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I left NY on October 19th,1970 fro BMT at Lackland and graduated December 1970. Tech school was at Chanute AFB, Illinois for Apprentice Metals Processing which was completed in May 1970. PCS to Torrejon AB, Spain which we called "TJ" to the 401st FMS unit. I just got back from Lackland AFB for my grandson's BMT graduation and I could not remember much about the base after 42 years but the basic training brought back many memories. I don't remember my flight or squadron numbers but I do remember one specific issue; our flight was mostly personnel from NY and both MTI's from the first night were not happy about this and they constantly reminded us about this. We were assigned to the old WW2 barracks and ate at the new barracks. Is there anyone out there who might remember or were at Lackland during the period of Oct 19th through December 1970? I am currently civil service working at the Pentagon and would like to hear from others who might have been in my flight. Email: Thank you
MSgt - Retired Juan Rodriguez

BMT Flight Photo 3743 W052
Wanted to let all the girls from the 3743 Flight W052, Basic Training 23 Jun-6 Aug 1986 that I have e-mailed our flt photo to the website and hope to see it soon. our TIs were TSgt Casey and Sgt Lauer. I retired in April 2011 after close to 25 years. Hope you gals are doing well!! God Bless the US Air Force!!!!
MSgt Retired Angela Martinez Thomas

3704 BMTS Flight 282 Mar 77
Looking for anyone out there who went through basic in this flight.
E4 David Castillo

Flight photo
Am looking for a copy of a photo for Flt 1048, 3703 BMTS, Jul thru Aug 1961. Please contact me if you have a copy. Thanks.
MSgt Ret Paul K. Pinkham
No base

24 June 69
Does anyone remember Ssgt Lake. Cant remember the flight number. Maybe 1030. We were in the new barracks, second floor. I remember watching the moon landing in July 69 in the day room. Anyone have a picture of our flight? Feel free to contact if this brings up any memories.
e-4 Glenn Lijewski

I entered basic in September of 1981, My TI was Sgt Gonzales. Squadron was 3723 and flight was 302. Anyone who has a picture of this flight please contact me at 734-269-3151 or
E-5 Mark Filimon

flight 302
Looking for anyone who was in basic training around september 1981 squadron 3723 flight 302. please send me a e-mail
E-4 Mark Filimon

BMTS Picture
Anyone have the flight picture for flt 831, that was formed on 4 July 1965 and graduated 17 Aug 1965? TI's were TSgt Rawley and SSgt Ackerson.
E-5 Claude Johnson

I had been married just ten days when I reported to the MEPS Center in Shreveport, LA to leave for BMT. 23 years ago. It goes quick. I will try to send a picture of Flt. 445 so that there will be a record. I remember that our MTI's were Sgt. Surles and Sgt. Brodeur. Our airplane had gotten stuck in Dallas due to tornadoes in the area for about 4 hours. We ended up landing in San Antonio close to 11:00 p.m. and finally arrived at the 3708th sometime after midnight. Sgt. Brodeur met us and ran us through the routine quickly. I also remember Tsgt Shick was the MTI or our "sister flight" next door who we often trained together. The next day after we received our haircuts and were issued our clothes, we met Sgt. Surles. I wonder what happened to these guys. They taught us a lot. Now, I am trying to convince our son, who is my age when I went in, to go ahead and join. It will make him grow up quickly, but the correct way! Thanks USAF!
3708 Squadron Flt 445 May 2 1989
Lackland AFB

BMT JULY 11th 1972 Sqdrn. 3725th FLT. 1185
I arrived at LAFB on July 11,1972 My Team chief was Ssgt. Richards Team Leader was Ssgt. Calianese these two were no fun at all they chewed our butts from the moment we got off the bus until graduation day. Looking for Flt. Photos anyone out there?
E-5 Rudy Gutierrez
Lackland AFB


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