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Military Training Instructor
MTI achieves success from humble beginnings
January 21, 2022
— There are more trainees attending Air Force Basic Military Training than residents living in the small city of Garapan, Saipan, the hometown of Tech. Sgt. Eileen Echaluse, a Master Military Training Instructor at the 331st Training Squadron at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland...
San Antonio native named MTI of the Year
January 6, 2022
— Joining the Air Force in 2007 was an easy decision for Master Sgt. Michael A. Galindo, who grew up in San Antonio, also known as Military City USA...
U.S. Space Force Guardians helping to shape the future of the force
September 2, 2021
— When they arrive at basic training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, the newest members of the U.S. Space Force will see one of their own wearing the distinctive headgear of a military training instructor...
Military training instructor dons uniform for the last time
August 12, 2021
— In December 1965, R. Thomas Coons left Chesterfield County, Virginia, to join the U.S. Air Force. He didn’t know a career as a military training instructor would be his calling...
MTIs highlighted in video series on force generators
June 29, 2021
— Three military training instructors from the 737th Training Group are featured in a series of videos highlighting the invaluable contributions of force generators. MTIs, along with military training leaders, instructor pilots, Squadron Officer School instructors, technical training instructors and recruiters, are all force generators – members in special duty assignments who help lay the foundation for tomorrow’s Airmen and Guardians...
MTI of the Year attributes win to coworkers, leadership
November 17, 2020
— Master Sgt. Roslyn Ball, 319th Training Squadron, credits the mentorship and bonds she’s shared with her fellow Military Training Instructors in receiving the 2020 MTI of the Year award...
Military Training Instructor Schoolhouse memorializes Air Force history
July 9, 2020
— Ten Military Training Instructors from the 37th Training Wing donned legacy Air Force uniforms, dating from 1947 to the present, as they posed for a photographer at the Airman Heritage Museum on Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland June 24 to help create a new mural to decorate the walls of the Military Training Instructor Schoolhouse...
SECDEF visits BMT, sees how citizens become Airmen during COVID-19
June 17, 2020
— U.S. Secretary of Defense Mark T. Esper visited U.S. Air Force basic military training cadre and recruits at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, as well as members of the Air Force Recruiting Service, for a first-hand look at how the service transforms citizens into American Airmen June 16...
BMT safety mitigation efforts protect trainers, pipeline
March 27, 2020
— To help slow the spread of COVID-19 while accomplishing the mission of turning civilians into mission-ready Airmen, U.S. Air Force Basic Military Training here has implemented layers of protective measures to mitigate transmission risk of the virus within the BMT pipeline. Specific mitigation measures that have been implemented across BMT include implementation of a 14-day restriction of movement upon arrival, as well as social distancing, symptom monitoring, and increased sanitation...
Air Force top Chaplain Corps’ NCO left the barre behind
September 17, 2019
— Like most teenagers, Angela Carter had life all figured out, spending 40-plus hours a week ballet dancing...
Former MTI from 149th Fighter Wing preps Air National Guard recruits
March 25, 2019
— Senior Master Sgt. Aaron Hartzler, aircrew flight equipment superintendent with the 149th Fighter Wing, prepares future Air National Guard student flight members for their upcoming basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland March 23...
Women’s History Month through the eyes of an MTI
March 22, 2019
— “When you talk about Women’s History Month, you get to look at the path that’s been paved for us as women,” said Master Sgt. Jennifer Martin, the superintendent of the 97th Air Mobility Wing Staff Agency at Altus Air Force Base, Oklahoma. “But it also gives us a chance to look at each other and ask ourselves what we’re doing to set the path for the future to set change in motion for those who will come after us.”...
Basic Military Training puts focus on heritage
January 30, 2019
— Basic Military Training has implemented several heritage-based programs in an effort to better connect Airmen to the Air Force core values...