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

Positive Support, & Encouragement!

Stop Sign ~ Start Here

{{HAPPY DANCE }}  This post now has THREE parts!  The first part is for those with a loved one already at BMT.  The second and third part are for those with a loved one waiting to ship or is being shipped this...

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Stop Sign ~ Phone Calls

When will my trainee call or will they call on a certain day or at a certain time? In regards to ALL calls please pay special attention to this statement: Calls can come at ANY time, on ANY day and from ANY number...

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Stop Sign~ Photos

When will I see a picture of my trainee? Pics are posted on the USAF Basic...

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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. Your Trainee will be mailing home a postcard with their address.


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 # # # #
JBSA Lackland AFB, TX 78236-# # # # (zip extension)