Category Archives: training

’Aggressive’ training intercept on cloudy day led to fatal F-15 crash, investigators find

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The F-15C pilot who died in a crash in the ocean near England earlier this year was “fixated” on trying to intercept a simulated adversary, flying aggressively, and disoriented due to poor weather, an investigation found. 1st Lt. Kenneth “Kage” Allen, 27, died the morning of June 15 when his fighter crashed into the North […]

Extended training here to stay for infantry and armor soldiers

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Despite COVID-19 challenges, the Army continued to put out extended training for its infantry and armor soldiers this past year. Those pilot programs have now been made permanent. In fiscal 2020, the Army Infantry School either ran or is running a total of 84 classes, producing 7,320 Infantry One Station Unit Training graduates, said Ben […]

Army training, recruiting marches on despite COVID-19 challenges

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As the COVID-19 pandemic swept the globe, locking down much of the United States in its path, the Army’s Training and Doctrine Command still had a job to do — recruit new soldiers and train the ones they had. Gen. Paul Funk, TRADOC commander, talked with Army Times ahead of the Association of the U.S. […]

Diversity training doesn’t run afoul of president’s executive order, Army officials say

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The Army’s emerging diversity initiatives don’t conflict with an executive order signed Tuesday prohibiting the armed forces from instituting training programs that suggest the United States is “irredeemably racist and sexist,” service officials said Thursday during a telephone call with reporters. The Army has started various reforms intended to cut down on unconscious biases in […]

Air Education and Training Command aims to keep new airmen coming despite pandemic

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Six months after the nation began to lock down to slow the spread of coronavirus, Air Education and Training Command is starting to roll back some of the emergency moves it made to keep basic training working. But, AETC commander Lt. Gen. Brad Webb cautioned in a Sept. 11 interview, the Air Force is still […]

Training down under: B-1s, B-2s take part in combined exercise with U.S. Marines, Aussies

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B-1B Lancer and B-2 Spirit bombers from across the Pacific region trained with Australian troops and U.S. Marines during exercises in Australia last month. The bombers conducted a series of sorties throughout August as part of a combined task force with the Australian Defence Force and Marine Rotational Force–Darwin, Pacific Air Forces said in a […]

Annual training in South Korea expected to continue next week: Yonhap

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Annual training with South Korea is expected to begin next week despite the coronavirus pandemic, the Yonhap News Agency is reporting. It’s another step toward having South Korea take over the primary leadership role from the U.S. for wartime operations on the peninsula, following 65 years of American control. The computer-simulated command post exercise will […]

Annual training in South Korea expected to continue next week: Yonhap

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Annual training with South Korea is expected to begin next week despite the coronavirus pandemic, the Yonhap News Agency is reporting. It’s another step toward having South Korea take over the primary leadership role from the U.S. for wartime operations on the peninsula, following 65 years of American control. The computer-simulated command post exercise will […]

AI-infused training coming for drone pilots, sensor ops

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The Air Force is expanding its experiment with advanced, artificial intelligence-infused pilot training to the pipeline for creating drone pilots and sensor operators. The program, called RPA Training Next, takes some cues from the Air Force’s Pilot Training Next program. In a June 1 interview, program director Maj. Adam “Boomer” Smith said this new, high-tech […]

US Army training resumes in Europe amid pandemic and the threat of troop cuts

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Defense News’ Sebastian Sprenger explains why NATO and partner forces are training, despite the pandemic. COLOGNE, Germany — Buoyed by the recent Allied Spirit exercise in Poland, U.S. Army officials in Europe are eyeing a resumption of their training schedule amid the continued danger of the coronavirus and talk in Washington of removing almost 10,000 […]