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Newlyweds graduate Basic Military Training together
April 11, 2020
— Due to safety precautions established in response to COVID-19 family members have not been able attend the graduation of their loved one from Basic Military Training for a number of weeks. That didn’t stop one couple from seeing each other at their BMT graduation March 26...
An Open Letter to the Warhawk Family
April 3, 2020
— Our Gateway Wing has the high honor of being deemed Mission Essential. We are the largest training wing in the Air Force, responsible for building Airmen and strengthening the partnerships we need to compete, deter, and win. Our wing remains absolutely vital to renew the force and underwrites our ability to defend the nation and deliver air and space power anytime, anyplace...
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. ...
Webb gets first-hand look at BMT, international training during 37th Training Wing immersion
August 2, 2019
— The 37th Training Wing Warhawks hosted Lt. Gen. Brad Webb, commander of Air Education and Training Command, and Chief Master Sgt. Julie Gudgel, AETC command chief, for a two-day immersion at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland Aug. 1-2...
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...
Military Training Instructor Schoolhouse: training the trainer
December 28, 2018
— The distinct wide-brimmed blue campaign hat is easily recognizable and worn only by a specific group of Airmen: military training instructors. Known for professionalism, these specially selected and trained MTIs are tasked with mentoring, teaching and molding civilians arriving at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland for basic military training, or BMT...
Echo Company and Defense Language Institute provides a pathway to an Army career
October 24, 2018
— Initial entry trainees, from various parts of the world, with the hope of joining the United States Army, must learn the language that will take them to the next level. Some are fresh out of school, while others look for a new career that will not only serve the U.S., but support their families in the process. Echo Company works with the Defense Language Institute English Language Center at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland to help trainees bring their English skills up to a level where they’ll be able to enlist in basic training with the Army...
New Reid Health Services Center provides one-stop service
September 14, 2018
— The 59th Medical Wing celebrated the opening of the new Reid Health Services Center facility with a ribbon-cutting ceremony Sept. 13 on Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland...
The AMIGO program builds U.S. cultural interoperability
August 15, 2018
— The 637th International Support Squadron has been front and center as part of the Defense Language Institute and the 37th Training Wing when it comes to reaching out to international students, making them feel welcomed through the American Members of International Goodwill to Others program, or AMIGO...
Trainee saves life, earns Air Force Achievement Medal
July 6, 2018
— Airman Oh. H. Bang, a 737th Training Support Squadron trainee, was awarded the Air Force Achievement Medal June 21 for his quick response and lifesaving actions, a rare feat for a basic military training trainee...
Commentary: Whatever it takes
April 9, 2018
— Sacrifice is not something you can train for, no one can prepare you for this feat. I would like to think, sacrifice is instilled through a continued growth of personal characteristics and values; both ethical and spiritual...
Military Rabbi’s faith extends beyond Joint Base San Antonio
April 6, 2018
— Every Friday afternoon, Rabbi Rafael Berdugo conducts services at the Airmen’s Memorial Chapel on Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland. His congregation reaches across all denominations as the Air Force Major offers words of faith and guidance to all who attend...
Western Hemisphere Exchange Symposium brings IAAFA partners together
April 4, 2018
— The Inter-American Air Forces Academy, or IAAFA, at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland welcomed partners from 21 nations to San Antonio, March 13 -17, 2018, with a mission to continue strengthening relationships during its annual Western Hemisphere Exchange Symposium and 75th IAAFA anniversary celebration...
Military working dogs continue to serve and sacrifice
March 13, 2018
— March 13 marks National K9 Veterans Day, a day to honor and commemorate the service and sacrifices of American military and working dogs throughout history...
Logistics and Materiel Management courses prepare IAAFA students
March 7, 2018
— At the Inter-American Air Forces Academy at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, the International Logistics course teaches students how to get materiel while the Materiel Management course tells them what to do with it once they have it...
International symposium to promote shared information
February 27, 2018
— The Inter-American Air Forces Academy at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland will host international leaders and representatives for the upcoming Western Hemisphere Exchange Symposium, scheduled March 14-16 in San Antonio, Texas...
Former slave, two-time Olympian becomes an Airman
February 23, 2018
— After enduring countless hardships and overcoming unimaginable obstacles, Airman 1st Class Guor Maker, a dental assistant currently in technical training, found his way out of war-torn South Sudan, Africa and into the U.S. nearly 20 years ago...
MWD hospital keeps canine warriors fit for duty
February 11, 2018
— The Lt. Col. Daniel E. Holland Memorial Military Working Dog Hospital at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland provides specialty care for animals from more than 200 places around the world where military working dogs serve, while also supporting the Air Force’s 341st Training Squadron...
IAAFA students benefit from opportunity to learn English
January 20, 2018
— The Inter-American Air Forces Academy at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland recently completed its English language course taught to students interested in expanding their knowledge that will assist them in future international endeavors...
Stepmother and son share BMT experience
December 14, 2017
— For Airman 1st Class Tyler Scott and his stepmother, Airman 1st Class Kelly Scott, the basic military training experience is something they will share and treasure together having graduated only eight weeks apart and being led by the same military training instructors...