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Freedom’s price – the Purple Heart
Aug. 7 is National Purple Heart Day. Created in 2014, it’s a time when all Americans are urged to recognize, remember and honor the nation’s service members and veterans who have been wounded or paid the ultimate price in defense of our liberties.
Aug. 7, 2020 - Aug. 7 is National Purple Heart Day. Created in 2014, it’s a time when all Americans are urged to recognize, remember and honor the nation’s service members and veterans who have been wounded or paid the ultimate price in defense of our liberties.

433rd Airlift Wing welcomes Dover aircraft during Tropical Storm Isaias
A C-5M Super Galaxy from Dover Air Force Base, Delaware, takes to the air after a short stay at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland Aug. 5, 2020. The 433rd Airlift Wing provided support for the six Dover aircraft and their crews.  (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Iram Carmona)
Aug. 7, 2020 - The first of six C-5M Super Galaxy aircraft from Dover Air Force Base, Delaware, arrived at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland Aug. 3, 2020, to take safety precautions as Tropical Storm Isaias threatened to hit the Eastern coast.

MEDCoE employee selected as TRADOC Civilian Instructor of the Year
Maj. Gen. Dennis P. LeMaster, commanding general of the U.S Army Medical Center of Excellence at Joint Base San Antonio-Fort Sam Houston, presents Robert “Bob” Preshong, Department of Combat Medic Training, with the U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command, or TRADOC, Civilian Instructor of the Year award and a letter from Gen. Paul E. Funk II, TRADOC commanding general.
Aug. 7, 2020 - Robert “Bob” Preshong, Department of Combat Medic Training at the U.S Army Medical Center of Excellence, was selected as the U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command, or TRADOC, Civilian Instructor of the Year in a virtual ceremony held by video teleconference Aug. 6.

Feedback Fridays
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.
Aug. 7, 2020 - If you have a question or concern, please send an email to jbsapublicaffairs@gmail.com using the subject line “Feedback Fridays.” Questions will be further researched and published as information becomes available.

Brown formally installed as 22nd Air Force Chief of Staff
Secretary of the Air Force Barbara M. Barrett administers the oath of office to incoming Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Charles Q. Brown Jr. during the CSAF Transfer of Responsibility ceremony at Joint Base Andrews, Md., Aug. 6, 2020. Brown is the 22nd Chief of Staff of the Air Force. (U.S. Air Force photo by Wayne Clark)
Aug. 6, 2020 - In remarks following the formal “Change of Responsibility” ceremony in which he took over from retiring Gen. David L. Goldfein, the 21st Chief of Staff, Brown acknowledged an array of people who influenced his life. Among them were his wife, Sharene, and his parents, as well as a list of Air Force colleagues, including Goldfein and other “extraordinary leaders.”

U.S. Army North aviation chief awarded Order of St. Michael
Lt. Gen. Laura J. Richardson (left), U.S. Army North Commanding General,presents Chief Warrant Officer 4 Laura Ingraham, an aviation safety officer assigned to U.S. Army North, with the honorable Order of St. Michael bronze medal at Joint Base San Antonio-Fort Sam Houston Aug. 4. The Order of St. Michael is an Army Aviation Association of America award presented to nominated Army aviators who make a significant contribution to their field and highly demonstrate the Army Values.
Aug. 6, 2020 - Lt. Gen. Laura J. Richardson, U.S. Army North commanding general, presented Chief Warrant Officer 4 Laura Ingraham, an aviation safety officer assigned to U.S. Army North, with the honorable Order of St. Michael bronze medal at Joint Base San Antonio-Fort Sam Houston Aug. 4. The Order of St. Michael is an Army Aviation Association of America award presented to nominated Army aviators who make a significant contribution to their field and highly demonstrate the Army Values.

JBSA First Sergeant Diamond Sharp Awards
The Diamond Sharp Award is sponsored by the Joint Base San Antonio First Sergeants Council and recognizes outstanding Airmen who continually exceed the standard to meet the Air Force mission.
Aug. 6, 2020 - The Diamond Sharp Award is sponsored by the Joint Base San Antonio First Sergeants Council and recognizes outstanding Airmen who continually exceed the standard to meet the Air Force mission.
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