Air Education and Training Command installed Maj. Gen. Irving Halter Jr. as commander of 19th Air Force last week during a ceremony at Randolph AFB, Tex. AETC chief, Gen. William Looney, oversaw the flag transfer from Maj. Gen. Marc Rogers to Halter, who had been serving as vice superintendent at the US Air Force Academy. Rogers is slated to become vice commander of US Air Forces in Europe.
Changes are coming this year for Airmen taking professional military education (PME) distance learning courses. Closer interactions with facilitators, a revised capstone course, and more feedback on test performance are meant to improve the overall experience for distance learning students, who often include members of the Air National Guard.