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Heritage Flights

Heritage Flights
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Let’s talk about Heritage Flights! In a nutshell, FLTs are gender-integrated and arranged for the ceremonies based on their AF jobs. That means your Airman will be graduating with other Airmen who will be in the same career fields.  The FLTs are all named after former CMsgts and SSgts in the USAF (see below).

Usually the Airmen tell you which one they are in in the WOT 6 call (Band Flights stay together regardless of their jobs). If yours doesn’t, then you can find out easily in the Thursday morning briefing.  With that in mind …

This is an example of a map handed out to families/friends to help them find where the Heritage Flights stand at the Coin Ceremony and Graduation Parade.

-GO TO THE MORNING BRIEFING Thursday!!! You will get a list/map of what Airmen is what FLT and where those FLTs stand. You need that to find the right seating and your Airman for the tap-out! There will also be a master list on the big screen in the briefing auditorium for you to see as well as a monitor with the same info right outside o the auditorium.

-They are still graduating as part of their FLTs, no matter what heritage flight they are in come graduation.  That means banners and shirts with your TRS are correct!

-Here are the names of the Heritage Flights (not all are used every week and are subject to change).

McKinley
Parish
Roy
Barnes
Airey
Cody
Gaylor
Campanale
Bennicker
Pfingston
Finch
Harlow
McCoy
Murray
Blake
Mathies
Peterson
Kisling
Benken
Andrews
Wright
Blue
Cox
Duprat-Waldo
Smith

-After Ceremony Week, the new Airmen move into their Airmen’s Week dorms with their heritage flights.  They will spend the last week of BMT studying together and preparing for the next phase … tech school!

-Want some more background on what Heritage flights are all about?
Click HERE for an article that explains why Heritage Flights are used.