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Joint Base San Antonio
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Basic Military Training
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 BMT adjusts schedules, locations to sustain mission readiness
March 27, 2020
— In order to ensure the health and safety of trainees and instructors and to preserve dorm capacity, new recruits will be brought in based on a four-week repeating cycle that includes stringent restricted movement guidelines, dedicated time for deep cleaning between rotations, resetting the instructor cadre and the testing of an alternate BMT location at Keesler Air Force Base, Mississippi. ...
Air Force basic trainee tests positive for COVID-19
March 26, 2020
— Air Force officials announced, March 25, a trainee in the Air Force’s basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland has tested positive for COVID-19...
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. ...
Latest Air Force trainees continue BMT with enhanced mitigation efforts
March 18, 2020
— For the 668 projected new U.S. Air Force recruits arriving here this week, basic military training is beginning with a 14-day restriction of movement, or ROM, as the service actively conducts mitigation procedures to slow down the spread of COVID-19...
Basic Military Training graduation parade canceled at JBSA-Lackland
March 12, 2020
— The 37th Training Wing canceled the Air Force Basic Military Training graduation parade scheduled for March 13 at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland’s parade grounds out of concern for the safety of the newly accessioned Airmen and their family members due to the coronavirus...
Military health officials begin screening Air Force basic trainees for COVID-19
March 12, 2020
— San Antonio Military Health System officials have begun screening recruits entering Air Force Basic Military Training to prevent COVID-19 transmission...
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...
Basic Military Training establishes Tactical Combat Casualty Care course for all Airmen
February 28, 2020
— The U.S. Air Force will fully integrate Tactical Combat Casualty Care into Basic Military Training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland March 2...
Air Force beta-tests adaptive learning platform in basic military training
January 13, 2020
— Air Education and Training Command’s emphasis on the use of technology to aggressively and cost-effectively modernize education and training took another step forward here with the issuance of personal tablets to two in-processing flights at Basic Military Training...
Band of sisters reunite, rekindle a 40-year bond
December 12, 2019
— Basic military training, or BMT, trainees are provided different skills that can help them throughout their military careers. Some skills come from materials found in textbooks. A few develop the ability to connect within a BMT flight. It was because of this connection that Susan Whaley and her band of sisters were able to reunite after 40 years...
Leaders help serve Thanksgiving dinner to Airman at JBSA-Lackland basic training
December 2, 2019
— Military leaders from the 37th Training Wing donned aprons and chef hats to help serve Thanksgiving dinner to Airmen in Basic Military Training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland Nov. 28...
Air Force on schedule with new uniform issue timeline
October 3, 2019
— Trainees entering into Basic Military Training, or BMT, at the 37th Training Wing this week are the first group to be issued the new Operational Camouflage Pattern, or OCP, uniforms. After taking Airmen feedback into consideration, the uniform board members said they chose the OCP for the improved fit and comfort and so that they will blend in with their soldier counterparts’ uniforms in the joint environments, according to Cooper. ...
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. ...
First BMT trainees experience M-4 training, qualification
July 11, 2019
— Members of the 37th Training Support Squadron Combat Weapons Flight reopened the newly renovated combat arms training range at the Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland Medina Training Annex July 8. Basic Military Training trainees were the first to experience M-4 carbine weapons familiarization course at the range, which closed in November 2018, due to improper rainwater drainage. Since then the range has undergone refurbishing efforts to divert water runoff...
Air Force Basic Military Training continues to fine-tune program with major modernizations
June 6, 2019
— As part of the Basic Military Training curriculum revamp centered on readiness and lethality, airmanship, fitness and the warrior ethos, multiple changes to training are set to begin this summer. BMT is set to receive close to 9,000 M4 training rifles and after renovations to the combat arms range are completed, BMT will switch from the M16 weapons familiarization course to the M4 weapons qualification course...
METC med tech student assists car crash victims
May 21, 2019
— A student in the Aerospace Medical Service Apprentice, or AMSA, program at the Medical Education and Training Campus, or METC, at Joint Base San Antonio-Fort Sam Houston, helped render aid at the scene of a major car crash recently...
Initial clothing issue office dresses trainees as Airmen
May 10, 2019
— Scared, anxious and sleep deprived; between 300 and 400 trainees, many with freshly shaved heads from the barber located next door, pass through a brown brick building each week to receive their first sets of uniforms and clothing items they will need for life in the military...
Protocol, practice, teamwork help save BMT trainee’s life
April 22, 2019
— The safety of the trainees at Basic Military Training is a top priority. When one trainee collapsed, the military training instructors immediately stepped up and ensure the safety and health of the distressed trainee...
U.S. Ambassador visits JBSA-Lackland
April 12, 2019
— The honorable W. Stuart Symington, U.S. ambassador to the Federal Republic of Nigeria, attended basic military training graduation and toured 37th Training Wing facilities April 5 at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, Texas...