Air Education and Training Command News

  • Dedication leads to Blue Rope success

    JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-LACKLAND, Texas – Despite multiple failed attempts over the course of 15 months, Tech. Sgt. Felipe Alvarado, 331st Training Squadron, was awarded his Master Military Training Instructor blue rope, April 16.

  • The basic COVID experience

    One week before COVID-19 precautions were established in response to the world-wide pandemic, a new flight of trainees arrived for basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, Texas, March 10, 2020.“We had a normal week of basic training and then everything started to close down,”

  • U.S. Space Force achieves another milestone at Basic Military Training

    Another U.S. Space Force milestone was reached May 6 when the first all-Guardian flight graduated from Basic Military Training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland. The 31 men in Flight 429 and four women in Flight 430 were assigned to the 324th Training Squadron and were among the 571 recruits who

  • U.S. Space Force achieves another milestone at Basic Military Training

    JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-LACKLAND, Texas -- Another U.S. Space Force milestone was reached May 6 when the first all-Guardian flight graduated from Basic Military Training here. The 31 men in Flight 429 and four women in Flight 430 were assigned to the 324th Training Squadron, and were among the 571

  • From siblings to wingmen, a family of service

    It’s not unusual to see several family members joining the Air Force at the same time. This is true of three siblings from Yucaipa, California, who recently graduated basic military training within weeks of one another.

  • DRIVE program a meld of compassion, connections

    A new program at the 737th Training Support Squadron’s Transition Flight is giving motivated, but disqualified, Airmen a chance to serve their country in ways other than in uniform.

  • Blue Rope of the Year extols rewards of MTI career

    JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-LACKLAND, Texas -- When 20-year-old Holly Vaught walked into an Air Force recruiter’s office in the summer of 2003, she was by her own account, emotionally lost with $2 and a half tank of gas to her name. She admitted her motive to join the Air Force was selfish: “I needed

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