Transition From Civilian To Airman
Every Air Force journey is different, but no matter where your career takes you, every path begins in training. Each training program is designed to help you find your mental and physical strengths and to develop the skills and values necessary to succeed in the Air Force and achieve your goals. This is where you officially become an Airman.01
Basic military training
Step up to the proving grounds
For those entering the Air Force with a high school diploma or GED.
A new class of Airmen has graduated almost every week for the last 70 years.
Every enlisted Airman begins their Air Force career with 7.5 weeks of Basic Military Training (BMT) followed by Airmen’s Week. Challenging both mentally and physically, you’ll get the skills and training you need to develop into Airmen, Wingmen and Warriors.Explore BMT02
Officer Training School
Become The Leader You’re Meant To Be
For those entering the Air Force with a college degree.
Upon completion of OTS, graduates receive the oath of office and are commissioned as 2nd Lieutenants in the Air Force.
Airmen joining with a college degree in hand can begin as an officer, and those who qualify will start out in Officer Training School (OTS). This rigorous nine-week program will build your character and give you the skills you need to become an officer who is prepared to lead fellow Airmen.EXPLORE OTS03
Commissioned officer training
Lead More Than Your Field
For healthcare, legal and ministry professionals entering the Air Force.
COT students are awarded their military officer rank based on their professional credits in their respective fields.
Healthcare, legal and ministry professionals join the Air Force as an officer and begin their career with Commissioned Officer Training (COT). This five-week program will train and condition you as well as ease your transition from the private sector into Air Force life.EXPLORE COT