Sharing with you photos when our son joined the US Airforce. He began his life in the airforce with Basic Military Training in Lackland Airforce Base in Texas. Basic Military Training is an eight-and-a-half-week cycle of training which begins with the receiving phase (also known as zero week) and ending with graduation.
We flew to attend the graduation. It was a memorable experience .. in eight weeks we noticed the transformation of our son from being a goofy boy to a serious young man --- it was amazing !
On the final Thursday of BMT, all trainees will participate in the 2.5 mile run known as the "Airman's Run".
The run is a victory celebration of the challenges overcome and esprit de corps gained by Airmen during training.
Family and friends will be able to attend the days events and see their loved ones for the first time since the start of basic training.
Family and friends will be able to see their Airman's living quarters at the dormitory, tour the base and San Antonio following the ceremony.
Friday is the Graduation Parade. The flights will pass in review, take their final oath of enlistment and are then dismissed which marks the end of Air Force Basic Military Training and the beginning of an Airman's career.
The weekend will be spent returning to the flight in the evening and spending the daylight hours on Base Liberty or Town Pass.