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CUTLINE: Lt. Col. Andrew Kissinger (center) and Maj. Andrew Van De Walle (right), 39th Flying Training Squadron, prepare for a familiarization flight for visiting U.S. Coast Guard Commander Capt. Tony Hahn (left). The USCG Corpus Christi sector commander/air station commanding officer reached out to the 39th FTG to discuss pilot retention/recruiting and reserve integration benefits. (Photo by Debbie Gildea, 340th Flying Training Group Public Affairs). 39th FTS develops partnership with regional USCG
The 39th Flying Training Squadron recently hosted Coast Guard Sector/Air Station Corpus Christi Commanding Officer Capt. Richard “Tony” Hahn during an interagency partnership visit. Hahn, whose Corpus-area team averages 80-plus life-saving rescues, assists nearly 600 people in distress, and manages more than $3 million in real property annually,
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Lt. Col. Thomas J. Nefe, Director of Resources and Readiness, 240th Civil Engineer Flight, Colorado Air National Guard, Buckley AFB, presents the American flag to Linne (Royal) Haddock during the memorial service at Logan National Cemetery in Denver for Haddock’s father, Col. Frank Royal, who passed away in November. Royal commanded the 39th Fighter Squadron during World War II in New Guinea, making one air-to-air kill July 4, 1942. (Photo by Senior Airman Alyssa Duprey, 460th Space Wing Public Affairs). 39th FTS flyover pays tribute to legendary WWII commander
A 39th Flying Training Squadron T-38C “missing man formation” flyover in Denver last month, led by 39th FTS commander Lt. Col. Kyle Goldstein, paid tribute to the life and service of “legendary” World War II veteran, Col. (retired) Frank Royal, who died in November at the age of 101. Royal, who joined the U.S. Army Air Corps in 1940, was the first
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Reserve Airmen from the 340th Flying Training Group’s 70th Flying Training Squadron at the Air Force Academy, Colorado Springs, Colo. load more than 600 pounds of relief supplies to deliver to citizens in Beaumont, Texas after Hurricane Harvey. (Courtesy photo). 70th Flying Training Squadron Airmen donate and deliver hurricane relief supplies to South Texas
Following Hurricane Harvey’s path of destruction, many communities in south Texas were isolated from normal distribution chains and running critically short on essential supplies. Reserve Airmen from the 340th Flying Training Group’s 70th Flying Training Squadron at the Air Force Academy, Colorado Springs, Colo., teamed up with an
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Lt. Col. Peter Hansen, right, accepts the 5th Flying Training Squadron’s guidon from Col. Roger Suro, 340th Flying Training Group commander, during a change-of-command ceremony held July 7 in the Base Auditorium at Vance Air Force Base, Oklahoma. (U.S. Air Force photo/ Terry Wasson) Hansen takes command of 5th FTS
Lt. Col. Peter Hansen accepted command of the 5th Flying Training Squadron during a change-of-command ceremony held July 7 in the Base Auditorium.
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Col. Roger Suro, 340 Flying Training Group Commander, coins Lt. Col. Charlan Poirson at Joint Base San Antonio-Randolph, Texas.  Poirson was celebrated during the unit's MUTA, June 8-9 in recognition of her being named to the Key Personnel List and for her service as the Group’s Deputy Commander. She will soon depart for a new position working for Brig. Gen. Ellen Moore at the Air Reserve Personnel Center. (Photo by Janis El Shabazz, 340 FTG Public Affairs). 340th Flying Training Group hosts spring MUTA
The 340th Flying Training Group held its spring mandatory unit training assembly (MUTA) at Joint Base San Antonio-Randolph, Texas, on June 8-9. During the MUTA, Col. Roger Suro, 340 FTG commander, presented an overview of his strategic priorities, his leadership vision, and emphasized adherence to Department of Defense and Air Force Reserve Command
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Col. (ret) Forrest “Dutch” Kissinger (left) prior to his deployment to Vietnam in 1968. He served as a fighter pilot during the war, flying the F-4 Phantom. He would inspire his son, Lt. Col. Andrew "Kisser" Kissinger (right) to become an Air Force pilot. Father’s influence creates legacy of pilots
Having a fighter pilot inspire you to join the Air Force is fairly common, but having that inspiration living in the same house adds a different outlook.
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ABC’s “The View” hosts Sunny Hostin and Sara Haines talk with (l-r) Lt. Col. Thomas Lessner, retired Master Sgt. Christian MacKenzie, retired Senior Master Sgt. Randy Kensey and retired Senior Master Sgt. Robert Colanino. The four airmen were reunited on the show May 25, more than a decade since their MH-53 helicopter crashed in Iraq in 2004. (ABC courtesy photo). 340th Flying Training Group Airman featured on the ‘The View’
Lt. Col. Thomas Lessner, Air Force Reserve Command T-1 Instructor Pilot and 39th Flying Training Squadron assistant director of operations with the 340 Flying Training Group, Joint Base San Antonio-Randolph, Texas, was a featured guest on ABC's “The View” today. Lessner appeared on the show in support of a larger Memorial Day tribute featuring
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Master Sgt. Carlos Recoder, 433rd Training Squadron military training instructor recruiting noncommissioned officer in charge, speaks to the 403rd Wing Development and Training Flight about what to expect during basic military training May 6, 2017 at Keesler Air Force Base, Mississippi. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Heather Heiney) Air Force Reserve recruiting military training instructors
Beneath the shadows of deep blue campaign hats, military training instructors march flights of Airmen down the Lackland bomb run during each basic military training graduation. It is the culmination of weeks spent transforming civilians into warriors.
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Lt. Col. Kyle Goldstein, 39th Flying Training Squadron commander, prepares to take off in a T-38 C Talon May 4, 2017, at Joint Base San Antonio-Randolph, Texas during the Cobras in the Clouds exercise. The exercise gave 39th FTS members a chance to practice their war-time mission of taking control of the training mission of the 12th Operations Group. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Stormy Archer) 39th FTS Cobras fill the sky at JBSA-Randolph
Reservists from the 39th Flying Training Squadron executed a training and readiness exercise called Cobras in the Clouds May 4 at JBSA-Randolph, Texas. The exercise gave 39th FTS members a chance to practice their wartime mission of taking control of the training mission of the 12th Operations Group. “If something were to happen and we were to
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Lt. Col. Allen Duckworth (right) took command of the 97 FTS in Change of Command ceremonies at Sheppard Air Force Base, Texas, April 28. Here, Duckworth accepts the 97 FTS guidon from Col. Roger Suro, Commander of the 340th Flying Training Group, Joint Base San Antonio-Randolph-Texas. These ceremonies represent the formal passing of responsibility, authority and accountability of command from one officer to another (U.S. Air Force photo Duckworth takes command of 97th Flying Training Squadron
Lt. Col. Allen “JAKS” Duckworth assumed command of the 97th Flying Training Squadron from Lt. Col. William Kennedy during a change of command ceremony held at Sheppard Air Force Base, Texas, April 28, 2017.Duckworth is responsible for the participation and operations of 26 Active Guard and reserve and Associate Reserve Technician s well as 50
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