Category: 340th FTG News
  • SPOTLIGHT: Master Sgt. Amy Whitman-Rector

    WHERE ARE YOU FROM?I was born and raised in Reed City, Michigan -- a small little farming town in the northern Lower Peninsula. HOW LONG HAVE YOU BEEN IN THE AIR FORCE?I have been in the Air Force for 18 years. Prior to that, I was Army Reserve for 8 years. HOW LONG IN THE RESERVES? WHAT IS YOUR STATUS (AGR, TR, ART)?I have been a Reservist my
  • Johnson assumes command of 5th FTS

    Lt. Col. Matthew Johnson assumed command of the 5th Flying Training Squadron during a ceremony held July 31 in the Armed Forces Reserve Center.
  • Saving lives, one walk at a time

    JOINT-BASE SAN ANTONIO-Randolph, Texas – The steadily climbing number of companion animals lost, abandoned, abused, injured or killed around the country is so daunting that many who would like to help them are overwhelmed and discouraged. After all, what can one person do? Reserve Citizen Airman Senior Master Sgt. Kwame Tawiah, 340th Flying
  • 340th shirt wears many hats

    Traditional Reserve Citizen Airmen tend to be busy with civilian and military career responsibilities, as well as the day-to-day tasks that are part of life. Apparently that isn’t busy enough for people like 340th Flying Training Group First Sergeant Senior Master Sgt. Samuel Caballero, who effortlessly wears spouse and teammate, civilian
  • 340th FTG enlisted Airmen on developmental education list

    Air Force Reserve Personnel official announced today that two 340th Flying Training Group Airmen and one former 340th FTG member have been named to the annual Enlisted Developmental Education Board selection list. Senior Master Sgt. Andrea Cote, 70th FTG, earned selection as an alternate for the Reserve Component National Security Course. In this
  • How to make summer the best time of year

    Summertime and the livin’ is easy…mostly.  Summer is a favorite season for many, especially school-age children, living isn’t necessarily easy for those who fail to follow safety precautions. Master Sgt. Jennifer Robles, 340th Flying Training Group safety representative, offers reminders to help you make this Independence Day, and the summer, more
  • SPOTLIGHT: Master Sgt. Vianca Contreras

    WHERE ARE YOU FROM? I was born in Houston, TX, grew up in Elmendorf, TX HOW LONG HAVE YOU BEEN IN THE AIR FORCE? 19 yrs. HOW LONG IN THE RESERVES? WHAT IS YOUR STATUS (AGR, TR, ART)? AGR (4 yrs Active Duty + 7 yrs TR + 8 yrs AGR) WHY DID YOU JOIN? To serve my family and country. HOW LONG WITH THE 340TH FTG? Three yrs. WHAT IS YOUR DUTY TITLE?
  • SPOTLIGHT: Master Sgt. Melissa Erwin

    HOW LONG HAVE YOU BEEN IN THE AIR FORCE? 12 years HOW LONG IN THE RESERVES? WHAT IS YOUR STATUS (AGR, TR, ART)? I started as a Traditional Reservist with the 55th Combat Communications Squadron and transitioned to AGR at HQ AFRC in 2010, and I have been an AGR ever since. WHY DID YOU JOIN? It was a dream of mine to be an astronaut when I was 12. I
  • 340th FTG commander meets the Firebirds

    The Air Force Reserve Command’s 340th Flying Training Group commander, Col. Allen Duckworth, visited the 43rd Flying Training Squadron here June 25-26, spoke with the squadron’s leadership and observe daily operations.
  • 340th FTG commander coins 433rd Training Squadron instructor

    340th Flying Training Group Commander Col. Allen Duckworth coined Master Sgt. Jason Wagner, 433rd Training Squadron, during the squadron’s June unit training assembly to recognize the senior noncommissioned officer for exceptional performance. Located at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, the 433rd TRS (part of the 340th Flying Training Group) is the