Category: 340th FTG News
  • MTI duty: The Air Force Reserve’s best kept secret

    Perhaps one of the most indelible memories of military service is the time spent at Basic Military Training, or BMT. For the eager young men and women aspiring to one day don the fabric of our nation, making it through BMT, under the watchful eye of the Military Training Instructor, is the price of admission. For most, BMT is a once in a lifetime
  • Duckworth named 340th FTG commander

    Lt. Col. Allen Duckworth, 97th Flying Training Squadron commander at Sheppard Air Force Base, Texas, has been tapped to command the 340th Flying Training Group here. Duckworth, a command pilot with more than 3,100 flying hours, has 450 combat hours in the A-10 supporting Operations Allied Force, Southern Watch, Iraqi Freedom and Enduring Freedom. A
  • 340th Flying Training Group hosts December MUTA

    Headquarters, 340th Flying Training Group Airmen gathered here the first week of December for the semi-annual mandatory unit training assembly, which included ancillary training, member recognition, a variety of awareness briefings, and a unit holiday dinner. Leader emphasis throughout the MUTA focused on professionalism, integrity, team
  • Profiles in Leadership Volume III: Maj. Christina Hopper- 5th Flying Training Squadron

    Maj. Christina “Thumper” Hopper is the first African-American female fighter pilot to fly in a major war. In her first F-16 assignment, she flew more than 100 combat hours in Operation IRAQI FREEDOM. Her most memorable mission was during one of the worst recorded sand storms in Iraqi history. Enroute to the target, her threat warning system was
  • AF Reserve refreshes 'Profiles' display at Pentagon

    The Office of the Air Force Reserve refreshed its Profiles in Leadership display here Dec. 8 with 16 new profiles. The display celebrates and honors Reserve Citizen Airmen and civilians and their contributions in serving the nation.
  • Attitude of gratitude: Where does it come from?

    Thanksgiving is upon us and with it comes traditions that vary from country to country, state to state, home to home. Whether it’s turkey, pumpkin pie and football, an annual vacation or watching “A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving” while you prepare the family feast, our rituals help define and refine us. Just the name of the holiday prepares us for the
  • 433rd Training Squadron Instructor earns top MTI award

    Master Sgt. Jason Wagner a nine-year Reserve Basic Military Training Instructor with the 340th Flying Training Group’s 433rd Training Squadron at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, Texas, has earned the Master Military Training Instructor “Blue Rope,” which adorns the iconic campaign hat. The MTI Blue Rope is reserved for the top 10 percent of the
  • Air Force seeks Reserve MTIs

     For Airmen looking for an opportunity outside of their current Air Force Specialty Code, openings within the Military Training Instructor career field may be the career-broadening opportunity they are looking for.Three members from Lackland’s 433rd Training Squadron at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland (JBSA-Lackland), Texas visited Niagara during
  • Sleepy drivers kill 6,400 annually

     Because the approaching winter holiday season is one of the busiest long-distance travel periods of the year, the 340th Flying Training Group Unit Safety Representative is reminding travelers that more vehicles on the road, many driven by tired, rushed or distracted drivers increases the risk of a crash.  “Starting with Thanksgiving, and then
  • USAFA flying team earns 31st consecutive intercollegiate victory

    The U.S. Air Force Academy’s precision flying team, assisted by 70th Flying Training Squadron Air Force Reserve instructor pilots, earned its 31st consecutive win at the National Intercollegiate Flying Association 2017 Region I Safety and Flight Evaluation Conference (SAFECON). During the week-long competition hosted at the USAF Academy, cadets