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How Special Warfare recruiters helped an Airman begin his quest from afar
May 12, 2022
— When a dual citizen living in the Land of the Rising Sun began his more than 6,000-mile journey to Basic Military Training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, Texas, March 1, 2022, it was the latest major step in his quest to become an Air Force Special Warfare Airman...
BMT expands graduation events, returns to parade grounds
April 21, 2022
— Beginning June 8-9, Basic Military Training graduation events will expand to two days and include the return of the traditional military parade at the Gateway Wing parade grounds...
Do you see me? Chief’s ‘true colors’ impart wisdom, enhance understanding
March 24, 2022
— She grew up in a small town 45 minutes west of St. Louis. Lost her mom at the age of 13 to a drunk driver. Raised her younger sister. Then, at the age of 18, decided it was time to leave the double-wide home in the country...
Enhanced BMT integration helps create culture of dignity, respect
February 17, 2022
— As early as 2015, the Air Force recognized the power of Basic Military Training enhanced integration in creating a climate of dignity and respect...
Why today’s ‘Gen Z’ is at risk for boot camp injuries
February 10, 2022
— For today's generation of 18-to-25-year-olds, making it through recruit training and successfully transitioning from civilian life into the military is not easy. Today's recruits are coming from a far more sedentary lifestyle compared to previous generations, making their skeletons more prone to injuries because they're not used to the kind of intense activity they will face at basic training...
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...
Defense Logistics Agency Energy Commander presides over BMT graduation
January 11, 2022
— In a ceremony steeped in military traditions and protocols, Defense Logistics Agency Energy Commander Air Force Brig. Gen. Jimmy Canlas presided over the graduation of the Air Force’s newest Airmen and Guardians Jan. 6 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...
326th TRS celebrates U.S. Space Force’s 2nd birthday
December 27, 2021
— The 326th Training Squadron at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland celebrated the U.S. Space Force’s 2nd birthday with a cake-cutting ceremony at Arnold Hall, Dec. 20...
Uniform shortage to affect BMT graduates
December 22, 2021
— Due to a shortage of fabric used to manufacture service dress uniforms, Airmen and Guardians graduating from basic military training will temporarily be issued fewer uniform items...
Blue Rope of the Year says ‘building up others’ best part of being an MTI
December 17, 2021
— Becoming a Military Training Instructor wasn’t high on Tech. Sgt. Cameron Figueroa’s to-do list when he signed up for Developmental Special Duty...
Every BMT flight picture tells a story
December 16, 2021
— When it comes to memories of a military career, there is perhaps nothing as iconic as a Basic Military Training flight photo. The BMT Flight Photo website is rich with these photos – nearly 17,000 of them...
A different point of view: a married couple’s BMT experience
November 12, 2021
— Almost every evening over the last year, Staff Sgt. Sarah Bento, a Military Training Instructor assigned to the 433rd Training Squadron, would come home to share her experiences as an instructor with her husband, Devon. Her words undoubtedly had an impact on Devon because, in September, he began experiencing BMT first-hand...
‘After Basic' social show offers live reaction, analysis to BMT docuseries
November 12, 2021
— A live social media after show on the Air Education and Training Command Facebook page focuses on the Air Force Recruiting Service's new docuseries about basic military training, "Basic."...
Annual Thanksgiving tradition for JBSA-Lackland trainees returns in modified format
October 21, 2021
— The Operation Home Cooking tradition at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland is returning this Thanksgiving, although not as expansive as in years past. The event will be open only to Department of Defense ID cardholders living in the San Antonio metropolitan area. There is a need for approximately 375 hosts; this year’s participants will be trainees assigned to the 321st and 322nd Training Squadrons – not all Basic Military Training personnel...
319th Training Squadron lays foundation for CBRN training
October 8, 2021
— Airmen and Guardians are able to operate in a ready state and continue the mission when chemicals are present, thanks to their Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear Defense training...
USecAF gets firsthand look at AETC’s values-based approach to foundational readiness
October 6, 2021
— Under Secretary of the Air Force Gina Ortiz Jones visited Joint Base San Antonio Oct. 1-4, seeing firsthand how Air Education and Training Command ingrains dignity and respect throughout the force, and how the command implements a values-based approach to training and readiness. ...
Space Force, Air Force Total Force recruiting makes goal for Fiscal 2021
October 1, 2021
— For the first time in five years, each of the Total Force recruiting partners have reached or exceeded their recruiting goal and each has achieved its end strength for Fiscal 2021...
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...
Airman, Guardian couple begin military journey
July 7, 2021
— Enlisting in the military is often a family decision, but one married couple took that a step further – enlisting together in two separate services...