Contacting a Trainee at BMT
Send a Letter to BMT
Families can contact their loved ones at BMT by writing letters. Families are encouraged to write often as reading letters boosts trainee's morale and gives them a mental break from the stresses of BMT. Mail is received Mon - Fri. excluding holidays.
Families should use good judgement on what to send to a trainee in Air Force Basic Training. A simple hand-written letter sent in a white envelope is sufficient. Families writing to a trainee should attempt to write positive and encouraging letters.
Avoid sending care packages or contraband items to trainees. BMT Contraband items may include: food, tobacco products, reading materials, electronic devices, knives or weapons, medications and aerosol sprays.
BMT Sample Address
- AB Last, First, Middle Initial
- XXX TRS/FLT XXX/Dorm X-X
- 1320 Truemper St. Unit 36XXX
- Lackland AFB, TX 78236-XXXX
Basic Training Emergency Notification
In the event of family emergency, families must contact the local American Red Cross so that they may verify the emergency. Emergencies include:
Phone Calls at BMT
Phone use is limited while at BMT. Families can expect 2 to 4 brief phone calls from their loved ones during the 8 weeks of training. Trainees cannot receive any incoming phone calls and have no internet access.
Trainees are allowed to access personal cell phones only under the direct supervision of BMT Staff. Trainees without cellphones are encouraged to bring a prepaid calling card for use on a payphone.
Families should expect phone calls by the first Saturday of the trainees arrival at Basic Training and during the 4th and 7th week of training. Be prepared to write or record any information your trainee may give you.
Visitation at BMT
Trainees may not have any visitors until Thursday, during the 8th week of training. For More info about BMT Graduation Weekend click here.