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  • BMT trainees now able to get COVID vaccines while at Lackland

    JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-LACKLAND, Texas – Recruits at Basic Military Training here now have the opportunity to become fully vaccinated against COVID-19 during their training.
  • Portable exercise equipment ‘working out’ during COVID

    JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-LACKLAND, Texas -- Physical readiness has long been a priority for the U.S. Air Force, and now as COVID-19 is posing restrictions on fitness centers, portable training units located throughout the base are providing a convenient option for service members.
  • Around the Air Force: Bass Named 19th CMSAF, Chief Wright & Brené Brown, Racial Disparity Review

    Today’s look Around the Air Force highlights the selection of Chief Master Sgt. JoAnne Bass as the next Chief Master Sergeant of the Air Force, research professor and bestselling author, Brené Brown joins Chief Wright on the New Normal podcast to talk about courage and leadership, and the Inspector General conducts a review of racial disparity in the Air Force. (Hosted by Senior Airman Angelo Rosario)
  • SECDEF witnesses transformation, protection of citizens becoming Airmen at BMT during COVID-19

    U.S. Secretary of Defense Mark T. Esper visited U.S. Air Force basic military training cadre and recruits, as well as members of the Air Force Recruiting Service, for a first-hand look at how the service transforms citizens into American Airmen here June 16, 2020. Esper, accompanied on the visit by the Senior Enlisted Advisor to the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Ramón Colón-López, observed how the 37th Training Wing, with the support of a tri-wing partnership with the 502nd Air Base Wing and 59th Medical Wing, has protected Airmen during the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • IAAFA se adapta durante COVID-19, continúa la educación militar profesional internacional a través del aprendizaje a distancia

    En marzo del 2020, cuando la nación comenzó a dar órdenes de cuarentena debido a la pandemia del Coronavirus 2019, la Academia Interamericana de las Fuerzas Aéreas, que forja los lazos de amistad internacional y la cooperación en materia de seguridad a través de la educación y capacitación, coordino para que todos sus estudiantes internacionales regresaran a sus países de origen. A pesar de la reubicación, IAAFA continuó ofreciendo cursos de aprendizaje a distancia facilitados por programas de videoconferencia y gracias a esto la Clase 2020 Alpha se graduó el 15 de mayo del 2020 a través de una ceremonia de graduación virtual.
  • IAAFA Adapts during COVID-19, Continues International Professional Military Education via Distance Learning

    In March 2020, when the nation started shelter-in-place orders due to the ongoing Coronavirus Disease 2019 pandemic, the Inter-American Air Forces Academy, which forges international friendship and security cooperations through education and training, coordinated for all of their international students to return to their home countries. Despite relocations, IAAFA got back up and running with distance learning courses facilitated by videoconferencing software and because of that IAAFA’s Alpha Class of 2020 graduated May 15, 2020 via a virtual graduation ceremony.
  • CSAF visits BMT, thanks JBSA team for ‘fighting through’ COVID-19 response

    U.S. Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. David L. Goldfein, along with Chief Master Sgt. Manny Pineiro, the service’s first sergeant special duty manager, visited here May 7, seeing first-hand how basic military training has adapted operations to fight through the COVID-19 environment. Basic military training, in addition to technical and flying training, have been deemed mission essential and vital to readiness.
  • #RiseUp Mental Health, Resiliency at JBSA

    Members of the Wilford Hall Ambulatory Surgical Center (WHASC) Mental Health Clinic and 737th Training Group Military Training Consult Service (MTCS) mental health team spent their Monday motivating others with words of encouragement for base personnel and community members as part of a mental health and resiliency effort during the COVID-19 pandemic at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, May 4.
  • BMT adapts during COVID-19: adds masks, shortens pipeline

    To prioritize safety and continue providing ready Airmen to fuel tomorrow’s Air Force, BMT is moving to a 7.5-week training pipeline. There’s no doubt the COVID-19 pandemic has presented unique challenges that require adaptability. The 7.5-week training program is one of many measures implemented at BMT to limit the spread of COVID-19. BMT leadership team is also working to procure face masks that we can provide to our staff and trainees. In the meantime, we are using CDC guidelines for staff and trainees to fashion their own cloth face covering. 
  • An Open Letter to the Warhawk Family

    Our Gateway Wing has the high honor of being deemed Mission Essential.  We are the largest training wing in the Air Force, responsible for building Airmen and strengthening the partnerships we need to compete, deter, and win.  We are home to the Air Force’s only enlisted Basic Military Training (737 TRG), the largest & most diverse Technical Training Group (37 TRG), two significant international/security cooperation missions (IAAFA & DLI), and the DoD Executive Agent for Military Working Dogs & English Language Training.  We are the Gateway to the Air Force, and in many respects, the Gateway to the Americas.  Our wing remains absolutely vital to renew the force and underwrites our ability to defend the nation and deliver air and space power anytime, anyplace.
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