BMT Graduation Friday is a day both families and Airman look forward to. On this day Airman are granted "Town Pass." Families can enjoy a day out in San Antonio with their Airman.
BMT Graduation Ceremony
7:15am - Friday begins at 7:15am with an Orientation Briefing for those families who have not attended one yet.
7:15am - 8:30am - Transportation to the Parade Field will run from the Reception Center. There is no parking available at the parade grounds. Flights begin marching on to the Parade field around 8:30am.
9am - 9:45 - The ceremony begins with playing of the National Anthem, the invocation and recognition of distingushed visitors. Next, the honor flight is recognized and awarded the Honor Flight Streamer. The flights will then pass in review. Airman will sing the Air Force Song. The reviewing officer will address families and Airman. The Airmen will reaffirm their Oath of Enlistment and recite the Airman's Creed. Flights are dismissed and Airman are released to their visitors.
Graduation Flight Photos, Family Photos, Grad DVD
Some flights may have scheduled to take a graduation flight photo immediately after BMT graduation. Be sure to check with your Airman. Graduation flight photos are $20 for an 11x14 print and will be hand delivered to your Airman's dormitory on the same day. Basic Video Productions will also be taking family photos until 12:30 in rm 106 at the Reception Center. While you are at the reception center after parade you can also pre-order a DVD of Graduation events, the flash drive with the event photos or pick up of your airman's portrait photos if they have not already done so.
Squadron Open House
10:15am-11:15 - Families have the opportunity to visit the dormitories and see where their Airman has been living.
11:15am-8pm - Enjoy the day in San Antonio With your Airman! Airman must be back in dorm by 8pm.
From BMT Official Website: 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.
Learn more about San Antonio at VisitSanAntonio.com.
Miss out on Grad Events or need Airman's portraits? You can purchase the Grad events DVD and portraits by calling 210.695.4979