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  • Instructor combat systems officer serves openly with pride

    Maj. Kiersten “Clicks” Thompson is an instructor combat systems officer at the 479th Flying Training Group at Naval Air Station- Pensacola, Florida. Thompson is an advocate for the Air Force’s diversity and inclusion and female fitment initiatives.
  • 479th Flying Training Group receives COVID-19 vaccine

    The 479th Flying Training Group, the Air Force’s only Undergraduate Combat Systems Officer Training pipeline, notched a significant milestone in their battle with the COVID-19 pandemic Jan. 22 at Naval Air Station Pensacola, Florida.
  • Initial virtual ceremonies provide templates for 12th Flying Training Wing

    As social distancing and shelter-in-place efforts intensified in April as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, two 12th Flying Training Wing units kept in step with public health directives by conducting the wing’s first virtual ceremonies.
  • 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.
  • 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
  • 12th FTW Continues Heritage of Aviation Innovation

    12th Flying Training Wing innovators showcased the latest adaptations in pilot training for veteran aviators at the Parr Club on JBSA-Randolph Aug. 27, 2018.
  • Robinson Assumes Command

    Col Mark Robinson assumed command of the 12th Flying Training Wing at JBSA-Randolph July 27, 2018
  • Mission Motherhood: 'Service Before Self' rings especially true

    Since the United States Air Force was established in 1947, the core value of "Service Before Self" has always been a key for Airmen in making mission capabilities a success. For moms however, that core value not only includes the needs of their military, but also their families.
  • 12th Training Wing wins Innovation Award

    Across all of Air Education and Training Command, units have strived to make bounds in the U.S. Air Force's culture of innovation. As an incentive to inspire improvement within the command, AETC developed a Continuum of Learning Challenge.
  • Pilot-physician makes history by earning RPA wings

    A pilot-physician made history here May 5, becoming the first Air Force unmanned aircraft pilot-physician with his graduation from the 558th Flying Training Squadron’s undergraduate remotely-piloted aircraft training program. Maj. Joe, a flight surgeon who has been in the Air Force since 2003, will fly the MQ-9 Reaper once he reports to his