• Air Advisor Academy unveils memorial for fallen Airmen

    JOINT BASE MCGUIRE-DIX-LAKEHURST, N.J. -- The Air Advisor Academy here hosted a dedication ceremony for the new Air Advisor Memorial at Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, July 27.While the memorial honors all air advisors who have made the ultimate sacrifice, the ceremony honored one contracted and eight Air Force air advisors who were killed in
  • Leading by example: Academy cadets develop leadership skills at BMT

    JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-LACKLAND, Texas -- U.S. Air Force Academy cadets learned first-hand over the past seven weeks how military training instructors develop the Air Force's newest warrior Airmen in basic military training.The 27 cadets in the Summer Leadership Program developed leadership skills by shadowing MTIs in seven BMT squadrons at Joint
  • 343rd TRS captures JBSA-Lackland intramural softball title

    JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-LACKLAND, Texas -- Pitcher/coach Richard Luna could not find the vernacular to describe the 343rd Training Squadron's miraculous run to the Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland intramural softball championship.One word did come off the tip of his tongue though - "surprised!"Going into the July 26 base intramural softball title
  • 37 TRG commander reflects on tenure as tech training leader

    JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-LACKLAND, Texas -- Not long after Col. Gregory Reese assumed command of the 37th Training Group at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland in July 2010, he called the commander's position "the best job I could ever dream of."The last two years have served to solidify this belief."It's still a true statement," Reese said before
  • Acting Under Secretary of the Air Force visits basic military training

    JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO -- LACKLAND, Texas (AFNS) -- Acting Under Secretary of the Air Force Dr. Jamie Morin visited with Air Force basic military training officials and trainees here July 30.During a trip to San Antonio, Morin met with the 37th Training Wing leadership and toured the BMT campus. In June, Gen. Edward A. Rice Jr., Air Education and
  • IAAFA hosts training managers

    Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, Tx -- Training managers from 16 Latin American countries attended the Inter-American Air Forces Academy Training Manager Conference July 16-17 at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland. IAAFA works to foster enduring inter-American engagement with Latin American countries through education and training.Military students
  • AF Military Training Instructors: a heritage of honor, professionalism, integrity

    Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, Tx -- Military training instructors are the leading edge of our enlisted force. They work hard every day to transform young men and women into the warrior Airmen of character who we will proudly serve alongside and be counted on as our wingmen in the future.These military training instructors epitomize our core
  • Former MTI found guilty on 28 charges

    JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO -- LACKLAND, Texas (AFNS) -- A sentence was returned today in the general court-martial of Air Force Staff Sgt. Luis Walker. Walker, a former basic military training instructor at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, was convicted of 28 charges Friday after a week-long court-martial. The charges included rape, adultery,
  • Leadership committed to safe training environment

    7/6/2012 - JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-LACKLAND, Texas -- Parents of basic trainees want to know, future airmen want to know and Col. Eric Axelbank, commander of the 37th Training Wing wants them to know what measures are in place at Air Force Basic Military Training to ensure trainees have a safe and productive training environment."I am deeply
  • Diagnosed with disorder ... Airman fights to stay

    7/3/2012 - JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-LACKLAND, Texas -- It normally takes a trainee 8.5 weeks to complete Air Force Basic Military Training. For one recent graduate, it took overcoming Guillain-Barre Syndrome to become an Airman, graduating six months after his arrival at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland.In his fourth week of basic training last