There are several awards and honors that you can set your sights on when you’re at Air force BMT, and some come with immediate perks that may keep you motivated to push yourself harder during training.
Ribbons and Medals
The honor Grads preparing to be recognized. Trainees are given one chance at BMT to earn another challenging ribbon is the CMSgt Williams with Top Honor Grad Awards. The other perk to being an Honor Grad? You’ll get a town pass on Sunday when the rest of your flight members are stuck on base.
Top PT Male/Female – The weekly graduating female and male with the fastest run time on their final PT eval will be honored by running with the group commander in the front of the formation during the Airman’s Run. This means your family will see you first on Thursday! They’ll also receive a Sunday town pass, a certificate, a bronze Eagle trophy, and you can see their photo on the BMT FB page.
Top PT Flight Male/Female – The fastest runner in your flight on the final PT eval will receive a Sunday town pass. When I went through BMT, this trainee also got to run with the group commander as described above.
Thunderbolts – These trainees have earned a total score of 90 to 99 on the final PT eval. The BMTSG says these trainees receive a certificate and a patch, but we just received a certificate. You need to be at least a Thunderbolt in order to be in the running for Honor Grad status. One perk to having a score of 90+ is that you won’t have to do another PT test for a full year, versus the six-month timeline for everyone else. [This information is current as of today.]
Warhawks – These trainees have earned a total score of 100 on the final PT eval. Again, this person just received a certificate, but they also earn a Sunday town pass.
Set your personal standard high and achieve those goals!