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Innovation working group strives to enhance METC training
July 13, 2021
— Experienced instructors, state-of-the-art classrooms and laboratories, and degree pathway programs are some of the many features that give the Medical Education and Training Campus at Joint Base San Antonio-Fort Sam Houston an edge in producing highly trained military allied health professionals...
Contracting Soldiers, Airmen ready for joint contracting exercise
June 17, 2021
— Contracting Soldiers from across the U.S. Army’s Mission and Installation Contracting Command at Joint Base San Antonio-Fort Sam Houston are joining their Air Force counterparts June 21-25 for the virtual 2021 Joint Forces Contracting Exercise. ...
Army rolls out new training doctrine FM 7-0 with pivotal changes
June 15, 2021
— The U.S. Army delivered its new training doctrine publication, Field Manual (FM) 7-0, Training, on the Army’s 246th birthday, June 14, 2021. The timing is significant because 242 years ago, Baron von Steuben published the first official training manual of the United States Army in 1779, after the Continental Army’s crucible training at Valley Forge. ...
ARNORTH hosts virtual annual disaster response exercise
April 30, 2021
— U.S. Army North, U.S. Northern Command’s Joint Force Land Component Command, will host approximately 750 military and civilian personnel from across the country to take part in its annual disaster response training exercise Vibrant Response from April 26 to May 8 through virtual collaborative software...
Medical Readiness Training Command host Best Warrior Competition
March 7, 2021
— Despite a massive snowstorm shutting down much of the state of Texas, the Medical Readiness Training Command and the 4th Expeditionary Sustainment Command hosted a Best Warrior Competition at Joint Base San Antonio-Camp Bullis during the last week of February 2021. Ten Army Reserve Soldiers continued their quest to earn the title of the top Soldier in their respective commands and the opportunity to compete for the title of The Army Reserve's Best Warrior...
433rd ASTS trains in receiving incoming patients aboard Black Hawks
January 28, 2021
— The 433rd Aeromedical Staging Squadron, 433rd Airlift Wing, participated in an exercise to train in receiving incoming patients at the Joint Base San Antonio-Chapman Training Annex Jan. 9...
Department of the Air Force offers civilians more than 30 development programs
January 18, 2021
— The Department of the Air Force provides developmental education, academic programs, and leadership assignment opportunities to prepare civilian Airmen and Guardians to anticipate and successfully meet challenges across the wide range of Air and Space Force operations and missions, and ultimately any high-end fight. ...
JBSA firefighters conduct semi-annual aircraft rescue, firefighting training
December 15, 2020
— The 902nd Civil Engineer Squadron Fire Department conducted semi-annual aircraft live-fire training Nov. 18 and 19 at the Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland fire training grounds...
Civilian talent acquisition essential to accelerate change for Air, Space Forces
December 15, 2020
— The Air Force chief of staff’s direction of "accelerate change or lose" and the accompanying action orders, outline why and how the service must rapidly change in order to remain the most dominant and respected Air Force in the world...
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. ...