• Bowshot assumes command of 70th FTS

    JOINT-BASE SAN ANTONIO-Randolph, Texas – Lt. Col. Robert Bowshot assumed command of the 70th Flying Training Squadron, U.S. Air Force Academy, Colorado, during a Sept. 13 ceremony officiated by Col. Allen Duckworth, 340th Flying Training Group commander.Prior to accepting command, Bowshot served as the squadron director of operations.The 1999 Air
  • We grow Airmen - Reserve teams guide student through UPT mine-field

    JOINT-BASE SAN ANTONIO-Randolph, Texas – When 1st Lt. Mike Lane, Air National Guard member, arrived at Sheppard Air Force Base in May 2017 for undergraduate pilot training, he was beyond excited about his future and the chance to achieve his childhood dream of flying the F-16."Being a Viper (F-16) pilot is what I've always wanted to do," he said.He
  • Devil Cats fly, bike during annual 100-mile ride

    JOINT-BASE SAN ANTONIO-Randolph, Texas – Riding a bicycle for a hundred miles through the inferno that is summer in Texas sounds like fun, right? For some people at Sheppard Air Force Base in Wichita Falls, Texas, it's a great way to spend a weekend (at least once a year).Included among the 14,000 people who gathered from every corner of the
  • 340th FTG On-the-Spot Award winner: Master Sgt. Melissa Erwin

    JOINT-BASE SAN ANTONIO-Randolph, Texas – Master Sgt. Melissa Erwin, 340th Flying Training Group information technology superintendent, was named the August On-the-Spot Award winner by Col. Allen Duckworth, group commander.The commander implemented the award to provide immediate and visible recognition for the contributions of exceptional civilian
  • Reserve Citizen Airmen uses gliders to help heal wounded warriors

    Flying without an engine isn’t on most bucket lists, but it’s one of Lt. Col. Chris Rothe’s favorite ways to spend time, and because the U.S. Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs has a need for that skill, the 70th Flying Training Squadron instructor pilot gets to fly sans power as a Reservist, and gets to use his soaring skills to instruct Cadets
  • Suicide prevention is the responsibility of everyone

    JOINT-BASE SAN ANTONIO-Randolph, Texas – The Air Force is committed to the ultimate goal of never losing another Airman to suicide. Suicide is about more than numbers; it’s about the individuals and those who love and care for them. Every suicide attempt and death affects countless others who are impacted by the long-lasting consequences of
  • Reserve component officers attend international leadership course

    U.S. Air Force Reserve and Air National Guard officers, along with officers representing seven NATO-affiliated countries attended the 2019 International Junior Officer Leadership Development Seminar (IJOLDS), Aug. 4-10, at Her Majesty’s Australian Ship Harman, Canberra Australia.The week-long seminar, hosted by the Royal Australian Air Force
  • 27 selected for lieutenant colonel

    JOINT-BASE SAN ANTONIO-Randolph, Texas – More than two dozen Reserve Citizen Airmen from the 340th Flying Training Group and its squadrons have been selected for promotion to lieutenant colonel following calendar year 2019 Air Force Reserve line and non-line lieutenant colonel promotion selection boards, group officials announced
  • K-9 fixer upper: Volunteers spruce up dogs’ digs

    JOINT-BASE SAN ANTONIO-Randolph, Texas – It was a K-9 fixer upper opportunity that led two 340th Flying Training Group members who don’t have pets to spend an afternoon last week helping dogs who don’t have families.Master Sgt. Melissa Erwin, group information technology superintendent, and Anthoney Smith, financial management travel lead,
  • How pilot training has changed over the years

    With senior leadership making innovation a priority, the Air Force has changed how Airmen are trained and how they become proficient at their jobs. This in turn has changed the way the Air Force develops pilots and what pilot training currently looks like.

340th FTG Mission, Vision, Priorities