Hispanic Heritage Month
The Vogel Resiliency Center, or VRC, is a unique center within the Department of Defense that focuses on improving physical, psychological, social and spiritual well-being.
October 2018 is Energy Action Month for the U.S. Air Force and this year’s theme is “Protect the Power.” For Energy Action Month, 2018, free Energy Expos will be held at three Joint Base San Antonio locations. The first is from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Oct. 19 at Arnold Hall, building 5506, at 1560 Steward St., JBSA-Lackland. The next is from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Oct. 7 at the Fort Sam Houston Community Center, building 1885 on Chaffee Road, JBSA-Fort Sam Houston. The final expo is from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Oct. 24 at the Kendrick Club, building 1039 at JBSA-Randolph.
Chief Master Sgt. of the Air Force Kaleth O. Wright gives his speech on resiliency during the Air Force Association Air, Space and Cyber Conference in National Harbor, Maryland, Sept. 19. During his remarks, Wright spoke about the importance of Airmen taking care of themselves and each other.
The Air Force hosted an Exceptional Family Member Program summit Aug. 28-29 at Joint Base San Antonio-Randolph. EFMP allows Airmen to proceed to assignment locations where suitable medical, educational and other resources are available to treat special needs family members.
A nurse takes a patient’s pulse in the influenza ward at Walter Reed Hospital in Washington, D.C., near the end of the Spanish Flu epidemic, Nov. 1, 1918. Fresh air was believed to help prevent the spread of the disease, which killed 50 million to 100 million people worldwide. Pandemic flus such as this are rare, occurring just three times in the 20th century, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Staff Sgt. Troy Ferrell, non-commissioned officer in charge of the urology clinic at Wilford Hall Ambulatory Surgical Center on Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, receives battlefield acupuncture treatment in his ear for his knee and back pain. The clinic offers treatments every second and fourth Wednesday of the month from 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. on a walk-in basis for patients who are looking for an alternative method to traditional pain management medications.
Secretary of the Air Force Heather Wilson delivers her "The Air Force We Need" address during the 2018 Air Force Association Air, Space and Cyber Conference in National Harbor, Maryland, Sept. 17. During her remarks, Wilson stressed the Air Force will need more active, Guard and Reserve Airmen to fully enable the service's operational squadrons.
Air Force Secretary Heather Wilson announced the results of an in-depth analysis aimed at outlining what the Air Force needs to implement the National Defense Strategy while speaking at the Air Force Association's annual Air, Space and Cyber conference Sept. 17.
As Hurricane Florence bears down on the U.S. East Coast, the Department of Defense will update this page (https://dod.defense.gov/News/Article/Article/1628035/information-and-resources-hurricane-florence/) with the latest information, including tips for preparedness and dealing with the storm’s aftermath.
All Airmen should be aware of what resources are available for victims and know what role they can play in prevention and response. Sexual assault is extremely traumatizing and can affect an Airman’s well-being and ability to complete the mission. At every base, Airmen have access to a SAPR office staffed by professionals to address the needs of victims.
Air Force units across all levels of command are addressing the issues identified by an Air Force-wide operational safety review, initiated this spring by the Air Force Chief of Staff, Gen. David L. Goldfein.
Despite strict policies on tobacco use and awareness of the risks to health, readiness, and performance, some Airmen continue to use tobacco products. Retired Col. G. Wayne Talcott, consultant, Chief of Air Force Health Promotions at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland and director, Military Population Health Program at the University of Virginia, and his team are working to understand what factors contribute to Airmen’s tobacco use and improve current tobacco cessation efforts.
The Air Force We Have
The Joint Base San Antonio Military & Family Readiness Center Volunteer Program is seeking volunteers to participate in “Make A Difference Day,” a nationwide day of community service from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Oct. 27 at installations throughout JBSA. Make A Difference Day is one of the largest annual single days of voluntary service in the United States. Started in 1992, the day of voluntary service is held each year on the fourth Saturday in October.
Twenty of the Mission and Installation Contracting Command’s 30 contracting offices are participating in the Supplier Self-Services invoicing pilot with an aim to reduce the number of failed invoice submissions by Army vendors.
Richard Kilpper (right) listens to a Rogers Airman Leadership School Class 18-6 classmate during an exercise Aug. 29 at the Rogers Airman Leadership School on Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland. Kilpper is a 12th Maintenance Group aircraft engine quality assurance inspector at JBSA-Randolph. He was the only civilian in the class and was among the top seven students academically.
In accordance with Air Force senior leaders’ Strengthening Joint Leaders and Teams Implementation Plan, the Air Force is refining and strengthening how Airmen are developed to integrate into and lead joint teams.
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