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

Med Hold & Get Fit Program

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Common reasons for being assigned to this flight are:

1. The trainee is sick or injured enough that they cannot continue training

2. The trainee has violated terms of their enlistment, other forms of misconduct and other administrative reasons

Once trainees are transferred to the Med Hold flight, they are afforded the opportunity to use the phone to inform family members of their new address and graduation date, if necessary.

For trainees that are going to be separated from the Air Force, they will remain in this squadron until their separation is completed. This process can take between 1 to 2 weeks, depending on the situation.

For trainees that are sick/injured, they will remain assigned to the Med Hold flight until they are either medically cleared to return into the BMT pipeline or until a determination is made to separate the trainee from the Air Force. Once cleared they will be assigned to a flight that is in the same phase of training the trainee was in when they left. They will not always be returned to the same squadron they were in when they were placed in the Med Hold flight. The amount of time trainees spend in the Med Hold flight for medical reasons varies depending on their own specific situation.


As a parent or other family member, it is very important to be very supportive of your loved one if they are transferred to the Med Hold flight for any reason. Being taken away from your BMT flight and transferred to the Med Hold flight is something that is certainly hard for all trainees in that situation. In the cases of the trainee being assigned due to medical or fitness reasons you need to be supportive and help to instill a “you can do it” attitude. Trainees may want to give up and just quit. If they start exhibiting this attitude they will most likely be discharged from the Air Force. With your support, they will be able to work hard, do what they need to do and get back into the BMT pipeline so you can complete their training and graduate from BMT.

Click HERE to join our Med Hold group.  Please note that ONLY family members with a trainee in Med Hold are allowed.  An AFWM admin will message you prior to accepting your request.  Please be sure to check your “message requests” and “filtered requests” in your messages to ensure you see this message.