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U.S. Air Force Maj. Justin Elliott, Air Force Strategic Policy fellow, was recorded while presenting a briefing at Joint Base San Antonio-Randolph, Texas on Feb. 22, 2018.  Elliott’s briefing, sharing an aviator’s perspective on physiological events in flight, is now being integrated into student undergraduate pilot training across Air Education and Training Command bases.  (U.S. Air Force photo by Melissa Peterson) Test pilot briefs T-6 nation
JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas—An F-16 Fighting Falcon’s sustained 9 g-force break turn is no small matter on a normal day.  Imagine yourself there. Your head weighs 180 pounds and your arms are pinned to the stick and throttle; let go of your breath the wrong way, and you watch the world fade from gray to black in an instant.  Now add to
0 3/13
2018
U.S. Air Force Maj. Gen. Patrick Doherty, 19th Air Force commander, and Maj. Lincoln Olsen, T-6 instructor pilot, conduct a T-6 Texan II safety check before conducting an operational demonstration at Joint Base San Antonio-Randolph, Texas, Feb. 21, 2018. Doherty was on the flightline getting test data first-hand during the command-wide T-6 operational pause. (U.S. Air Force photo by Sean Worrell) T-6 operational pause lifted today
JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO, Texas--Maj. Gen. Patrick Doherty, 19th Air Force commander, has ordered an end to the operational pause of the T-6 Texan II fleet, with flying operations resuming Feb. 27 following the collection and analysis of operational flight test data. The pause was the result of multiple unexplained physiological events experienced by
0 2/27
2018
Default Air Force Logo 19th Air Force commander directs T-6 operational pause
The 19th Air Force commander has issued an operational pause for all T-6 Texan II operations to ensure aircrew safety after a cluster of unexplained physiological events occurred at Columbus Air Force Base, Mississippi, Vance AFB, Oklahoma, and Sheppard AFB, Texas within the last week.
0 2/01
2018
Columbus Air Force Base, Mississippi, T-1 Government charge card required for Air Force travel
A recent change to a Defense Department travel instruction strengthens enforcement of an Air Force policy that requires travelers to use a Government Travel Charge Card, also known as an Individual Billing Account.
0 12/27
2017
Air Education and Training Command is looking to explore how people learn and making a more efficient path to pilots earning their wings by revolutionizing training through the Pilot Training Next initiative. (U.S. Air Force graphic by Staff Sgt. Chip Pons) AETC explores learning possibilities through new pilot training program
Air Education and Training Command is looking to explore how people learn and making a more efficient path to pilots earning their wings by revolutionizing training through the Pilot Training Next initiative. Scheduled to begin in February 2018, the program’s goal exemplifies the command’s concepts of the Continuum of Learning, including blended learning and data-centric facets by using existing and emerging technologies that can decrease the time and cost of training without sacrificing the depth of learning.
0 12/09
2017
Lt. Gen. Darryl Roberson, commander of Air Education and Training Command, passes the 19th Air Force guidon to Brig. Gen. Patrick J. Doherty, during the 19th Air Force change of command ceremony March 28, 2017, at Joint Base San Antonio-Randolph, Texas.  Members of the numbered Air Force unit will oversee 19 training locations, with 16 total force wings, 10 active duty, one Air Force Reserve and five Air National Guard units.  More than 32,000 members of 19th Air Force operate more than 1,350 aircraft from 29 different aircraft models.  Members of the 19th Air Force are responsible for training aircrews, air battle managers and weapons directors, plus Air Force Academy Airmanship Programs and Survival, Evasion, Resistance and Escape training.(U.S. Air Force photo by Joel Martinez) New commander takes reins at 19th AF
Wing commanders from across the Air Education and Training Command welcomed the new 19th Air Force commander during a change of command ceremony here March 28.
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