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That's funny, mine isn't there but I have mine framed at my desk.

320th TRS Flight 407 Sept. 1996

Longggg time ago. Wish I stayed in, I'd be retiring in 4 years instead of sitting in this cubicle . Silver lining is if I stayed in, I wouldn't have the wife and son I do since they were from my hometown and we didn't meet until I came back.
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Unfortunately mine is not there. 3711 BMTS FLT 0565 July 1975

TI's were TSgt Pfingston and SSgt Escobar.

TSgt Pfingston went on to become the 10th Chief Master Seargent of the USAF
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Thanks for the link warpusher!

I never got a book, since I was on my way to the Security Police Academy before the picture was taken. Some of the faces I easily recognize, and others, I'm like "We were in the same Flight?". Definitely a right click and save as. Somewhere in this mess I call a home, I think I still have my orders to Basic Training. I might have to see if I can find it, and track a few people down.
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Originally Posted By riggins:
Unfortunately mine is not there. 3711 BMTS FLT 0565 July 1975

TI's were TSgt Pfingston and SSgt Escobar.

TSgt Pfingston went on to become the 10th Chief Master Seargent of the USAF


That is pretty damn cool. Having the future CMSAF as your TI.

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Mine's not there either BMTS 3704 FLT 165 March "81
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Originally Posted By Ian02:
That's funny, mine isn't there but I have mine framed at my desk.

320th TRS Flight 407 Sept. 1996



Well, scan it and send it in!


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still have my flight pic

3711, Flt 697, 23 Sept 88

They don't have mine.

Amazing how large some of the flights were, my FLT only had 36 guys in the end. I was the only AC maintenance guy. Ran into two guys from my flight during my career, one was a Dog Handler and the other guy got recycled than washed from EOD and he was a unhappy 702 the next time I saw him.
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Ha ha, I realized last night I can't remember my squadron from BMT let alone my flight. There are only two pictures from August '98 and they weren't mine so I guess I'll just check occasionally for updates.
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I found me

Grad date 03OCT03

http://www.bmtflightphotos.af.mil/shared/media/photodb/photos/031101-F-2003A-095.jpg


I remember a TI named Candelario. I think he was a SrA when I was there though.
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Here is mine, 33 years ago this month. Man I feel old. Chances are, every one of these guys that made it a career are long retired.

All you youngsters with your BDU's, these were the real Air Force, blue and white name tapes and all!

We were the honor flight for our cycle, out of four flights. SSgt Pascuzzi was our TI, he was not in the photo, that is Sgt Martinez, our asst. TI. At 19, I was the second oldest guy in the flight. Oldest was 20. Most were 17 or 18. SSgt Pascuzzi was a red headed Italian, and looked like a bulldog. He had a red head temper to match.

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Lol. My ugly mug is in a lot of those pics. I went thru basic 25 times. A little less than half are on that site. I knew a lot of your instructors.

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I'm going to submit one as soon as I find it.

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If you have a photo that isn't in the archive, send in a copy. They'll want it.


If my flight photo is there (it's not, not yet) I still won't be in that picture as I was in the "Proficiency Advanced" program that they had in
place in the late 80s. Due to having taken four years of ROTC in jr. and high school, I had the chance of speeding through basic in
just 12 training days. (Plus the weekends in between.) I made it, but literally after the fifth day in training, my schedule and activities
were separate from the rest of my flight. On some days, I MIGHT get a meal with my flight. Other times, I'd get meals with other flights
instead due to time and location constraints.

So that photo, when it's up, will be bittersweet as I won't be in it.

Those photos are also screwing with my fragile little mind as I was SURE that I was in '87 and I know that my flight was apparently the
first one in the AF to get issued all BDUs. I saw the last pickle greens get handed out to the flight immediately in front of mine on uniform
issue day. But the records show that as happening at the end of 1988.

It should be 3711, flight 102, 1988. (Or 103, I'd have to check my records.) I don't remember the exact date but it should be easy to figure out
as I was there over Thanksgiving and I was only there for three weeks tops.

Frankly I'm not sure if there IS an official USAF photo of me. Not one I can recall.
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Originally Posted By Slufstuff:
Here is mine, 33 years ago this month. Man I feel old. Chances are, every one of these guys that made it a career are long retired.

All you youngsters with your BDU's, these were the real Air Force, blue and white name tapes and all!

We were the honor flight for our cycle, out of four flights. SSgt Pascuzzi was our TI, he was not in the photo, that is Sgt Martinez, our asst. TI. At 19, I was the second oldest guy in the flight. Oldest was 20. Most were 17 or 18. SSgt Pascuzzi was a red headed Italian, and looked like a bulldog. He had a red head temper to match.

http://i948.photobucket.com/albums/ad328/slufstuff/mitchusafbasicpicture.jpg

Neat pic. I was one month old when it was taken.

I've always admired you guys who volunteered in the late 1970s, post-Vietnam when military morale was at its lowest, before Reagan and "Top Gun" made the military cool again in the public's eye.
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Guess I'll have to fire up the scanner and send them my pic sense my flight is AWOL.

think it was flt344 3707 Aug?1985.
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Those photos are also screwing with my fragile little mind as I was SURE that I was in '87 and I know that my flight was apparently the
first one in the AF to get issued all BDUs. I saw the last pickle greens get handed out to the flight immediately in front of mine on uniform
issue day. But the records show that as happening at the end of 1988.



About a quarter of my Flight got issued OD Field Jackets, this was late '91.
That and my duffel bag are the last pieces of my original issue that I still have.
Damn jacket shrank over the years...

(my Mom has a set of my Dress Blues stored alongside my Dad's and my Brother's Navy Uniforms)
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does any one know in what week did they take the group photos in the air force basic training specificaly in 1983
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Thats pretty cool.

I could not find my flight from late 1996. And I cannot remember my squardron/flight. I did have a female TI that looked a bit rough at first, but turned into Demi Moore by the end of basic. She was married to a big black guy who was also a TI.
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Originally Posted By Ian02:
That's funny, mine isn't there but I have mine framed at my desk.

320th TRS Flight 407 Sept. 1996

Longggg time ago. Wish I stayed in, I'd be retiring in 4 years instead of sitting in this cubicle . Silver lining is if I stayed in, I wouldn't have the wife and son I do since they were from my hometown and we didn't meet until I came back.

Hell yeah, I feel the same way. I could have retired four years ago if I'd stayed in.

But there's that IF thing again.

IF I could go back in time, I'd have won a lottery...or more than one.

IF frogs had wings, they woudn't bump their asses when they land.


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mines not in there

Sep '78

guess I could send them a copy of mine since I still have it
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Originally Posted By cmjohnson:

Originally Posted By Ian02:
That's funny, mine isn't there but I have mine framed at my desk.

320th TRS Flight 407 Sept. 1996

Longggg time ago. Wish I stayed in, I'd be retiring in 4 years instead of sitting in this cubicle . Silver lining is if I stayed in, I wouldn't have the wife and son I do since they were from my hometown and we didn't meet until I came back.

Hell yeah, I feel the same way. I could have retired for years ago if I'd stayed in.

But there's that IF thing again.

IF I could go back in time, I'd have won a lottery...or more than one.

IF frogs had wings, they woudn't bump their asses when they land.


No sense in worrying about what didn't happen.
I wish I would have stayed in as well. I would have retired 5 years ago, I did 10 but decided I wanted to start a family and make more money. Looking back I could have retired at 38 and started the career I have now without issues. I chaulk it up to being young and making yet another bad decision.

ETA: My Flight pic isn't on the list either, luckly I framed and kept both of them. I guess I'll do a high resolution scan and send it in. 3702 - Second to None!!! Graduated in 1987, seems like forever ago.

ETA: Information was 3702 BMTS, Flight 752, graduation 27AUG87. TI's are SSgt Serrato (dirty low down SOB) and Sgt. Wiggins.

It would be interesting if one or more ARF members had actually been in another ARF members BMTS.
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It must have all been a dream. I cant find mine. I also cant remember what flight it was. WTF. My memory is bad. Atleast I remember it was Mar 95 - Aprl 95 and Alcatraz. I can even point to the buildings ( we moved buildings during redline week) when I am there. Everything else is a fog.
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Originally Posted By Moose:
Originally Posted By Ian02:
That's funny, mine isn't there but I have mine framed at my desk.

320th TRS Flight 407 Sept. 1996



Well, scan it and send it in!


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Good idea, just emailed it. Hopefully one of those other 50 or so guys in the picture can see it now one day.
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I will have to scan mine and send it to them.

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I found mine. I remembered my squadron number but forgot my flight number. If I had stayed in I'd have crossed over 24 years now. I didn't though so...

I had a difficult time finding me in my photo... the one I've got is in a box in my garage. It used to be on my "I love me" wall but... several moves later, I saw no point in putting it up again.
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Does anyone know when during basic the photos were taken? Like were they taken some time before graduation or during graduation, etc? I had a siezure while doing PT one morning in the 5th week of basic so my USAF enlistment was cut short and I don't remember doing a group photo prior to the incident but maybe we did. This was in April '90 (3711 flt 326). Hopefully someone will eventually submit a photo.
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Can't find my dad's photo. He went in February 1965, flight 11. It's not listed.
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Originally Posted By Dynamo:
Does anyone know when during basic the photos were taken? Like were they taken some time before graduation or during graduation, etc? I had a siezure while doing PT one morning in the 5th week of basic so my USAF enlistment was cut short and I don't remember doing a group photo prior to the incident but maybe we did. This was in April '90 (3711 flt 326). Hopefully someone will eventually submit a photo.


I think it was during the last week, that way you know most of the people who will be in the picture are going to graduate with that flight.
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I'm thinking it was around the 6th week or so. I don't remember posing for it but then again, I've blocked a lot of basic training out.
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Originally Posted By scorpion12:
I'm thinking it was around the 6th week or so. I don't remember posing for it but then again, I've blocked a lot of basic training out.


I think you are right, but I don't remember either. It was all one big blur to me. I can remember some specific events and time frames, but I really can't break much else down by weeks.
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Does anyone know when during basic the photos were taken? Like were they taken some time before graduation or during graduation, etc? I had a siezure while doing PT one morning in the 5th week of basic so my USAF enlistment was cut short and I don't remember doing a group photo prior to the incident but maybe we did. This was in April '90 (3711 flt 326). Hopefully someone will eventually submit a photo.


I think it was during the last week, that way you know most of the people who will be in the picture are going to graduate with that flight.


You are probably right and that makes sense. Damn.
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Back row, third from the left:


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Back row, third from the left:


http://www.bmtflightphotos.af.mil/shared/media/photodb/photos/080709-F-1990A-059.jpg


Now that's a cool pic! They ought to take all of them in front of a B-52.
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Originally Posted By Dynamo:
Does anyone know when during basic the photos were taken? Like were they taken some time before graduation or during graduation, etc? I had a siezure while doing PT one morning in the 5th week of basic so my USAF enlistment was cut short and I don't remember doing a group photo prior to the incident but maybe we did. This was in April '90 (3711 flt 326). Hopefully someone will eventually submit a photo.


30+ years ago, they made the group picture around the 4th or 5th week. There are a couple of guys in my flight picture that did not graduate with my flight, they were busted back to the 1st week with a new flight for various screwups. One made it to graduation week, and then went all the way back to week one to do it all over.

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Active duty 461/2W0 (AMMO Troop) 1987-2008.


* I was a PA and left the flight and went on to tech school @ Lowery AFB, CO. before this picture was taken.

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SWEET!!

I made the website.

3rd row down, 4th from the left. Damn that was 16 years and 100 pounds ago....

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SWEET!!

I made the website.

3rd row down, 4th from the left. Damn that was 16 years and 100 pounds ago....

http://i207.photobucket.com/albums/bb218/iannersesian/Lackland.jpg


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Active duty 461/2W0 (AMMO Troop) 1987-2008.

http://www.bmtflightphotos.af.mil/shared/media/photodb/photos/091120-F-1987A-100.jpg
* I was a PA and left the flight and went on to tech school @ Lowery AFB, CO. before this picture was taken.

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323 BMTS flt 273 may 93.

if you got your picture, and they dont, then email them a pic. the instructions says 2 meg limit, so i sent her a 5 meg photo. so i guess the size limit is not a big deal. I think the lady is happy to just get a pic to add.

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Originally Posted By packinheavy:
Originally Posted By scorpion12:
I'm thinking it was around the 6th week or so. I don't remember posing for it but then again, I've blocked a lot of basic training out.


I think you are right, but I don't remember either. It was all one big blur to me. I can remember some specific events and time frames, but I really can't break much else down by weeks.


This. Other than Rainbow and Blues time I can't really place anything in particular.
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Cool man...found my dad's picture Squadron 3703 Flight 249, January 1965.
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Even if they have my flight photo, I'm not in it. I was dorm guard, TI didn't bother to tell me to lock up the dorm and fall in, so I got about an hour to myself.

ETA: 323 TRS, Flight 041, graduated December 3rd 1999.

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Taggage. I will send the photo when I make it to my folks house.
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was getting their picture taken, can someone clue me in on the story behind the various slogans on the board shown in the pictures?

Some are more, some are less military in nature. How is the slogan chosen?


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Posted: 5/18/2012 4:57:22 PM EST
Don't know when the slogans started - we didn't have them when I went through.

The website doesn't have mine - will be emailing them a copy.

BMTS 3723, Flt 477, Jun 1980. We were one of the first flights to get the "new" subdued tapes and stripes, so we went longer than normal as pickles (slick fatigues). Flights behind us had the white and blue, flights after us had the subdued from sew-on day. We were in the "notch" where they weren't issuing anymore "old", but they weren't ready to start sew-on quite yet.

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Mine isn't there.

3708 BMTS FLT 160 1975
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3702d, Flt 352. Graduated Nov 1977.

Pic not on the site (yet), but saved to favorites to check later.
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Originally Posted By AMMOTECH:
Active duty 461/2W0 (AMMO Troop) 1987-2008.

http://www.bmtflightphotos.af.mil/shared/media/photodb/photos/091120-F-1987A-100.jpg
* I was a PA and left the flight and went on to tech school @ Lowery AFB, CO. before this picture was taken.

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You must have been in one of the last classes at Lowry.

That was a pretty good post.

Remember Braydon Nichols and his Dad, Chinook Pilot CWO Bryan Nichols, KIA in Afghanistan 6 August 2011
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