• Airman Heritage Museum welcomes BMT trainees

    The U.S. Air Force Heritage Museum began welcoming basic military training flights starting June 1, 2020, Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, Texas. The purpose of the visit is to familiarize trainees to the historical roots of the Air Force and what it means to earn the title Airman.

  • 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

  • AIRMEN these days: Volume 5 - Airman 1st Class A1C Regino Marchese

    I’ve heard the comment, “Airmen these days” quite a bit over the years. It’s usually from a negative standpoint; how today’s Airmen are not as disciplined, dedicated, or mature as those from “back in my day…” To help others see the greatness in our Airmen, this series of posts will demonstrate the

  • #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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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