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Veterans with Veteran Health ID Card can shop at Military Exchange starting Jan. 1
The Defense Department has announced expanded commissary, Military Service Exchange and MWR access beginning Jan. 1, 2020, and established a standard for physical access to military installations. Veterans and primary family caregivers who are eligible and want to take advantage of in-person benefits must have a Veterans Health Identification Card, or VHIC. Primary family caregivers must have an eligibility letter from the Department of Veterans Affairs Office of Community Care.
Dec. 5, 2019 - The Department of Defense has announced expanded commissary, Military Service Exchange and MWR access beginning Jan. 1, 2020, and established a standard for physical access to military installations.

BAMC celebrates contributions of Native Americans during cultural observance
Erwin De Luna and Brooke Army Medical Center Commanding General Brig. Gen. Wendy Harter lead BAMC staff members in a traditional Native American dance during the National American Indian Heritage Month observance Nov. 26. De Luna is president of the board of directors for the United San Antonio Pow Wow Inc., and is of Taos Pueblo and Navajo ancestry.
Dec. 5, 2019 - Brooke Army Medical Center celebrated the contributions of Native Americans during a National American Indian Heritage Month observance Nov. 26 in the Medical Mall.

CES civilian prepares JBSA for the holidays
Rosa Padin, 502nd Civil Engineer Squadron secretary, helps decorate the base Christmas tree, Nov. 21, 2019, at Joint Base San Antonio-Randolph, Texas. Padin has volunteered to decorate all three trees of Joint Base San Antonio for the past four years. The trees are location on JBSA-Lackland, JBSA-Randolph, and JBSA-Fort Sam Houston. Along with making some of the decorations herself, Padin goes to each tree to coordinate where each decoration is positioned.
Dec. 4, 2019 - Every year, three trees are decorated and lit to celebrate the holiday season at Joint Base San Antonio, but few people know who is behind the scenes making sure each ornament is in the right place.

Trespassing at Combat Arms Firing Complex is illegal, dangerous
The display of a red flag and/or a rotating red beacon is located at each range entry point at the JBSA-Lackland Medina Annex range. The rotating red beacon is used during night firing. This flag or beacon indicates the range complex is in operation and firing is scheduled.
Dec. 4, 2019 - The Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland Combat Arms Firing Complex at 900 Patrol Road, building 950, just off Medina Base Road, is classified as a “non-contained” range, or impact range. Entrance downrange of the range complex is unauthorized and trespassing is illegal, as well as dangerous, due to gunfire.

Financial planning helps avoid the post-holiday blues
A little planning before purchasing holiday gifts can prevent spending too much and make the holidays brighter.
Dec. 4, 2019 - A little planning before purchasing holiday gifts can prevent spending too much and make the holidays brighter.

340th FTG process improvement event tackles Reserve status pay issues
Teresa Davies, 340th Flying Training Group continuous improvement manager, briefs 340th Flying Training Group members gathered at Joint Base San Antonio-Randolph, Texas Nov. 19-21 for a continuous process improvement event to address pay issues that occur when Reserve members transition between pay statuses as Davies’ improvement process mentor, Bob Daffin from the Air Force Reserve Command at Robins Air Force Base, Ga. looks on. (U.S. Air Force photo by Debbie Gildea)
Dec. 3, 2019 - Subject matter experts from across the 340th Flying Training Group gathered at Joint Base San Antonio-Randolph Nov. 19-21 for a continuous process improvement event to address pay problems resulting when members transition between statuses, such as Active-Guard Reserve to Traditional Reserve or vice versa.
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