U.S. Army South welcomes new commander
July 15, 2019 - U.S. Army South conducted a change of command ceremony at Joint Base San Antonio-Fort Sam Houston July 15. Adm. Craig Faller, commander of U.S. Southern Command, presided over the ceremony in which Maj. Gen. Mark R. Stammer relinquished command to Maj. Gen. Daniel R. Walrath.
Arts in the Armed Forces visits 433rd Airlift Wing
July 15, 2019 - Arts in the Armed Forces visited the 433rd Airlift Wing and got an up-close look at the wing’s massive C-5M Super Galaxy aircraft, and experienced a simulated flight in the wing’s C-5M simulator at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland June 28.
59th MDW commander reflects on past year, way forward
July 15, 2019 - Sitting in his conference room, Maj. Gen. John DeGoes, 59th Medical Wing commander, is surrounded by floor-to-ceiling windows and the clean, modern lines of Wilford Hall Ambulatory Surgical Center at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland. It’s a much different view, he reflects, than the one he saw sitting in the auditorium of the old WHASC, which he affectionately names “Big Willy,” as an internal medicine student entering his residency 30 years ago.
DOD delays Post 9/11 GI Bill changes
July 15, 2019 - The Department of Defense delayed the implementation of a policy that would limit a service member’s ability to share education benefits with family members. The policy, originally slated to take effect July 12, discontinues the transfer benefit for members with 16 years or more of service.