Tech. Sgt. Brianne Blackstock (U.S. Air Force graphic).
Col. Allen Duckworth, commander of the 340th Flying Training Group, JBSA-Randolph, Texas congratulates to Master Sgt. Jennifer Robles on her reenlistment. (U.S. Air Force photo by Janis El Shabazz)
Col. Allen Duckworth, commander of the 340th Flying Training Group, JBSA-Randolph, Texas, poses with new SNCO inductees, Master Sgt. Angelina Manby, Senior Master Sgt. Craig Pfister and 340th FTG group superintendent, Chief Master Sgt. Scott Goetze following ceremonies here Nov. 1. (U.S. Air Force photo by Janis El Shabazz)
Master Sgt. Tainell Pettengill, 340th FTG Security Manger and Admin Support Supervisor, answers a question during the continuous process improvement event held here on Sept. 27, to develop ways to retain more Air Force career enlisted aviator training slots. (U.S. Air Force photo by Janis El Shabazz)
(Left to right) Lt. Col. Arthur Alcantara, 47th Operations Group deputy commander, Laughlin Air Force Base, Del Rio, Texas; Nanca Rodriguez, 86th Flying Training Squadron honorary commander; 96th Flying Training Squadron honorary commander Emily Cooper; and Lt. Col. Keith Shearin, 96th FTS commander pose for a photo after their honorary commander orientation flight.
Chief Master Sgt. Scott A. Goetze
MEET THE 340TH FTG HQ AIRMEN
Master Sgt. Robert Sanchez, 340th FTG education and training chief, introduces gourd dancers and veterans during the 2018 Texas American Indian Heritage Day events held here Sept. 28. (U.S. Air Force photo by Janis El Shabazz)
Lt. Col. Tom McElhinney, 43rd Flying Training Squadron commander, and Elaine Hobson, former 43rd Flying Training Squadron secretary welcomes attendees during the dedication ceremony for the squadron’s new building Sept. 28, 2018, on Columbus Air Force Base, Mississippi. Hobson recently retired after 17 years of civil service. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman Hannah Bean)
Master Sgt. Melissa Erwin, 340th Flying Training Group stands vigil at the Missing Man Monument during Sept. 17 POW/MIA Recognition Week observances at Joint Base San Antonio-Randolph, Texas. (U.S. Air Force photo by Janis El Shabazz)
New leadership teams will assume command at the 39th and 96th Flying Training Squadrons in December. (U.S. Air Force graphic)
340th Flying Training Group leaders and staff joined squadron leaders and Total Force advisors from 19th Air Force, 22nd Air Force, Air Education and Training Command and Air Force Reserve Command for an Aug. 27-29 strategic alignment event at Joint Base San Antonio-Randolph, Texas, to develop the group’s strategic direction. (U.S. Air Force photo by Debbie Gildea)
Lt. Col. Keith Shearin, 96th Flying Training Squadron commander, goes into the role of a Citizen Airman in Laughlin's big picture. "Regardless of the reservist’s status or background, the 96th FTS is proud to contribute to Laughlin’s total force unit," Shearin said. "Our Total Force Integration reinforces the base’s mantra 'We are Laughlin.'"

Air Force Videos

A Pilot's Journey

A Pilot's Journey


"Find You" - Max Impact


Winning Your Wings II

Winning Your Wings II


We Are Reserve Citizen Airmen. We Are Limitless

We Are Reserve Citizen Airmen. We Are Limitless


Newest PACE video highlights team concept, contributions of Civilian employees

Newest PACE video highlights team concept, contributions of Civilian employees


AF announces Enlisted Professional Military Education redesign

AF announces Enlisted Professional Military Education redesign


39th FTS Cobras fill the sky at JBSA-Randolph

39th FTS Cobras fill the sky at JBSA-Randolph


Forever a Thunderbird

Forever a Thunderbird


The First Command: An Endless Legacy

The First Command: An Endless Legacy


A message to the force: Trust and character

A message to the force: Trust and character


Multi-Domain Command & Control

Multi-Domain Command & Control


Family Advocacy Helps Families Communicate!

Family Advocacy Helps Families Communicate!


Maj. Hopper on Harry Connick

Maj. Hopper on Harry Connick


Weapon of Choice

Weapon of Choice


MISSION

The 340th Flying Training Group headquartered at Joint Base San Antonio, supports Air Education and Training Command's Specialized Undergraduate Pilot Training, Joint Primary Pilot Training, Pilot Instructor Training, Introduction to Fighter Fundamentals, Euro-NATO Joint Jet Pilot TrainingBasic Military Training and the United States Air Force Academy's Airmanship Programs.

The 340th is the largest flying group in the Air Force, consisting of 425 instructor pilots assigned to six squadrons at
Vance AFBJoint Base San Antonio Columbus AFBLaughlin AFBSheppard AFB, and USAFA. Instructors are vital to one of the most rewarding missions in military flying -- training and mentoring the next generation of Air Force officers and pilots.

Instructors fly a variety of aircraft, including the 
T-1A JayhawkT-6A Texan IIT-38 TalonT-41A, T-51A, T-52A, TG-15/TG-16 gliders, and UV-18B Twin Otter. There are openings with the 340th for traditional Reserve and active Guard and Reserve instructor pilots and jumpmasters.

340TH FTG LINKS


340TH FTG COMMANDER

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