• Never fly faster than your guardian angel can maintain your equipment

    On Sept. 18, 2018, a T-6A Texan II training sortie from JBSA-Randolph experienced an in-flight emergency requiring the pilots to eject from the aircraft. The investigation is underway. Limitations on discussing the technical aspects of the incident present a unique opportunity to focus on the human story so easily lost in a sea of facts, figures and carefully worded press releases; an opportunity to focus on the pilots, the dedicated team of maintenance professionals whose equipment saved their lives and how their destinies became inextricably linked on that warm September afternoon.
  • 340th FTG holds SNCO Induction Ceremony

    JOINT-BASE SAN ANTONIO-Randolph, Texas – Members from the 340th Flying Training Group gathered to celebrate the induction of Senior Master Sgt. Craig Pfister and Master Sgt. Angelina Manby into the senior noncommissioned officer corps at Joint Base San Antonio-Randolph, Texas on Nov. 1.The Senior NCO Induction Ceremony is a long-standing tradition
  • 340th FTG names 3rd quarter award winners

    JOINT-BASE SAN ANTONIO-Randolph, Texas – Col. Allen Duckworth, 340th Flying Training Group commander, has announced the third quarter 340 FTG award winners:- Noncommissioned Officer - Tech. Sgt. Shonta Belton, 97th Flying Training Squadron- Senior Noncommissioned Officer – Senior Master Sgt. Tricia Adolphues, 5th Flying Training Squadron- Company
  • On the Spot Award Winner: Master Sgt. Faith Wells

    JOINT-BASE SAN ANTONIO-Randolph, Texas – Master Sgt. Faith Wells, 340th Flying Training Group Financial Services section chief, has been chosen as the first 340th FTG, “On the Spot” award winner. Col. Allen Duckworth, Commander, created the award to facilitate On the Spot recognition, promote productivity and provide immediate and visible
  • CPI event fosters enlisted aviator retention

    JOINT-BASE SAN ANTONIO-Randolph, Texas – Resolutions gleaned in a recent continuous process improvement event held here on Sept. 27, will help the Air Force retain more career enlisted aviator training slots. The goal of the event was to determine the best way to prevent annual loss of 25 percent of class dates. Outbrief team leads recommended four
  • 96th FTS commander takes flight

    (Left to right) Lt. Col. Arthur Alcantara, 47th Operations Group deputy commander, Laughlin Air Force Base, Del Rio, Texas; Nanca Rodriguez, 86th Flying Training Squadron honorary commander; 96th Flying Training Squadron honorary commander Emily Cooper; and Lt. Col. Keith Shearin, 96th FTS commander pose for a photo after their honorary commander
  • 340th FTG welcomes new superintendent

    JOINT-BASE SAN ANTONIO-Randolph, Texas – Chief Master Sgt. Scott A. Goetze has been selected as the group superintendent for the 340th Flying Training Group here. As the superintendent, he will advise the commander on all issues pertaining to the group enlisted force, including health, morale, welfare and personal and professional development. The
  • SPOTLIGHT: Anthoney Smith

    WHERE ARE YOU FROM? Waco, TX HOW LONG HAVE YOU BEEN IN THE AIR FORCE? Active duty 6 years 3 months, Civilian 15 years, five months. HOW LONG WITH THE 340TH FTG? Five years five months. WHAT IS YOUR DUTY TITLE? Lead Travel Administrator WHAT DO YOU DO ON A DAILY BASIS? Pay, review, and process all travel vouchers in the Reserve Travel System and the
  • 340th FTG Airman helps kick off American Indian Heritage Day celebration

    JOINT-BASE SAN ANTONIO-Randolph, Texas – Master Sgt. Robert Sanchez, 340th Flying Training Group education and training chief, co-officiated the 2018 Texas American Indian Heritage Day celebration and gourd dance, held here Sept. 28, marking the fifth consecutive celebration since 2013, when the Texas State Legislature designated the last Friday in
  • Around the Air Force: OCP Authorized / FACT Program

    On this look Around the Air Force, the Operational Camouflage Pattern is authorized for wear, Airmen from the 62nd Airlift Wing assist in Exercise Ample Strike, and Undergraduate Pilot Training students can choose the U-2S airframe on their dream sheets. Hosted by Airman 1st Class Angelo Rosario.