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AIR EDUCATION AND TRAINING COMMAND (USAF)

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Lineage. Established as Air Corps Flying Training Command on 23 Jan 1942. Redesignated: Army Air Forces Flying Training Command c. 15 Mar 1942; Army Air Forces Training Command on 31 Jul 1943; Air Training Command on 1 Jul 1946; Air Education and Training Command on 1 Jul 1993. 

Assignments. Chief of Air Corps, 23 Jan 1942; Army Air Forces, 7 Jul 1943; Headquarters United States Air Force, 17 Sep 1947-. 

Major Components. Divisions: Army Air Force (AAF) Eastern Technical Training Command (later, AAF Technical Training Command; Technical Division, ATC): 31 Jul 1943-14 Nov 1949. Indoctrination Division, ATC: 1 Nov 1946-1 Nov 1949. Gulf Coast Air Corps Training Center (later, Gulf Coast AAF Training Center; AAF Central Flying Training Command; AAF Western Flying Training Command; AAF Flying Training Command; Flying Division, ATC): 23 Jan 1942-14 Nov 1949. Air Training Communications: 1 Oct 1990-1 Oct 1991.
Air Forces: Crew Training: 16 Mar 1952-1 Jul 1957. Flying Training: 1 May 1951-1 Apr 1958. Second: 1 Jul 1993-. Nineteenth: 1 Jul 1993-. Technical Training: 1 May 1951-1 Jun 1958.
University: Air University (formerly, a Major Command): 15 May 1978-1 Jul 1983; 1 Jul 1993-.
Centers: Goodfellow Technical Training (later, Goodfellow Training): 1 Mar 1985-1 Jul 1993. Human Resources Research: 10 Oct 1949-1 Apr 1953. San Antonio Procurement (later, San Antonio Contracting): 1 Jan 1977-1 Apr 1989. USAF Aerospace Medical: 1 Oct 1959-1 Nov 1961. USAF Instrument Flight: 1 Oct 1983-1 May 1992. USAF Occupational Measurement (later, Squadron): 1 May 1978-1 Oct 1990; 18 Feb 1994-.
Agency: San Antonio Real Property Maintenance: 15 Feb 1977-1 Oct 1989.
Service: USAF (later, AF) Recruiting: 8 Jul 1959-.
Command: San Antonio Joint Military Medical: 16 Feb 1987-1 Oct 1991.
Corps: AF Reserve Officers Training: 30 Jun 1983-1 Jul 1993.
Wings: 12 Flying Training: 1 May 1972-1 Jul 1993. 14 Flying Training: 1 Jun 1972-1 Jul 1993. 29 Flying Training: 1 Jul 1972-30 Sep 1977. 38 Flying Training: 1 Aug 1972-30 Sep 1973; 1 Dec 1973-1 Dec 1975. 47 Flying Training: 1 Sep 1972-1 Jul 1993. 59 Medical (formerly, Wilford Hall USAF Medical Center): 15 Jan-16 Feb 1987; 1 Oct 1991-. 64 Flying Training: 1 Oct 1972-1 Jul 1993. 71 Flying Training: 1 Nov 1972-1 Jul 1993. 78 Flying Training: 1 Dec 1972-30 Sep 1977. 80 Flying Training: 1 Jan 1973-1 Jul 1993. 82 Flying Training (later, 82 Training): 1 Feb 1973-31 Mar 1993. 323 Flying Training: 1 Apr 1973-1 Jul 1993. 3320 Technical Training (later, Amarillo Technical Training Center): 1 Jun 1958-31 Dec 1968. 3345 Technical Training (later, Chanute Technical Training Center): 1 Jun 1958-1 Jul 1993. 3380 Technical Training (later, Keesler Technical Training Center; Keesler Training Center): 1 Jun 1958-1 Jul 1993. 3415 Technical Training (later Lowry Technical Training; Lowry Training Center): 1 Jun 1958-1 Jul 1993. 3480 Technical Training: 1 Jul 1978-1 Mar 1985. 3499 Field Training: 1 Jun 1958-1 Sep 1959. 3500 Pilot Training: 1 Apr 1958-1 Oct 1972. 3500 USAF Recruiting Wing: 1 Jun 1958-8 Jul 1959. 3505 Pilot Training: 1 Apr 1958-1 Dec 1960. 3510 Combat Crew Training (later, 3510 Pilot Training): 1 Apr 1958-1 May 1972. 3525 Pilot Training: 1 Oct 1960-1 Feb 1973. 3535 Navigator Training: 1 Apr 1958-1 Apr 1973. 3545 Pilot Training: 1 Apr-1 Oct 1958. 3550 Combat Crew Training (later, 3550 Flying Training): 1 Apr 1958-1 Dec 1973. 3555 Combat Crew Training (later 3550 Flying Training): 1 Apr 1958-1 Jul 1962. 3560 Pilot Training: 1 Apr 1958-1 Dec 1972. 3565 Navigator Training: 1 Apr 1958-1 Jan 1966. 3575 Pilot Training: 1 Apr 1958-1 Nov 1972. 3610 Navigator Training: 1 Apr 1958-1 Jul 1962. 3615 Flying Training: 1 Apr 1958-1 Jul 1972. 3630 Flying Training: 10 Dec 1965-1 Apr 1967; 15 Mar 1971-1 Jan 1973. 3635 Combat Crew Training (later, 3635 Flying Training): 1 Apr 1958-15 Jun 1966. 3636 Combat Crew Training (later, 336 Crew Training Group): 1 Apr 1971-1 Jul 1993. 3640 Pilot Training: 1 Apr 1958-1 Aug 1972. 3646 Pilot Training: 16 Oct 1961-1 Sep 1972. 3650 Pilot Training: 15 Feb 1969- 1 Jun 1972. 3700 Military Training (later, Lackland Military Training Center; Air Force Military Training Center; Lackland Training Center): 1 Jun 1958-1 Jul 1993. 3750 Technical Training (later, Sheppard Technical Training Center; Sheppard Training Center): 1 Jun 1958-1 Jul 1993.
Hospital: 3545 USAF: 1 Oct 1958-30 Jun 1971.
College: Community College of the Air Force: 1 Apr 1972-1 Jul 1993.
Schools: Medical Service, USAF: 1 Oct 1961-7 Jun 1971. Officer Training, USAF (later, School of Military Sciences, Officer; Officer Training): 1 Jun 1972-14 Nov 1986. 

Stations. Randolph Field, TX, 23 Jan 1942; Fort Worth, TX, 21 Aug 1942; Barksdale Field (later, AFB), LA, 25 Feb 1946; Scott AFB, IL, 17 Oct 1949; Randolph AFB, TX, 15 Sep 1957-. 

Commanders. Unkn, 23-27 Jan 1942; Lt Gen Barton K. Yount, 28 Jan 1942; Maj Gen James P. Hodges, 27 Sep 1945; Lt Gen John K. Cannon, 13 Apr 1946; Lt Gen Robert W. Harper, 14 Oct 1948; Maj Gen Glenn O. Barcus, 1 Jul 1954; Lt Gen Charles T. Myers, 26 Jul 1954; Lt Gen Frederic H. Smith Jr., 1 Aug 1958; Lt Gen James E. Briggs, 1 Aug 1959; Lt Gen Robert W. Burns, 1 Aug 1963; Lt Gen William W. Momyer, 11 Aug 1964; Lt Gen Sam Maddux Jr., 1 Jul 1966; Lt Gen George B. Simler, 1 Sep 1970; Lt Gen William V. McBride; 9 Sep 1972; Lt Gen George H. McKee, 1 Sep 1974; Gen John W. Roberts, 29 Aug 1975; Gen Bennie L. Davis, 1 Apr 1979; Gen Thomas M. Ryan Jr., 29 Jul 1981; Gen Andrew P. Iosue, 23 Jun 1983; Lt Gen John A. Shaud, 28 Aug 1986; Lt Gen Robert C. Oaks, 6 Jun 1988; Lt Gen Joseph W. Ashy, 25 Jun 1990; Gen Henry Viccellio Jr., 11 Dec 1992; Gen Billy J. Boles, 20 Jun 1995; Gen Lloyd W. "Fig" Newton, 17 Mar 1997; Gen Hal M. Hornburg, 22 Jun 2000; Lt Gen John D. Hopper Jr., 10 Nov 2001; Gen Donald G. Cook, 15 Dec 2001; Gen William R. Looney III, 17 Jun 2005-. 

Operations. Flying training was conducted at various bases prior to, during, and following World War I. On June 28, 1922, this training was centralized in the area of San Antonio, Texas. Primary flying training took place at Brooks Field and advanced flying training at nearby Kelly Field. On August 16, 1926, an Air Corps Training Center was also established at San Antonio to supervise both primary and advanced flying training. In 1940, after the training activity expanded and more bases became available for training purposes, three regional training centers were created to supervise flying training in their respective geographical areas. The Air Corps Flying Training Command, established in January 1942, coordinated the activities of the three centers, which became subordinate components. A year later, the Technical Training Command and the Flying Training Command were merged into a general training command. When Air University merged with Air Training Command in 1993, it became known as Air Education and Training Command. The command consisted of Air Force Recruiting Service, two numbered air forces and the Air University. In addition to recruiting, its mission included basic military and technical training, flying training, and professional military education. 

Service Streamers. World War II American Theater.
 
Campaign Streamers. None. 

Armed Forces Expeditionary Streamers. None.

Decorations. Air Force Organizational Excellence Awards: 1 Jan 1984-31 Dec 1985; 1 Jan 1986-31 Dec 1987; 1 Jan 1990-31 Dec 1991; 1 Jan 1992-30 Jun 1993; 1 Jul 1993-20 Jun 1995; 21 Jun 1995-17 Mar 1997; 23 Jul 1998-22 Jun 2000; 1 Oct 2000-30 Sep 2002. 

Lineage, Assignments, Components, Stations, and Honors through 31 Aug 2006. 

Commanders and Operations through Oct 2013. 

Emblem. Approved on 4 Oct 1949

Prepared by Carl E. Bailey.

Reviewed by Daniel L. Haulman.







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