BMT Graduation Update
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.

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