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  • Forging the next generation: BMT leads the way

    Following a 16-year run, Basic Expeditionary Airman Skills Training, or BEAST, has come to an end. With an eye toward the future fight, Air Force Basic Military Training is implementing a revised training exercise – PACER FORGE – where Agile Combat Employment and the concept of multi-capable Airmen

  • Basic Military Training announces Thanksgiving Day plans

    Residents of San Antonio who have an immediate family member in Basic Military Training or have a current Department of Defense ID card (active or retired) will have the opportunity to share Thanksgiving Day with a trainee. Additionally, graduating Airmen that week will be afforded an additional

  • BMT graduation restarts tradition, returns to parade field

    Over 670 Airmen, as well as their military training instructors, restarted a basic military training graduation tradition June 9. For the first time in 825 days, graduation returned to the Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland Parade Field.

  • 37 TRW recognized with Verne Orr Award for AETC

    JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-LACKLAND, Texas -- The 37th Training Wing has been named as Air Education and Training Command’s 2022 recipient of the Verne Orr Award. The award, established by the Air Force Association in honor of former Secretary of the Air Force Verne Orr, recognizes an Air Force unit

  • MTI achieves success from humble beginnings

    JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-LACKLAND, Texas – There are more trainees attending Air Force Basic Military Training, than residents living in the small city of Garapan, Saipan, the hometown of Tech. Sgt. Eileen Echaluse, a Master Military Training Instructor at the 331st Training Squadron.

  • San Antonio native named MTI of the Year

    JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-LACKLAND, Texas – Joining the Air Force in 2007 was an easy decision for Master Sgt. Michael A. Galindo, who grew up in San Antonio, also known as Military City USA.

  • Uniform shortage to affect BMT graduates

    WASHINGTON (AFNS) -- Due to a shortage of fabric used to manufacture service dress uniforms, Airmen and Guardians graduating from basic military training will temporarily be issued fewer uniform items.