United States Space Force’s First Recruits Head to Basic Military Training, Train Alongside Air Force Recruits

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seven new recruits will head to basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, Texas, where they'll train alongside Air Force recruits

Basic Military Training cadets become airmen during a U.S. Air Force BMT graduation and coining ceremony at the Pfingston Reception Center on Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, Texas, on July 23, 2020. (U.S. Air Force courtesy photo)

(Military.com) – U.S. Space Force may not yet have its own boot camp, but the service’s very first direct enlistees are about to head to entry-level training nonetheless.

Chief Master Sgt. Roger Towberman, senior enlisted leader of the Space Force, said seven new recruits will head to basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, Texas, where they’ll train alongside Air Force recruits — albeit with a few distinctions.

“They needed to know they were different; that’s important to us,” Towberman told Military.com in an interview Thursday.

In addition to their Occupational Camouflage Pattern uniforms with service-specific blue-stitched name tapes, the recruits will each have tablets loaded with information about the fledgling service they’re joining, he said.

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