• 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.
  • 43rd FTS finds their new home

    The 43rd Flying Training Squadron finally found a home of their own and held a dedication ceremony with fellow Team BLAZE and squadron members Sept. 28 on Columbus Air Force Base, Mississippi.
  • 340th FTG leaders ascend summit

    A small group of 340th Flying Training Group Commanders Summit attendees pause for a photo opportunity during a hike to Eagles Peak outside of Colorado Springs, Colorado. Incorporating such teambuilding activities in leadership summits helps strengthen team relationships. Front row, left to right, are 340th FTG Commander Col. Allen Duckworth, 5th
  • Transitions: Reserve helps Airman find balance she craves

    JOINT-BASE SAN ANTONIO-Randolph, Texas – As I sat in the lobby of the Military Personnel Section at Travis Air Force Base, Calif., waiting for my active duty career to wrap up, my mind was filled with competing emotions.  On one side, there was disappointment in myself for not continuing with my career. The Air Force had provided me with a
  • The Air Force We Need: 386 operational squadrons

     Air Force Secretary Heather Wilson announced the results of an in-depth analysis aimed at outlining what the Air Force needs to implement the National Defense Strategy while speaking at the Air Force Association's annual Air, Space and Cyber conference Sept. 17.“The analysis says what every Airmen already knows,” Wilson said. “The Air Force is too