Below are letters from Veterans and family members -- most are memories of times spent in Air Force Basic Military Training others are those looking for flight mates and photos of days gone by.
Get a cup of coffee and enjoy.
What do you want to comment on? Looking for Flight Photo
Name Lawrence Hamilton
BMT Squadron and Flight number (if known) 3743 Flt 803
Year and Month of BMT Graduation 1987 September
Enter your BMT Memory or question for the greater community. I started my journey in the Air Force Aug 3,1987 at Squadron 3743 Flight 803. I remember we had a female DI/TI Tsgt Breedlove. I unfortunately got out on a medical in April 1993. Hard to believe it has been 25 years. I was a SRA E-4 when I got out. Last duty Station was Cannon AFB Clovis NM. I thouroughly enjoyed my time in the service. I know it has been a long time since BMTS but if there is anyone who views this and has a picture of our Squadron 3743 Flt 803 photo I would love to see it either email or up on this site. Thank you, God Bless our Military.
NYS Univ Police Officer
July 25, 2018
To whom this may concern:
I don't have any photos from basic but have struggled for years to find them on the Internet and to connect with former Airmen. I graduated Lackland AFB the week of July 12 1979. I know graduation had to have happened around the 12th because I distinctly remember getting on a bus to Keesler AFB on Jul 13 of 1979. I don't remember the squadron number but it was 370...something and I remember our drill instructor called us Honor Flight 401. Maybe it was verbal only not sure. Don't remember his name either. However I do remember our sister flight's DI was Sgt. Johnson. Both DI's were white guys.
The purpose of this email to connect with someone who may have knowledge of a digitized graduation photo of our flight. One of the Airmen in my flight his last name was Waters. Wish I could give you more to work with. I would give anything to have a copy of that photo.
Hope to hear from someone
Eric Owens firstname.lastname@example.org
24 June 2018
What do you want to comment on?
Looking for Flight Photo
Mark H. Stevens
BMT Squadron and Flight number (if known)
Year and Month of BMT Graduation
Enter your BMT Memory or question for the greater community.
Looking for anyone that served with me during this time frame
3709 flt w105
Looking for our flight photo.
Information / Question
I am trying to find the name of our T I training instructor for flight 1919. Started basic in December of 1961, One of our instructors was and A1C Swenson. Another was S/sgt Spence.
I can't locate my flight photo. If anyone has any photos Id appreciate!
I retired on 30 Nov 07.
110 merry mark email@example.com
Memories of Basic Training
3703 flt 149
photos and year book
Looking for flight photo
Not sure of Squadron ( believe it was 3708) and no recall of flight
E mail : firstname.lastname@example.org
BMT 3723 Flight 1181
We were about the last flight to go through in 4 weeks.
326 Flight 495
I would like to retrieve my graduation photos, I began BMT May of 2009.
I'm looking for anyone who was in the same graduation class, that can submit
some photos. They can email the photos @ email@example.com.
The T.I at the time was Ssgt. Roy and Ssgt. Orlando.
Ronald E Dennis
Looking for Flight photo
3709 flt 213
David N Johnson
Started BMTS Aug 5th 1968. TI was Sgt Castillo. Part of our flight was from New England area (Boston).
Other half was from Dallas/Ft Worth area. Can't remember our flight number.
Looking for flight photo. I retired in 1998 30 yrs
Looking for photo. I think my ti was Ssgt Wagnon And another name with l. Can't remeber exact graduation date but know i arrived on 21jun2005
Looking for any photos or yearbook..... firstname.lastname@example.org
938th flight and sgdn3701
sept 15, 1968
anyone have pictures of this flight or sgdn. Thanks
3723 bmts flight 368
Everyone called me squirrel,from Tennessee. Looking for a guy last name Malcolm and a guy we called chill from new York.
3701 flt 423
How to get in touch with team chief E A Morris
321 / Flt 090
Just looking for anyone who might have a copy of the BMT Grad photo from the 321st , Flight 090. Graduated Dec 31, 1998...
T.I.s at the time were (if I can recall) SrA Lawson, SrA Archuleta and the TSgt I cant remember.
I see our sister flight was uploaded not too long ago ( flight 091 ).
Any help would be appreciated.
Thank you !
Looking for anyone from same Flt 690 3702 Bmts Jun 1965
3702 Flight G88
Does anybody have any photographs of G88 or G89?
Looking for anyone that may have graduated with me. All I remember about my flight is that one of our TI's was Tsgt Munoz
I was just wondering if anyone was out there
Looking for info on Ssgt Patton, our TI, her second was Sgt Brennan.
3703 honorary flt 146
Looking for airman Cobb.
U were my friend in basic training
Would like to find u.
3707 flight 198
Looking for others in my flight.....
Sq 3701. Felt 479
Looking for the flight photo, or any photo for that matter, of my late husband (Emil) Mark Oboikovitz. He entered the U.S. Air Force in May 1972 with his best friend Chris Pluhar. They did their basic training together at Lackland, and went to Chanute from there. Mark was then stationed with the 101st at Fort Campbell, KY, while Chris was assigned to Blytheville AR.
Someone somewhere must have a flight photo. Arrived mid October 1955 to mid January 1956. 3710th flight 854. Thks Bill email@example.com
Anyone remember we were the flight who sang our flight song to the rhythm of "Rudolf the Red Nose Reindeer".
100 flight the finest,
with the very best TIs
.....don't remember the remainder of the song, but we were criticized for marching and singing the song in the month of Jun. Hven't seen or heard from anyone from this flight. I remember SSgt Deborah Robinson was one of our TIs. Would love a copy of our flight picture. Anyone have it? Contact me firstname.lastname@example.org
December 22, 1972
Looking for flight photo or anyone out there from my BMT flight. We entered basic training on November 7, 1972 and graduated on December 22, 1972. Our TI was TSgt Fuller and our Asst TI was SSgt Griffey.
3711 BMTS Flt 3711 Box 1511
I graduated BMT in April 1960, went on to Acft Tech School at Amarillo AFB Tx.
would like to be contacted by anyone who was in my sqdn, 3711 BMT Flt 337. Box 1511.
Ssgt HIBDON was the T.I.. my phone number is 803 800 7051, in Columbi a SC.
JOHN B COLEMAN
Memory - Getting set back a week to another flight for briefly making eye contact with a DI or TI. Was eventually allowed to rejoin my flight.
Looking for a photo of our flight, however I don't remember the flight number and I couldn't find me in any of the archived photos for the months of April (arrived in training 4/29), May or June.
323 TRS / FLT 348
Anyone know what became of Sgt Jennifer Chinn? My sister-flight at the time was 323 TRS/Flt W116, and that photo is on here (May 1995), and Sgt Chinn is visible in that pic. In my life I have only ever been afraid of 3 woman: My mother, my wife, and Sgt Jennifer Chinn. I hope that she's doing well now. One of my other team members was then TSgt Sanchez (though I'm sure he made Master at some point). I ran into him again at my duty station in Minot, which gave me the chance to thank him and let him know that his training meant a lot to me. Good man. TSgt Brown, SrA Shockley, Msgt Delgado... I have fond memories of all of them, though I'm sure they all ranked up after I knew them.
would like to know who's living and how they are doing?
Col Randy P. Spears
3701 flt 525
01 July 1988
We had two great TI's (SSgt Serrato and Sgt Miller). I remember SSgt Serrato showing us how to spit shine out boots. Looked like glass when he was done. Most of us could not get the same results, so we opted to used mop and glow. Worked like a charm, but you had to strip down the boots each week and reapply the floor wax. Also, remember Sgt Miller doing a surprise inspection. During the inspection he had the radio playing pretty loud so everyone could hear the music. I believe it was a jazz station, so most of us were not familiar with the music. He would offer to not give you a demerit if you could name the name the tune that was playing at the time. If I remember correctly no one could name the tune, so the demerits remained. In the end we made Honor Flight, so I can say they did an outstanding job.
322 FLT 531/532
June 18 2004
They told me to create a youtube channel, well here it is. The Savage Scientist ED
I remember how hot it was and getting out of marching a few times to do dorm guard. I was worst airman who did not get recycled. I went on to Keesler and back home to New Orleans.
Here is my Email
ROBERT E HOFFMAN
SQ 3707 Flt 1167
Arrived on 5 Sept 1963 in late afternoon, will never forget stepping off the bus. Thinking back on of the best decisions I ever made, in a few short weeks did a lot of growing up.
Joined on 24Nov71 & arrived at Lackland. Graduated late Dec 71 or early Jan 72. Then it was off to Sheppard AFB for tech school. My home base was 126th Camron Air Refueling Wing stationed at O'Hare which doesn't exist anymore. Illinois ANG
3725 BMTS Flt 0635
Enlisted 08 Jun 72 and arrived at Lackland sometime after midnight 09 Jun 72. Was met by TSGT Johnson after about a 10 minute wait. We were just lounging around waiting and smoking. Heard those now memorable sounds of heel plates coming. Got our first rude awakening at that time. He moved us to the old WWII barracks and had us bed down. The second rude awakening is military time began every morning at 0500 hrs. No exceptions. We were rainbows for almost two weeks until we were given our basic issue. I was almost set back because of pneumonia. Had it not been for my being laid up over the 4th of July holiday weekend, was a 3 day weekend, I would have been.
Anyway folks I do not have my BMT photo. I was hoping maybe someone has a copy and would not mind sharing it via email. As I said TSGT Johnson was our TI and AIC Armstrong was his assistant TI. Thanks in advance if anyone can help me with this.
John F Sinica
28 Aug 18
Kim Phillips Frisby
Drum & Bugle Corps was the best! All previous demerits from first flight erased. Barracks were old, but secluded and had windows. Had our own Day Room and got to watch the Super Bowl in comfort. We ended up as an Honor Flight, and never had to pull kitchen duty, or base clean up. I only remember a few names: Roy Disney, Teresa Milsap, Becky Fish, and Pat Grier. Good times! Would love to hear from other Flight members.
Michael J. Brunson
Anyone have any photos of my flight?
July 1, 1974
Which BMT Squadron and flights began on/about 1 July 1974 ?
3704 BMTS Flight 282
I am looking for anyone who went through 3704 BMTS Flight 282 March 8, 1977 through April 21 1977.
TI was Ivan Thompson.
He actually called me back in 2012 to catch up.
Has a great conversation with him.
I would love to hear from some of the guys in this group.
Any old Flt 091 buddies out there?
Stephan r. Smith
flt 938 sqdn 3701st
1968 Sept 15th
I have a photo of 938th 3701st sqdn, that I searched 40 years and finally was able to locate thru a fellow basic veteran.Don't give up those pics are out their.
3702 flight 1212
Hi my name is Diana I am trying to help my father find any photos while serving from September 1954 to September 1958
He was stationed in France and Germany sometime, he has fond and sad memories as all who serve do. He has maybe
one or two pics but none in full uniform. Any photo will be appreciated and a fight photo would
be awesome. God Bless all past present and future men and women who serve this great country
Thank you and your families for your sacrifices.
TEDDIE H CROSS
ANYONE STILL ALIVE THAT WAS IN THIS FLIGHT? Being that I AM almost 74 years old and never planned on living this long you may understand the first question. Let me know on my e-mail please. I hope to hear from you.
3707 BMT Sq Flight 1426
I am trying to find someone with a flight photo of my graduation class.
I recall having two TI’s. Tsgt Michael Tarman and Ssgt Alejandro Amaya
I started boot camp July 81 Eric Willis was dorm chief and Tom Gray was house mouse. Haha!Just don't ask me what i had for dinner last night. After basic Sheppard, George then Spangdahlem 480th Radical Red, finally Hill AFB F16’s
Miss the hec out of those days!
Joseph Browning Jr
Had a relationship with Airman Pamela F. and had lots of memories associated with her. The legend of the dipsy dumpster is still intact. I was wondering if anyone remembers her? She graduated June of 1976. Our claim to fame was kissing on the chapple grounds. Also looking for Airman from my squadron and flight, 3707 fly 457
322 Flights 153 an 154
Looking for the BMT or Flight photos
Sqdn 3725 Flight 525
Looking for all photo of Sqdn 3725 Flight 525 graduating in June 1968 at Lackland Air Force Base
Joseph e Johnson jr
3708 flt 1291
Looking for flight photo
TRS 320 / FLT 706
LEE J ORCHEKOWSKY
look for flight photo
3706 (?) 812 or 814 (?)
ass.t TI was an airman 3c Qualhaine or Cualhane ? we were in barracks by the hill going to Kelly accessed the street from a "Frosty Fred's" flight was an mulitiple time Honor Flight, Looking for flight number. email@example.com
Charles Roe Auman
Just trying to find some info, pics, or anything on my grandfather Charles Auman. He enlisted in Air Force January 12, 1951. Any information would be great. Thanks. Caperry4@gmail.com.
Coed Drum and Bugle Corp
TSgt Mills -Instructor
3711 BMT Flt 1486
I am looking for photos of my graduation for Oct 1969. 3711 BMT Flt 1486.
I did not see the photo in your archive Can you please send me a copy. My email
address is firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank you.
What do you want to comment on? Looking for Flight Photo
Name SALGADO, H.A
BMT Squadron and Flight number (if known) 3708
Year and Month of BMT Graduation 1961 october
Name Michael Hausner
BMT Squadron and Flight number (if known) 3704 FLT 329
Year and Month of BMT Graduation 1983 - May/June
Enter your BMT Memory or question for the greater community. I am looking for BMTS flight picture of FLT 329 / 3704.
03 Apr 1983- May/ June 1983.
If anyone can post this, it would be great.
Sgt Taggert was our TI - heard he was in O.C.S.
I was in TelCom 36234/ Sheppard AFB I worked in IT for fifteen years, and now with Apple.
It all started for me in 3ABR36234. MHausner@icloud.com
What do you want to comment on? Memories of Basic Training
BMT Squadron and Flight number (if known) Flt 51 - Female
Year and Month of BMT Graduation 1972 Jul - Sep
Enter your BMT Memory or question for the greater community. I went into Basic Training in July 1972. Our Flt was 51. We wrote a song for our Flt, Flight 51 the Lackland Ladies. We were the first flight that did not automatically get our first stripe out of Basic. People were furious. If memory is correct, only 15% received a stripe upon graduating. We had skunks that lived under our steps that saved us from a number of surprise inspections. We had a male and a female TI, but I do not remember their names. Anyone from this flight, I would love to chat with you. I would love to see a Flight photo if one exists.
Name Joseph F Harty
BMT Squadron and Flight number (if known) 20May63 3706 BMTS Squadron graduated June63
Year and Month of BMT Graduation 1963 june 3706
Enter your BMT Memory or question for the greater community. Trying to find my graduation picture with 3706 Sqd, but cannot remember flight number or Ti' Graduated in June. Was the second phase, first was with 3703 Sqd. email@example.com
What do you want to comment on? Looking for Flight Photo
Name Dean Johnston
BMT Squadron and Flight number (if known) 3723 flt 176
Year and Month of BMT Graduation 1979 April or May
Enter your BMT Memory or question for the greater community. Does anyone have a flight photo they can upload for the 3723rd sq., flt 176 which graduated in April or May 1979? Thanks
Name Lonnie Cuttill
BMT Squadron and Flight number (if known) 320 flt 637
Year and Month of BMT Graduation July 2004
Enter your BMT Memory or question for the greater community. There is no flight photo from our Graduation. If anyone has it please contact me at Lonnie.Cuttill@gmail.com
What do you want to comment on? Information / Question
Name Gwen Stephens
BMT Squadron and Flight number (if known) 3743rd WTS Flt 61
Year and Month of BMT Graduation 1970 Sept.
Enter your BMT Memory or question for the greater community. Looking for anyone in this flight and particularly Patricia Earls who went to Barksdale AFB after basic.
If you have any information, please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org
Name Jessica Carter
BMT Squadron and Flight number (if known) 326
Year and Month of BMT Graduation 2006
Enter your BMT Memory or question for the greater community. I'm trying to locate
a staff Sgt Ramirez
from 2006 bulldog
Name Rob Cyr
BMT Squadron and Flight number (if known) 325th BMTS felt 351
Year and Month of BMT Graduation 1993 July
Enter your BMT Memory or question for the greater community. Has anyone seen the class photo for Flt 351, all I can find is brother flt 352?
Name Caesar Garcia
BMT Squadron and Flight number (if known) 3711 Flt 065
Year and Month of BMT Graduation Dec 1989
Enter your BMT Memory or question for the greater community. One of my favorites: having a coke and shining my boots on the pad on a friday night whilst watching the sunset...free from the MTIs and knowing the world awaited...
Year and Month of BMT Graduation 1984
Enter your BMT Memory or question for the greater community. Looking for anyone who was stationed at the Lowry Air Force Base in 1984 who hung out with or knew a girl named Bobbie at Night Flight in Arvada. I knew someone with the last name’s of Spalding and Griffin/Griffith. I’d really like to reconnect, so any help at all would be great! Thanks!
Name Jay Scribner
BMT Squadron and Flight number (if known) 3707 206
Year and Month of BMT Graduation Oct 1977
Enter your BMT Memory or question for the greater community. Looking for anybody that attended during that time.
Name Eric Bailey
BMT Squadron and Flight number (if known) 3704 Flt 279
Year and Month of BMT Graduation 1979 October
Enter your BMT Memory or question for the greater community. I don't remember standing for a flight photo but there has to be one out there somewhere. We were the across the hall from flight 280.
We had two Team Chiefs during our stay, Tsgt Vogel left us about half way through and was replaced by our (then) Team Member SSgt Powell. On our confidence course day Tsgt Vogel tried (in vain) to entice us to throw SSgt Powell into one of the water hazards on the course. We resisted the urge but it could have been such fun!
Pay was $448.80, WOW! Everyone went to church (no yelling). Avoid the "Snake pit"!
Name James Stibich
BMT Squadron and Flight number (if known) don't remember
Year and Month of BMT Graduation Sep 66 or Oct 66
Enter your BMT Memory or question for the greater community. Entered Service Sep 2 1966 - remember the early morning drills and hot hot days of late summer early fall at Lackland AFB near San Antonio TX. My fondest memory is of one of my best friends during this ordeal his name Larry Gashewisz (can't remember spelling) but the TI always called him hunky because of his Polish heritage. Another one of my classmates was Steve Spear from Lordsburg NM., but can't recall any other names just faces. I have misplaced my BMT photo and would really like to find someone in my squadron who might be perusing this site and see my comments and perhaps get in touch or send in a photo. Thanks for giving us all who served a space to reflect remember and perhaps connect once more with our band of brothers.
Mill Creek WA - email@example.com
Name Dean T. Parry
BMT Squadron and Flight number (if known) 3703/570
Year and Month of BMT Graduation 1976 Dec 17
Enter your BMT Memory or question for the greater community. I have searched high and low for a picture of this Flt 570 we were honor flight and I have lost all my pics through out the years and I would love to find this one HELP any one
Name John R Wiley
BMT Squadron and Flight number (if known) 3707 flt 337
Year and Month of BMT Graduation Nov 1977
Enter your BMT Memory or question for the greater community. Looking for members of our flight. Been to many years have heard from no one. Let me know.
Name Edward Fritz
BMT Squadron and Flight number (if known) 3743
Year and Month of BMT Graduation January 1981
Enter your BMT Memory or question for the greater community. I had two TI's One got out of the USAF in the middle of our training and his name was Tom Land and we had a female TI SSgt. Harris that had an identical twin sister that was also a TI. TSgt. Land took us into the day room on his last day and told us to go for the girls but just don't be stupid about it.
Name Robert S. Gilbert
Year and Month of BMT Graduation 1956-August-Shepard
Enter your BMT Memory or question for the greater community. Went thru Basic at Shepard AFB May 31 to Aug 31, 1956 as MS ANG. TIs were from Samson AFB NY. Only one I remember is Parkhurst. I think he was AIC.
Name Crispus Jones
BMT Squadron and Flight number (if known) 3706
Year and Month of BMT Graduation May 84
Enter your BMT Memory or question for the greater community. I would love to hear from anyone from Basic Training. Sconey12@gmail.com