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  • Force generating military training leaders at Keesler AFB inspire future force

    Chief Master Sgt. Erik Thompson, command chief of Air Education and Training Command visited the 81st Training Group Dec. 8 and 9 to see Keesler Air Force Base military training leaders in action and to visit the MTL technical training school.
  • US Space Force makes history at basic military training

    History was made at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland Dec. 10 as the first seven people to enlist directly into the U.S. Space Force graduated from basic military training.
  • MTI of the Year attributes win to coworkers, leadership

    Master Sgt. Roslyn Ball, 319th Training Squadron, credits the mentorship and bonds she’s shared with her fellow Military Training Instructors in receiving the 2020 MTI of the Year award.
  • JB San Antonio-Lackland constructs new training complex

    Construction of the Basic Military Training West Campus at Joint Base San-Antonio-Lackland, Texas, is a multifaceted effort designed to replace decentralized, aged housing and training infrastructure with modern living and educational facilities.
  • Air Force top officials visit JB San Antonio for first combined trip

    Secretary of the Air Force Barbara Barrett was accompanied by newly sworn in Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Charles Q. Brown, Jr. and Chief Master Sgt. of the Air Force JoAnne Bass to take a closer look at operations across JB San Antonio during the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • Around the Air Force: Skyborg Contracts Awarded, Tech Training Streamlined, Hurricane Hunters

    Today’s look Around the Air Force highlights new contracts awarded to industry for the Skyborg Vanguard Program, a new program bypassing traditional tech school for technical training to take place at an Airman's first duty station and Hurricane Hunters track a storm in the Pacific. (Hosted by Senior Airman Rosario)
  • Senior Air Force, Army officers outline practices protecting recruits from coronavirus

    Air Force Maj. Gen. Andrea D. Tullos, commander, Second Air Force, Keesler Air Force Base, Mississippi, and Army Maj. Gen. Lonnie G. Hibbard told reporters during a virtual news conference from the Pentagon that training goals are being met and that, to date, only about 2% of the tens of thousands of recruits who cycle through the two service’s training facilities have tested positive for the coronavirus.
  • SecDef witnesses transformation, protection of citizens becoming Airmen at BMT during COVID-19

    Secretary of Defense Dr. Mark T. Esper met with Air Education and Training Command leaders to see firsthand how Basic Military Training is fighting through COVID-19 with health protection measures in place and adapting operations to current Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Guidance.
  • 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.
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