Joint Base San Antonio – Randolph, Texas – A military training instructor from the BEAST, Basic Expeditionary Airman Skills Training, at Joint Base San Antonio – Lackland, Texas, is the next force generator to take over AETC’s Instagram account May 12.
Master Sgt. Jodeci Mitchell, 319th Training Squadron’s BEAST section chief, joined the BEAST staff in December 2020. Each week over 600 trainees arrive at the BEAST site to learn how to operate in a simulated deployed environment. Trainees learn basic site defense, along with teamwork while completing basic military training.
“The joy that comes with taking a civilian and molding them into an Airman is unmatched,” said Mitchell. “The diversity that comes from this job is also unmatched. This is an opportunity to learn from all walks of life, while sharpening my skills.”
The 319th Training Squadron is divided into three sections: war skills and military studies; chemical, biological, radiological, and nuclear; and BEAST. Members of the squadron collectively lay the foundation for Airmanship and instill the warrior ethos for all BMT trainees.
“We cannot create the Air Force of tomorrow without our incredible force generators paving the way,” said Chief Master Sgt. Erik Thompson, command chief of AETC. “What makes our Air Force the envy of the world is the training, education and development of our officer, enlisted and civilian Airmen core and the majority of that occurs right here in AETC.”
The Instagram account takeover is one way AETC is highlighting the importance of quality instructors to ensure we maintain our competitive edge over adversaries.
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