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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...
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...
Dedication leads to Master Military Training Instructor Blue Rope success
June 15, 2021
— Despite multiple failed attempts over the course of 15 months, Tech. Sgt. Felipe Alvarado from the 331st Training Squadron was awarded his Master Military Training Instructor blue rope April 16...
Force generators: Leaders behind the success, growth of Airmen
May 11, 2021
— To maintain the competitive edge over adversaries, the Air Force must select the best Airmen to train and educate the next generation of Airmen...
U.S. Space Force achieves another milestone at Basic Military Training
May 8, 2021
— Another U.S. Space Force milestone was reached May 6 when the first all-Guardian flight graduated from Basic Military Training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland. The 31 men in Flight 429 and four women in Flight 430 were assigned to the 324th Training Squadron and were among the 571 recruits who completed 7 1/2 weeks of training...
Total Force delivers excellence at BMT
April 12, 2021
— The concept of Total Force Integration is simple – active duty, Reserve, and National Guard Airmen work together in support of the Air Force mission...
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...
Blue Rope of the Year extols rewards of MTI career
November 4, 2020
— When 20-year-old Holly Vaught walked into an Air Force recruiter’s office in the summer of 2003, she was by her own account, emotionally lost with $2 and a half tank of gas to her name. She admitted...
433rd TRS Reserve MTI STEPS to master sergeant
October 19, 2020
— Former Marine Corps field radio operator Martin Hernandez, now an Air Force Reserve military training instructor at the 433rd Training Squadron, Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland was STEP-promoted to master sergeant during an October ceremony at JBSA-Lackland, attended by his MTI teammates and his flight of basic trainees. The 433rd TRS is one of seven squadrons assigned to the 340th Flying Training Group at JBSA-Randolph, and the only all-Reserve MTI squadron in the Air Force. ...
New commander takes over 433rd Training Squadron
August 11, 2020
— Lt. Col. Anthony Erard assumed command of the 433rd Training Squadron during a ceremony at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland Aug. 7, officiated by Col. Michael J. Vanzo, 340th Flying Training Group commander...
Reserve squadron, American Airmen march into history
July 20, 2020
— The Air Force Reserve's 433rd Training Squadron, Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, marched hundreds of Total Force Air Force trainees into the history books July 16 when those trainees took their Airman's Oath during basic military training graduation and took their place in the long blue line...
'Being an MTI is everything and nothing you ever thought'
July 16, 2020
— After more than a dozen years as a 433rd Training Squadron military training instructor at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, Reserve Citizen Airman Senior Master Sgt. Jason Wagner is moving on. ...
Reserve MTI embraces challenges, follows path to dream come true
July 14, 2020
— Tech. Sgt. Sharon Collado is a Reserve military training instructor supervisor at the 433rd Training Squadron, Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, Texas. Unlike many people, she knows that she can do anything she wants to do. She's proved it to herself countless times throughout her 18 year Air Force career, but long before she enlisted, her dad, a career Air Force information manager, told her so...
Total force basic trainees part of Air Force Reserve history
June 26, 2020
— Several hundred Total Force Air Force enlisted basic military trainees assigned to the 433rd Training Squadron, Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, are making history as the first class to enter training in the fully operational, all-Reserve military training squadron. The 433rd TRS, one of seven squadrons assigned to the 340th Flying Training Group at JBSA-Randolph, is the only all-Reserve military training instructor squadron in the Air Force...
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 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...
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...
FAQ: COVID-19 impacts to BMT and Technical Training
March 24, 2020
— The COVID-19 pandemic is a dynamic and rapidly evolving situation. The Gateway Wing wants to make sure our internal family and external community all have access to factual and up-to-date information. These frequently asked questions act as a resource for anyone who has questions or concerns about themselves or a loved one that is part of the 37th Training Wing team, including Basic Military Training at the 737th Training Group and technical training at the 37th Training Group. To help lessen confusion key terms are defined below. ...
BMT graduation hosts annual Women’s Parade
March 6, 2020
— In honor of International Women’s Day, Basic Military Training graduation hosted the annual Women’s Parade March 6...