Lt. Col. William and Lt. Col. Necia Pope pose for a family photo with their children in front of one of the Laughlin Air Force Base T-38 Talon aircraft, in which William Pope is an instructor pilot, assigned to the 96th Flying Training Squadron. Necia Pope is a flight surgeon at Laughlin. Being able to live, work and play in the same place for a flying couple took a lot of flexibility, patience and faith. Today, with some help and support from the Air Force Reserve, the family calls Del Rio, Texas, home. (Courtesy photo)
Majors Katrina and Joe Gagner pose with their kids for a family photo in front of a T-6 Texan training aircraft at Sheppard Air Force Base, Texas. The Gagners elected to transition from active duty to Reserve to enable them to have more control over their schedules and improve their work-life balance. As members of the Wichita Falls, Texas, community, they are also involved in activities to help others improve their lives. NOTE - Congratulations to the Gagners on the March birth of their third child. (Courtesy photo)
(U.S. Air Force photo by Janis El Shabazz)
Capt. Jennifer Trewett, 43rd Flying Training Squadron, Columbus AFB, Miss. executive officer, competes at the San Antonio Alpha Warrior proving grounds during the November 2018 Alpha Warrior Final Battle, the first-ever interservice competition between Airmen, Sailors and Soldiers. Trewett has trained aggressively for several years to compete in the Alpha Warrior state-of-the-art obstacle course. (U.S. Air Force photo by Debbie Gildea)
Military Training Instructor Senior Master Sgt. Jason Wagner (standing) facilitates the Professional DynaMetric Program Proscan assessment during the 37th Training Wing Senior Leader Conference held at the San Antonio, Texas, Alamodome Feb. 26 and 27. Wagner is one of a handful of MTIs who have recently completed certification on the PDP assessment, enabling them to help their San Antonio area teammates build stronger teams. (U.S. Air Force photo by Lt. Col. Christopher Victoria)
340th leaders gather for semi-annual summit
Maj. Elliott Nelsen (left) and Lt. Col. Jeremy Downs, 97th Flying Training Squadron, Sheppard Air Force Base, Texas, pose with Connor, a young cancer patient who had the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to be an aircraft commander for a day thanks to Downs and Nelsen. When they learned about Connor’s illness and his desire to be a pilot, the 97th FTS instructor pilots worked with teammates across the 80th Flying Training Wing to make sure Connor had a day he would never forget. (Courtesy photo)
Lt. Col. Brian Boettger’s family, including his wife and three kids pictured here at the local rodeo, have found an active, fulfilling life in the Del Rio, Texas, community outside Laughlin Air Force Base, where Boettger is an instructor pilot for the 96th Flying Training Squadron. He and his wife are active coaches and leaders in the youth sports arena, and their kids are engaged in a host of sports and other activities. They are fully integrated into a caring community that they look forward to sharing with others. (Courtesy photo)
Headquarters 340 Flying Training Group Airmen and family members pose at the SA Foodbank in front of a nearly empty space, previously filled with cartons and bins and boxes and palettes of food waiting to be sorted. The team helped sort 10,000-plus pounds of food, representing more than 8,300 meals. Pictured are (left side, left to right) Tech. Sgt. Kassandra Farani, Col. Allen Duckworth, Tech. Sgt. Shakeeta Thomas, Jeanne Goetze, Tech. Sgt. Amosa Farani and Chief Master Sgt. Scott Goetze, and (right side, right to left, front row), Master Sgt. Natasha Todd, Master Sgt. Angelina Manby, and Tech. Sgt. Jaclyn Johnson, and (back row, right to left) Senior Master Sgt. Craig Pfister and Senior Master Sgt. Kwame Tawiah. Not pictured: Master Sgt. Faith Wells. (U.S. Air Force photo by Debbie Gildea)
Anthony Griffin is the 340th FTG Budget Analyst. (U.S. Air Force photo by Janis El Shabazz)
340th Flying Training Group Commander Col. Allen Duckworth welcomes distinguished visitors to the Feb. 1 honorary commander induction ceremony held at Joint Base San Antonio-Randolph, Texas. (U.S. Air Force photo by Sean Worrell)
Master Sgt. Edward Rivera, a military training instructor with the 433rd Training Squadron at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, instructs AFROTC Det. 845 cadets at Texas Christian University, Fort Worth, Texas, on military customs and courtesies. (Photo by Clayton Church, US Army Corps of Engineers)
Senior Master Sgt. Jon Rousseaux (U.S, Air Force graphic)
Lt. Col. Kristen Kent, right, accepts the 39th Flying Training Squadron guidon from Col. Allen Duckworth, 340th Flying Training Group commander, during an assumption-of-command ceremony held Dec. 6 at Joint Base San Antonio, Texas. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Brianne Blackstock)
Maj. Justin Warner, 97th Flying Training Squadron IFF instructor, stands next to retired Lt. Col. Stephen Wolfe and his daughter after being awarded the Airman’s Medal Nov. 27, 2018, at Sheppard Air Force Base, Texas. Warner pulled Wolfe and his daughter out of their burning vehicle in January 2018 after it flipped several times. The Airman’s Medal is the Air Force’s highest non-combat award and is given for acts of heroism, usually at the voluntary risk of their own life. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Robert L. McIlrath)
Maj. Gen. Craig LaFave, 22nd Air Force commander (far right), provides thanks 433rd Training Squadron Commander Lt. Col. Christopher Victoria for preparing a space for the 22nd Air Force Senior Leader Summit held at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, Texas, Nov. 13-15. (U.S. Air Force photo by Janis El Shabazz).

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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.

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