• MTI achieves success from humble beginnings

    JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-LACKLAND, Texas – There are more trainees attending Air Force Basic Military Training, than residents living in the small city of Garapan, Saipan, the hometown of Tech. Sgt. Eileen Echaluse, a Master Military Training Instructor at the 331st Training Squadron.

  • Every BMT flight picture tells a story

    JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-LACKLAND, Texas -- When it comes to memories of a military career, there is perhaps nothing as iconic as a Basic Military Training flight photo. The BMT Flight Photo website is rich with these photos – nearly 17,000 of them.

  • MTL of the Year inspired by family, colleagues

    JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-LACKLAND, Texas – Inspired by a deeply rooted military household with a history of service and self-sacrifice, Tech. Sgt. Austin Meier grew up unwaveringly willing to serve. It wasn’t just one parent in Meier’s family who committed to defending our nation. His parents,

  • A different point of view: a married couple’s BMT experience

    JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-LACKLAND, Texas -- Almost every evening over the last year, Staff Sgt. Sarah Bento, a Military Training Instructor assigned to the 433rd Training Squadron, would come home to share her experiences as an instructor with her husband, Devon. Her words undoubtedly had an impact on

  • TEDx inaugural event at JBSA-Lackland spotlights collaboration

    JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-LACKLAND, Texas -- An inaugural TEDx event here in October met the spirit of the gathering’s theme – Together Toward Tomorrow – and showcased collaboration at its best, according to Dr. Elizabeth Rich, Chief, Faculty Development Flight, 37th Training Support Squadron.