The U.S. military begins “Pilot Readiness Training” for pilots

The US Air Force has introduced a new foundational training program for Ready Airman pilots, equipping them with vital skills for critical missions at home and abroad.

The training was rescheduled on Oct. 1 and includes special exercises for the 18-month Air Force Formation Reset, Prepare and Readiness (AFFORGEN) cycle.

AFFORGEN is a deployment model that provides sustained and high combat readiness, offering airmen and air forces United forces, an initiative to unite all military services and resources to strengthen the country’s combat capabilities.

The new program allows unit commanders to adjust the amount of training required based on the training level of the trainee pilots and the phase of deployment they are entering.

“Airman Readiness Training serves as a continuum of combat training for all Airmen, while adapting to each Airman’s level of experience and allowing commanders the flexibility to tailor training to specific operational conditions,” said Air Force Training and Readiness Director Maj. Gen. Albert Miller explained.

In March, a team of 70 experts identified 12 key areas for the training program, including survival, evasion, resistance and escape; Comprehensive protection; Active response to threats; Tactical Combat Casualty Aid Course for all military personnel; Airman Comprehensive Fitness; Intercultural communications; and awareness of the information environment.

“The vision for how Airmen train and deploy embraces a new culture of supporting, sustaining and enhancing readiness across all phases of AFFORGEN,” said Chief of Staff Gen. CQ Brown Jr said.

“We must challenge the status quo to prepare our airmen to operate in far more challenging environments than in the past.” The U.S. military begins “Pilot Readiness Training” for pilots

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