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BMT trainees become US citizens under new streamlined naturalization process
April 27, 2023
Airman First Class D'elbrah Assamoi from Cote D’Ivoire signs her U.S. Certificate of Citizenship after the Basic Military Training Coin Ceremony at JBSA-Lackland, April 26, 2023. Fourteen Airmen became the first U.S. citizens here under the new streamlined Naturalization Process at BMT. The Airmen were part of approximately 500 trainees from the 326th Training Squadron who graduated this week. The process is part of an effort to revive the naturalization path for immigrants and allow trainees to become citizens before they graduate. It’s just one of several initiatives the Air Force is taking to remove barriers to service amid the current challenging recruiting environment. (U.S. Air Force photo by Vanessa R. Adame)

One couple’s extraordinary journey to becoming Airmen
November 9, 2022
Airmen in uniform pose for a photo with a plaque between them.

Military & Family Readiness Center helps DOD members become U.S. citizens
December 22, 2021
Military Family Readiness Center helps DOD members become U.S. citizens

BAMC combat medic earns U.S. citizenship
November 5, 2020
Spec. Diego Timoteo (right), an Army Combat Medic at Brooke Army Medical Center at Joint Base San Antonio-Fort Sam Houston, Texas, checks an incoming patient at BAMC’s drive-through COVID-19 testing area. Timoteo, a native of Brazil, recently earned his American citizenship.

Serving our nation: the journey to citizenship
September 21, 2017
Airmen from the 344 Training Squadron display their immigration packet upon completing the Oath of Allegiance at JBSA-Lackland on Aug. 30.

Program helps trainees become citizens
December 22, 2016
U.S. Air Force Trainee Rachid Karame, 321st Training Squadron, prepares to take the oath of citizenship at the basic military training retreat ceremony at Joint Base San Antonio - Lackland, Texas, Dec. 8, 2016. Trainee Karame and his family emigrated from Lebanon and have lived in the United States since 2012. During the ceremony, he becomes both a U.S. citizen and an Airman. (U.S. Air Force photo by 1st Lieutenant Beau Downey)