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Building dedication ceremony honors Air Force advocate
(From left to right) U.S. Air Force Lt. Col. Eric Bissonette, 558th Flying Training Squadron commander; Maj. Gen. Craig Wills, 19th Air Force commander; Nancy Crawford, wife of the late Oliver “Ollie” Crawford, James Clark, family friend of the Crawford family; and Col. Mark Robinson, 12th Flying Training Wing commander, stand in front of the dedication naming the 558th Flying Training Squadron building Crawford Hall. The dedication ceremony was held Nov. 13, 2019, at Joint Base San Antonio-Randolph, Texas, and is home to the sole source for all U.S. Air Force and U.S. Marine Corps undergraduate remotely piloted aircraft pilot and sensor operator training. Crawford was a pilot, charter member of the Air Force Association and was instrumental in the formation of the Air Force Memorial in Washington, D.C. (U.S. Air Force photo by Sean M. Worrell)
Nov. 14, 2019 - The building that houses the 558th Flying Training Squadron was dedicated in honor of the late Oliver “Ollie” Crawford, pilot, U.S. Air Force advocate and former president of the Air Force Association, during a ceremony at Joint Base San Antonio-Randolph Nov. 13.

Navy honors veterans at San Antonio wreath-laying ceremony
Capt. Elizabeth Montcalm-Smith (left), acting deputy commander of Navy Medicine Education, Training and Logistics Command, and Petty Officer 1st Class Amity Montoya, NMETLC’s Sailor of the Year, waive to the crowd during the 2019 U.S. Military Veterans Parade through downtown San Antonio Nov. 11.
Nov. 14, 2019 - Capt. Elizabeth Montcalm-Smith, acting deputy commander of Navy Medicine Education, Training and Logistics Command, participated in a wreath-laying ceremony at the Alamo and a parade to honor veterans in San Antonio Nov. 11.

'What's Your Warrior?' -- Army's new recruiting effort targets Gen Z
What's Your Warrior is the Army's latest marketing strategy, aimed at 17-to-24-year-olds, known as Generation Z, by looking beyond traditional combat roles and sharing the wide-array of diverse opportunities available through Army service.
Nov. 14, 2019 - With the pool of qualified recruits shrinking, a new Army marketing campaign debuted on Veterans Day to target younger cohorts -- known as Generation Z -- and focus beyond traditional combat roles. To do this, the Army is asking 17-to-24-year-olds one question: What's Your Warrior?

Beale ISR mission migrates to 16th Air Force
A U-2 Dragon Lady pilot poses for a portrait inside a pressure suit at Beale Air Force Base, California, October 31, 2019. Pilots who are flying into the rim of the atmosphere require a specialized and custom suit to their measurements keeping them at a normal altitude while going to extreme elevations.
Nov. 13, 2019 - The 9th Reconnaissance Wing used to fall under with the 25th Air Force underneath Air Combat Command. This activation has turned the 16th Air Force at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland into a force of the future, combining the 25th Air Force’s intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance focus with the 24th Air Force’s cyber focus.

Air Force Chief of Staff outlines risks of budget uncertainties
Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. David L. Goldfein told a Capitol Hill audience in Washington, D.C., Nov. 6, 2019, that unpredictable funding has both short-term and long-term effects, complicating readiness, training, planning and other activities necessary to meet missions. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Chad B. Trujillo)
Nov. 13, 2019 - Funding for the entire U.S. government expires Nov. 22 at 12:01 a.m. unless Congress acts. While progress on forging a budget agreement has been slow, congressional aides say there is movement toward approving a short-term spending plan that keeps the government running into December.

BAMC hones wartime mission, community response skills
Soldiers offload a simulated casualty from an Air Mobility Command C-17 aircraft after arrival at Joint Base San Antonio-Kelly Airfield as part of a U.S. Army Forces Command Emergency Deployment Readiness Exercise Nov. 4. The exercise tested Brooke Army Medical Center staff’s ability to receive and provide definitive care to wartime trauma victims, as part of its Role IV wartime mission.
Nov. 13, 2019 - Brooke Army Medical Center recently participated in two major exercises to test the organization’s ability to handle a significant amount of casualties using two different scenarios.
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