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My son

My son leaves today for Lackland. Any insight on BMT there?

Added by Richard Erickson on March 1, 2016 at 4:27pm — No Comments


My son is scheduled to be commissioned May 8th. I'm so proud of him. He informed me that I get to pin on his gold bars, I'm gonna cry. I have a co worker with a son in the Air Force. He wears his parent pin that I'm so envious of. Do I get one? I heard the program doesn't exist any longer. Is that true? If so, is there anyplace I can get one to show my pride? Thanks !

Added by Gary Hatcher on April 19, 2015 at 11:09pm — No Comments

Airman cant visit on base Motel without permission Lackland AFB

   If you get base motel lodging  on base for your Family and  Airman for visiting for after Graduation from Boot Camp, If he or she does not have permission to go to your motel on base and no  MTIs willing to enact paperwork while you are there in person. he or she will not be able to have any private time with you on the base other than going out in town or spending time at the bowling alley which was a real bummer, the base is not set up for family activities other than sitting in a hot…


Added by earl mcdaniel on July 30, 2014 at 3:03pm — 1 Comment

Newly enlisted


Well, yesterday Braden went to MEPS in DesMoines, IA, passed and was sworn into the US Air Force.


Words cannot describe how proud I am that he has made this choice to serve our country. I have an overwhelming variety of emotions about this decision and am trying to best deal with them all. I think the most profound emotion for me is the feeling of uncertainty. I do not come from a military family and do not know anything about the military at all. The only things I…


Added by Julie Irby on February 23, 2011 at 3:32pm — 1 Comment

Graduation December 31, 2009

Wow, graduation was so special. My sister, my daughter and my son's girlfriend went with me. I actually got to the point of declaring that I was tired of crying. Wes was an honor graduate. You can imagine the pride I felt! He was also in the band, which was so neat. I can't believe the ways he has changed and the ways he has stayed exactly the same. I just don't know what else to say. Everyone reading this has either experienced what I just experienced or will only understand once they have… Continue

Added by Lesa Shelton on January 11, 2010 at 9:52pm — No Comments

Boot Camp Question

My son is in his 4th week of Air Force Boot Camp. He got sick, I am not sure what is wrong with him. What happens when a trainee gets sick during boot camp, do they get medical care there ? do they stay in the dorm ? does it push back their graduation date ? Any information you can give me regarding this would be great.



Added by Wally Burton on October 31, 2009 at 4:20pm — 1 Comment

Graduation Date

Ok, so if BMT is 8 1/2 weeks and Wesley leaves on November 3, that puts his graduation on New Year's weekend. Any thoughts? I mean, sure, my sister and I celebrating New Years together (for the first time in many many years) in San Antonio can only mean fun (and possibly trouble) but will they actually hold graduation over the holiday, or will it be delayed, or what?

I visited my local used bookstore (managed by my best friend) and got a couple of books on the F 15. I figured I… Continue

Added by Lesa Shelton on August 4, 2009 at 7:51am — No Comments

Finally, A Date

Wes finally got his leave date yesterday. He goes on November 3 and his job will be F15 Avionics. I am so glad he will not be in San Antonio in the summer. He wouldn't mind, but I just can't stand that kind of heat!! A couple of weeks ago, the local recruiters got together and had a big send-off party for all the new recruits who would be leaving over the next few months. All the branches were there and the recruits were introduced. A bunch of local business donated stuff for gift packs for the… Continue

Added by Lesa Shelton on July 23, 2009 at 8:03am — 3 Comments

It's been a while

Hi everyone. I haven't been to this website in such a long time. But I just want to check in with everyone. My birthday was yesterday, and I turned 13! :) I'm so happy! Well I guess I'll go. Bye! :)

Added by Gracie on July 21, 2009 at 12:05am — 4 Comments

This is not an add for smoking!

This is something I wrote a while back to remind people to remember not to forget our troops.

Added by Sgt Terry (Network Creator) on May 14, 2009 at 8:30pm — No Comments

Hi, everyone!

What's up? I haven't been on this website in a while! But, I'm back! YAY! :D

Added by Gracie on April 5, 2009 at 12:37am — No Comments


Airman First Class Stephanie Plumlee is Ar Travis AFB now.

Added by Sunlitgoldpony on January 24, 2009 at 11:30pm — 4 Comments


My daughter talked to a Recruiter yesterday. I already have a son in the Navy. My daughter wants to leave school (she would be registering in her Junior year), and join the Air Force. I am trying to convince her to finish College and go in as an Officer. She says she wants to "have a job and be independent", and the only thing she likes about school is Art. I welcome suggestions. Thanks.

Added by Heloisa/R's mom on December 23, 2008 at 12:49am — 3 Comments

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