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HEY THERE EVERYONE, I'M TECH SERGEANT SAMANTHA

DUCKER WITH YOUR LOOK AROUND THE AIR FORCE.

AIR FORCE CHEIF OF STAFF GENERAL DAVID GOLDFEIN

SAYS THE SQUADRON IS THE BEATING HEART OF THE AIR

FORCE.

HE ADDS THAT THE SQUADRON IS WHERE AIR FORCE CULTURE

RESIDES, AND IT'S WHERE THE AIR FORCE SUCCEEDS OR

FAILS IN MISSION EXECUTION.

THE GENERAL HAS ADDRESSED HIS INITIATIVE TO

REVITALIZE SQUADRONS WITH A RECENT PLAN PRODUCED BY

AN ASSIGNED TASK FORCE.

THE SPECIAL TASK FORCE REPORTS POSITIVE

IMPROVEMENTS AFTER REVIEWING FEEDBACK FROM

ALMOST FOUR THOUSAND TOTAL FORCE AIRMEN FROM

TWENTY-FIVE SQUADRONS REPRESENTING ALL MAJOR

COMMANDS.

UP TO THIS POINT, GENERAL GOLDFEIN HAS MADE MAJOR

CHANGES INCLUDING REDUCING COMPUTER BASED TRAINING,

REMOVING PERFORMANCE REPORTS FOR THE RANK OF

AIRMAN FIRST CLASS, AND PLACING AUTHORITY BACK IN

THE HANDS OF SQUADRON COMMANDERS.

AS THE AIR FORCE IS LOOKING AT WAYS TO

REVITALIZE SQUADRONS, LEADERSHIP IS ALSO

EXPLORING NEW INITIATIVES TO REVERSE A PILOT

SHORTAGE.

ONE OF THE POSSIBLE SOLUTIONS IS A THREE-WEEK

PILOT TRAINING CAMP CALLED THE AVIATION, CHARACTER

AND EDUCATION, OR ACE, FLIGHT PROGRAM.

THE FIRST CLASS HAS GRADUATED FROM DELAWARE

STATE UNIVERSITY IN A JOINT EFFORT WITH THE AIR

FORCE.

IT GAVE STUDENTS INTITIAL FLIGHT TRAINING IN

CIVILIAN AIRCRAFT.

THE STRUCTURED CAMP'S GOAL IS TO MOTIVATE STUDENTS TO

PURSUE AVIATION WHILE EXPOSING THEM TO

INFORMATION ON MILITARY CAREERS.

BY THE LAST WEEK OF CAMP, STUDENTS WERE TRAINED TO

OPERATE AN AIRCRAFT FROM TAKEOFF TO LANDING ON

THEIR OWN.

RECRUITING, DEVELOPING, AND RETAINING A

HIGH-QUALITY WORKFORCE OF EFFECTIVE LEADERS IS

ESSENTIAL FOR WAR FIGHTING SUCCESS.

THE AIR FORCE'S ABILITY TO RESPOND FASTER THAN

ADVERSARIES RELIES ON THE TALENT AND LEADERSHIP OF

AIRMEN.

DIVE INTO THE LIFE CYCLE OF AN AIRMAN IN THE LATEST

EPISODE OF BLUE.

LOOK FOR EPISODE 26 IN THE BLUE PLAYLIST ON YOUTUBE.

SEARCH A-F-TV RADIO.

FOR MORE AIR FORCE NEWS AND STORIES HEAD OVER TO

A-F DOT MIL.

AND THAT'S YOUR LOOK AROUND THE AIR FORCE.

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