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Secretary of the Army announces independent review of Fort Hood
The main gate at the Fort Hood Army Base is seen on South Fort Hood Street in Killeen, Texas. Four civilian consultants, which the Army will hire as highly qualified experts, will form a panel and spend an estimated five to 10 days at Fort Hood. They will review historical data, such as command climate surveys, Inspector General reports, criminal/military justice reports and sexual harassment and sexual assault response program statistics, additionally they will conduct interviews with military members and members of the Fort Hood community.
July 11, 2020 - Ryan D. McCarthy, Secretary of the Army, met with members of the League of United Latin American Citizens and two members of Congress July 10 to discuss the loss of Spc. Vanessa Guillen and issues raised because of the investigation.

Air Force building more inclusive culture through Dress and Appearance updates
Senior Airman Jaden Williams, 841st Missile Security Forces Squadron member, shares his experiences with racial inequality during a diversity discussion with Vice Chief of Staff of the Air Force Gen. Stephen W. Wilson, June 11, 2020, at Malmstrom Air Force Base, Mont. The diversity discussion included 21 Airmen ranging in rank from airman first class to lieutenant colonel. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Tristan Day)
July 10, 2020 - The changes, as outlined in an Air Force Guidance Memorandum dated July 1, 2020, include the removal of subjective language and other rules that may have been creating unintentional or unfair barriers for Air and Space Force uniformed members.

Medical Soldiers arrive to support San Antonio local hospitals during COVID-19
University Hospital integration trainer and Registered Nurse Helena Quezon shows the wear, removal and disposal of personal protective equipment during integration training to Urban Augmentation Medical Task Force-627 Soldiers at University Hospital in San Antonio July 8. The UAMTF is comprised of Soldiers with various medical specialties, from the 627th Hospital Center, Fort Carson, Colorado, and deployed to support San Antonio hospitals during the COVID-19 response. U.S. Northern Command, through U.S. Army North, is providing military support to states in need.
July 10, 2020 - Approximately 35 medical professionals from the 627th Hospital Center from Fort Carson, Colorado, recently arrived and have integrated into five San Antonio hospitals. These hospitals are Baptist Health Center, University Hospital, Methodist Metropolitan, Christus Santa Rosa Medical Center and Christus Westover Hills Medical Center.

Commissaries worldwide selling reusable, disposable protective masks
Commissaries worldwide are now selling reusable and disposable protective masks.
July 10, 2020 - Commissaries worldwide are now selling reusable and disposable protective masks, the Defense Commissary Agency’s director of sales announced.

Earn a digital badge for what you know and can do
A digital badge is a web-based version of a credential, or learning outcome, which can be verified in real-time.
July 10, 2020 - Under the Force Development umbrella, Air Education and Training Command’s Credentialing Division has partnered with industry and academia to test a digital credentialing, or “badging” process, for individuals within the Air Force Learning Professionals, Bio-environmental and First Sergeants communities.

With mortgage rates down, virtual class fills need for potential homebuyers
Now that mortgage rates have hit a sweet spot for the budgets of many individuals and families seeking to buy a home, the time is right to become better informed about the home-buying process.
July 10, 2020 - “Home Sweet Home: Home-Buying Strategies,” a virtual class offered from 10-11:30 a.m., July 23, by the Joint Base San Antonio-Randolph Military & Family Readiness Center, will address a variety of topics to help prospective home buyers make the right decisions for themselves and their families.

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.
July 10, 2020 - If you have a question or concern, please send an email to using the subject line “Feedback Fridays.” Questions will be further researched and published as information becomes available.
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