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Graduation Activities and Guest Information

Graduations will open to a limited number of guests starting July 22, 2021

BMT graduations are scheduled for every Thursday at 9 a.m. Central. Go to the Graduation Information page for details. As of May 14, 2021, Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland is currently under Health Protection Condition Bravo. The COVID protocols outlined in the information will be adhered to in order to maintain a culture of safety, to mitigate risk to the force, risk to the mission and risk to the community. We continuously evaluate conditions and adjust COVID policy as conditions improve or degrade. Information will be updated if/when conditions change.

Questions and Answers for Visitors

Graduation Information

Guest Visitation Information 

USAF BMT Graduation Orientation and Events Briefing

Visitor Guide


 Visitor Access:

Q: How do I get my visitor pass?

A: During one of the first phone calls home, trainees will get the necessary information to fill out visitor passes. Once processed, passes will be mailed to visitors around the 3rd week of training. You must have your visitor pass, and a proper form of ID, on you when entering the installation.

Q. If I have a DoD ID card, do I also need a pass?

A: DoD ID cardholders will no require an installation visitor pass. However, you MUST be on the visitor list to enter the ceremony. Your trainee will be asked to identify DoD cardholder guests to ensure they are placed on the list for the ceremony.

COVID Vaccines:

Q: If COVID vaccinations are required to enter the ceremony, where can I get one?

A: These are three ways to find the nearest COVID vaccination location for potential visitors to BMT graduations:

In addition, the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention’s website also has excellent information about the vaccine, including frequently asked questions.  Our guests can access that information via this link:  https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/vaccines/index.html

Number of Guests:

Q: How many guests can attend the ceremony?

A: Each trainee can invite two guests. Please note that infants and children are counted as one of the guests.

Q: Are additional guests allowed on the installation?

A: Visitor passes will only be processed for the two guests the trainee invites. Only two guests will be allowed attendance inside the ceremony.

Q: I have additional family who have DoD ID cards? Can they attend?

A: Only the two guests identified by the trainee will be on the list for access to the ceremony and the squadron Open House. The DoD ID cardholders are welcome on the installation but will not have access to the ceremony unless on the list. This is due to the limited occupancy guidelines.