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Update: BMT Graduation and Schedule

To fully maximize training effectiveness and space utilization to mitigate COVID-19, the USAF Basic Military Training will accelerate Basic Military Training (BMT) from eight and half weeks to seven weeks of training according to Col Newsom, the Commander of Basic Military Training.

To fully maximize training effectiveness and space utilization to mitigate COVID-19, the USAF Basic Military Training will accelerate Basic Military Training (BMT) from eight and half weeks to seven weeks of training according to Col Newsom, the Commander of Basic Military Training. This will allow BMT to restructure enhancing social distancing requirements across the training campus to ensure the safety and security not just for our trainees, but for our Military Training Instructors, other Active Duty members, civilians and contractors that support our mission. Also, there will be rescheduling of recruit accessions to maintain social distancing mitigation efforts. At heart, we are innovating how we train our Airmen in order to meet the national security needs of our nation. Therefore, all trainees in the BMT pipeline will graduate one week earlier than scheduled and ship directly the next day to their Technical Training assignment. All graduations will continue to be live streamed.

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-LACKLAND, Texas --

BMT will temporarily graduate new Airmen at training week seven! 

To fully maximize training effectiveness and space utilization to mitigate COVID-19, the U.S. Air Force Basic Military Training will accelerate Basic Military Training (BMT) from eight and half weeks to seven weeks of training according to Col. Michael Newsom, BMT commander. 

This will allow BMT to restructure enhancing social distancing requirements across the training campus to ensure the safety and security not just for our trainees, but for our Military Training Instructors, other Active Duty members, civilians and contractors that support our mission.  

Also, there will be rescheduling of recruit accessions to maintain social distancing mitigation efforts.  At heart, we are innovating how we train our Airmen in order to meet the national security needs of our nation.

Therefore, all trainees in the BMT pipeline will graduate one week earlier than scheduled and ship directly the next day to their Technical Training assignment. All graduations will continue to be live streamed.

Upcoming Graduation Schedule:

**Note: Graduation times for Facebook live will be published the week of graduation on the USAF Basic Military Training Facebook page. 

Graduating Flights: 09 April 2020:  Flights 257 thru 286

Graduating Flights: 16 Apr 2020: From 320 TRS: Flights 287 through 302

Graduating Flights 23 Apr 2020: From 323 TRS: Flights 303 through 318

Graduating Flights:30 Apr 2020: From 331 TRS: Flights 333 through 348

Graduating Flights: 7 May 2020: From 324 TRS: Flights 349 through 362

Graduating Flights: 14 May 2020: From 737 TRSS: Flights 363 through 376