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  • Air Force civic leaders experience AETC mission to recruit, train and educate exceptional Airmen

    The goal of the visit was to enable a better understanding of AETC and the Air Force mission. The civic leaders from around the country gained knowledge that enables them to better advocate for the service in multiple areas.
  • Aspiring Air Force pilots: Don’t let height standards get in the way

    The current height requirement to become an Air Force pilot is a standing height of 5 feet, 4 inches to 6 feet, 5 inches and a sitting height of 34-40 inches. These standard height requirements have been used for years to ensure candidates will safely fit into an operational aircraft and each of the prerequisite training aircraft
  • AETC announces 2020 Spark Tank winner

    The 381st Training Group’s idea to transform low-fidelity training into a student-centered, solid foundation for space warfighters and Air University’s “give makerspace” idea that enables creative, innovative Airmen to devise solutions in a dedicated makerspace by providing physical space to work in.
  • Air Force fields new hiring process for new first sergeants

    The Air Force has removed the first sergeant assignment from developmental special duty and is using a combination volunteer and nomination process when bringing on first sergeants for their initial assignments in the career field to ensure the right Airmen are selected and assigned to these special duty positions.
  • Air Force releases officer instructor and recruiting special duty candidate lists

    The release of the candidate lists is the next significant milestone in the Air Force’s initiative to transform the officer talent management process used to fill education, training and recruiting positions.
  • AETC welcomes new commander

    Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. David L. Goldfein presided over the ceremony and emphasized the importance of the AETC mission and he commended members of the command for their efforts. He listed Pilot Training Next, force development, a campaign of learning, squadron commander school and the overhaul of the officer and enlisted promotion systems as “future game changers for our Air Force and joint teams.”
  • Air Force looks at faster, smarter hardware acquisition and big data to help solve T-6 OBOGS issues

    While many of the OBOGS issues are markedly better than last year, the Air Force is looking at ways to procure hardware upgrades like the enhanced OBOGS faster and smarter, increase basic science and research and collect and apply new research data into acquisitions standards in order to properly address the broader issue of physiological events that cuts across all manned aviation.
  • Air Force’s top recruiter climbs even higher

    Master Sgt. Gervacio Maldonado, a former Health Professions recruiter and now flight chief with the 318th Recruiting Squadron, was surprised and ecstatic when he learned winning the 2018 Maj. Gen. A.J. Stewart Top AFRS Recruiter award would take him even higher.
  • Memorial for final WWII Doolittle Raider scheduled for April 18

    A memorial service to celebrate the life of retired Lt. Col. Richard “Dick” E. Cole will be held at Joint Base San Antonio-Randolph, Texas, April 18, beginning at 3 p.m. in Hangar 41.
  • AFPC hosts Squadron Commander Course

    The Air Force’s Personnel Center hosted its second squadron commander course March 18-22. After a six-year hiatus, the course was reinstituted in January and redesigned to provide new and sitting squadron commanders a first-hand opportunity to learn about key issues and processes about AFPC’s key programs and processes for talent management and care for Airmen and families.
  • PTN innovations move to undergraduate pilot training

    Beginning May 31, 2019, flying training wings across Air Education and Training Command will formally begin integrating innovations from Pilot Training Next into the undergraduate pilot training curriculum, 19th Air Force officials announced at the PTN Technology Expo held March 12-13.
  • 49th Wing training mission transfers to AETC

    The 49th Wing officially recognized the transfer of the base’s flying training mission to Air Education and Training Command during a ceremony Sept. 28.
  • KC-46 pilot selection board calls for nominations

    Pilots interested in becoming KC-46 tanker pilots to fill positions in the Air Force’s first two operational KC-46 squadrons at McConnell Air Force Base, Kansas, have until Sept. 7, 2018, to submit their application packages. (U.S. Air Force graphic by Kat Bailey)
  • AF names primaries, alternates for advanced studies

    Air Force officials announced the selection of 86 officers as primary or alternate participants for advanced studies at the nation’s advanced war fighting schools during the 2018-2019 academic year.
  • AFPC offers follow-on option to Airmen taking short tours

    Airmen selected for a dependent-restricted short tour for their second or later assignments can voluntarily apply to participate in the Follow-On assignment program, providing them greater flexibility in the assignment process and greater stability for their families.
  • November enlisted in-system supplemental promotion list released

    The Air Force selected 604 Airmen today for promotion via the enlisted in-system supplemental promotion process.
  • AETC leaders learn from Airmen who celebrate life

    Twenty-two Airmen, most from Air Education and Training Command and several from around the Air Force, presented their stories of resiliency and their ideas about how to celebrate life at AETC’s annual Senior Leaders' Conference at Joint Base San Antonio-Randolph Oct. 19, 2017.
  • AF selects more than 1,200 civilians for developmental education

    More than 1,200 Air Force civilian employees were selected for basic, intermediate and senior developmental education opportunities during the 2017 Civilian Developmental Education selection cycle.
  • Senior Air Force civilians presented Presidential Rank Awards

    Secretary of the Air Force Heather Wilson recognized the career achievements of 12 senior civilians during the 2016 Presidential Rank Awards Ceremony at the Pentagon July 14, 2017.
  • Air Force offers tuition assistance for civil service Ph.D. candidates

    Air Force officials recently approved tuition assistance funding for eligible Ph.D. candidates through the Civilian Tuition Assistance Program. Applications are due July 2, 2017 for academic programs this fall and need to include a strong justification statement explaining how the course work will benefit the Air Force mission.
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