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  • 12th FTW historian recognized by AETC

    Lane Bourgeois, 12th Flying Training Wing historian, received the 2019 Wing Excellence in History Programs award June 12, 2019 at Joint Base San Antonio-Randolph, Texas
  • Back to Basics for CSOs Running Long, Deep, Fast

    Rapid technological advancements and a shift back to great power competition has created a higher demand for well-trained warfighters. The undergraduate combat systems officer schoolhouse at Naval Air Station Pensacola, Pensacola, Fla. is changing to meet that demand.
  • Resilient Airman Supports Innovation and Wins Top Award

    The Air Force named a 12th Operations Group “problem-solver” as its installation-level Resource Advisor of the Year for 2018.
  • Freedom Flyer organizer honored

    Three T-38C Talons flew over the Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery in San Antonio Texas at 1:45 p.m. on Dec. 21, 2018. It was a missing man formation and a rare but fitting tribute to the instructor pilot who played a key role welcoming home freed Prisoners of War. In 1973 Lt. Col. Charles E. Huff Sr., USAF ret., was assigned to the 560th Flying
  • Flying training commander gets first ride in next-gen fighter and bomber trainer

    ST. LOUIS — The 19th Air Force commander, Maj. Gen. Patrick Doherty, became the first Air Force Airman to get a sortie and a first-hand look at the capabilities of the next-generation fighter and bomber trainer at Boeing’s St. Louis facilities Nov. 27. The T-X trainer, programmed to replace the T-38C Talon trainer, will help the service increase
  • USAF, RCAF exchange pilots and expertise

    Members of the Royal Canadian Air Force visited the 559th Flying Training Squadron Nov. 15-16 at JBSA-Randolph, Texas. The visit allowed pilots from United States and Royal Canadian Air Forces to share knowledge and expertise related to pilot training in the T-6A Texan II and CT-156 Harvard II.
  • “Just like the simulations”: veteran instructor pilots shape next gen American airpower

    If only you could learn from your embarrassing mistakes in real time and be given a second chance to redeem yourself. That reset button does exist for the pilots studying with the 12th Training Squadron at Joint Base San Antonio-Randolph.
  • SARMs provide ‘last line of defense’ to ensure safety of aircrews

    The 12th Operations Support Squadron performs a crucial role at Joint Base San Antonio-Randolph, keeping 12th Flying Training Wing pilots safe in their aerial mission by attending to duties ranging from airfield and airspace management to aircrew flight equipment inspections and training.
  • Aerospace Ground Equipment vital to sustaining the 12th Flying Training Wing as the ‘Source of America’s Airpower’

    Soon after arriving to a new aircraft maintenance squadron, fresh technical training graduates are tasked with the most important direction of their young careers. ‘We need to go to work, so go grab the keys to the airplane.’ Some time later, an exasperated Airman returns to a shop rolling with laughter, waiting to let them in on one of oldest jokes on the flight line.
  • UTSA women’s basketball team talks teamwork, trust with Air Force pilots

    Members of the University of Texas San Antonio women’s basketball team visited Joint Base San Antonio-Randolph Sept. 25. The visit gave the team a chance to talk to Airmen about the importance of teamwork and commitment.