JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas --
1st photo - Col. Roger Suro, 340th Flying Training Group commander, speaks with Dr. Jim Antenen, Wayland Baptist University dean, during the Chamber of Schertz-Cibolo-Selma monthly Military Affairs Committee luncheon at the Schertz Civic Center in Schertz, Texas, Dec. 6. Col. Suro was recognized as the Chamber’s “Hidden Hero” for December.
The 340 FTG, located at Joint Base San Antonio-Randolph, Texas, supports Air Education and Training Command’s specialized undergraduate pilot training, joint primary pilot training, pilot instructor training, introduction to fighter fundamentals, Euro-NATO joint jet pilot training, basic military training and the Air Force Academy’s Airmanship Programs.
The 340th FTG is the largest flying group in the Air Force, consisting of 425 instructor pilots assigned to six squadrons. Instructors fly a variety of aircraft, including the T-1A Jayhawk, T-6A Texan II, T-38 Talon,T-41A Mescalero, T-51A, T-52A, T-53, TG-15/TG-16 gliders, and UV-18B Twin Otter. There are openings with the 340th for traditional Reserve and active Guard and Reserve instructor pilots and jumpmasters. (Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Ave Young, 502nd Air Base Wing Public Affairs).
2nd photo - Col. Roger Suro (center), 340th Flying Training Group commander, receives a Texas state flag that was flown over the state capital building in Austin, Texas, from members of the Schertz-Cibolo-Selma Chamber during the chamber’s monthly luncheon Dec. 6, at the Schertz-Civic Center in Schertz, Texas.
Chamber members joining Suro in the photo are (L to R): Retired Chief Master Sgt. Tim Brown, Schertz-Cibolo-Selma Military Affairs Committee member, Kathleen Shortland, Military Affairs Committee chairman elect, Dr. Jim Antenen, Wayland Baptist University dean, Kelly Folis, Texas State Senator Donna Campbell’s constituent outreach coordinator, Jill Gridley-Carpenter, Broadway Bank and Maggie Titterington, chamber president. (Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Ave Young, 502nd Air Base Wing Public Affairs).