✅ Visitors driving their personal or rental vehicles will use the Selfridge West Gate (off I-90 and Military Hwy) or the Valley Hi Gate (off 410 and Valley Hi Drive).

✅ If entering the Selfridge West Gate, you will take an immediate right (George Ave) upon entering the base. George Ave will turn into Gary Ave which will take you to the designated parking (see map).

✅ If entering the Valley Hi Gate, you will be directed to parking lots located off Truemper St. Be sure to scroll to bottom of page to locate gate information.

✅ Guests arriving by taxi/Uber/Lyft can be dropped off at the Luke East visitor center parking lot and take the pedestrian bridge to reach the ceremony site. Or, be dropped off at the Valley Hi gate visitor center parking lot and follow Truemper St. to the ceremony site. Both locations are about a .7 mile walk.
*Note: The Valley Hi visitor center parking lot only has one-way in/out so expect delays.

(Current as of May 18, 2022)

The Visitor Center at the Luke East Gate has new hours of operation -- 5 a.m. to 9 p.m. seven days a week.
Please use this Visitor Center if you have issues with your pass.

The Visitor Center at the Valley Hi Gate is closed until further notice. 
(Current as of May 9, 2022)


Graduation line-up for Thursday, May 19, 2022

For more information read the Graduation Information below.
The Airman's Run begins at 7:30 a.m. Central.
The graduation ceremony begins at 10 a.m. Central on May 19.






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Drop-off Points After Liberty


Inclement Weather Plan

  • In the event of inclement weather the ceremony will be relocated to an Airmen Training Complex (dormitories) and the announcement will be made on the BMT Facebook page.
  • Due to size and space limitations of the dormitories, visitors WILL NOT be allowed to attend the ceremony in person if relocated. The ceremony will be live-streamed on the BMT Facebook page.
  • Once the ceremony is complete and the inclement weather passes, graduates will march to the Pfingston Reception Center to meet their visitors.

*Please make sure you stay tuned to the BMT Facebook page for announcements.  The safety of our trainees and their families is our first priority.

Base Map

The Pfingston Reception Center can be accessed through 3 base gates: 

Gate Location Map

Parking Information

Welcome Presentation

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