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Air Education and Training Command News

  • 37 TRW recognized with Verne Orr Award for AETC

    JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-LACKLAND, Texas -- The 37th Training Wing has been named as Air Education and Training Command’s 2022 recipient of the Verne Orr Award. The award, established by the Air Force Association in honor of former Secretary of the Air Force Verne Orr, recognizes an Air Force unit

  • MTI achieves success from humble beginnings

    JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-LACKLAND, Texas – There are more trainees attending Air Force Basic Military Training, than residents living in the small city of Garapan, Saipan, the hometown of Tech. Sgt. Eileen Echaluse, a Master Military Training Instructor at the 331st Training Squadron.

  • Every BMT flight picture tells a story

    JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-LACKLAND, Texas -- When it comes to memories of a military career, there is perhaps nothing as iconic as a Basic Military Training flight photo. The BMT Flight Photo website is rich with these photos – nearly 17,000 of them.

  • MTL of the Year inspired by family, colleagues

    JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-LACKLAND, Texas – Inspired by a deeply rooted military household with a history of service and self-sacrifice, Tech. Sgt. Austin Meier grew up unwaveringly willing to serve. It wasn’t just one parent in Meier’s family who committed to defending our nation. His parents,

  • A different point of view: a married couple’s BMT experience

    JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-LACKLAND, Texas -- Almost every evening over the last year, Staff Sgt. Sarah Bento, a Military Training Instructor assigned to the 433rd Training Squadron, would come home to share her experiences as an instructor with her husband, Devon. Her words undoubtedly had an impact on

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