Basic Military Training Units

Basic Military Training (BMT) is conducted at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland in San Antonio, Texas, known as the Gateway to the Air Force. All Air Force BMT is conducted here. 

Basic Training Squadrons

Training approximately 35,000 recruits each year is an enormous task. Eight squadrons accomplish this mission. Six of these are training squadrons that train Regular, Air National Guard and Air Force Reserve recruits in the fundamentals of being an Airman. This includes military discipline, drill and ceremonies, Air Force core values, physical fitness and a comprehensive range of subjects relating to Air Force life.


320th Training Squadron


321st Training Squadron


322nd Training Squadron


323rd Training Squadron


324th Training Squadron


331st Training Squadron










Basic Training Support

Two squadrons support the basic training mission by providing personnel records management, job classification and discharge actions, resource management support, academic instruction and field training.


319th Training Squadron


737th Training Support Squadron



All Airmen attend the Airmen’s Week course immediately upon graduation from Basic Military Training. Airmen’s Week is an effective learning course focused on the internalization of Air Force Core Values and the Airman’s Creed. The course challenges Airmen with moral and ethical dilemmas, enhancing their professional “Airmanship” and personal resiliency.


326th Training Squadron