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  • BMT increases guests, adds Airman's run to graduation ceremony

    Beginning with the Nov. 24 Basic Military Training Graduation ceremony, graduates can invite up to four visitors. The Airman’s Run will also return as a public event beginning Nov. 24. However, there are important caveats to the increase of visitors for graduations scheduled for Nov. 24, and Dec. 2, 9 and 16.
  • A different point of view: a married couple’s BMT experience

    JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-LACKLAND, Texas -- Almost every evening over the last year, Staff Sgt. Sarah Bento, a Military Training Instructor assigned to the 433rd Training Squadron, would come home to share her experiences as an instructor with her husband, Devon. Her words undoubtedly had an impact on Devon because in September, he began experiencing BMT first-hand.
  • Beginning Nov. 11, ‘After Basic' social show offers live reaction, analysis to BMT docuseries

    'After Basic,' a live social media 'after' show focused on reflecting on and discussing the Air Force Recruiting Service’s new docuseries ‘Basic,’ is set to debut on the Air Education and Training Command Facebook page Nov. 11 at 7:45 p.m. central time. The show will feature guests from the docuseries and subject matter experts to offer additional insight and information on the events from each episode, with viewers and fans encouraged to interact with the hosts in the comment section on the AETC Facebook page.
  • Guardians shaping the future of the force

    JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-LACKLAND, Texas -- When they arrive at basic training, the newest members of the Space Force will see one of their own wearing the distinctive headgear of a military training instructor.
  • Air Force Basic Military Training graduation reopens to the public

    After 16 months without families being able to attend Air Force Basic Military Training graduations at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, more than 1,200 guests viewed the ceremony July 22, with many shedding tears of joy at finally seeing their Airman recite the oath of enlistment in person.
  • Airman, Guardian couple begin military journey

    JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-LACKLAND, Texas – Enlisting in the military is often a family decision, but one married couple took that a step further – enlisting together in two separate services.
  • MTIs highlighted in video series on force generators

    JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-LACKLAND, Texas – Three military training instructors from the 737th Training Group are featured in a series of videos highlighting the invaluable contributions of force generators. MTIs, along with military training leaders, instructor pilots, Squadron Officer School instructors, technical training instructors and recruiters, are all force generators – members in special duty assignments who help lay the foundation for tomorrow’s Airmen and Guardians.
  • BMT trainees now able to get COVID vaccines while at Lackland

    JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-LACKLAND, Texas – Recruits at Basic Military Training here now have the opportunity to become fully vaccinated against COVID-19 during their training.
  • Dedication leads to Blue Rope success

    JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-LACKLAND, Texas – Despite multiple failed attempts over the course of 15 months, Tech. Sgt. Felipe Alvarado, 331st Training Squadron, was awarded his Master Military Training Instructor blue rope, April 16.
  • BMT graduation ceremonies opening for guests July 22

    JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-LACKLAND, Texas – A limited number of family and friends will once again be able to watch their loved ones graduate from Air Force Basic Military Training here beginning with the ceremony scheduled for July 22.