Heading toward its vision of a centralized, more efficient one-stop schoolhouse for enlisted aircrew training, Air Education and Training Command will end aviation ground school classes at Keesler AFB, Miss., today. The equipment of Keesler’s 332nd Training Squadron is being crated for shipment to Lackland AFB, Tex., home to the new Career Enlisted Aviator Center of Excellence. The Lackland enterprise will assume all ground school training for enlisted aircrew members, saving USAF travel time and money previously spent training students at three different sites. The transition of courses, instructors, and students from Keesler to Lackland began in February, with several courses being taught at both sites concurrently to avoid interruptions in flying and training schedules.
The 14th Weather Squadron is taking on a new mission performed by no other unit in the military: predicting what the climate might look like 10 years from now, with calculations that include the effect of greenhouse gasses.