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    BMT: Weapons and CATM

    Howdy, BMT readers!  A post about weapons training and CATM is long overdue from me.  These are the sorts of big events at BMT that I know everyone wants to read about.  So, let’s do this!  I’ll tell you about…

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    BMT: Duties and Details, Part 4

    Seems I’d forgotten some of the duties and details that you can do at BMT!  There’s so much to be done while you’re down there, forgive me.  If you’re just joining me, check out Part 1 (bed alignment, shoe alignment,…

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    BMT: Brother and Sister Flights

    The question came up recently of what the purpose or significance was between brother and sister flights.  I throw out the phrase quite a bit, so I thought I’d do a formal post on the topic. Squadrons are set up so that each…

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    BMT: Summers at Lackland

    So, you’re leaving for BMT during the summer?  This post isn’t going to tell you what you don’t already know (and what I’ve already written about) – it’s going to be hot and you’ll need to hydrate until you’re running…

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    BMT: Privileges

    Yes, you read that title correctly, privileges!  BMT isn’t all about punishment, pushing Texas, and being berated by intimidating individuals.  Like anything else, the sooner you adapt to the system, give them what they want to see, the sooner your…

  • BMT: The Airman’s Run

    The Airman’s Run is the first event of graduation weekend at BMT, and therefore the first time your family will see you and you’ll “see” them.  Why the quotation marks?  That’s because you’re not supposed to break military bearing and…

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    BMT: What to Pack

    So, you’ve enlisted and your ship date is quickly approaching.  It’s time to pack!  I find it interesting that some trainees got a list of things to bring and others had nothing.  My reserve recruiter gave me a nice packet (dated December 2008)…

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    BMT: Chow Runnin’ and Grubbin’

    Get comfy folks, this is going to be a biggie…but who doesn’t love food?! I’ve had to psych myself up for this one, knowing that there’s going to be a lot to say. Chow Runner This is a duty that…

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    BMT: Mail Call!

    In addition to Sundays, you’re going to be living for mail call, let me tell you!  There’s tons of information about mail out there, but let me add a few key pieces of information.  Pass this along to your family…

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    BMT: Student Leaders

    Opportunities to grow in your leadership or show off your leadership skills abound at BMT.  Each flight has a number of positions available that need to be filled.  Your MTI will scout out prospective individuals in your flight to fill…

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