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PRE-GRADUATION ARTICLES:

Trainee’s Address Format

Here is the template that we suggest you copy down so when your trainee calls you can just fill in the blanks. Please prepare yourself mentally for…

ASVAB

The ASVAB test covers 8 general subjects. It will test not only your current knowledge, but also your propensity to learn in different subject…

Family Emergencies

We understand that many parents and family members can be curious and/or worried about how their loved one is doing at BMT. Please understand that…

Operations Security (OPSEC)

All personnel (including families and friends of service members) have a responsibility to ensure that no information that might put our military…

BAH (Basic Allowance for Housing) and Pay

Your spouse will be getting paid while in BMT given that all their paperwork lands in appropriate hands. They will be getting paid according to his…

Dependents Only: Getting your Military ID

Spouses, this topic is for you! Please refer here for information/questions regarding your military ID -Your Military ID card - also known as DoD…

Writing your Trainee: Airman Questionnaire

(Just fill in the blanks and send to us so we know how your BMT experience is going) Dear: _____________ Date: _____________ 1. Is anyone that left…

Common Terms & Abbreviations

            341 Excellence/Discrepancy Report = Trainees/Airmen  must carry this form around with…

TRS DG (Discussion Groups)

Friends, you can find lots of new friends who will quickly become part of your awesome AFWM family in our TRS DG’s!! If there’s anyone that needs…

Photos & Videos

Basic Video Productions/Basic Training Store 7818 Fortune Drive San Antonio, TX 78250 Email: cs@basicvideoproductions.com Phone:…

GRADUATION ARTICLES:

Ordering a Capitol Flag

Some families like to order a flag that has been flown over the U.S. Capitol as a graduation gift for their new Airman. This of course is a very…

Live Stream Graduation Parade

Weekly live stream of U.S. Air Force Basic Military Training Graduation Ceremony. Each week an average of 600 men and women graduate Basic Military…

Maps

Have you wondered how far the Airman's Run is from the Reception Center and Coin Ceremony? There is an overhead shot (from Google Maps) below that…

BMT Chapel Schedule

We have been provided a BMT Chapel Schedule to share with our members. Ask your Airman what service he/she has chosen and please understand that your…

Visitor Access to Lackland AFB

The 802 SFS Visitor Control Center is located in the Luke East Visitor Center.   The Valley Hi Visitor Center is no longer open for base passes…

BMT Awards & Ribbons

While at Basic Military Training (BMT), trainees are able to get recognized for both individual and group achievements. This article will give you an…

Significance of ceremonies

MISSION: To transform civilians into motivated world-class warrior-Airmen who are ready to serve in the world's greatest Air Force VISION: Embed…

Saturday & Sunday

Saturday Town Pass (9:00am): Airmen begin arriving at the Reception Center to start Town Pass. Note: Airmen must remain in the San Antonio…

Friday Events

Orientation Briefing, Parade, Open House, and Town Pass Orientation Briefing (7:15am): Reception Center. You do not have to attend Friday's…

Thursday Events

Airman's Run, Orientation Briefings, Retreat, Honor Graduate Ceremony, and Base Liberty IMPORTANT NOTE: All BMT graduation ceremonies are held…

POST-GRADUATION ARTICLES:

Dream Sheet

Your airman will make requests for their first duty station selection while at Basic Military Training (BMT). They will fill out an out a form, known…

Leave After Tech School

Most airmen graduating from tech school can request to take leave prior to reporting to their first permanent duty station. The amount of leave taken…

Exodus

Airman will be given the opportunity to take about 10 days of leave while in tech school around Christmas (last year it was 22 Dec - 02 Jan). They…

Traveling To Tech School

The Monday after Airman's Week, your new Airman will out-process from BMT and then travel directly to their tech school. Depending on their…

RAP – Recruiter Assistance Program

The Recruiter Assistance Program (RAP) is an active-duty leave program run by Air Force Recruiting Service. The Air Force grants up to 12 days of…

Your Airman in the News

Will my Airman be published in my hometown news paper? Hometown News Release is completed by trainees in their 6th week of training. They are sent…

Tech School

Listed below is a link to a site that will have some additional information regarding Tech…

Base Guide

MyBaseGuide.com provides essential information to all military personnel and families relocating to a different part of the country. As a newcomer,…

Spouses: The Transition to Tech School

LIFE AFTER BMT; ONTO TECH SCHOOL -Life after BMT- I will be the first one to sing the praises of life after BMT! From the very first day, life is…

LIFE DURING BMT ARTICLES:

Cell Phone Policy While at BMT

CELL PHONE USE IN BASIC MILITARY TRAINING (BMT) Posted 12/18/2012 Printable Fact Sheet Cell Phone Use in Basic Military Training (BMT) (as of…

Form 341

AETC Form 341 in Basic Military Training is the primary method the Air Education and Training Command uses to document discrepancies and excellence…

BMT Illnesses

A large volume of trainees are processed through the Basic Military Training Facility each year with thousands of trainees being in different phases…

Snake Pit

All training squadrons have a dining facility (sometimes called the DFAC or the chow hall) located on the lower level of their building. In some…

Med Hold & Get Fit Program

Common reasons for being assigned to this flight are: 1. The trainee is sick enough that they cannot continue training 2. The trainee is not…

Recycled at BMT

Recycling at BMT is not sorting plastics, aluminum cans, etc. It has a totally different meaning, a meaning that the MTI’s love to use to…

WOT 8- Airmen’s Week

Week Eight has finally arrived!  Click HERE for a breakdown of what to expect. Thank you for sharing your journey with us at AFWM. To your…

WOT 7- Graduation Week

Week Seven has finally arrived! Wooohoo! You made it…Now its time to get those bags packed and head to Lackland AFB to see your new…

WOT 6

Another one bites the dust!! Only one week left til you get to see them… Woohoo!!!!Week Six is here! I can feel your excitement through the screen!…

WOT 5-BEAST Job Descriptions

The main BEAST jobs are the Zone Leader, BEAST Monitor and the Tactical Deployment Leaders (TDL's). The Zone Leader is selected from one of the four…

LACKLAND ADVICE & TRAVEL INFO ARTICLES:

Lackland RV Campgrounds

Lackland has a FamCamp located on Foster Street behind the Fisher House. RV customers can take advantage of our laundromat, cable television, and…

Maps

Have you wondered how far the Airman's Run is from the Reception Center and Coin Ceremony? There is an overhead shot (from Google Maps) below that…

BMT Chapel Schedule

We have been provided a BMT Chapel Schedule to share with our members. Ask your Airman what service he/she has chosen and please understand that your…

Stores on base

Lackland offers a mega Exchange Mall, large 24 hour Express with Gas; mega Troop Mall, and the largest Military Clothing Store in the Air Force,…

Visitor Access to Lackland AFB

The 802 SFS Visitor Control Center is located in the Luke East Visitor Center.   The Valley Hi Visitor Center is no longer open for base passes…

Wheelchair Info

Handicapped Access Information @ BMT Graduation Handicapped parking is available throughout Lackland AFB. Handicap DMV License Plates or Hangtags are…

Traveling to BMT Graduation With Small Children

• Texas Child Passenger Safety Information • There is a Walgreens near the Valley Hi Gate if you need baby supplies • There is a private room…

A WingMoms Guide to Saving for BMT Graduation

1. Start planning NOW! If your son or daughter is just thinking about joining the Air force, go ahead and start saving. If they’ve signed the…

Weather in San Antonio

Texas summers are HOT!  They key is staying hydrated at all times.  Make sure to bring water with you to all the events and when you are out…

Where to eat

There are many, many places to eat in San Antonio and just like the hotel reviews and recommendations most folks have differing views, opinions and…