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Maj. William ‘Bubba’ Pope poses for a photo on the flight line at Laughlin Air Force Base, Texas, before take off (Photo by 47th Flying Training Wing Public Affairs). Reserve Student Pilot Chosen for Instructor Duties
This year, for the first time in the history of the 340th Flying Training Group, a reservist will become a First Assignment Instructor Pilot. Maj. William “Bubba” Pope will start his FAIP assignment with the 96th Flying Training Squadron at Laughlin Air Force Base, Del Rio, Texas, this summer. “Maj. Pope has an outstanding personality and demeanor
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L to R: Sandra (holding the Rousseaux’s youngest son Gabriel), Jon Rousseaux, Dr. Amy Holder and Maj. (Dr.) Dax Holder. Dr. Amy Holder was one of Joshua’s doctors while he was in the PICU and she was the doctor in the room with the Rousseauxs when Joshua passed away. (Courtesy photo). RESILIENCY: One Airman’s story of faith and service
Senior Master Sgt. Jon Rousseaux was like many children who grew up in a military family. The self-described man of faith and service followed his father, a retired chief, into the Air Force -- and after 19 years, he is still at it. In fact, he just reenlisted for four more years. Rousseaux’s years of service have strengthened his faith and
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Tech. Sgt. Serenna Harmon, a Basic Military Instructor at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, Texas, pushes a flight of trainees as a film crew captures the action. Harmon was selected to participate in the Profession of Arms Center of Excellence’s newest Heritage Today video that focuses on Air Education and Training Command. Filming was conducted over two days around Joint Base San Antonio in early February and features a number of military and civilians in instructor and training positions. (U.S. Air Force photo by Christa D’Andrea) New AETC video reflects on the value of duty within the First Command
NOTE:  This video was narrated by Technical Sgt. Raymond Santiago, a military training instructor with  the 340th Flying Traing Group, 433rd Training Squadron at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, Texas.“Every Airman bears a responsibility – not to self, but to our fellow Airmen, to our country. To ensure that when we hang up our uniform at the end
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Maj.  Thomas Lessner, 39th Flying Training Squadron instructor pilot, poses for a photo with his wife Kathleen and daughter Dottie after giving a news interview February 27, 2017.  (U.S. Air Force by Sean M. Worrell) Resilience binds reservist’s family during times of trial
JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas-- Air Force Instruction 90-506, which establishes the requirements for Comprehensive Airman Fitness to enhance the resilience of individuals, families and communities, defines resilience as “the ability to withstand, recover and grow in the face of stressors and changing demands.”Overcoming their trials and
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The Department of Defense recently reinstated a 180-day hiring restriction for military retirees entering government service. (U.S. Air Force graphic by Staff Sgt. Alexx Pons) 180-day civilian hiring restriction reinstated for military retirees
Military retirees seeking to enter civil service in the Department of Defense now require a waiver if they are within 180 days following their official date of retirement.The new DoD requirement took effect Dec. 23, 2016, as part of the National Defense Authorization Act of fiscal year 2017. However, personnel who fall under a special salary rate
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Retired Air Force Lt. Col. Todd Ernst shares memories of his friend Maj. Pete “Oly” Jahns with family and dignitaries at a ceremony on Feb. 13 at Joint Base San Antonio-Randolph, Texas honoring him for his efforts to get legislation changed to ensure Reserve and Guard families receive the same survivor benefits as active duty service members. Jahns perished on March 19, 2003, in a T-38 crash during a routine training flight at JBSA-Randolph. (Air Force photo by Janis El Shabazz, 340th Flying Training Group Public Affairs) Citizen Airmen recognized for DOD-wide impact
Retired Lt. Col. Todd Ernst believes the notion of “taking care of the military family” starts with taking care of your fellow Airmen. At a ceremony held here on Feb. 13, Ernst was recognized for doing just that. His efforts to help a fallen airman’s family led to a legislative change that ensures the more than 700,000 currently serving Reserve and
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340th Flying Training Group Superintendent, Chief Master Sgt. Jimmie Morris, greets John Fedrico, deputy assistant Secretary of the Air Force for  Reserve Affairs and Airman Readiness, during his visit here Feb. 13. Fedrico presented a letter of thanks to one of the unit’s own, retired Air Force Lt. Col. Todd Ernst. Ernst was honored for his efforts to help ensure families of Reserve and Guard service members receive the same survivor benefits as active duty service members. Fedrico also received a mission brief and got to experience the unit’s operations first hand. (Air Force photo by Janis El Shabazz, 340 FTG Public Affairs) Reserve Affairs senior civilian visits 340 FTG
The 340th Flying Training Group hosted John Fedrigo, deputy assistant Secretary of the Air Force for Reserve Affairs and Airman Readiness, here on Feb. 13. During the visit, Fedrigo was briefed on the 340 FTG mission and experienced the operations firsthand.As a member of the Senior Executive Service charged with planning, establishing policy for
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U.S. Air Force Master Sgt. Carlos Recorder, 433rd Training Squadron military training instructor, speaks to a group of Airmen from the 307th Bomb Wing during a recruiting session at Barksdale Air Force Base, La., Feb. 11, 2017.  Recorder spoke of the need for qualified Airmen to train the Air Force of tomorrow and all the benefits, tangible and intangible, that come with the job.  Airmen were able to get their questions answered about becoming a MTI and meet individually with Recorder after the session. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Ted Daigle/Released) Talking About Training
A military training instructor from the 433rd Training Squadron at Lackland Air Force Base, Texas, visited the 307th Bomb Wing Feb. 11, 2017, looking for the best of the best to help train the future of the U.S. Air Force. Master Sgt. Carlos Recoder, 433rd TRS MTI, came to Barksdale Air Force Base, La., to recruit Air Force Reserve members as
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Dr. Gordon Curphy, leadership expert, briefs 39th Flying Training Squadron leadership at the JBSA-Randolph Parr Officer’s Club, Jan. 18, during a forum that took an in-depth look into squadron mission and leadership practices in the 39th FTS. (Photo by Janis El Shabazz) 39th Flying Training Squadron hosts leadership forum
The 39th Flying Training Squadron hosted leadership expert Dr. Gordon Curphy for an in-depth look into squadron mission and leadership practices on Jan. 18 at the Joint Base San Antonio-Randolph Parr Officer’s Club. Curphy, a previous Air Force Academy graduate and instructor, helps organizations improve leadership bench strength, coach senior
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Staff Sgt. Barrett Cain III, 433rd Security Forces Squadron, greats his wife, Krystal and his son, Cain IV, upon his return Jan. 19, 2017 at the San Antonio International Airport, Texas. Thirteen Citizen Airmen returned from a six-month deployment to Southwest Asia in support of Operation Inherent Resolve. 433rd Security Forces Airmen return from deployment
Thirteen Citizen Airmen from the 433rd Security Forces Squadron returned from a
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