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  • DOD civilians, contractors design, develop variety of training devices

    More than 40 Department of Defense civilians and contractors who work in four facilities on the north side of Joint Base San Antonio-Randolph are engaged in a vital mission that impacts thousands of Air Force members throughout Air Education and Training Command and at other DOD organizations.They're assigned to the 902nd Mission Support Group
  • Airman makes a splash while giving back to community

    Military members find many ways to be involved in their communities--some volunteer to clean schools, build homes or visit elderly veterans, while others might use life experiences to mentor youth.In 2011, Lance Thornton, then a Buffalo (N.Y.) State College student-athlete, hung up his goggles and swimwear to join the Air Force and eventually
  • Health care professionals recommend flu shots

    Autumn is just a few weeks away, the time of year when oppressive summer heat gives way to cooler weather.It's also the time of year when flu activity begins, reaching its peak in January or February, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.However, people need not suffer any of the symptoms associated with the flu, including
  • Shadow program allows Airman to see Air Force through chiefs' eyes

    An Airman from the 902nd Contracting Squadron saw a "bigger picture of the Air Force" last week when he spent a day with one of the highest-ranking senior NCOs at Joint Base San Antonio-Randolph.Airman 1st Class William Underhill, 902nd CONS contracting specialist, experienced a day in the life of Chief Master Sgt. Gerardo Tapia, Air Education and
  • Public Affairs Center of Excellence enables Airmen to share the Air Force story

    Educating Airmen on telling their story, and the broader Air Force story, is part of the mission of the United States Air Force Public Affairs Center of Excellence.Established in 1998, PACE instructors provide public affairs-related education and training through the continuum of both officer and enlisted professional military education.Through the
  • AETC Vice Commander to retire after 33 years of service

    A desire to fly fueled a military career for Lt. Gen. Douglas H. Owens. Now the vice commander of Air Education and Training Command is set to hang up his uniform after more than 33 years of service.Owens has proudly continued a family legacy that began during World War II by his father, Billy H Owens, an Army noncommissioned officer, who also
  • Luke Airman inspired to run marathon

    She was never a runner, and when she did run, it was during mandatory physical training sessions. One day someone challenged and inspired her to run more than she ever imagined.The moment Airman 1st Class Kristina Sanford, 607th Air Control Squadron radio frequency transmissions systems technician, crossed the finish line at the OC Marathon, in
  • Air Force reservist goes officer, beauty queen

    It's not often that the two very different worlds of beauty pageants and military service intersect, but for newly commissioned 2nd Lt. Cara Lustig, they are a perfect fit. Graduating from commissioned officer training today, Lustig, who also serves as Miss Rhode Island 2013, will immediately head to Washington, D.C., to compete in the Miss United
  • AETC military members must complete form for high-risk activity

    When choosing to participate in off-duty high-risk activities, Air Force members are highly encouraged, and Air Education and Training Command members are required, to fill out paperwork notifying their supervisors.Air Force Instruction 91-202, U.S. Air Force Mishap Prevention Program, adopted changes in August 2011 encouraging supervisors Air
  • 81st Medical Group deploys to Belize

    Thirty-three Keesler medical and dental professionals joined 41 other U.S. Air Force and Canadian military counterparts to participate in a portion of the "New Horizons Belize 2013" medical and dental training exercises conducted in the Central American nation. The annual training exercise for U.S. military civil engineers, medical and dental
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