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Basic Military Training
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
Identical twins share similar journey to become Airmen
December 15, 2021
— Of the more than 26,600 regular Air Force enlistments in fiscal 2021, statistically speaking, two were extraordinary. Identical twin brothers were recruited by their brother and they attended Basic Military Training together at the same time, in the same unit with both excelling as individuals while on their journey to become Airmen...
‘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."...
'Basic' docuseries goes behind-the-scenes at USAF BMT beginning Oct. 28
October 27, 2021
— An unprecedented look behind the scenes at U.S. Air Force basic military training will be available to the public through a docuseries on the Air Force Recruiting Service’s YouTube channel beginning Oct. 28...
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. ...
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...
New Second Air Force commander tours Gateway Wing
August 24, 2021
— The Gateway Wing recently had the opportunity to showcase its mission and people last week to provide the new Second Air Force commander a close-up and in-depth look into the 37th Training Wing mission...
Air Force Basic Military Training graduation reopens to the public
July 23, 2021
— After 16 months without families being able to attend Air Force Basic Military Training graduations at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, more than 1,200 guests viewed the ceremony July 22, with many shedding tears of joy at finally seeing their Airman recite the oath of enlistment in person...
BMT trainees now able to get COVID-19 vaccines while at JBSA-Lackland
June 21, 2021
— Recruits at Basic Military Training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland now can become fully vaccinated against COVID-19 during their training...
502nd LRS traffic managers provide safe, reliable transportation for BMT graduates during COVID-19
May 25, 2021
— Despite the challenges brought about by COVID-19, the 502nd Logistics Readiness Squadron’s Deployment and Distribution Flight at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland is helping to provide safe and reliable transportation for Basic Military Training graduates transitioning to their technical school locations...
From siblings to wingmen, a family of service for BMT grads
April 19, 2021
— It’s not unusual to see several family members joining the Air Force at the same time. This is true of three siblings from Yucaipa, California, who recently graduated basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland within weeks of one another...
U.S. Space Force makes history at Basic Military Training
December 11, 2020
— History was made here Dec. 10 as the first seven people to enlist directly into the U.S. Space Force graduated from Basic Military Training...
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...
Construction picks up for new Airman Training Complex at JBSA-Lackland
November 16, 2020
— The Air Force Civil Engineer Center, or AFCEC, is leading a massive $700 million, multi-year construction project to modernize the Gateway to the Air Force for new Basic Military Training recruits at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland. ...