• Demolition begins on BMT facility

    A part of Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland basic military training history came down in a heap Monday morning as demolition started on Building 6275, one of the last Recruit Housing and Training facilities constructed. Using a "claw," heavy equipment operator Roy Harrell of J.R. Ramon and Sons began tearing down the building to make room for a drill
  • 341st Training Squadron honors Boston Bombing victims

    The 341st Training Squadron hosted a 5K Memorial Run/Walk April 26at Stapleton Park to show support for the victims of the Boston Marathonbombings.Staff Sgt. Gregory Mobley, 341st TRS, helped organize the event becausehe has friends who live in the Boston area and knows friends that havefamily livinga there."I looked at the race and saw what
  • Soldiers train at Air Advisor Academy

    Nearly 70 mobilized reserve Soldiers preparing for "advise and assist" missions in Afghanistan trained May 6-10, 2013, at the Air Force Air Advisor Academy.Trainer/mentors assigned to the 174th Infantry Brigade train deploying Airmen on Army Warrior Tasks routinely. The roles reversed thanks to a new partnership with the Air Force. Leaders and
  • International partnerships formed here

    In creating solid friendships with Central and South America, instructor Capt. William Toronto from The Air Force Judge Advocate General's School at Maxwell taught military officers of Colombia, Paraguay and Guatemala the rule of law at the Inter-American Air Force Academy at Lackland Air Force Base, Texas, April 18-22."IAAFA has a big mission
  • Back to basics: Recruit and basic military training senior leaders gather to share information, ideas

    Sixteen Army, Navy, Air Force and Department of Defense officials met at Joint Base San Antonio- Lackland for the Council on Recruit and Basic Training Conference to discuss training and basic entry-level recruit operations across the services, April 9 - 11.After more than 10 years of close joint operations in the war-fighting arena, military
  • Marines assist Air Advisors, evac wounded

    Marine Heavy Helicopter Squadron 772 Marines provided support to the U.S. Air Force Air Advisor Academy's most recent Field Training Exercise (FTX) here March 29, 2013.The Marines flew a CH-53E Super Stallion to the range where the Academy students and instructors were waiting to evacuate a simulated injured service member. The HMH-772 operations
  • Airmen get into Drill Down Spirit

    Airmen who gathered in the stands behind the Basic Military Training Reception Center set an enthusiastic tone before Saturday's quarterly drill down competition started.As drill team members from the three competing squadrons with the 37th Training Group and one from the 737th Training Group waited nervously to begin, a series of cheers moved
  • IAAFA celebrates its 70th anniversary

    The Inter-American Air Forces Academy celebrated turning 70 with a special event attended by more than 350 people in the IAAFA Airfield Training Complex at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland March 15. Senior leaders, distinguished visitors and guests helped commemorate the anniversary with IAAFA staff, instructors and students in one of the complex's
  • Newly-minted Airman plans something remarkable: an Air Force career

    Women's History Month will be easily remembered for Airman Kaycee Franco, for it's the month that she began making her own personal piece of Air Force history: receiving the Air Force Airman's coin and becoming an Airman.Receiving the coin signifies completing basic training and that Franco was one step closer to graduating. It also earned Franco
  • State Rep. Joaquin Castro visits new facility, trainees

    During his first visit to the 37th Training Wing at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, Texas State Rep. Joaquín Castro got a close-up look at Air Force basic military training recently.After lunch with the 502nd Air Base Wing Commander Brig. Gen. Theresa Carter, and other military officials, Castro visited the 323rd Training Squadron and toured the