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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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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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