319th Training Squadron
Provide battle Airmen with expeditionary skills required to serve in the world's greatest Air Force.
Develop battle ready Airmen through expeditionary training who embody the warrior ethos.
Originally designated the 3701st Personnel Processing Squadron, and activated on 1 Sep 1972. The squadron was re-designated the 3731st Personnel Processing Squadron on 1 Jan 1975, 394th Personnel Processing Squadron on 25 Aug 1992, and 319th Training Squadron on 1 Apr 1994.
One of a Kind
The mission of 319th Training Squadron is one of a kind! Our mission is extremely unique because we train 100% of Basic Training trainees that enter our United States Air Force. Our squadron is comprised of three sections: War Skills and Military Studies (WSMS), Chemical, Biological, Radiological, and Nuclear (CBRN) and Basic Expeditionary Airmen Skills Training (BEAST). Our squadron collectively lays the foundation of Airmanship and instills the warrior ethos for all trainees throughout 7.5 weeks of training. Let's now delve deeper into how our squadron fosters this mentality into each future Airman.
War Skills & Military Studies
War Skills and Military Studies instruct over 216 classes to approximately 4,000 trainees weekly. Trainees are given lessons in numerous Air Force topics such as Financial Management, Combat Stress, and Foundational Expeditionary Skills Training (FEST). Our Air Force’s future is provided with classes that provide a basic level of understanding of military life, customs and what it means be a warrior Airman of character.
Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear Training Complex
CBRN cadre provides support for USAF Basic Military Training (BMT). Cadre instruct Chemical, Biological, Radiological, and Nuclear (CBRN) Defense Orientation to approximately 33,000 enlisted members annually. During CBRN Defense Orientation Cadre teach classroom instruction and control daily operations of the BMT Mask Confidence Training Facility (MCTF). CBRN Instructors also teach CBRN attack actions to Basic Trainees in field conditions at the BEAST site.
Basic Expeditionary Airmen Skills Training
Basic Expeditionary Airmen Skills Training (BEAST), simulates field training operations that objectives the trainee has throughout the previous weeks of training. Each week over 600 trainees arrive at the BEAST site to learn how to operate in a simulated deployed environment. Trainees learn basic site defense and how to operate as a team. Trainees utilize problem solving steps and work collectively to successfully accomplish objectives in an instructor lead environment. All this training culminates at the 319th Training Squadron Culmination Ceremony.