle Display

AETC launches podcast focused on “Developing Mach-21 Airmen”

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas (AFNS) -- Air Education and Training Command has launched a new professional development podcast to help communicate and inform Total Force Airmen across the globe on relevant, timely topics related to the recruiting, training, education and development fields.

The “Developing Mach-21 Airmen” podcast will provide visibility on emerging issues, as well as impactful insight on leadership and lessons learned from the field through conversations with subject matter experts and leaders, in an easy-to-listen to format available on demand.

“This is a great way for us to connect with big “A” Airmen across the Air Force enterprise in a modern, relatable way,” said Chief Master Sgt. Juliet Gudgel, AETC command chief. “Providing content that is both engaging and useful to the audience, as well as accessible to listeners anywhere, at any time, to further enable them as lifelong learners is the goal.”

While there will be interviews with senior leaders, much of the content will come from Airmen working out in the field, allowing them to share their experiences and lessons learned with other Airmen.

“This effort is part of the continuum of learning and helps develop the force,” Gudgel said. “Connecting the Airmen who are accomplishing the day-to-day business of making the AETC mission happen, like our recruiters, our technical training school instructors, instructor pilots, etc., with Airmen out in the operational Air Force is a top priority.”

The first episode features a conversation with Chief Master Sgt. Lee Hoover, 737th Training Group and Air Force Basic Military Training superintendent at JBSA-Lackland, Texas, who goes in-depth on the recent changes to the BMT curriculum designed to improve the lethality and readiness of graduates, a top focus area for Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. David L. Goldfein. Tech. Sgt. Erik Garza, BMT’s Military Training Instructor of the Year from the 323rd Training Squadron, joins the conversation, providing insight from the MTI perspective on the changes, what leaders can expect from the service’s newest Airmen, and how rewarding it is to inspire and develop Airmen at BMT.

Future episodes are set to cover a wide range of topics, including recruiting and why Airmen should consider it; innovation; Pilot Training Next, which is the Air Force’s experimental approach to learning; how virtual reality, augmented reality and mixed-reality are changing the landscape of technical training, and much more.

New episodes are scheduled for release each month.

The podcasts are available across a variety of mobile digital platforms, including subscription through Apple Podcasts. For Android or Google mobile users, the podcast can be found on their favorite third-party podcast phone application. Additionally, the podcasts can also be accessed on government computers on the “Developing Mach-21 Airmen” page on the AETC website under the "News" tab, as well as on the Defense Visual Information Distribution Service website.

Engage

Facebook Twitter
The opening of Cargo City successfully transitions operations from the #USAF & Coalition Abdullah Al-Mubarak Air Ba… https://t.co/K73PkhjpNY
RT @AirmanMagazine: It started as a dare between two pilots... The @usairforce Hurricane Hunters save lives by flying through hurricanes t…
RT @ActingSecAF: Thanks to this crew for making the right call and saving the life of a fellow service member. https://t.co/cP4KCIQFgD
The Space Test Program-2 will provide the #USAF with insight into the SpaceX booster recovery and refurbishing proc… https://t.co/qYhlj7Je9V
RT @ActingSecAF: Happy birthday @USArmy. 244 years of defending our nation. @SecArmy https://t.co/AfMoPxwbd8
RT @DeptofDefense: “They’re really noisy, but I love them.” This @USAirForce F-15 Eagle crew chief from the @142ndFW shares his motivation…
Today, America recognizes the birth of Old Glory with its own holiday. Flag Day was first celebrated in 1877 to mar… https://t.co/wqoEjdqQFy
#FollowFriday! @ActingSecAF Matthew Donovan is responsible for the affairs of the #USAF, including the organizing,… https://t.co/28IlKOKWMq
.@NellisAFB fixed wing aircrews are flight-testing new prototype helmets this summer, thanks in part to an accelera… https://t.co/4HSUGSk3Qg
The 2019 @warriorgames Opening Ceremony is set for 6/22 @AmalieArena w/@HunterHayes! Stay up to date with your… https://t.co/u34QuBnpdo
.@AETCommand's latest #podcast series dives into "Developing Mach-21 #Airmen," providing visibility on recruiting,… https://t.co/CGSHJonQAT
RT @ActingSecAF: Thanks to the support of Congress, the @usairforce is developing game changing technology. #fasterandsmarter https://t.co/…
#DYK, Flight equipment has historically been designed to fit males because there are statistically more male… https://t.co/iJnSp1pV74
.@AirForceReserve #Airmen rescues an 8yr old boy from flood waters, in Prague, Oklahoma. #USAFhttps://t.co/Y4efafIkO6
#DYK, Individuals w/ disabilities comprise a large part of the #USAF civilian force. As part of the American Disabi… https://t.co/LOP14Xhg4j
Two of #AirForce's newest aircraft complete receiver certification, moving one step closer to enhancing #warfigtherhttps://t.co/F6pvB6PEac
.@HQAirUniversity's Squadron Officer School students collaborate to explore ways #AI can solve #AirForce issues and… https://t.co/QBCFwaGUdh
Vandenberg #AirForce Base is set to support the @SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket launch, carrying the RADARSAT Constellation… https://t.co/PohIOze3HC