Air Force Changes Basic Training

Posted February 9, 2015 at 5:10am

The San Antonio Express-News reports that “years after the Air Force increased the length of basic training by two weeks during the Iraq War, commanders have scaled back the core program and added a week of character development to raise awareness about sexual misconduct.”  

“Recruits just starting out at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland will be the first in memory to not finish training with a formal graduation ceremony on the parade grounds after 7.5 weeks.”  

“Instead, they’ll receive five extra days of instruction designed to help them cope with the stresses of life as fledgling airmen.”