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Around the Air Force: Weather Team Airmen / Avionics Course / C-130 Tech / ALS Changes

September 15, 2019


HEY THERE EVERYONE, I’M STAFF
SERGEANT BRADEN ANDERSON WITH YOUR LOOK AROUND THE AIR FORCE.
SPECIAL OPERATIONS WEATHER TEAM AIRMEN, OR SOW T AIRMEN COMBINE
THEIR METEOROLOGY SKILLS WITH THEIR CORE SKILLS OF SPECIAL
OPERATIONS MAKING THEM A CRITICAL ASSET TO THE WAR ON
TERROR. IN DEPLOYED LOCATIONS, SOW T’S WOULD GATHER
ENVIRONMENTAL DATA TO FORECAST WEATHER IMPACTS TO OPERATIONS.
NOW, AIR FORCE SPECIAL OPERATIONS COMMAND IS
TRANSITIONING FROM SPECIAL OPERATIONS WEATHER TEAMS TO
SPECIAL RECONNAISSANCE, EXPANDING THE CAPACITY AND
LETHALITY OF AIR FORCE SPECIAL TACTICS. SPECIAL RECONNAISSANCE
TRAINING AND OPERATIONS WILL SHIFT FROM LONG-TERM FORECASTING
TO SHORT-TERM, SPECIFIC ENVIRONMENTAL RECONNAISSANCE FOR
EXECUTION OF JOINT FORCE MISSIONS. AN F-15 AVIONICS
COURSE AT SHEPPARD AIR FORCE BASE, TEXAS IS THE FIRST OF ITS
KIND TO TEACH USING ONLY TABLETS, INSTEAD OF PRINTED
MEDIA. INSTRUCTORS SAY THE SHIFT TO ELECTRONIC MEDIA FOR TRAINING
PUTS THE 365TH TRAINING SQUADRON IN LINE WITH TEACHING METHODS
MOST STUDENTS ARE USED TO USING, LIKE IPADS AND TABLETS. THE
FIRST CLASS TO USE THE NEW TABLETS, GRADUATES FROM THE F-15
AVIONICS COURSE IN AUGUST. NEW TECHNOLOGIES TO LOWER
SUSTAINMENT COSTS AND IMPROVE THE READINESS OF THE AIR FORCE’S
C-130 FLEET WILL BE TESTED AS PART OF A PARTNERSHIP BETWEEN
THE UNIVERSITY OF DAYTON RESEARCH INSTITUTE AND THE AIR
FORCE LIFE CYCLE MANAGEMENT CENTER. A DECOMMISSIONED C-130
WAS DELIVERED TO THE SCHOOL TO HELP DEMONSTRATE AND QUALIFY NEW TECHNOLOGIES FOR THE C-130. THE PROGRAM WILL LOOK AT EVERYTHING
FROM HOW TO MAKE THE AIRCRAFT MORE FUEL-EFFICIENT TO REPAIRING
BATTLE DAMAGE. A NEW AIRMAN LEADERSHIP SCHOOL CURRICULUM, IS
SCHEDULED TO ROLL-OUT AIR FORCE-WIDE JUNE 5TH. THE NEW
COURSE EMPHASIZES CREATIVE PROBLEM-SOLVING, COMMUNICATION
AND AN OPENNESS TO OTHER PERSPECTIVES. EDUCATORS LOOKED
AT WHAT 21ST CENTURY AIRMEN NEED TO GET OUT OF A-L-S AND MOLDED
THE NEW CURRICULUM AROUND THOSE IDEAS. YOU CAN FIND MORE AIR
FORCE NEWS AND STORIES ON AF.MIL. AND THAT’S YOUR LOOK AROUND THE AIR FORCE.

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