Graduation Schedule


 

Graduation dates and times shown here are subject to change.  Be sure to communicate with your airman for the most up to date information concerning graduation locations and times before making travel arrangements.

The Air Force basic military training program is eight weeks in duration. The first week that the trainee arrives in Basic Military Training does not count as part of their eight weeks of training. Graduation is the Friday of their last week of training.  After graduation, the Airman will receive town pass on Friday, Saturday and base liberty on Sunday.  And, finally, the Airman will be shipped out to a technical school on Monday. Please keep in mind that the graduation date of an Airman might change due to unforeseen circumstances such as medical condition or failure to meet certain training requirements.


Thursday: Airman's Run, Orientation Briefings, Retreat, Honor Graduate Ceremony, and Base Liberty

Orientation Briefings (7:00am, 9:00am):  Attend either of the briefings at the Reception Center.  PLEASE DO NOT SURPRISE YOUR AIRMAN--parents have missed their Airman an entire day because their Airman departed on pass not knowing they had visitors 

Airman's Run (8:00am): Cheer the Airmen as they run by singing 'jodies' in flight formation 
Note:  Each squadron wears a uniquely colored t-shirt.  Please look below for specific squadron colors.
320 TRS- Red t-shirt
321 TRS- Dark gray t-shirt
322 TRS- Gold t-shirt
323 TRS- Tan t-shirt
324 TRS- Maroon t-shirt
326 TRS- Dark blue t-shirt
331 TRS- Black t-shirt

Honor Graduate Reception (10:45am):  The Commander of Basic Military Training invites honor graduates, most physically fit Airmen and their families to a special ceremony in their honor at the Reception Center

Airman's Coin Ceremony (11:00am) followed immediately by Retreat - in which we pay tribute to the flag - then Honor Graduate and Top PT ceremony conducted in the BMT Reception Center auditorium. Meet with your Airman immediately afterwards.  Most Airmen are released for Base Liberty immediately following the ceremonies.  Some Airmen may have limited visitation due to training requirements. 

Airman, Spouse and Parent Orientation (1:00pm):  This orientation, which takes place at the BMT Reception Center Auditorium, provides information on tech training, pay, entitlements, benefits, and available services. 

Buffet Dining Opportunities - Lunch Buffet at Gateway Club 11:00am - 3:00pm. Dinner buffet 4:00pm - 7:30pm.
Everyone welcome.

End of Liberty (8:00pm):  Airmen due back in their dormitory. Your Airman's commander or military training instructor may impose an earlier return time.

Friday: Orientation Briefing, Parade, Open House, Family/Spouse/Parent Orientation, and Town Pass
Orientation Briefing (7:15am):  Reception Center. You do not have to attend Friday's Orientation Briefing if you have already attended an Orientation Briefing on Thursday. The same topics are discussed during Thursday's and Friday's Orientation Briefings. 

Transportation to Parade Ground (7:15am-8:30am):  Buses depart Reception Center for easy access to the parade grounds. Parking is unavailable to visitors at the parade grounds. 

Graduation Parade (9:00am):  Watch Airmen "Pass In Review" and reaffirm their "Oath of Enlistment" at graduation parade; Airmen are released for base liberty and may take photographs by historical aircraft positioned around the parade field.

Return Bus (9:45am):  Buses depart the parade ground for the Reception Center; Airmen may ride back with you 

Squadron Open House (10:15-11:15am):  Visit your Airman's dormitory; parking in squadrons is prohibited 

Town Pass (Airmen are released immediately following conclusion of Squadron Open House)
Note:  Airmen must remain in the San Antonio metropolitan area, but may visit Sea World, Fiesta Texas and family/friends near local military installations to include Randolph AFB. Airmen must coordinate exceptions to this limitation through their Training Squadron Leadership.  Airmen are also prohibited from visiting the 'off-limits' establishments discussed during their Town Pass briefing.  A listing of these establishments is also displayed on their dormitory bulletin board. 

Lunch Opportunity (11:00am - 1:30pm):  Visit Gateway Club for lunch buffet. Everyone welcome.

End of Liberty (8:00pm):  Airmen are due back in their dormitory.

Saturday
Town Pass (9:00am):  Airmen begin arriving at the Reception Center to start Town Pass.
Note: Airmen must remain in the San Antonio metropolitan area, but may visit Sea World, Fiesta Texas and family/friends near local military installations to include Randolph AFB. Airmen must coordinate exceptions to this limitation through their Training Squadron Leadership.  Airmen are also prohibited from visiting the 'off-limits' establishments discussed during their Town Pass briefing.  A listing of these establishments is also displayed on their dormitory bulletin board.
 
End of Town Pass (8:00pm):  Airmen are due back in their dormitory

Sunday
Religious Services (6:30am-4:00pm):  If you and your Airman plan to attend religious services, you must attend your Airman's designated service for their denomination.  You must meet your Airman at the Chapel at the designated time (schedule with them).  You cannot meet them at the squadrons. 

Special Town Pass (9:00am-6:00pm)
Note: Awarded to Top Physically Fit Airmen, members of Honor Flights, and Honor Graduates ONLY. 

Base Liberty (9:00am):  Airmen are released from their squadrons for base liberty 

Sunday brunch (9:30am-1:30pm):  Graduating Airmen receive discount. Everyone welcome.

End of Liberty (6:00pm):  Airmen are due back in their dorms. Your Airman's commander or military training instructor may impose an earlier return time.





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