August 2021

Vol. 104, No. 8

As Air Education and Training Command moves toward a learner-centric curriculum to train future Airmen, virtual and augmented reality are key to the program's success. Maj. Gen. Andrea D. Tullos, commander of 2nd Air Force, which is responsible for graduating some 150,000 joint force personnel from about 3,400 courses each year, said people often think of 2nd Air Force as a “one-size-fits-all” factory line that pushes out students exactly the same way each time, but she told Air Force Magazine “our vision is very different.” She added, “One of the lessons we’ve learned is that we’re going to have to be flexible enough that different subjects and different kinds of training are going to require different kinds of technology."

Future Fighter Force

Fewer types, more rapid refreshes, and a short-term reduction in purchases are USAF’s latest recipe for modernizing the fighter fleet.

Q&A: Developing the Force

Lt. Gen. Marshall B. Webb commands Air Education and Training Command at JB San Antonio-Randolph, Texas, where he oversees recruiting, training, and education for all Air Force personnel. He spoke with Editor in Chief Tobias Naegele in July.


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AFA in Action: AFA Nominees 2021-2022

The Air Force Association Nominating Committee met by video conference on May 1, 2021, and selected candidates to send forward for National Officer positions and National Director positions on the Board of Directors.