Originally Posted by mzbrandi
My AF tech school was 6 months long at Chanute AFB, Il. Then 3 more months at my first base (Grand Forks AFB, ND).
Thanks to all for serving in our military and keeping us free.
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I'm guessing you were in not too long after me (1960-1964). My time at Lackland was only 5 weeks and it was called "First Phase". I then went to Amarilo AFB for aircraft mechanics tech school and completed "Second Phase" there also.
From there I had my first PCS at Dyess AFB. I only was in basic training for about 3 months total which included the Second Phase time. I was assigned to SAC during the Cold War and we were told SAC was in need of more aircraft mechanics,so that was the reason for the short basic training.
I don't think they do that anymore.