• 97th FTS members change cancer patient’s life

    Although 97th Flying Training Squadron T-6 Instructor Pilot Lt. Col. Jeremy Downs didn’t know his neighbor’s grandson Connor at all, when he learned that the preschooler had been diagnosed with cancer and that the child wanted to be a pilot someday, Downs made up his mind to provide Connor with the most memorable day possible.He couldn’t do it
  • Citizen Airman enjoying his best life in Del Rio

    JOINT-BASE SAN ANTONIO-Randolph, Texas – Many people who have never been there think Laughlin Air Force Base, in Del Rio, Texas,  is too close to the edge of the earth. But one citizen Airman and his family are living their best life in Del Rio and they don’t have plans to move anytime soon.Lt. Col. Brian Boettger, 96th Flying Training Squadron,
  • 340th FTG helps fight hunger

    A dozen people from the 340th Flying Training Group headquarters (including two members’ spouses) joined forces with city-wide volunteers Feb. 22 to help fight hunger in southwest Texas. During the San Antonio Foodbank volunteer event, organized by Master Sgt. Angelina Manby, group occupational safety manager, and Tech. Sgt. Kassandra Farani,
  • New 433rd military training instructor earns commandant, instructor excellence awards

    JOINT-BASE SAN ANTONIO-Randolph, Texas – The 433rd Training Squadron, Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, welcomed four new military training instructors to the Raider family following the MTI school graduation this month. One of those graduates, Tech. Sgt. Sammuel Alanis, took home the commandant and excellence in instruction awards, as well. In
  • SPOTLIGHT: Anthony Griffin

    JOINT-BASE SAN ANTONIO-Randolph, Texas –  WHERE ARE YOU FROM? I was born on the island of St. Kitts; country of St. Kitts and Nevis. I moved to St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands after high school graduation. DID YOU SERVE IN THE MILITARY? I served more than 20 years in the Air Force HOW LONG WITH THE 340TH FTG? Almost seven months; started here July
  • 340th FTG, 39th FTS, 433rd TRS induct honorary commanders

    JOINT-BASE SAN ANTONIO-Randolph, Texas – The 340th Flying Training Group revitalized its honorary commander program, inducting three local civic leaders during a Feb. 1 ceremony here to serve as honorary commanders for the headquarters and the group’s two Joint-Base San Antonio, Texas squadrons: the 39th Flying Training Squadron and the 433rd
  • 340th FTG bids farewell to six HQ team members

    JOINT-BASE SAN ANTONIO-Randolph, Texas – In January the 340th Flying Training Group bid farewell to six long-serving team members. Here a farewell bid and wishes for good health, good luck and great success in their next career adventures.
  • 433rd MTI provides training, leadership skills to AFROTC Det. 845

    JOINT-BASE SAN ANTONIO-Randolph, Texas – Master Sgt.  Edward Rivera, 433rd Training Squadron military training instructor at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, Texas, visited Fort Worth, Texas Jan. 11 to give Texas Christian University Air Force Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC) Detachment 845 cadets a close-up view of the magic beneath the
  • On the Spot Award Winner: Senior Master Sgt. Jon Rousseaux

    JOINT-BASE SAN ANTONIO-Randolph, Texas – Senior Master Sgt. Jon Rousseaux, 340th Flying Training Group aviation resource management superintendent, was chosen as the December ‘On the Spot’ winner. Col. Allen Duckworth, 340th FTG Commander, created the award to facilitate On the Spot recognition, promote productivity and provide immediate and
  • SPOTLIGHT: Senior Master Sgt. Kwame Tawiah

     WHERE ARE YOU FROM?My father is from Ghana in West Africa my mother is from Brooklyn and I was raised in NY HOW LONG HAVE YOU BEEN IN THE AIR FORCE?I have been in the Air Force for 29 years HOW LONG IN THE RESERVES? WHAT IS YOUR STATUS? (AGR, TR, ART)?I have been in the reserves for 19 years. I am currently an AGR but I have also been an ART and a