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USAFE-AFAFRICA commander visits Det. 24, Pilot Training Next

Gen. Jeffrey L. Harrigian (center), United States Air Forces Europe and United States Air Forces Africa commander, uses a virtual reality flight simulator during a visit to Detachment 24 at Joint Base San Antonio-Randolph, Texas, June 24, 2019.  PTN is an Air Education and Training Command program to explore and prototype a pilot training environment that integrates various technologies to produce pilots in a learning-focused manner. (U.S. Air Force photo by Sean M. Worrell)

Gen. Jeffrey L. Harrigian (center), United States Air Forces Europe and United States Air Forces Africa commander, uses a virtual reality flight simulator during a visit to Detachment 24 at Joint Base San Antonio-Randolph, Texas, June 24, 2019. PTN is an Air Education and Training Command program to explore and prototype a pilot training environment that integrates various technologies to produce pilots in a learning-focused manner. (U.S. Air Force photo by Sean M. Worrell)

Lt. Col. Brandon Zuercher (right), instructor pilot, briefs Gen. Jeffrey L. Harrigian, United States Air Forces Europe and United States Air Forces Africa commander, on the virtual reality simulator capabilities during a visit to Detachment 24 at Joint Base San Antonio-Randolph, Texas, June 24, 2019.  Det. 24 will absorb the third and future iterations of Pilot Training Next, Air Education and Training Command’s initiative to redesign the pilot training environment and integrate various technologies to produce pilots in a learning-focused manner.  (U.S. Air Force photo by Sean M. Worrell)

Lt. Col. Brandon Zuercher (right), instructor pilot, briefs Gen. Jeffrey L. Harrigian, United States Air Forces Europe and United States Air Forces Africa commander, on the virtual reality simulator capabilities during a visit to Detachment 24 at Joint Base San Antonio-Randolph, Texas, June 24, 2019. Det. 24 will absorb the third and future iterations of Pilot Training Next, Air Education and Training Command’s initiative to redesign the pilot training environment and integrate various technologies to produce pilots in a learning-focused manner. (U.S. Air Force photo by Sean M. Worrell)

Lt. Col. Matthew Strohmeyer, Detachment 24 commander, briefs Gen. Jeffrey L. Harrigian, United States Air Forces Europe and United States Air Forces Africa commander, on the establishment of a resilient mesh network and its capabilities, during a visit to Detachment 24 at Joint Base San Antonio-Randolph, Texas, June 24, 2019.  Det. 24 will utilize Learning Next initiatives to examine how Air Education and Training Command members have historically trained Airmen and then will identify potential solutions to modernize flying and technical training pipelines, and training practices across various communities to produce qualified Airmen in a learning-focused manner. (U.S. Air Force photo by Sabrina Fine)

Lt. Col. Matthew Strohmeyer, Detachment 24 commander, briefs Gen. Jeffrey L. Harrigian, United States Air Forces Europe and United States Air Forces Africa commander, on the establishment of a resilient mesh network and its capabilities, during a visit to Detachment 24 at Joint Base San Antonio-Randolph, Texas, June 24, 2019. Det. 24 will utilize Learning Next initiatives to examine how Air Education and Training Command members have historically trained Airmen and then will identify potential solutions to modernize flying and technical training pipelines, and training practices across various communities to produce qualified Airmen in a learning-focused manner. (U.S. Air Force photo by Sabrina Fine)

Gen. Jeffrey L. Harrigian, United States Air Forces Europe and United States Air Forces Africa commander, asks questions during a briefing on the training capabilities of Pilot Training Next during a visit to Detachment 24 at Joint Base San Antonio-Randolph, Texas, June 24, 2019. PTN is an Air Education and Training Command program to explore and prototype a pilot training environment that integrates various technologies to produce pilots in a learning-focused manner. (U.S. Air Force photo by Sean M. Worrell)

Gen. Jeffrey L. Harrigian, United States Air Forces Europe and United States Air Forces Africa commander, asks questions during a briefing on the training capabilities of Pilot Training Next alongside Maj. Gen. Craig D. Wills, 19th Air Force commander, during a visit to Detachment 24 at Joint Base San Antonio-Randolph, Texas, June 24, 2019. PTN is an Air Education and Training Command program to explore and prototype a pilot training environment that integrates various technologies to produce pilots in a learning-focused manner. (U.S. Air Force photo by Sean M. Worrell)

Gen. Jeffrey L. Harrigian, United States Air Forces Europe and United States Air Forces Africa commander, listens during a briefing on the training capabilities of Pilot Training Next during a visit to Detachment 24 at Joint Base San Antonio-Randolph, Texas, June 24, 2019.  PTN is an Air Education and Training Command program to explore and prototype a pilot training environment that integrates various technologies to produce pilots in a learning-focused manner. (U.S. Air Force photo by Sean M. Worrell)

Gen. Jeffrey L. Harrigian, United States Air Forces Europe and United States Air Forces Africa commander, listens during a briefing on the training capabilities of Pilot Training Next during a visit to Detachment 24 at Joint Base San Antonio-Randolph, Texas, June 24, 2019. PTN is an Air Education and Training Command program to explore and prototype a pilot training environment that integrates various technologies to produce pilots in a learning-focused manner. (U.S. Air Force photo by Sean M. Worrell)

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas -- Gen. Jeffrey L. Harrigian, United States Air Forces Europe and United States Air Forces Africa commander, visited Detachment 24 and Pilot Training Next here June 24, 2019, to learn more about how AETC is exploring and prototyping a pilot training environment that integrates various technologies to produce pilots in a learning-focused manner.

Pilot Training Next (PTN) is part of Air Education and Training Command’s initiative to “reimagine” how the command delivers learning to Airmen, focused on how Airmen learn and uses emerging technology to train them better, faster and foster deeper learning. Technologies include virtual reality, artificial intelligence and data analytics, which can be tailored to the training environment and individual student.

PTN offers students the opportunity to learn in a collaborative, learner-centric environment, in line with AETC’s redesigned Continuum of Learning model.

To learn more about Pilot Training Next, click here.