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Keesler Air Force Base, AETC keep BMT pipeline going
October 15, 2020
— When the COVID-19 pandemic arrived earlier this year, the way units and people operate in the Air Force changed. With a threat like this, there was a risk the training pipeline could have stopped, but due to the flexibility and adaptability of the 81st Training Group at Keesler Air Force Base, Mississippi, the Basic Military Training pipeline has continued to supply the Air Force with the Airmen we need...
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...
Fourth graders go behind the 'virtual' scenes at K-9 training
May 21, 2020
— The 341st Training Squadron conducts all military working dog initial training, as well as all MWD handlers' courses, for the Department of Defense at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, Texas. This elite team was able to share what they do with a class of fourth-grade students from Buda Elementary School during a virtual canine demonstration May 18. ...
559th Flying Training Squadron pilots take precautions while training
April 10, 2020
— Pilots from the 559th Flying Training Squadron mask up as they take the necessary precautions to prevent the spread of COVID-19, while also continuing the essential mission of flying training...
BMT adapts during COVID-19: adds masks, shortens pipeline
April 9, 2020
— To prioritize safety and continue providing ready Airmen to fuel tomorrow’s Air Force, BMT is moving to a 7.5-week training pipeline. The 7.5-week training program is one of many measures implemented at BMT to limit the spread of COVID-19...
IAFAA adapts to COVID-19 demands
April 6, 2020
— In the rapidly evolving environment around the new coronavirus disease 2019, or COVID-19, the Inter-American Air Forces Academy at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland has implemented a number of precautions and safety measures to ensure the safety of the faculty and students...
Simulator instructors gain more teaching time after CPI event
April 3, 2020
— Countermeasures developed during an Air Force Continuous Process Improvement event last September at Joint Base San Antonio-Randolph are allowing 12th Training Squadron civilian simulator instructors to devote more time to their teaching duties...
Pilot Training Next, Air Force ROTC partner for distance learning instruction
February 11, 2020
— For the first time ever, Air Force ROTC cadets with Detachment 536 at Clarkson University in Potsdam, New York, received real-time instruction remotely from a fully qualified Air Force instructor pilot sitting an airport in Louisiana...
Air Force moving to comply with new certification requirements for Security Cooperation Workforce
January 14, 2020
— The Defense Security Cooperation Agency developed the requirements in response to the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2017, which directed the Defense Department to establish a Defense Security Cooperation Workforce Development Program...
Required financial readiness training for Reserve coming in November
November 6, 2019
— Beginning Nov. 15, financial readiness training will be required for all Reserve Airmen at defined key points throughout their military career...
BMT murals: inspiring the next generation
August 8, 2019
— Trainees with the 321st Training Squadron volunteered to paint a series of murals through the unit. The project started July 4, 2017, with the American flag painted across the hallway of several classrooms. It took about 2 ½ months and about 12 gallons of paint. ...
Two days could mean a lifetime to a Wingman
August 6, 2019
— Airmen can find the courage to help from Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training, or ASIST, a suicide intervention skills training offered every month at Joint Base San Antonio. ASIST helps participants become more willing, ready and able to intervene with someone at risk of suicide...
Webb gets first-hand look at BMT, international training during 37th Training Wing immersion
August 2, 2019
— The 37th Training Wing Warhawks hosted Lt. Gen. Brad Webb, commander of Air Education and Training Command, and Chief Master Sgt. Julie Gudgel, AETC command chief, for a two-day immersion at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland Aug. 1-2...
JBSA-Lackland lifeguards save Airman
July 3, 2019
— A day at the pool can be a time for cooling off, spending time with friends and just enjoying everything about being at the pool. However, for one Airman, the fun time became a nightmare. Four lifeguards stepped in, saving his life...
902nd CES explosive ordnance disposal unit keeps JBSA safe
June 17, 2019
— Potentially dangerous packages and items come in all shapes and sizes. Military training areas or training target areas for fighter aircraft may have unidentified and potentially dangerous explosive devices hidden in the ground. A grandparent may have taken a "trophy" home after military service that's discovered in an attic. The explosive ordnance disposal is continuously on alert and ready to safely handle any potential explosive-related danger that could be lurking...
Wills takes command of 19th Air Force overseeing flying training
June 13, 2019
— With the sounds of freedom and flying training as the backdrop, Maj. Gen. Craig D. Wills took the reins of the 19th Air Force from Maj. Gen. Patrick Doherty during a change of command ceremony at Hangar 4 at Joint Base San Antonio-Randolph, Texas, June 13, 2019...
Civilian Developmental Education offers opportunities to learn, grow
February 6, 2019
— The Air Force Civilian Developmental Education program is a portfolio of courses and training designed to address the developmental needs of the civilian workforce at all levels. Programs help civilians to achieve short or long term goals at a level appropriate to their needs and desired path of future growth. These include opportunities for civilians to attain associate through advanced college degrees in Air Force institutions and spots in military professional education programs. Applications for Academic Year 2020 open on March 1...
JBSA Command Post responds, reacts, resolves
January 30, 2019
— Emergency action controllers in command post determine how the base responds and reacts in emergencies, such as a base fire, and then how to resolve the situation in question...
Cyber operators host cyber certification training courses for San Antonio youth
December 17, 2018
— In mid-2016, four Air Forces Cyber operators teamed to create a free cyber certification academy for San Antonio teenagers. Today, their team of seven hosts dozens of teenagers every weekend for eight- to 16-week-long preparatory courses. With a combined 48 years’ experience and 18 cyber certifications, the founding team considers it a responsibility to lend their extensive cyber expertise to prepare tomorrow’s youth for the ever-evolving cyber landscape...
Inter-American Air Force Academy accepts first U.S. student
December 13, 2018
— The Inter-American Air Force Academy has fostered positive international relationships with Latin American countries for quite some time, but their latest alliance is making history right in front of them at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland...