11-day, 830-mile ruck march honors fallen special tactics Airmen
Feb. 22, 2019 - Twenty special tactics Airmen began an 11-day ruck march at 2:00 a.m. Feb. 22 at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland Medina Annex, Texas, and will be traveling 830 miles to Hurlburt Field, Florida. The Airmen are rucking to pay tribute to Staff Sgt. Dylan Elchin, who was killed in Afghanistan Nov. 27, 2018, and 19 other special tactics Airmen who have been killed in action since 9/11.
JBSA commemorates first military flight by Foulois in 1910
Feb. 22, 2019 - The legacy of aviation pioneer Army Maj. Gen. Benjamin D. Foulois will be remembered with a wreath-laying ceremony at the Joint Base San Antonio-Fort Sam Houston Flagpole at 11 a.m. March 1, just a few hundred feet from where the man who helped usher in the dawn of military flight made his historic journey 109 years ago.
Leap of faith: chance meeting brings Soldier to CFI after jump accident
Feb. 22, 2019 - The hand-scribbled note taped to his dog tags simply said, “Request to go to the CFI” with a phone number. The note was written from one amputee to another. Army Staff Sgt. Kayshawn Porterfield was following in his father’s footsteps. He joined the Army with a plan of becoming a lifelong Soldier and his Army career was progressing. He was moving up in rank quickly, had finished the basic airborne course at Fort Benning, Georgia, and was stationed at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska.
Feb. 22, 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.
Housing residents’ dialogue with security forces leading to safety improvements
Feb. 22, 2019 - Monthly dialogue between Joint Base San Antonio-Randolph Family Housing residents and 902nd Security Forces Squadron members is having a positive impact in the community, leading to a variety of safety improvements, including additional safeguards for children who walk to and from school every day.
Class will allow service members to learn more about Blended Retirement System
Feb. 22, 2019 - The Blended Retirement System, the new uniformed services’ military retirement plan now in its second year, will be the focus of a class at 1:30 p.m. March 8 at the Joint Base San Antonio-Randolph Military & Family Readiness Center. The class – titled “Blended Retirement System: Now What?” – will allow service members who attend the session to learn more about what the system means for their financial future.