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  • 82nd TRW faculty development tests avatar-based counseling platform

    The 82nd Training Wing Faculty Development Flight is jumping on board the technology train to teach new technical training instructors an old technique in a tried-and-true, yet innovative way – simulation. Basic Instructor Course students are provided an overview of the technology they are about to experience during the roughly 10-minute counseling simulation scenario, which can range in topics from suicide and depression to purposefully failing and mental aptitude.
  • Kwast salutes AETC team for "failing forward" in learning, innovation

    In the nearly two years since Lt. Gen. Steve Kwast took command of Air Education and Training Command, there has been change across many fronts of the Air Force’s recruiting, training and education enterprise.
  • Donovan: Readiness, force lethality begins with training

    Under Secretary of the Air Force Matthew P. Donovan, the second highest ranking civilian in the Department of the Air Force, visited Sheppard on Feb. 14, 2019, to see how the Air Force’s largest and most diverse technical and undergraduate pilot training base is employing technology to train today’s Airmen for tomorrow.
  • Gudgel: Industrial Age way of teaching giving way to innovation

    Chief Master Sgt. Juliet Gudgel, AETC command chief master sergeant, said Jan. 31, 2018, during a three-day visit to North Texas that Sheppard AFB is leading the charge on challenging the status quo, training Airmen in a different and meaningful way, and employs equipment and innovation in a way that creates a new and exciting experience for new Airmen entering the Air Force. It’s the new process of developing 21st century Airmen using 21st century tools and technology.
  • Airmen take advantage of virtual reality paint booths

    Members of the 359th Training Squadron’s Detachment 1 recently installed two 3-D virtual reality paint trainers in their schoolhouse, which graduates about 1,200 Airmen annually in the aircraft structural maintenance, low observable aircraft structural maintenance and non-destructive inspection career fields.
  • Unit removes time obstacle, student finishes course in 1 week

    The 365th Training Squadron took to heart the call of Air Education and Training Command Commander Lt. Gen. Steve Kwast that “time is no longer the constant" and helped one student complete its 39-academic-day avionics fundamentals course in one week.
  • 368th TRS replaces largest AETC detachment at ceremony

    The newly reactivated 368th Training Squadron replaced Detachment 1 of the 364th TRS during a ceremony at Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri, Oct. 17, 2018, giving the commander more flexibility and the unit more leverage for manpower.
  • Undergraduate Pilot Training; there’s an app for that

    The 80th Flying Training Wing entered this year’s Air Education and Training Command Innovation Challenge after successfully creating an app to make more than 1,500 pages of necessary documents available to its pilots via handheld device.
  • AETC, Sheppard collaborate on Continuum of Learning

    Headquarters Air Education and Training Command Force Development expert Masoud Rasti visited Sheppard Air Force Base April 17, 2018, to help leaders understand implementation of the Air Force’s newest training paradigm, the Continuum of Learning. The CoL was introduced in March 2017 and changes have already been made throughout AETC, including at Sheppard AFB.
  • Cadets learn about their Pathway to Blue

    Second Air Force held their fourth annual “Pathways to Blue” initiative with more than 280 ROTC cadets representing 15 different colleges and universities here, April 6-7. Throughout the two-day event, ROTC cadets and enlisted personnel traveled through this diverse and inclusive event to better aim themselves to become future Air Force leaders.
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