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Air Education and Training Command

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It was re-designated as Air Education and Training Command (AETC) following a merger with Air University (AU) on 1 July 1993.
Air Education and Training Command (AETC) was established 1 July 1993, with the realignment of Air Training Command and Air University.

Barksdale Air Force Base

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Barksdale Field (Barksdale Air Force Base), Louisiana
In the postwar year of the 1940s, Barksdale then became headquarters for the Air Training Command from 1945 to 1949.

Sampson Air Force Base

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Custody of most of the property of the training center was transferred to the Air Force in 1950, and the Air Force named the facility Sampson Air Force Base on 15 November 1950.
Sampson Air Force Base is a closed United States military facility, last used by the United States Air Force Air Training Command as a Basic Military Training Center.

Air University (United States Air Force)

Air UniversityAFRIAir Command and Staff School
It was re-designated as Air Education and Training Command (AETC) following a merger with Air University (AU) on 1 July 1993.
Reassigned to Air Training Command on 15 May 1978, losing major command status

James Connally Air Force Base

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Plans called for ATC to add five additional flight training bases and by year's end the command had already activated four: Perrin AFB, Texas; Enid AFB, Oklahoma; Waco AFB, Texas; and Las Vegas AFB, Nevada.
It was deactivated after the war in 1945 but was reactivated in 1948 as a pilot training base under the Air Training Command.

Army Air Forces Training Command

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ATC was organized on 1 July 1946 as a re-designation of Army Air Forces Training Command (AAFTC) as part of the re-organization of the United States Army Air Forces (USAAF) after World War II.
On 1 July 1946, AAF Training Command was redesignated as Air Training Command.

Francis E. Warren Air Force Base

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Fort Francis E. Warren (later F. E. Warren Air Force Base), Wyoming
At the end of World War II, city officials in Spokane, Washington, had tried to acquire joint use of facilities at Geiger Field, Spokane which Air Training Command (ATC) had used as its Aviation Engineer Training Center.

Bainbridge Air Base

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Bainbridge Air Base, Georgia
Following entry of the United States into World War II, the Chief of the Army Air Corps directed the Air Corps Flying Training Command Southeast Training Center to immediately take action to select air base sites needed to increase its pilot training rate to meet anticipated wartime demands.

Webb Air Force Base

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The first T-37/T-38 undergraduate pilot training course was held at Webb AFB, Texas, in February 1962. These included closing Craig and Webb Air Force Bases, increasing reliance on flight simulators, and reducing flying hours in undergraduate pilot training.
Webb Air Force Base, previously named Big Spring Air Force Base, was a United States Air Force facility of the Air Training Command that operated from 1951 to 1977 in West Texas within the current city limits of Big Spring.

Nellis Air Force Base

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Plans called for ATC to add five additional flight training bases and by year's end the command had already activated four: Perrin AFB, Texas; Enid AFB, Oklahoma; Waco AFB, Texas; and Las Vegas AFB, Nevada. Las Vegas Field (later Las Vegas Air Force Base, later Nellis Air Force Base), Nevada
Air Training Command suspended training at the Nellis fighter weapons school in late 1956 because of the almost total failure of the F-86 Sabre aircraft used at Nellis, and during 1958 ATC discontinued its Flying Training and Technical Training.

List of Major Commands of the United States Air Force

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Air Training Command (ATC) is a former United States Air Force (USAF) Major Command designation.

John K. Cannon

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Earlier in the year, the ATC commander, Lieutenant General John K. Cannon, had told General Carl A. Spaatz, USAF Chief of Staff, that ATC would do all it could to bring the new groups up to strength, but the training capability of ATC was extremely limited due to a severe lack of personnel and training funds.
General Cannon returned to the U.S. in April 1946 as commanding general of Air Training Command at Barksdale Field, Louisiana.

Strategic Air Command

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Strategic Air Command, while not deploying its nuclear-capable strategic bomber force, brought B-29 Superfortresses out of five years of storage and deployed them to Okinawa with combat crews from active duty and reserve units.
Given its global operating environment, SAC also opened its own survival school at Camp Carson, Colorado in 1949, later moving this school to Stead AFB, Nevada in 1952 before transferring the school to the Air Training Command in 1954.

Graham Air Base

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Graham Air Base, Florida
In 1953, the old Marianna Army Air Field was reactivated as a United States Air Force installation under the Air Training Command (ATC) in response to increased demands for pilots as a result of the Cold War and the associated increase in number of Air Force combat flying wings, especially within the Strategic Air Command.

Keesler Air Force Base

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Keesler Field (later Keesler Air Force Base), Mississippi
As a result, Air Training Command inactivated the USAF School of Applied Aerospace Sciences on 1 April 1977 and replaced it with the 3300th Technical Training Wing, which activated the same day.

Northrop T-38 Talon

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ATC acquired the North American T-38 "Talon" jet, and it became the main advanced trainer aircraft for all student pilots.
The Air Training Command's (ATC) successor, the Air Education and Training Command (AETC), uses the T-38C to prepare pilots for the F-15C Eagle and F-15E Strike Eagle, the F-16 Fighting Falcon, B-52 Stratofortress, B-1B Lancer, B-2 Spirit, A-10 Thunderbolt, F-22 Raptor and F-35 Lightning II.

Malden Regional Airport

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Malden Air Base, Missouri
Reactivated as Malden Air Base on July 11, 1951 under USAF Air Training Command.

Community College of the Air Force

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To supplement on-duty training, and in hopes of attracting higher-quality recruits, Air Force established the Community College of the Air Force in 1972 as part of ATC.
Representatives of the Air Training Command (ATC), Air University, and the United States Air Force Academy held numerous conferences in 1971 to discuss increased training for Air Force non-commissioned officers (NCOs).

Technical Division, Air Training Command

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Technical Division, Air Training Command, 1 July 1946-14 November 1949
It was assigned to the Air Training Command, stationed at Scott Air Force Base, Illinois.

Flying Division, Air Training Command

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Flying Division, Air Training Command, 1 July 1946-14 November 1949
It was last assigned to Air Training Command, stationed at Randolph Air Force Base, Texas.

Craig Air Force Base

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These included closing Craig and Webb Air Force Bases, increasing reliance on flight simulators, and reducing flying hours in undergraduate pilot training.
In 1972, the by then-3615th Flying Training Wing was redesignated as the 29th Flying Training Wing of the Air Training Command and operated T-41, T-37 and T-38 training aircraft.

Tactical Air Command

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The USAF had Far East Air Force engaging in direct combat, and Tactical Air Command mobilizing reserve forces and deploying active duty units and personnel to the combat zone.
The aggressor units at Red Flag were originally equipped with readily available T-38 Talon aircraft loaned from the Air Training Command (ATC) to simulate the Soviet Union's MiG-21.

Spence Air Base

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Spence Air Base, Georgia
As a result of the Cold War and the expansion of the United States Air Force, Spence Air Base* was reopened and activated 16 April 1951 by the USAF Air Training Command, as a contract flying training school.

Mather Air Force Base

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Mather Field (later Mather Air Force Base), California
The 3535th Navigator Training Wing of Air Training Command (ATC), was responsible for bombardier training beginning in 1946 and later transitioned to undergraduate navigator training (UNT), advanced navigator bombardier training, electronic warfare officer training and weapon systems officer training after the closure of the other navigator training bases.

Stallings Air Base

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Stallings Air Base, North Carolina
As a result of the Cold War and the expansion of the United States Air Force, Kinston Air Base was reopened on 17 October 1950 by the USAF Air Training Command, as a contract flying training school.