AETC continues to develop Airmen, celebrates 80th anniversary

Members of Air Education and Training Command celebrated the command’s 80th anniversary recently, honoring the Air Force’s oldest major command and all the students and trainees who have been recruited, trained and educated at First Command.

Throughout 2022, members at AETC have plans to celebrate the 80th milestone for AETC with various events around the command.

The first event to honor the anniversary was Jan. 22, when Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. CQ Brown, Jr., provided remarks virtually.

“The familiar torch of knowledge has been continuously passed and still lights our way in a complex world,” Brown said. “Everything the men and women of AETC do underpins the Air Force’s critical role in national defense and global security. We must never forget AETC is where we started, and where we came from. Your history is the Air Force’s history, and you chart our important path into the future.”

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