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  • 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.

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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.

  • U.S. Space Force achieves another milestone at Basic Military Training

    JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-LACKLAND, Texas -- Another U.S. Space Force milestone was reached May 6 when the first all-Guardian flight graduated from Basic Military Training here. The 31 men in Flight 429 and four women in Flight 430 were assigned to the 324th Training Squadron, and were among the 571

  • Total Force delivers excellence at BMT

    JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-LACKLAND, Texas – The concept of Total Force Integration is simple – active duty, Reserve, and National Guard Airmen work together in support of the Air Force mission.

  • Blue Rope of the Year extols rewards of MTI career

    JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-LACKLAND, Texas -- When 20-year-old Holly Vaught walked into an Air Force recruiter’s office in the summer of 2003, she was by her own account, emotionally lost with $2 and a half tank of gas to her name. She admitted her motive to join the Air Force was selfish: “I needed