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BASH Program keeps Kelly Field safe
A member from the U.S. Air Force Aerial Demonstration Squadron “Thunderbirds” flies over Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland Kelly Field Annex on Port San Antonio, Texas during the 2017 JBSA Air Show and Open House Nov. 4. The air space above Joint Base San Antonio has all kinds of missions and one program is supporting the runways by making it safe for humans and wildlife to co-exist. The Bird/Wildlife Aircraft Strike Hazard (BASH) program is continuously working to mitigate wildlife hazards, such as bird strikes to the aircraft.
Feb. 15, 2019 - The air space above Joint Base San Antonio has all kinds of missions and one program is supporting the runways by making it safe for humans and wildlife to co-exist. The Bird/Wildlife Aircraft Strike Hazard (BASH) program is continuously working to mitigate wildlife hazards, such as bird strikes to the aircraft.

Feedback Fridays
Feedback Fridays is a weekly forum that aims to connect the 502d Air Base Wing with members of the Joint Base San Antonio community. Questions are collected during commander’s calls, town hall meetings and throughout the week. 

If you have a question or concern, please send an email to RandolphPublicAffairs@us.af.mil using the subject line “Feedback Fridays.” Questions will be further researched and published as information becomes available.
Feb. 15, 2019 - Feedback Fridays is a weekly forum that aims to connect the 502d Air Base Wing with members of the Joint Base San Antonio community. Questions are collected during commander’s calls, town hall meetings and throughout the week. If you have a question or concern, please send an email to RandolphPublicAffairs@us.af.mil using the subject line “Feedback Fridays.” Questions will be further researched and published as information becomes available.

AETC partners with university to expand virtual reality trainer’s capabilities
Dr. Jeff McGough, South Dakota School of Mines and Technology Computer Science and Engineering Department head, evaluates a virtual reality trainer sent from Air Education and Training Command’s Pilot Training Next program. A technology team at the school has begun work on improving the trainer used in pilot training.
Feb. 15, 2019 - Air Education and Training Command is partnering with a South Dakota-based university known for its science and engineering curriculum to enhance the capabilities of the virtual reality trainers used in pilot training.

Wheel and tire shop keeps ‘everybody rolling’ at JBSA-Randolph
Roy Spencer, 12th Maintenance Group Aircraft Wheel and Tire Shop technician, inspects seals that were recently washed inside the Aircraft Wheel and Tire Shop on Feb. 14, 2019, at Joint Base San Antonio-Randolph, Texas. Tire shop technicians and AGE members are part of a team that ensure the integrity of the wheels and tires used on the 12th FTW’s fleet of trainer aircraft. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Ave I. Young)
Feb. 15, 2019 - Student fighter and instructor pilots fly dozens of sorties each day from Joint Base San Antonio-Randolph, spending nearly all of that time in the air. However, their aircraft also touch ground during takeoff and landing, and it is during those moments that they rely on a small team of professionals who work each day to ensure their aircraft’s wheels and tires are able to withstand the rigors of the runway.

ARNORTH CG Lt. Gen. Jeffrey Buchanan receives Distinguished Eagle Scout Award
U.S. Army North Commanding General, Lt. Gen. Jeffrey Buchanan (second from left) was presented the Distinguished Eagle Scout Award at the Boy Scouts of America, Alamo Area Council Brunch Feb. 13 in San Antonio. Buchanan, who attained the rank of Eagle Scout in 1973, was presented this award for exceptionally distinguished service in his military career and to the community. Only one in every 1,000 Eagle Scouts has been awarded this high honor. Pictured (from left to right) are Mike Crownover, National Eagle Scout Association Chairman; Lt. Gen. Jeffrey Buchanan; Jim Lynch, Alamo Area Council Commissioner; Jim Jeffrey, Alamo Area Council President; and Michael de los Santos, Alamo Area Council Scout Executive.
Feb. 14, 2019 - U.S. Army North Commanding General, Lt. Gen. Jeffrey Buchanan was presented the Distinguished Eagle Scout Award at the Boy Scouts of America, Alamo Area Council Brunch Feb. 13 in San Antonio. Buchanan, who attained the rank of Eagle Scout in 1973, was presented this award for exceptionally distinguished service in his military career and to the community.

Twenty-Fifth Air Force mentors coach Thomas Jefferson High School students for national cyber competition
Thomas Jefferson High School’s Army Junior ROTC CyberPatriot team displays the CyberPatriot challenge coin during their CyberPatriot meeting in San Antonio Jan. 31. Jefferson’s team advanced to the gold and platinum rounds of this year’s competition.
Feb. 14, 2019 - Twenty-Fifth Air Force members from Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland adopted two teams from San Antonio’s Thomas Jefferson High School to help prepare them for this year’s CyberPatriot competition.
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