The Air Force has officially launched its new Basic Expeditionary Airman Skills and Training site, with the first group of recruits undergoing the service's new 8.5-week basic military training program. The first week-long BEAST kicked off Dec. 15, 2008. TOP: A view of part of the newly built BEAST complex at Lackland AFB, Tex. BELOW: Trainees in body armor use hand signals as they take a knee during a tactical drill movement down an improvised explosive device lane Dec. 17 as part of the BEAST.
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