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OpJET helps military families through deployment
Participants in the Operation Junior Expeditionary Team (OpJET) event, 'return home' June 22, 2018 at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland. OpJET provides children the opportunity to see a mock deployment and gives them an idea what their parent experiences when they report for duty away from home, as well as the process when they return.
June 22, 2018 - A child of a military member can face many challenges. When a parent is deployed, the child worries about when they’ll see their loved one again.

Young adults learn life skills at Vogel Resiliency Center workshop
Victoria Ortiz cuts a bell pepper in a cooking class during the Resiliency Day workshop June 15 at the Vogel Resiliency Center at Joint Base San Antonio-Fort Sam Houston. The workshop allowed students of JBSA members from area high schools to learn about life skills, including how to prepare and cook nutritious, delicious meals.
June 22, 2018 - Young adults learned about life skills and got a hands-on experience preparing a meal at the Resiliency Day workshop hosted by the Vogel Resiliency Center at Joint Base San Antonio-Fort Sam Houston June 15.

JBSA-Lackland hosts Air Force Rugby Trials
Airmen trying out for the 2018 Armed Forces Men’s Rugby Championship roster, practice on the Warhawk Fitness Center football field, June 20, 2018, Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, Texas. The 2018 Armed Forces Men’s Rugby Championship will feature all five services and will take place August 23-27 in Glendale, Colorado.
June 22, 2018 - The Air Force Men’s Rugby Team held holding trials at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland June 18-22 to select players for the upcoming Armed Forces Men’s Rugby Championship Aug. 23-27 in Glendale, Colorado.

JBSA-Randolph’s Thrift Shop: You never know what you’re going to find
Barbara Bryant, manager of the Joint Base San Antonio-Randolph Thrift Shop, explains the thrift shop and the work it takes to run the shop June 18, 2018. The thrift shop has been serving the base and the people on it for more than 80 years. (U.S. Air Force photo by: Airman Shelby Pruitt)
June 22, 2018 - The Joint Base San Antonio-Randolph thrift shop has been in operation for almost 80 years. Barb, as she likes to be referred, started managing the shop about 12 years ago.

Living with Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder; a veteran's story
Ryan Kaono, a support agreement manager with the Air Force Installation and Mission Support Center, shares a laugh with a videographer during an interview while his service dog Romeo keeps a steady eye on the photographer. Romeo helps Kaono quickly recover from bouts of anxiety and night terrors related to enemy attacks while he was deployed to Saudi Arabia and Iraq.
June 22, 2018 - Post-Traumatic stress disorder carries him into the depths of fear and pain; reliving images of death and destruction. Closing his eyes to night terrors at sundown and fighting through daily anxiety attacks eventually pushed him to the brink of suicide so he could put an end to the never-ending cycle. It wasn’t until his second suicide attempt that Air Force veteran and Air Force Installation and Mission Support Center support agreement manager Ryan Kaono took steps to face his invisible scars and reach out for help.

12th Maintenance Group growing from a good to great unit
Robert West, 12th Maintenance Group director, administers an oath of service to members of the 12th MXG who have completed a civilian professional development course June 22, 2018, at Joint Base San Antonio-Randolph, Texas. An estimated 140 employees have completed the program to date, and the 12th MXG offers the workshop to 12 employees once a quarter. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Stormy Archer)
June 22, 2018 - The 12th Maintenance Group is growing leaders with its own civilian professional development workshop, a weeklong workshop about leading people.
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