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

Writing your Trainee: Motivational and Inspirational Quotes

Here is a great collection of Motivational and Inspirational Quotes!

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Getting Married at BMT

We often get inquiries as to how to go about getting married graduation weekend so we’ve pulled together some information provided by AFWM members.

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Mama’s to MTI’s

This sections contains articles written about AFBMT from varying perspectives. 60 Reasons Airmen Say Their Service is the...

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Best of MTI Monday!

This page contains excerpts from MTI Monday. Retired MTI’s are on the Facebook Page on Monday nights from 7-9pm CST to answer questions about the training environment from an MTI’s perspective! We all look forward to their knowledge and humor.

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Week Zero From AFWM Perspective

Its Week Zero! Are you wondering if what you are feeling and experiencing is normal? Do you feel like you are losing your mind? Read here to find out!

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An Airman’s least favorite part of BMT

What is your Trainee’s Lreast Favorite part of BMT?

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An Airman’s favorite part of BMT

What is your Trainee’s gavorite part of BMT?

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BMT Advice from an Airman

I asked several Airman this question: What one thing would you tell a future AB (Airman Basic) to help them get through BMT? Here are their...

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BMT from a female perspective

This is from my daughter, AB Chloe’ McCabe. She graduated December 30, 2010 and is currently at Tech School at Wright-Patterson AFB...

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Graduation Stories

Coming Soon!

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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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Base Guide

Information to all military personnel and families relocating to a different part of the country

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Tech School

AF Tech School Talk

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Your Airman in the News

Hometown News Release

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TRS DG Links

One of the coolest things about AFWM is our closed discussion groups (on Facebook). Are you ready to get connected? Here’s how…

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Life During BMT

Would you like to learn more about what your AB is doing each week? Have we got some reading for you…

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Writing Your Trainee

AFWM’s Writing Your Trainee topic’s mission is to encourage you to Write Your Trainee, every day!
We will provide tips with positive encouragement and support you to Write Your Trainee.

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Banners & Signs

Banners and signs may be held at the Airman’s Run. This page has links for where to purchase and ideas if you’d like to make your own.

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Graduation Weekend – Full Schedule

Overview of the BMT Graduation weekend from Thursday through Sunday

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BMT Visitors Guide & Travel Tips

Weather, Weapons, & What to Wear

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Shirts & Merchandise

Your Airman’s Flight will most likely have had shirts made with their TRS/FLT logo. Many families like to wear shirts in a matching color. This page has links and ideas for shirts.

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Tapping Out

“TAPPING OUT” is the way that Airmen are released in an orderly fashion from formation.

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Base Lodging

Base Lodging – There are 3 lodging hotels on base, Gateway Villa , Gateway Inn and the Gateway Lodge.  Their primary function is to...

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Mascots & Mottos

Each Squadron has it’s own Mascot and Motto.

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Photos & Videos

Basic Video Productions offers photos and video keepsakes of the Graduation Ceremonies of each US Air Force Basic Training class.

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Thursday Events

Airman’s Run, Orientation Briefings, Retreat, Honor Graduate Ceremony, and Base Liberty

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TRS DG (Discussion Groups)

One of the coolest things about AFWM is our closed discussion groups. Are you ready to get connected? This post has all the info!

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San Antonio/Lackland Travel Overview

Overview of Lodging, Transportation, Where to eat, Weather, etc.

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Friday Events

Graduation Parade, Squadron Open House, Town Pass

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Things to do On Base & Town Liberties

San Antonio is the most visited city in Texas. Top sights include the Alamo and other historic missions, the River Walk, SeaWorld San Antonio, Six Flags Fiesta Texas, the San Antonio Zoo, and more!

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Saturday & Sunday

Base Liberty, Town Pass, and Religious Services

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Transportation

Traveling around San Antonio/Lackland AFB can be a challenge. It is advised to purchase a map and utilize GPS.

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Significance of ceremonies

Airman’s Coin Ceremony, Retreat Ceremony, & Graduation Parade

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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,...

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Weather in San Antonio

Hot? Cold? Rain?

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Common Terms & Abbreviations

FLT, AB, TRS,BMT, PS&E, BX,WOT,SQ,MTI,WG… Say what???? Here’s your guide to the secret codes ;)

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Wheelchair Info

Handicapped parking and wheelchair information

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RAP – Recruiter Assistance Program

Active-duty leave program run by Air Force Recruiting Service

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Visitor Access to Lackland AFB

All visitors to Lackland Air Force Base over the age of 18 and not in possession of a valid DOD identification card, are required to have a Visitor Access Pass in their possession prior to gaining access to Lackland Air Force Base.

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Stores on base

Lackland offers a mega Exchange Mall and more…

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BMT Chapel Schedule

Although BMT worship experiences are designed specifically for trainees, on BMT graduation weekend families and friends are welcome to attend with their Airman.

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Writing your Trainee: Airman Questionnaire

A “fill in the blanks” questionnaire for you to send to your Airman

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Maps

Maps to help y’all plan for the BMT Grad Weekend experience

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WOT 0 – “Zero Week”- Processing

Week 0: Processing Week

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WOT 1- Fall In

First Week of Training

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WOT 2 – Basic War Skills

Second Week of Training

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WOT 3- Combat Lifesaving

Third Week of Training

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WOT 4- Countering the Threat

Fourth Week of Training

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WOT 5- Ready to Fight

Fifth Week of Training

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WOT 6- The BEAST

Sixth Week of Training

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