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From Basic Training to Al Udeid, Two Air Force careers reunited after 21 years Basic Training to Al Udeid: Two Air Force careers reunited after 21 years
It all started in 1996. One kid from Prattville, Alabama, and another from Baton Rouge, Louisiana, took a bus to Lackland Air Force Base, Texas. They were both a little scared and excited to become the U.S. Air Force’s newest Airmen. Though they grew up about 400 miles apart and spent six weeks together in the same flight at Basic Military Training, their Air Force journeys separated them after graduation by thousands of miles and trips around the world.
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2018
Tech. Sgt. Megan Harper, A 326th Training Squadron military training instructor facilitator, stands with Airmen's week Airmen at the 326th TRS, at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland June 28, 2017. Harper has been selected as the Military Times’ 2017 Airman of the Year for her exceptional service over the course of a 15-year Air Force career. Air Force MTI named Military Times Airman of the Year
A 326th Training Squadron military training instructor facilitator has been selected as the Military Times 2017 Airman of the Year for her exceptional service over the course of a 15-year Air Force career.
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2017
Staff Sgt. Jessica Fairchild (center), a former military training instructor and currently an individual protective equipment supervisor assigned to the 6th Logistics Readiness Squadron, pauses for a photo with Airman 1st Class Zenawi Tecle (left), a former trainee of Fairchild and now an entry controller with the 6th Security Forces Squadron, and Senior Airman Kristin Weiland (right), an individual protective equipment technician with the 6th LRS, Feb. 24, 2017, at MacDill Air Force Base, Fla. Fairchild served four years as an MTI applying professionalism and dedication to train thousands of people and groomed them into Airmen before returning to her current career field. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Mariette Adams) Molding yesterday’s trainees into tomorrow’s Airmen
For Staff Sgt. Jessica Fairchild, a former MTI at JB San Antonio-Lackland, those long hours were worth it. Six years into her career, Fairchild applied to be an MTI. She had dreams to be a teacher and chose to focus that drive into shaping the next generation of Airmen.
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2017
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During a push to gain military training instructors, then Staff Sgt. Chi Yi found himself donning the under-the-brim stare that welcomed him to Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, Texas, years before. The former vehicle operations specialist accepted the challenge of molding future Airmen, an ambition of his since joining the Air Force.
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2015
Default Air Force Logo Increased mission requirements open doors for continued service
The Air Force is introducing several personnel and manpower initiatives to meet increased mission requirements outlined in the fiscal year 2016 President’s Budget. The Air Force is undergoing a concerted effort to stabilize and grow the force by fiscal 2017, to include addressing key gaps in the nuclear, cyber, intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance, and support career fields.
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2015
The Department of Health and Human Services’ Administration for Children and Families is overseeing the care and housing for immigrant minors at a recruit housing and training facility on Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, Texas. (Courtesy Photo) BMT quarters temporarily housing immigrant minors
A former BMT facility was turned into a temporary shelter May 18 by the Department of Health and Human Services' Administration for Children and Families. The shelter is for unaccompanied Central American minors who have been caught illegally crossing into the U.S.
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2014
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