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Basic Military Training grads celebrate first Thanksgiving as Airmen
Col. Michael Newsom, commander of the 737th Training Group, which encompasses all of Air Force Basic Military Training, speaks to two Airmen eating their Thanksgiving meal at the 322nd Training Squadron Dining Facility at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, Texas, Nov. 26, 2020. The Airmen graduated from BMT on Nov. 25, and enjoyed their Thanksgiving meal before shipping out to their respective technical training bases on Nov. 27. Newsom reminisced about his own meals in the same dining hall when he was a trainee in 1982. He was commissioned through Officer Training School in 1996. (U.S. Air Force photo by Annette Crawford)
Nov. 30, 2020 - The 708 Airmen who graduated from Basic Military Training Nov. 25 enjoyed their first Thanksgiving in uniform at the 322nd Training Squadron Dining Facility at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland Nov. 26.

COVID-19 vaccine delivery dry runs taking place across U.S.
Alfiya Mityukova, a registered nurse, and Roderick Johnson, a research assistant, demonstrate patient screening for the Operation Warp Speed COVID-19 vaccine trial at Brooke Army Medical Center at Joint Base San Antonio-Fort Sam Houston Nov. 16. BAMC and Wilford Hall Ambulatory Surgical Center are participating in the Phase III trial to evaluate the vaccine under development by AstraZeneca as part of a national initiative to accelerate the development, production and distribution of COVID-19 vaccines, therapeutics and diagnostics.
Nov. 30, 2020 - Army Gen. Gustave F. Perna, the chief operations officer for Operation Warp Speed discussed how the COVID-19 vaccines will be delivered and administered at a press briefing on Operation Warp Speed in Washington, D.C., Nov. 24.

ARNORTH'S Task Force 51 ensures readiness for hurricane responses
Soldiers assigned to U.S. Army North’s Task Force 51 and Airmen assigned to the 68th Airlift Squadron load the Sentinel, otherwise known as ARNORTH’s mobile command post, during the unit’s Level II Deployment Readiness Exercise at Joint Base San Antonio-Kelly Field Annex Nov. 20. This exercise enhances the unit’s deployment readiness while maintaining USARNORTH’s forward capability in preparation for the 2021 hurricane season.
Nov. 30, 2020 - With this year’s hurricane season starting to wind down, Task Force 51 already began preparations for the next season. As part of their annual training, the task force completed a long and grueling week of training called Level II Deployment Readiness Exercise at the Joint Base San Antonio-Kelly Field Annex.

BAMC leaders deliver Thanksgiving baskets to inpatients, staff
Army Brig. Gen. Shan K Bagby (left), Brooke Army Medical Center Commanding General, hands out pre-packaged Thanksgiving Day meals to staff and family members Nov. 26.
Nov. 27, 2020 - Brooke Army Medical Center leaders took to the hospital hallways to hand-deliver Thanksgiving baskets to BAMC inpatients Nov. 26.

Brooke Army Medical Center Troop Command names Soldier, NCO of the Year
Staff Sgt. Ryan J. Figueroa, Company B, Brooke Army Medical Center Troop Command, garnered the title of NCO of the Year. Figueroa is a combat medic at BAMC.
Nov. 27, 2020 - Eleven Brooke Army Medical Center Troop Command Soldiers competed Nov. 3-5 to be named BAMC’s Soldier and Noncommissioned Officer of the Year.

Air Force Services Center debuts Air Force Gaming
Air Force Gaming made its official debut on 11 November, under the Air Force Services Center with a new intramural e-sports program.  Teams at eight Air Force Global Strike Command bases will compete in a pilot program to crown the gaming champions of the command, which runs through mid-December. AFSVC plans to expand the AFGL to all Air and Space Force installations in January.  Air Force Gaming is focused on supporting Air Force and Space Force resiliency and retention efforts through the creation of a global e-sports program that brings Airmen and Space Professionals together.  (U.S. Air Force Graphic)
Nov. 27, 2020 - Air Force Gaming made its official debut Nov. 11 under the Air Force Services Center with a new intramural e-sports program.

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.
Nov. 27, 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.
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