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)
Air Force Secretary Heather Wilson announced the results of an in-depth analysis aimed at outlining what the Air Force needs to implement the National Defense Strategy while speaking at the Air Force Association's annual Air, Space and Cyber conference Sept. 17.
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.'"
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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


Airman's Moments -airman from March AFB

Airman's Moments -airman from March AFB


Weapon of Choice

Weapon of Choice


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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.

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Check out this recent article featuring news on former 340th FTG Plans and Programs Chief, Lt. Col. Wendy Woodard as she settles into her new position as Commander, Air Force ROTC, Detachment 505 Pistoleros at New Mexico State University: http://newscenter.nmsu.edu/Articles/view/13190/new-leaders-take-command-of-nmsu-rotc-units
This week's photos feature Airmen from around the globe involved in activities supporting expeditionary operations and defending America. This weekly feature showcases the men and women of the Air Force. http://www.af.mil/News/Article-Display/Article/1568396/af-week-in-photos/
Interested in retraining to become an enlisted RPA pilot? Applications are due to AFPC by Oct. 31. Visit the Enlisted RPA Pilot webpage for more info: https://t.co/I2zZjKR53m
Are you retiring soon? How much do you know about the Survivor Benefit Plan? The SBP provides a monthly income (annuity) to any eligible spouse and children when a retired service member dies. Go here to get more info: http://www.militaryonesource.mil/-/understanding-the-survivor-benefit-plan
Nominate your exceptional Airmen for the 2018 National Public Service award by Aug. 3. Details here: http://www.afpc.af.mil/News/Article-Display/Article/1559026/air-force-seeks-2018-national-public-service-nominations/source/GovD/
Harnessing Airmen’s creativity has always been vital to the Air Force’s ability to improve our enterprise, but many times Airmen hesitate to submit ideas because they think they are too small or that they won't go anywhere. Many improvements are born of necessity; many begin with one small idea. No matter how big or small, your idea might be the next game changer! Check out this on-the-job innovation submitted by an Air Force veteran that led to an appearance on the TV show Shark Tank: https://www.youtube.com/watch?source=GovDelivery&v=crgXqPggouk
Interested in flying for the Air Force Reserve? Check out this video from one Citizen Airman who thinks it's the greatest job in the world: https://youtu.be/isVhPmF0QCM
Start Your Adventure: 30 - Air Force Reserve https://youtu.be/wfsqKCl48dY
Air Force In-Sights: Aim High https://youtu.be/cvxWu-dGBBs
BLUE: Episode 25: Pilot Pipeline https://youtu.be/6Q7U8fDwBsI
Let's take a look around the Air Force: https://youtu.be/CwKBXQDFyoQ
Members from Whiteman Air Force Base were asked what wearing the uniform means to them. Their responses helped craft a video highlighting Independence Day and our Airmen. https://defensetv.com/#/video:610348/search
On this look Around the Air Force, an Air Force astronaut prepares for six months on the International Space Station, Space X is awarded a launch contract, and Romanian Airmen graduate from the Senior NCO Academy. http://www.af.mil/News/Article-Display/Article/1563666/around-the-air-force-june-29/
Tough jobs: Someone has to do it. Thankfully folks like Master Sgt. Jessica Kendziorek rise to the challenge. Read on to see how this reservist copes with the tragedies she witnesses every day: http://www.403wg.afrc.af.mil/News/Commentaries/Display/Article/1555197/tough-jobs-how-one-reservist-copes-with-tragedy/
This week's photos feature Airmen from around the globe involved in activities supporting expeditionary operations and defending America. This weekly feature showcases the men and women of the Air Force. http://www.af.mil/News/Article-Display/Article/1563590/af-week-in-photos/
Check out these summer safety: tips to help prevent food poisoning http://www.jbsa.mil/News/News/Article/1558898/summer-safety-tips-to-prevent-food-poisoning/