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  • Blue Rope of the Year extols rewards of MTI career

    JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-LACKLAND, Texas -- When 20-year-old Holly Vaught walked into an Air Force recruiter’s office in the summer of 2003, she was by her own account, emotionally lost with $2 and a half tank of gas to her name. She admitted her motive to join the Air Force was selfish: “I needed something to save me from me.”Not only did she find
  • Leadership through diversity

    Leadership can be defined as a process of social influence that maximizes the efforts of others towards the achievement of a goal. However, you can not define the correct way of finding it.Tech. Sgt. Marcos Garcia, 37th Training Wing Detachment 5 military training instructor, has found his own avenue to becoming a leader through his heritage.“My
  • First DRIVE program candidate placed into civil service

    Elizabeth Ross, an Oklahoma State University graduate with a degree in zoology and former Airman, was recently hired as an animal caretaker with the Military Working Dog Center, 341st Training Squadron at JBSA-Lackland through the DRIVE Program. 
  • Air Force’s inaugural ECHO Flight Airmen share their experiences

    Ten AIrmen were part of the Defense Language Institute English Language Center’s first-ever ECHO Flight beta test, a replica of the U.S. Army ECHO Company program which has been carried out by DLIELC since 1975. ECHO flight’s mission was to provide English-language training and cultural immersion to enable anyone who would like to serve in the Air Force to do so effectively.
  • Feasibility of secondary Air Force BMT location proven; COVID-19 surge operations to begin June 2

    Air Force officials announced that, beginning June 2, the service will continue to hold basic military training at Keesler AFB, Mississippi, as a secondary location until the end of COVID-19 surge operations. The decision to stand up initial operating capability under 37th Training Wing comes after a successful proof of concept trial run.
  • First Airmen graduate BMT at Keesler since 1968

    For the first time since 1968, a flight of nearly 60 Airmen from the 37th Training Wing Detachment 5 graduated U.S. Air Force basic military training here May 15. ​ Due to safety concerns stemming from COVID-19, the Air Force sent new recruits to Keesler to demonstrate a proof of concept to generate the force at multiple locations during contingencies.
  • BEAR Base lends a paw to Joint Base San Antonio camp

    With a quick gesture from the gloved hand of a cloth, face-covered Airmen on the ramp, the air brakes squeal and hiss as the growls grow to a roar. A hint of diesel drifts on the breeze as the flatbed trucks march forward -- another truck is loaded, and more construction and maintenance supplies roll out to help the U.S. Air Force’s cubs – the Airmen at Basic Military Training in San Antonio.
  • FAQ: COVID-19 Impacts to BMT and Technical Training

    The COVID-19 pandemic is a dynamic and rapidly evolving situation. The Gateway Wing wants to make sure our internal family and external community all have access to factual and up-to-date information. This frequently asked questions acts as a resource for anyone who has questions or concerns about themselves or a loved one that is part of the 37th Training Wing team, this includes Basic Military Training at the 737th Training Group and technical training at the 37th Training Group.
  • BMT Airmen transported by airlift to Sheppard, other training bases

    COVID-19 can’t stop the military. It can try, but national security is 24/7 and basic military training, along with technical training at Sheppard AFB and other training installations, continues on its mission to provide trained Airmen to protect and defend the country.
  • BMT Safety Mitigation Efforts Protect Trainers and Pipeline

    To help slow the spread of COVID-19 while accomplishing the mission of turning civilians into mission-ready Airmen, U.S. Air Force Basic Military Training here has implemented layers of protective measures to mitigate transmission risk of the virus within the BMT pipeline. Specific mitigation measures that have been implemented across BMT include implementation of a 14-day restriction of movement (ROM) upon arrival, as well as social distancing, symptom monitoring, and increased sanitation.
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