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Life During BMT

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Band Flight

Lackland Air Force base is the home of the 737th Training Group Drum and Bugle Corps. The Drum and Bugle Corps is made up of trainees that are…

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…

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…

Flag Flight

Each Graduation week a squadron is chosen to carry the state and territorial flags for the Graduation Parade on Friday. Squadrons are chosen on a…

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…

Jobs at BMT

In addition to the regular activities all trainees do, most, if not all trainees will be given additional responsibilities at sometime throughout…

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…

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…

WOT 0 – “Zero Week”- Processing

From the moment you arrive, you will begin the process of becoming an Airman in the world's greatest Air Force. The training will be intense and you…

WOT 1- Fall In

You survived Week Zero.. That is the roughest week of BMT. The first few training weeks are rough but with each passing day they are closer to the…

WOT 2 – Basic War Skills

You made it another week! The Trainees should be settling into their routines and start coming together as a flight.  Keep writing each day ~ they…

WOT 3- Combat Lifesaving

Doing the Happy Dance!!!! Another week down. By now your Trainee's flight is starting to work together. Things are getting easier for them and you…

WOT 4 – Gas Chamber

The mask confidence chamber (better known as the gas chamber) is probably going to be one of the most intense experiences your trainee will encounter…

WOT 4 – Obstacle Course

Most trainees will say that the obstacle course (also known as the "O" course) is a lot of fun. At the same time, there are a lot of obstacles they…

WOT 4- Countering the Threat

Your Half way there, only 4 weeks left!! Woohoo, the weeks are starting to fly by. Your trainee is starting to get into a routine and excel. This is…

WOT 5- Ready to Fight

Woot Woot!! Another week down! Week Five is here!  You are starting to see the light at the end of the tunnel. By now you should be feeling less…

WOT 6 – 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…

WOT 6- The BEAST

WOOHOO!! Who is exited?? Week Six is here!! The long awaited Beast Week has finally arrived! This is most trainee's favorite week of BMT! Don't…

WOT 7- Airmanship

Another one bites the dust!! Only one week left... Woohoo!!!!Week Seven is here! I can feel your excitement through the screen! This week is a hard…

WOT 8- Graduation Week

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