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  • Senior Air Force, Army officers outline practices protecting recruits from coronavirus

    Air Force Maj. Gen. Andrea D. Tullos, commander, Second Air Force, Keesler Air Force Base, Mississippi, and Army Maj. Gen. Lonnie G. Hibbard told reporters during a virtual news conference from the Pentagon that training goals are being met and that, to date, only about 2% of the tens of thousands of recruits who cycle through the two service’s training facilities have tested positive for the coronavirus.
  • Feasibility of secondary Air Force BMT location proven; COVID-19 surge operations to begin June 2

    Air Force officials announced that, beginning June 2, the service will continue to hold basic military training at Keesler AFB, Mississippi, as a secondary location until the end of COVID-19 surge operations. The decision to stand up initial operating capability under 37th Training Wing comes after a successful proof of concept trial run.
  • First Airmen graduate BMT proof of concept at Keesler

    For the first time since 1968, a flight of nearly 60 Airmen graduated U.S. Air Force basic military training outside of Lackland Air Force Base, Texas. A flight of nearly 60 Airmen from the 37th Training Wing Detachment 5 marched across the Levitow Training Support Facility drill pad here May 15.
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