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37th Training Wing

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The 37th Training Wing, Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland Air Force Base, Texas, is the largest training wing in the United States Air Force. The wing encompases six major training missions within it's six groups.

More than 3,000 military and civilian members of the wing work to provide training and education to more than 90,000 students annually.

The missions of the six groups include basic military training of all enlisted recruits entering the Air Force, Air Force Reserve and Air National Guard; technical training encompassing more than 450 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. Our Air Advisor Academy also strengthens international partnerships by teaching U.S. Airmen how to advise our partner nation forces in each of thier respective specialties to build partnership capabilities.

The 37th TRW is known as the Gateway Wing. Where our 737th Training Group guards the gateway to the Air Force through basic training, our other training groups are each the keepers of the gateways to specific skills and careers.  The Gateway Wing, as its name implies, means that when members in the active Air Force, Air National Guard and Air Force Reserve, joint and coalition partners all pass through a gateway here, they will access the skills they need for future mission success.