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 to the newspaper each trainee specifies; however, some trainees choose not to participate. It goes by the zip code your trainee lists, so you will have to ask your trainee what they chose.
** NOTE ** It is not mandatory. Questions regarding Home Town News releases, please contact Lackland Public Affairs at 210-671-2908.
The Hometown news release does not happen until well after BMT graduation, usually between 4 to 6 weeks (or more) after your Airman graduates. Once it does, you typically can order additional copies of your local paper to share with family and friends.