Lt. Col. Valerie Sams, 59th Medical Wing trauma surgeon, and Lt. Col. Scott King, 86th Aeromedical Evacuation Squadron critical care air transport team physician, perform an ultrasound on a critically wounded service member during a flight from Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan, to San Antonio on Aug. 18, 2019. The service member suffered extensive wounds during combat operations that required constant monitoring over the duration of a nearly 20-hour direct flight from Afghanistan to Texas.
National Night Out provides an opportunity each year for JBSA community members to interact with each other and first responders and to learn about various base agencies.
In observance of Food Safety Education Month in September, the Defense Commissary Agency joins the CDC, the U.S. Department of Agriculture-Food Safety Inspection Service, the Department of Health and Human Services and other organizations to help prevent foodborne illnesses by increasing awareness of improperly handling food items.
The Wilford Hall Ambulatory Surgical Center is in the final stages of its Family Health Clinic restructure, which formed two separate units of focused care: active duty beneficiaries and all other beneficiaries. The restructure began April 1, 2019 and is anticipated to be complete by October 1, 2019.
An accident is defined as “any event that happens unexpectedly, without a deliberate plan or cause.” The way it is commonly used today generally implies something “wasn’t my fault.” We use it as an excuse – a way to avoid taking responsibility or avoid being blamed – when the results of our actions don’t match up with our intentions.
In an ongoing effort to reduce airfield obstructions at JBSA-Randolph, the Bird/Wildlife Aircraft Strike Hazard team has an approved plan for the pruning and removal of selected trees at JBSA-Randolph. Trees that impose a significant risk to aviators, and the families they fly over, will be modified to improve aviator and community safety.
U.S. Air Force Surgeon General, Lt. Gen. Dorothy Hogg, speaks at the official activation of Air Force Medical Readiness Agency, at Defense Health Headquarters, Falls Church, Virginia, June 28, 2019.
Grace Kistler, left, and Grace Madsen learn the basics of electrical circuits using conductive and insulating play dough during the Randolph Field Independent School District STEAM Camp June 17-20 at Randolph Elementary School. Forty-five elementary- and middle-school students participated in the camp, which was financed by a grant from the Department of Defense Education Activity.
Tiernan Lowe, left, navigates a robot through a maze while James Clarke watches during the Randolph Field Independent School District STEAM Camp June 17-20 at Randolph Elementary School. Forty-five elementary- and middle-school students participated in the camp, which was financed by a grant from the Department of Defense Education Activity.
The status of Air Force installation and mission support programs is now just a click away, thanks to the new Installation Health Assessment tool’s cloud analytics capability. The IHA tool can help assess the overall health of various installation and mission support program areas across major commands. This displays performance, funding and risk with trendlines and base reports. Areas indicated in gray are still under development.
Airman 1st Class Tobias Titus, an aerospace Medical technician in training at the 59th Medical Wing at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, was recognized by Maj. Gen. John J. DeGoes, 59th MDW commander, and Chief Master Sgt. Chuck Frizzell, 59th MDW command chief, after performed lifesaving intervention on a choking toddler at a local restaurant March 30.
With Memorial Day weekend just around the corner, members of the Joint Base San Antonio community will soon have a summer’s worth of opportunities to beat the heat at the installation’s swimming pools.
Joint Base San Antonio-Randolph’s Rambler Fitness Center has scheduled a class to help set up budding and experienced runners for success in the Air Force Marathon on Sept. 21 and future events.The Kickoff Marathon Training Seminar is set for noon May 22 at the fitness center, building 999.
Hear Link is a spouse orientation program designed to strengthen military families and enhance mission readiness will be offered twice this month at Joint Base San Antonio.
According to the National Fire Protection Association, or NFPA, three out five households owns a gas grill, which translates to a lot of tasty meals. But it also means there’s an increased risk of home fires.
The 59th Medical Wing is again bringing the Joint Base San Antonio community together for a morning of fun and fitness.
The annual 59th MDW Health Rally – which features a 5K run/walk for children and adults, a competitive 9K event and a health fair – is set for 9 a.m. May 4 at Joint Base San Antonio-Randolph’s Airmen’s Heritage Park.
When military spouses are able to maintain meaningful employment despite frequent relocations, especially following the return to civilian life as their Service member's military career ends, Williams said they are able to provide family financial stability which is critical to their short- and long-term health and well-being.
The JBSA-Randolph Volunteer Appreciation event is an opportunity to recognize volunteers for their service and dedication to the military community.
Civil engineers are currently responding to a power outage at JBSA-Lackland. Affected facilities include the AAFES Main Exchange, Commissary, Youth Center, golf course, and satellite pharmacy. Due to the outage, these facilities will not be opening at their normally scheduled times. 

Gate hours remain unchanged and updates will be provided as soon as more information becomes available.
Variety of healthy foods, portion control key to nutritious eating