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Mission:  Develop and maintain an integrated cadre of highly-qualified reserve Military Training Instructors to support the operational needs of Basic Military Training.


Vision:  A fully integrated reserve force that provides flexible, continuous Military Training Instructor expertise and surge-capacity for Basic Military Training.


Motto.  Raiders. You Need, We Lead!


The 433d Training Squadron has supported Basic Military Training at JBSA-Lackland since 1983. Reserve Military Training Instructors (MTIs) serve side by side with their active mission partners to create the next generation of Airmen for our Air Force. The squadron also provides MTI support to ROTC and OTS on a situational basis. The 433 TRS embraces five overarching principles in daily execution and strategic planning.  These principles are centered on the concepts of:


1) Non-negotiable standards

2) Keeping perspective of our role in ensuring Air Force combat capability

3) Ensuring we are always proficient and ready to perform expertly the BMT mission at a moment's notice

4) Exemplifying absolute professionalism and mutual respect with everybody with whom we interact

5) Making the time to recognize and celebrate excellence as we go along


Lineage.  Designated 8050th Military Training Squadron, and activated in the Reserve, on 15 Mar 1983. Redesignated 604th Training Squadron on 1 Oct 1994. Inactivated on 15 Jun 1995. Consolidated (10 Jan 1997) under the 433d Airlift Wing as the 433d Training Squadron, which was constituted on 9 Jun 1995. Activated in the Reserve on 15 Jun 1995. On 1 Oct 2011, the 433d TRS transitioned from the 433 Airlift Wing to the 340th Flying Training Group.


Commanders. Lt. Col. Joseph Hearn (1983-1991), Lt. Col. Daniel Egizi (1991-1997), Lt. Col. Timothy Sweeney (1997-2001), Lt. Col. Mark Melcher (2001-2004), Lt. Col. Armando Sanchez (2004-2011), Lt. Col. Debra Pharris (2011-2012), Lt. Col. Brian Carter (2012-2013), Lt. Col. Rebecca Welch (2013-2014), Lt. Col. Janette Thode (2015-present)

Service Streamers.


Campaign Streamers. None


Armed Forces Expeditionary streamers. None


Decorations. Air Force Outstanding Unit Award: 1 Sep 2004 to 31 Oct 2006. Air Force Outstanding Unit Award: 1 Jan-30 Sep 1988. Air Force Organizational Excellence Award: 1 Jan 1986-31 Dec 1987.


Stations. Lackland AFB, TX, 15 Mar 1983-.


Date prepared. 20 Dec 2016


Prepared by: Edward Rivera


Approved by: Lt. Col. Janette L. Thode