Ready Airman Training and link to AFFORGEN focus of latest “The Air Force Starts Here” podcast

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JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas – Ready Airmen Training and the foundational readiness aspect it plays in increasing the knowledge, skills and abilities required of an Airman to survive, operate, and succeed across the full range of military operations is the topic on the latest episode of "The Air Force Starts Here" podcast, released Oct. 24, 2023.

Dan Hawkins from the Air Education and Training Command public affairs team sat down to discuss Ready Airman Training (RAT) with Col. Rick Kind, 375th Air Mobility Wing deputy commander at Scott Air Force Base, Illinois, along with Lt. Col. Jonathan Magill, Mobility Air Force division chief at Headquarters Air Force/A3 in the Pentagon who oversees the RAT portfolio as part of his duties, and Bob Remey, HQ AETC Training branch chief, whose team continues to develop and refine RAT training for the enterprise.

The trio talk about the strategic why behind RAT training, how it works in concert with the five drivers of change, specifics inside the ready training areas, and a look at implementation of RAT in line with the Air Force Force Generation (AFFORGEN) presentation model and Agile Combat Employment.  There is also a call for feedback from the field on how to improve RAT.

The professional development podcasts are designed to help communicate and inform Total Force Airmen across the globe on relevant, timely topics related to the recruiting, training, education and development fields, and can be listened to on the government network on the AETC website, DVIDS, or on Apple Podcasts and Spotify as well.