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‘Speckled Trout’ ready to go for flight attendant students
U.S. Air Force instructors with the 344th Training Squadron Career Enlisted Aviator Center of Excellence cut the ribbon during the opening ceremony of the ‘Speckled Trout’ at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland Oct. 26.
Oct. 30, 2020 - An aircraft that began life as a refueling tanker and later provided executive airlift for the Air Force Chief of Staff as part of Project Speckled Trout will soon provide the service’s prospective flight attendants with a more realistic training environment.

Nineteenth Air Force activates maintenance training center
Brian Bastow, Nineteenth Air Force logistics requirements branch chief, cuts a ribbon held by Chris Padeni, Nineteenth Air Force maintenance training superintendent (right), and Dean Jeavons, Nineteenth Air Force maintenance requirements section chief (left), during the Nineteenth Air Force Maintenance Training Center activation ceremony Oct. 29 at Joint Base San Antonio-Randolph.
Oct. 30, 2020 - The Nineteenth Air Force Maintenance Training Center, located on the south end of Hangar 62 at Joint Base San Antonio-Randolph, will start producing a new generation of trainer aircraft maintenance technicians for Air Education and Training Command’s 19th Air Force when classes begin in the near future.

JBSA recognizes hard work of volunteers at annual awards ceremony
Christopher Lowry (left), Chief, Military and Family Readiness, present the “Big Check” to Col. Shane R. Cuellar, 502nd Force Support Group commander. The check represents in dollars the amount of volunteer hours the program provides to Joint Base San Antonio. The presentation was made during the Volunteer of the Year Awards Ceremony at the JBSA-Fort Sam Houston Military & Family Readiness Center Oct. 28.
Oct. 30, 2020 - Joint Base San Antonio recognized the hard work of individuals and groups who have contributed to the betterment of the military community during its ninth annual Volunteer of the Year Awards ceremony Oct. 28 at the JBSA-Fort Sam Houston Military & Family Readiness Center.

AETC’s rated diversity improvement strategy team aims to strengthen
Capt. Kimberly Bray, 47th Operations Support Squadron executive officer and instructor pilot, performs pre-flight checks on a T-6A Texan II at Laughlin Air Force Base, Texas, Aug. 26, 2020. Laughlin observes Women’s Equality Day by flying an all-female formation sortie with instructor and student pilots. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Marco A. Gomez)
Oct. 30, 2020 - From increasing awareness about rated officer careers, to removing barriers for qualification, Air Education and Training Command’s Rated Diversity Improvement Strategy Team is making significant strides to remove barriers that impede the service’s ability to cultivate a diverse rated force.

JBSA Security Forces sharpen skills with AACOG assistance
Staff Sgt. Kody Negri, 802nd Security Forces Squadron, Staff Sgt. William McLaughlin, 502nd SFS, Sgt. Michael Aulner, 502nd SFS and Officer Jeremy Quinn, 802nd SFS participate in combative training at the Alamo Area Council of Governments, San Antonio, Texas, Oct 22, 2020. Security Forces were able to work with law enforcement training instructors from AACOG  to get a perspective outside the traditional security forces training. (U.S. Air Force photo by Brian J. Valencia)
Oct. 30, 2020 - The Alamo Area Council of Governments, a voluntary association of cities, counties and special districts within South Central Texas, has a longstanding relationship with the San Antonio military community and recently hosted a training event for Joint Base San Antonio security forces members.

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.
Oct. 30, 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.

Learn the risks on the road for motorcycle riders
The Air Force Safety Center took a look at common risks riders experienced over the past 10 years that resulted in mishaps. These risks can be used as lessons learned or food for thought for all riders.
Oct. 29, 2020 - The Air Force Safety Center took a look at common risks riders experienced over the past 10 years that resulted in mishaps. These risks can be used as lessons learned or food for thought for all riders.
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