U.S. Air Force Maj. Cody “ShIV” Wilton , A-10 Demonstration Team pilot, performs a demonstration during the Thunder over Cedar Creek Lake air show at Mabank, Texas, July 4, 2020. Spectators could view the show from along the shoreline and on the lake. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Kristine Legate)
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2020 Thunder over Cedar Creek Lake

U.S. Air Force Maj. Cody “ShIV” Wilton , A-10 Demonstration Team pilot, performs a demonstration during the Thunder over Cedar Creek Lake air show at Mabank, Texas, July 4, 2020. Spectators could view the show from along the shoreline and on the lake. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Kristine Legate)

U.S. Air Force Capt. Kristin "BEO" Wolfe, the F-35A Demonstration Team pilot, performs the "High Speed Pass" during the Thunder over Cedar Creek Lake airshow July 4, 2020, Cedar Creek Lake, Texas. The Thunder over Cedar Creek Lake air show was the first public performance for the F-35 Demonstration Team since their rebasing from Luke Air Force Base, Arizona, to Hill Air Force Base, Utah. (U.S. Air Force photo by Capt. Kip Sumner)
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F-35 Demo Team performs at the “Thunder over Cedar Creek Lake” air show

U.S. Air Force Capt. Kristin “BEO” Wolfe, the F-35A Demonstration Team pilot, performs the “High Speed Pass” during the Thunder over Cedar Creek Lake airshow July 4, 2020, Cedar Creek Lake, Texas. The Thunder over Cedar Creek Lake air show was the first public performance for the F-35 Demonstration Team since their rebasing from Luke Air Force Base, Arizona, to [Read More …]

First assignment instructor pilots from the 87th Flying Training Squadron stand together at their flagship’s reveal June 26, 2020 at Laughlin Air Force Base, Texas. “We bring a different set of experiences and instruction as first assignment instructor pilots when compared with our counterparts on the operational side,” Capt. Melaine Valentin, 47th Student Squadron instructor pilot and art designer for the first assignment instructor pilot flagship, said. “It’s not always easy watching your undergraduate pilot training classmates go and travel the world, moving cargo, executing airstrikes, and deploying while you remain at Laughlin instructing. However, it’s an important mission we accomplish here at Laughlin, and so are the friendships and experiences we build here. The FAIP jet represents that.” (U.S. Air Force Photo by Senior Airman Anne McCready)
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First FAIP flagship unveiled at Laughlin AFB

First assignment instructor pilots from the 87th Flying Training Squadron stand together at their flagship’s reveal June 26, 2020 at Laughlin Air Force Base, Texas. “We bring a different set of experiences and instruction as first assignment instructor pilots when compared with our counterparts on the operational side,” Capt. Melaine Valentin, 47th Student Squadron instructor pilot and art designer for [Read More …]

Three T-6A Texan II aircraft from the 434th Flying Training Squadron assigned to Laughlin Air Force Base, Texas, fly a training mission June 25, 2020. The 434th FTS along with the 85th Flying Training Squadron, conduct primary flight training in the T-6A Texan II as part of the Specialized Undergraduate Pilot Training program. (U.S. Air Force photo by Master Sgt. JT May III)
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Where Airpower Begins…

Three T-6A Texan II aircraft from the 434th Flying Training Squadron assigned to Laughlin Air Force Base, Texas, fly a training mission June 25, 2020. The 434th FTS along with the 85th Flying Training Squadron, conduct primary flight training in the T-6A Texan II as part of the Specialized Undergraduate Pilot Training program. (U.S. Air Force photo by Master Sgt. [Read More …]

CW2 Hillner, a pilot attached to the Texas National Guard's 36th Combat Aviation Brigade, rests on a UH-72 Lakota helicopter prior to a flight. The Texas National Guard's 36th Combat Aviation Brigade, in partnership with the Texas A&M Task Force 1, conducted a rescue swimmer hoist training in Austin, Texas, on June 24, 2020. This training is conducted once a month and allows the members of the Texas National Guard as well as state agency partners to retain optimal readiness to conduct search and rescue operations during a natural disaster or severe weather event. (U.S. Army photo by Charles E. Spirtos)
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Texas National Guard trains for rescue missions

CW2 Hillner, a pilot attached to the Texas National Guard’s 36th Combat Aviation Brigade, rests on a UH-72 Lakota helicopter prior to a flight. The Texas National Guard’s 36th Combat Aviation Brigade, in partnership with the Texas A&M Task Force 1, conducted a rescue swimmer hoist training in Austin, Texas, on June 24, 2020. This training is conducted once a [Read More …]

Military student pilots with Detachment 24 prepare to taxi to the runway during the Pilot Training Next program March 5, 2020, at Joint Base San Antonio-Randolph, Texas. The PTN program is part of Air Education and Training Command’s initiative to “reimagine” how learning is delivered to Airmen. The program focuses on how Airmen learn and uses emerging technology to train them better, faster and foster deeper learning. Technologies include virtual reality, artificial intelligence and data analytics, which can be tailored to the training environment and individual student in line with AETC’s redesigned Continuum of Learning model. (U.S. Air Force photo by Sarayuth Pinthong)
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Pilot Training Next continues third iteration

Military student pilots with Detachment 24 prepare to taxi to the runway during the Pilot Training Next program March 5, 2020, at Joint Base San Antonio-Randolph, Texas. The PTN program is part of Air Education and Training Command’s initiative to “reimagine” how learning is delivered to Airmen. The program focuses on how Airmen learn and uses emerging technology to train [Read More …]

On May 25, 2020, Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee (TX-18) hosted a Memorial Day commemoration ceremony at the John H. Reagan World War II Memorial Plaza in Houston, Texas, to honor all the men and women of the United States Armed Forces who sacrified their lives in the line of duty. Command Senior Enlisted Leader, CCM Michael E. Cornitius, joined along with service members from the Texas Military Department. (U.S. Army National Guard photo by Charles E. Spirtos)
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Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee Hosts a Memorial Day Commemoration with Texas Military Department Members

On May 25, 2020, Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee (TX-18) hosted a Memorial Day commemoration ceremony at the John H. Reagan World War II Memorial Plaza in Houston, Texas, to honor all the men and women of the United States Armed Forces who sacrified their lives in the line of duty. Command Senior Enlisted Leader, CCM Michael E. Cornitius, joined along [Read More …]

U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Donald Weaver, 320th Training Squadron military training instructor, leads his flight with a salute during an Air Force BMT graduation Mar. 19, 2020, held at the 320th Training Squadron’s Airman Training Complex on Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, Texas. Due to current world events, the 37th Training Wing has implemented social distancing by graduating 668 Airmen during four different ceremonies at different Airman Training Complexes. The graduation ceremonies will be closed to the public until further notice for the safety and security of the newly accessioned Airmen and their family members due to coronavirus (COVID-19).
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Social distancing practiced at U.S. Air Force BMT graduation

U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Donald Weaver, 320th Training Squadron military training instructor, leads his flight with a salute during an Air Force BMT graduation Mar. 19, 2020, held at the 320th Training Squadron’s Airman Training Complex on Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, Texas. Due to current world events, the 37th Training Wing has implemented social distancing by graduating 668 Airmen [Read More …]