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  • Around the Air Force: Pilot Height, Fitness Tests Suspended and Keesler AFB Basic Training

    Today’s look Around the Air Force highlights the historic SpaceX launch, as two American astronauts launched from U.S. soil for the first time in 10 years. Keesler Air Force Base, Mississippi begins basic military training as a secondary location for COVID-19 surge operations, and the Air Force suspends physical fitness testing force-wide. (Hosted by Staff Sgt. Trevor Zens)
  • Feasibility of secondary Air Force BMT location proven; COVID-19 surge operations to begin June 2

    The decision to stand up BMT's initial operating capability, or IOC, at Keesler AFB under Detachment 5 of the 37th Training Wing at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, Texas comes after a successful proof-of-concept trial run at the base, which began April 7.
  • First Airmen graduate BMT proof of concept at Keesler AFB

    Due to safety concerns stemming from COVID-19, the Air Force sent new recruits to Keesler Air Force Base to demonstrate a proof of concept to generate the force at multiple locations during contingencies.
  • CSAF visits BMT, thanks team for ‘fighting through’ COVID-19 response

    Basic military training, in addition to technical and flying training, has been deemed mission essential and vital to readiness.
  • AF Week in Photos

    This week's photos feature Airmen from around the globe involved in activities supporting expeditionary operations and defending America. This weekly feature showcases the men and women of the Air Force.
  • AF Week in Photos

    This week's photos feature Airmen from around the globe involved in activities supporting expeditionary operations and defending America. This weekly feature showcases the men and women of the Air Force.
  • USecAF, CMSAF visit AETC to see adjusted training operations in response to COVID-19

    The visits allowed senior leaders the opportunity to see first-hand how Air Education and Training Command has adjusted operations to mitigate and minimize COVID-19 impacts to the basic, technical and flying training pipelines, all of which have been deemed mission essential.
  • Agile recruiting methods required to get future Airmen to basic training

    As the world is telling people to stay at home, the Air Force is finding new and diverse ways to ship applicants to basic military training.
  • BMT adapts to limit spread of COVID-19

    The shift is in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, which will allow the training pipeline to continue and help ensure the health and safety of trainees and instructors while also providing relief to Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland’s training infrastructure.
  • Update: Air Force BMT graduation and schedule

    The revised schedule will allow BMT to restructure and enhance social-distancing requirements across the training campus to ensure the safety and security not just for the trainees, but for the Military Training Instructors, other active-duty members, civilians and contractors that support the mission.
  • FAQ: COVID-19 impacts to BMT, technical training

    This frequently-asked-questions acts as a resource for anyone who has questions or concerns about themselves or a loved one that is part of the 37th Training Wing, including basic military training at the 737th Training Group and technical training at the 37th Training Group.
  • BMT safety efforts protect trainers, pipeline

    Specific mitigation measures that have been implemented across BMT include implementation of a 14-day restriction of movement upon arrival, as well as social distancing, symptom monitoring and increased sanitation.
  • Air Force BMT adjusts schedules, locations to sustain mission readiness

    In order to ensure the health and safety of trainees and instructors and to preserve dorm capacity, new recruits will be brought in based on a four-week repeating cycle that includes stringent restricted movement guidelines, dedicated time for deep cleaning between rotations, resetting the instructor cadre and the testing of an alternate BMT location at Keesler Air Force Base, Mississippi.
  • Air Force basic trainee tests positive for COVID-19

    Air Force officials announced, March 25, a trainee in the Air Force’s basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland has tested positive for COVID-19.
  • AETC issues official COVID-19 mission essential training determination, authorizes travel

    Per the memorandum, Webb stated AETC will continue to: "recruit and access Airmen; train candidates and enlistees in Officer Training School, ROTC and basic military training; develop Airmen in technical and flying training; and deliver advanced academic education such as the School of Advanced Air and Space Studies, Air Command and Staff College and Air War College."
  • Latest Air Force trainees continue BMT with enhanced mitigation efforts

    During the ROM, trainees will prepare for full-scale training and complete administrative tasks and limited training objectives, while operating within the parameters of social distancing and small-group contact. Currently, there are no COVID-19 cases in BMT.
  • Air Force BMT, technical and flying training mission essential, to continue with mitigation

    Air Force basic military training, technical training and flying training has been deemed mission essential and will continue operations with mitigation, Air Education and Training Command announced March 17, 2020.
  • BMT graduation parade canceled

    The 37th Training Wing canceled the Air Force Basic Military Training graduation parade scheduled for March 13 at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland’s parade grounds out of concern for the safety of the newly accessioned Airmen and their family members due to the coronavirus.
  • Military health officials begin screening Air Force basic trainees for COVID-19

    Each trainee is screened by qualified medical professionals upon arrival at the BMT reception center and anyone identified as a potential infected person would then be isolated from the rest of the population and provided treatment. During screening, all appropriate Centers for Disease Control preventive guidelines are followed by health care personnel. As of publication, no trainees have been identified as positive with COVID-19.
  • Joint Base San Antonio suspends public attendance for non-mission essential mass gatherings, to include BMT graduation

    JBSA officials will continue to monitor and discuss the situation with medical experts to determine when guest attendance at graduation events will resume.
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