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  • 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,” said Airman 1st Class Jina Smith, 81st Force Support Squadron customer support apprentice. “None of us really knew what was going on because we had no social media or television. It was just everything that the Military Training Instructors were telling us.”
  • Leadership through diversity

    Leadership can be defined as a process of social influence that maximizes the efforts of others towards the achievement of a goal. However, you can not define the correct way of finding it.Tech. Sgt. Marcos Garcia, 37th Training Wing Detachment 5 military training instructor, has found his own avenue to becoming a leader through his heritage.“My
  • 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. ​ Due to safety concerns stemming from COVID-19, the Air Force sent new recruits to Keesler to demonstrate a proof of concept to generate the force at multiple locations during contingencies.
  • USECAF, CMSAF visit AETC to see adjusted training operations in response to COVID-19

    While performing duties as Under Secretary of the Air Force, Shon Manasco, along with Chief Master Sgt. of the Air Force Kaleth O. Wright, visited with Airmen at multiple training locations at JBSA and at Keesler Air Force Base, Mississippi, Apr. 22, 2020. The purpose of the visit was to see first-hand how Air Education and Training Command has adjusted operations to mitigate and minimize COVID-19 impacts to the basic, technical and flying training pipelines, all of which have been deemed mission essential.
  • Air Force transitions to a single combat uniform

    Air Force leaders announced the service will move to a single combat utility uniform, adopting the Operational Camouflage Pattern, or OCP, already in use by the Army and Airmen in combat zones and in certain jobs across the Air Force.
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