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PS&E for those with a loved one in the USAF BMT

Positive Support, & Encouragement!

Fiesta April 2014

ATTENTION!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! If your trainee is going to graduate BMT between April 10th thru April 27th this applies to you. Fiesta is a huge celebration held in San Antonio each year. If your graduation falls...

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Stop Sign ~ Start Here!

When can phone calls come? The initial phone call (which may or may not include the address) will be received within the first 72 hours. The call is usually brief and scripted. It is COMPLETELY NORMAL for the call...

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WELCOME!!!

START HERE!!!! Welcome to our website! It’s FULL of INFORMATION!!
Grab a cup of coffee, sit down, and read, read, read!
The Best thing about the group is the people! Join your Discussion Group and get to know others who are there with you and those who have been through BMT!

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The first 72 hours:

When your son, daughter, spouse or friend arrives at San Antonio's International Airport, they will be greeted by a BMT Reception Center Military Training Instructor (MTI). Newly arriving trainees are instructed to call home and let family know they safely arrived in San Antonio – regardless if your trainee called you when they first get off the plane.
Your trainee will call again within a 72 hour period of arriving in San Antonio. The purpose of this phone call is to give you their mailing address the trainee will be using for the next 8 ½ weeks.

Please prepare yourself mentally for the call as there is not time to chat and your trainee may seem very stressed or emotional. Rest assured your Trainee is just fine. We highly suggest you have a pen and paper ready during this time period. If for whatever reason you do not get the info (maybe it was too loud or bad connection) please do not panic. If you have not heard from your Trainee by Friday morning the next course of action is to email the BMT Reception Center at 737trg.web@lackland.af.mil and provide your Trainee's info (name, date of birth) so they can find it for you.

YOUR TRAINEE’S ADDRESS FORMAT

All the #s will be numbers given to you by your Trainee. Again, the call is scripted, short and often emotional. Be prepared to just fill in the blanks.

AB Last Name, First Name, Middle Initial
# # # TRS / FLT # # # (Dorm "Letter"-#)
1320 Truemper Street Unit 36 # # # #
Lackland AFB, TX 78236-# # # # (zip extension)