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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,
0 10/05
2017
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
0 9/21
2017
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
0 9/20
2017
Education, Training, Experience: The Continuum of Learning Education, Training, Experience: The Continuum of Learning
Air Education and Training Command is reimagining how Airmen are developed, through a paradigm shift in education, training and capitalization of experiences in a new concept: the Continuum of Learning. The effort officially kicked off with a leadership summit last week, in which AETC senior leaders, wing commanders, command chiefs and
0 8/09
2017
In this artist’s heritage sketch, a Specialized Undergraduate Pilot Training student pilot prepares to fly a T-1A Jayhawk, the 48th Flying Training Squadron’s current aircraft with a P-38 Lightning reflected in a puddle on the ramp. This drawing represents the past, present and future of the 48th Squadron. (U.S Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Beaux Hebert) Know your heritage, live the mission: 100 years of 48th Squadron lineage
Along with the centennial commemoration of America’s entry into World War I, 2017 also marks the 100th anniversary of the 48th Squadron.
0 8/04
2017
Senior Airman Eric Contreras, 86th Communications Squadron systems acquisitions technician, connects wires to new computers for imaging on Ramstein Air Base, Germany, Aug. 3, 2017. The National Security Agency has directed all of the Department of Defense to make the transition to Microsoft Windows 10. The NSA directive puts all branches of the military on the same operating system for the first time ever. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Savannah L. Waters) Standardization across the board
Every day the U.S. Air Force rallies in defense against enemy forces wishing to inflict harm, whether it’s through physical harm or via cyberattacks. As the advancement of technology expands, cyber security is more important than ever. The National Security Agency has directed all of the Department of Defense to make the transition to Microsoft Windows 10. The NSA directive puts all branches of the military on the same operating system for the first time ever.
0 8/04
2017
SOES Airmen can now manage life insurance online
Airmen no longer need paper forms to manage their Servicemembers’ Group Life Insurance, thanks to the new SGLI Online Enrollment System, or SOES.
0 8/03
2017
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.
0 7/11
2017
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
0 6/14
2017
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.
0 6/12
2017
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