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AETC command chief visits Team Mildenhall

U.S. Air Force Chief Master Sgt. Juliet Gudgel, Air Education and Training Command command chief, and Master Sgt. Troy French, 100th Maintenance Squadron aircraft fuels system section chief, discuss the maintenance squadron’s confined space trainer at RAF Mildenhall, England, Nov. 14, 2018.  The 100th MXS presented the chief with the newest innovation to show how those innovations sustain mission effectiveness. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Alexandria Lee)

U.S. Air Force Chief Master Sgt. Juliet Gudgel, Air Education and Training Command command chief, and Master Sgt. Troy French, 100th Maintenance Squadron aircraft fuels system section chief, discuss the maintenance squadron’s confined space trainer at RAF Mildenhall, England, Nov. 14, 2018. The 100th MXS presented the chief with the newest innovation to show how those innovations sustain mission effectiveness. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Alexandria Lee)

U.S. Air Force Air Education and Training Command command chiefs were presented with the 100th Maintenance Squadron innovation to show how those innovations sustain mission effectivenessat RAF Mildenhall, England, Nov. 14, 2018. The purpose of their visit was to speak with Airmen and gain a better understanding of what they do to support Team Mildenhall, AETC and Air Force Special Operations Command. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Alexandria Lee)

U.S. Air Force Air Education and Training Command command chiefs were presented with the 100th Maintenance Squadron innovation to show how those innovations sustain mission effectivenessat RAF Mildenhall, England, Nov. 14, 2018. The purpose of their visit was to speak with Airmen and gain a better understanding of what they do to support Team Mildenhall, AETC and Air Force Special Operations Command. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Alexandria Lee)

U.S. Air Force Chief Master Sgt. Juliet Gudgel, Air Education and Training Command command chief, listens to the 100th Maintenance Squadron’s presentation of an innovation to show how they sustain mission effectiveness at RAF Mildenhall, England, Nov. 14, 2018. Chief Gudgel visited RAF Mildenhall to speak with Airmen and gain a better understanding of what they do to support Team Mildenhall, AETC and Air Force Special Operations Command. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Alexandria Lee)

U.S. Air Force Chief Master Sgt. Juliet Gudgel, Air Education and Training Command command chief, listens to the 100th Maintenance Squadron’s presentation of an innovation to show how they sustain mission effectiveness at RAF Mildenhall, England, Nov. 14, 2018. Chief Gudgel visited RAF Mildenhall to speak with Airmen and gain a better understanding of what they do to support Team Mildenhall, AETC and Air Force Special Operations Command. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Alexandria Lee)

U.S. Air Force Chief Master Sgt. Juliet Gudgel, Air Education and Training Command command chief, poses for a photo with Tech. Sgt. Joshua Lopez, Senior Airman Cory Irvine, and Senior Airman Michael Ricci, 100th Logistics Readiness Squadron forward area refueling point operators, during a FARP demonstration at RAF Mildenhall Nov. 14, 2018.  As a wrap up to visiting U.S. Air Forces in Europe and Air Force-Africa. Gudgel was accompanied by Chief Master Sgt. Charles Frizzell, 59th Medical Wing command chief, have been on the road to talk to Airmen, supervisors, commanders, first sergeants and unit training managers on how AETC can better train Airmen across the Air Force. (U.S. Air Force photo by Karen Abeyasekere)

U.S. Air Force Chief Master Sgt. Juliet Gudgel, Air Education and Training Command command chief, poses for a photo with Tech. Sgt. Joshua Lopez, Senior Airman Cory Irvine, and Senior Airman Michael Ricci, 100th Logistics Readiness Squadron forward area refueling point operators, during a FARP demonstration at RAF Mildenhall Nov. 14, 2018. As a wrap up to visiting U.S. Air Forces in Europe and Air Force-Africa. Gudgel was accompanied by Chief Master Sgt. Charles Frizzell, 59th Medical Wing command chief, have been on the road to talk to Airmen, supervisors, commanders, first sergeants and unit training managers on how AETC can better train Airmen across the Air Force. (U.S. Air Force photo by Karen Abeyasekere)

U.S. Air Force Air Education and Training Command command chiefs speak with first-term and newly retrained Airman during lunch to learn their perspective of the training process at RAF Mildenhall, England, Nov. 14, 2018. The purpose of their visit was to speak with Airmen and gain a better understanding of what they do to support Team Mildenhall, AETC and Air Force Special Operations Command. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Alexandria Lee)

U.S. Air Force Air Education and Training Command command chiefs speak with first-term and newly retrained Airman during lunch to learn their perspective of the training process at RAF Mildenhall, England, Nov. 14, 2018. The purpose of their visit was to speak with Airmen and gain a better understanding of what they do to support Team Mildenhall, AETC and Air Force Special Operations Command. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Alexandria Lee)

U.S. Air Force Master Sgt. Troy French, 100th Maintenance Squadron aircraft fuels system section chief, Chief Master Sgt. Charles Frizzell, 59th Medical Wing command chief, and Chief Master Sgt. Juliet Gudgel, Air Education and Training Command command chief, prepare to test out the maintenance squadron’s confined space trainer at RAF Mildenhall, England, Nov. 14, 2018.  The chiefs were presented with the 100th MXS innovation to show how those innovations sustain mission effectiveness. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Alexandria Lee)

U.S. Air Force Master Sgt. Troy French, 100th Maintenance Squadron aircraft fuels system section chief, Chief Master Sgt. Charles Frizzell, 59th Medical Wing command chief, and Chief Master Sgt. Juliet Gudgel, Air Education and Training Command command chief, prepare to test out the maintenance squadron’s confined space trainer at RAF Mildenhall, England, Nov. 14, 2018. The chiefs were presented with the 100th MXS innovation to show how those innovations sustain mission effectiveness. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Alexandria Lee)

RAF MILDENHALL, England -- Chief Master Sgt. Juliet Gudgel, command chief master sergeant of Air Education and Training Command, visited RAF Mildenhall, England, Nov. 14, 2018, to gain insight on what training currently looks like for Airmen.

Air Education and Training Command is reimagining how Airmen are developed, through a shift in education, training and capitalization of experiences in a new concept: The Continuum of Learning.

“The challenge is the same throughout every career field, learning the balancing act between teaching what is current and what is long lasting,” said Chief Master Sgt. Charles Frizzell, 59th Medical Wing command chief.

Frizzell’s visited RAF Mildenhall with the AETC command chief, and they had lunch with firstterm and newly retrained Airmen at the Gateway Dining Facility and learned more about their experience first-hand.

“Airmen lead the way to better learning,” Frizzell said. “You all highlight the shortcomings in our training program so that we know and fill in the gaps that are left. If it is not operationally relevant, we need to revise and make sure you have all of what you need to continue to lead the world’s greatest Air Force.”

The purpose of Continuum of Learning is to integrate education, training and experience in ways that Airmen them to learn anytime, anywhere throughout their careers.

“Our goal is to be as innovative and as effective as possible,” Gudgel said. “Introducing new techniques like ‘gamification,’ essentially adapting video game learning style to the newer generation. There is a change coming and happening, so allow the change to go through and give us feedback. The Airmen have to let us know what they need, so we can provide.”