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The 927th Air Refueling Wing continues to fuel the force

On 24 March, 2020 Staff Sgt. Dejaniee Hutchinson, 927th Developmental Training Fight facilitator, MacDill AFB, Fl., delivered final travel and Basic Military Training reporting instructions to four future 927th Air Refueling Wing Airmen. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Peter Dean)

On 24 March, 2020 Staff Sgt. Dejaniee Hutchinson, 927th Developmental Training Fight facilitator, MacDill AFB, Fl., delivered final travel and Basic Military Training reporting instructions to four future 927th Air Refueling Wing Airmen. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Peter Dean)

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During the current world-wide crisis the Department of Defense has determined that Basic Military Training is mission essential and will continue.

Today, Staff Sgt. Dejaniee Hutchinson, 927th Developmental Training Fight facilitator, delivered final travel and BMT reporting instructions to four future 927th Air Refueling Wing Airmen.

“These Airmen are our future, and it is critical that they continue on their training path,” said Hutchinson. 

While BMT, it is not business as usual, precautions have been put in place to help prevent the spread of COVID-19. Additionally, family and friends will not be able to attend graduations, however they will be able to view it remotely.

“It is our responsibility to keep our force, our families and our base communities safe,” Brig. Gen. Laura Lenderman, 502nd Air Base Wing and Joint Base San Antonio commander, said.  “These force health protection actions are necessary to ensure mission readiness for our forces and their families.”

After completion of BMT and tech school, Airman 1st Class Jonathan Nester, will be assigned to the 927th Aerospace Medicine Squadron as a health services management technician.

“I am a little concerned, but I know that precautions have been put in place,” said Nester.  “But I am very excited to get to basic [BMT] and begin my military career.”