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Check Six: Air Force BMT

February 6, 2020
Off the Military.com website

Lackland Air Force Base, Texas, has been described as “The Gateway to the Air Force” since November 1942 (prior to the inception of the U.S. Air Force in 1947), when the first group of enlisted Air Corps personnel trained there. 

All non-prior service members who enlisted in the Air Force/Air National Guard/Air Force Reserve completed Basic Military Training at Lackland.

NO – there have been other BMT locations.

Most recent was when training was conducted at now closed Amarillo AFB, Texas. Crowded conditions and a meningitis outbreak caused Lackland to shift some basic trainees there between February 17, 1966 – December 11, 1968.

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Any Retiree News followers attended BMT at Amarillo AFB?

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