JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-LACKLAND, Texas –
BMT will temporarily graduate new Airmen at training week seven.
To fully maximize training effectiveness and space utilization to mitigate COVID-19, the U.S. Air Force Basic Military Training will accelerate Basic Military Training from eight-and-a-half weeks to seven weeks of training, according to Col. Michael Newsom, BMT commander at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland.
This will allow BMT to restructure enhancing social distancing requirements across the training campus to ensure the safety and security not just for our trainees, but for our Military Training Instructors, other active duty members, civilians and contractors that support our mission.
Also, there will be rescheduling of recruit accessions to maintain social distancing mitigation efforts. At heart, we are innovating how we train our Airmen in order to meet the national security needs of our nation.
Therefore, all trainees in the BMT pipeline will graduate one week earlier than scheduled and ship directly the next day to their Technical Training assignment. All graduations will continue to be live-streamed.
Upcoming Graduation Schedule:
Graduating Flights: 09 April 2020: Flights 257 thru 286
Graduating Flights: 16 Apr 2020: From 320 TRS: Flights 287 through 302
Graduating Flights 23 Apr 2020: From 323 TRS: Flights 303 through 318
Graduating Flights:30 Apr 2020: From 331 TRS: Flights 333 through 348
Graduating Flights: 7 May 2020: From 324 TRS: Flights 349 through 362
Graduating Flights: 14 May 2020: From 737 TRSS: Flights 363 through 376