37th Training Wing's Mission Statement
The 37th Training Wing, Lackland Air Force Base, Texas, is the largest training wing in the United States Air Force.
The Wing's vision is to achieve "The Training Standard of Excellence" across its five groups. The Wing operates schools at nine locations throughout the United States with most of its training conducted at Lackland. The Wing trains Airmen, other military services, government agencies, coalition partners from over 100 countries and military working dogs.
The 37 TRW consists of five training groups and graduates more than 80,000 students annually. These five missions include basic military training of all enlisted recruits entering the Air Force, Air Force Reserve and Air National Guard; technical training encompassing hundreds of courses for a wide array of career fields and functions; Nursing and Health Services Admin officer courses and enlisted medical courses; English language training for international military personnel attending the Defense Language Institute; and specialized maintenance and security training as well as the International Squadron Officer School and International Non-Commissioned Officer Academy conducted in Spanish by active-duty Airmen for Latin American students attending the Inter-American Air Forces Academy.
The 37 TRW is known as the Gateway to the Air Force. The Gateway, as its name implies, means that enlisted members in the active Air Force, Air National Guard and Air Force Reserve all began their careers here by completing Basic Military Training.
The 37 TRW is a key mission partner at Joint Base San Antonio - Lackland. Training continues to be the mainstay of Lackland with a wide variety of organizations dedicated to training today's expeditionary Airmen in a myriad of skills. We are the "Training Standard of Excellence" focused on the highest quality training across our five training groups.