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  • USecAF gets firsthand look at AETC’s values-based approach to foundational readiness

    Under Secretary of the Air Force Gina Ortiz Jones visited here Oct. 1-4, seeing firsthand how Air Education and Training Command ingrains dignity and respect throughout the force, and how the command implements a values-based approach to training and readiness.
  • Space Force, Air Force Total Force recruiting makes goal for Fiscal 2021

    For the first time in five years, each of the Total Force recruiting partners have reached or exceeded their recruiting goal and each has achieved its end strength for Fiscal 2021.
  • U.S. Space Force achieves another milestone at Basic Military Training

    JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-LACKLAND, Texas -- Another U.S. Space Force milestone was reached May 6 when the first all-Guardian flight graduated from Basic Military Training here. The 31 men in Flight 429 and four women in Flight 430 were assigned to the 324th Training Squadron, and were among the 571 recruits who completed seven and a half weeks of training.
  • DRIVE program a meld of compassion, connections

    JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-LACKLAND, Texas – A new program at the 737th Training Support Squadron’s Transition Flight is giving motivated, but disqualified, Airmen a chance to serve their country in ways other than in uniform.
  • 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
  • Reserve MTI embraces challenges, follows path to dream come true

    Tech. Sgt. Sharon Collado is a Reserve military training instructor supervisor of the 433rd Training Squadron at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, Texas. She joined the Air Force in 2002 to be an information manager/knowledge operations specialist, and set off on a journey that led her to a variety of opportunities and challenges in a host of locations across the country, both as a Regular Air Force (active duty) and Reserve Airman, and she's not done by a long shot.
  • 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.
  • Total force basic trainees part of Air Force Reserve history

    JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-Randolph, Texas – Several hundred Total Force Air Force enlisted basic military trainees assigned to the 433rd Training Squadron, Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, Texas are making history as the first class to enter training in the fully operational, all-Reserve military training squadron.The 433rd TRS, one of seven squadrons
  • 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.
  • 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.
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