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U.S. Army South welcomes new commander
Maj. Gen. Daniel R. Walrath, incoming U.S. Army South commander, accepts the Army South colors from Adm. Craig Faller, U.S. Southern Command Commander, providing him with the authority of command, and ceremonially recognizing him as the commander of U.S. Army South, during a change of command ceremony at Joint Base San Antonio-Fort Sam Houston July 15.
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.

Child identity theft: 'How did my 6-year-old get a credit card?'
In 2017, more than one million children were victims of identity fraud. Cyber criminals compromise various data sources and steal the personal identifying information of millions of people every year. From the thief's perspective, children make excellent targets.
July 15, 2019 - In 2017, more than one million children were victims of identity fraud.

Arts in the Armed Forces visits 433rd Airlift Wing
Actor Michael James Shaw sits in the cockpit of a C-5M Simulator during a tour of the 433rd Airlift Wing, Joint Base San Antonio June 28. Shaw was one of the four actors who performed a reading of “True West” to San Antonio’s local military personnel, veterans, and their families June 29 at the Charline McCombs Empire Theatre. The Arts in the Armed Forces, Inc. is a non-profit based in Brooklyn, New York. Its mission brings high-quality arts programming to active-duty and Reserve service members, veterans, military support staff, and their families around the world free of charge.
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
Maj. Gen. John J. DeGoes, 59th Medical Wing commander, addresses the audience after taking command during the June 14, 2018, ceremony at the old Wilford Hall Ambulatory Surgical Center auditorium at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland. The 59th MDW provides superior graduate medical education and training, state-of-the-art research, and first-class global medical readiness. It also serves as the Air Force functional medical command for Joint Base San Antonio.
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
The Department of Defense delayed an issued change in policy regarding service members transferring their Post-9/11 GI Bill educational benefits. Implementation has been delayed until January 12, 2020, giving long-serving members more time to transfer their education benefits to spouses or dependents.
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.

JBSA Airman, Air Force's best paralegal, looks beyond the law to medicine
Senior Airman Savannah Perez’ three Airman of The Quarter Awards (left) and the JBSA Top Paralegal trophy (right) will grow by two soon. (Photo by Brian Lepley)
July 12, 2019 - The Air Force’s best paralegal can’t leave behind her medical dreams.
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