• Father’s influence creates legacy of pilots

    Having a fighter pilot inspire you to join the Air Force is fairly common, but having that inspiration living in the same house adds a different outlook.
  • 340th Flying Training Group Airman featured on the ‘The View’

    Lt. Col. Thomas Lessner, Air Force Reserve Command T-1 Instructor Pilot and 39th Flying Training Squadron assistant director of operations with the 340 Flying Training Group, Joint Base San Antonio-Randolph, Texas, was a featured guest on ABC's “The View” today. Lessner appeared on the show in support of a larger Memorial Day tribute featuring
  • Air Force Reserve recruiting military training instructors

    Beneath the shadows of deep blue campaign hats, military training instructors march flights of Airmen down the Lackland bomb run during each basic military training graduation. It is the culmination of weeks spent transforming civilians into warriors.
  • 39th FTS Cobras fill the sky at JBSA-Randolph

    Reservists from the 39th Flying Training Squadron executed a training and readiness exercise called Cobras in the Clouds May 4 at JBSA-Randolph, Texas. The exercise gave 39th FTS members a chance to practice their wartime mission of taking control of the training mission of the 12th Operations Group. “If something were to happen and we were to
  • Duckworth takes command of 97th Flying Training Squadron

    Lt. Col. Allen “JAKS” Duckworth assumed command of the 97th Flying Training Squadron from Lt. Col. William Kennedy during a change of command ceremony held at Sheppard Air Force Base, Texas, April 28, 2017.Duckworth is responsible for the participation and operations of 26 Active Guard and reserve and Associate Reserve Technician s well as 50
  • Reserve Student Pilot Chosen for Instructor Duties

    This year, for the first time in the history of the 340th Flying Training Group, a reservist will become a First Assignment Instructor Pilot. Maj. William “Bubba” Pope will start his FAIP assignment with the 96th Flying Training Squadron at Laughlin Air Force Base, Del Rio, Texas, this summer. “Maj. Pope has an outstanding personality and demeanor
  • RESILIENCY: One Airman’s story of faith and service

    Senior Master Sgt. Jon Rousseaux was like many children who grew up in a military family. The self-described man of faith and service followed his father, a retired chief, into the Air Force -- and after 19 years, he is still at it. In fact, he just reenlisted for four more years. Rousseaux’s years of service have strengthened his faith and
  • New AETC video reflects on the value of duty within the First Command

    NOTE:  This video was narrated by Technical Sgt. Raymond Santiago, a military training instructor with  the 340th Flying Traing Group, 433rd Training Squadron at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, Texas.“Every Airman bears a responsibility – not to self, but to our fellow Airmen, to our country. To ensure that when we hang up our uniform at the end
  • Cybersecurity Awareness

    We lead internet-connected, digital lives. Everything we do in our home and work lives is impacted by technology. Devices that used to be dumb are becoming “smart.” Internet-connected phones, watches, refrigerators, vehicles, heating, ventilation and air conditioning systems make life more convenient. They also put us at risk. The introduction of all of this technology creates vulnerabilities that didn’t exist 20 years ago. This is great news for cyber criminals such as hackers and scammers. Any device that connects to the internet is vulnerable to attack.
  • Women: pioneering in the past, pioneering today

    The U.S. Congress designated the month of March as Women’s History Month in 1987 to commemorate the role of women in American history. “The purpose of women’s history month is to pay homage to the ladies who came before us and educate everyone about the past and were we have come, and highlight where we are trying to go in the future,” said Capt.