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JBSA hosts Military City USA for Fiesta and Fireworks Extravaganza

By Senior Airman Stormy Archer | 502nd Air Base Wing Public Affairs | April 23, 2019

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-FORT SAM HOUSTON, Texas —

Joint Base San Antonio-Fort Sam Houston’s Fiesta and Fireworks Celebration took place April 20 at the MacArthur Parade Field.

The event honors the long-standing partnership between the U.S. military and San Antonio in annual Fiesta events, which commemorate Texas’ independence after the Battle of San Jacinto and the Alamo.

Throughout the day, there were demonstrations from the Black Daggers Parachute Demonstration Team, the Fife and Drum Corps and the 1st Cavalry Division’s Re-Enactment Group. The event concluded with a grand fireworks finale, featuring a live performance of the 1812 Overture performed by Fort Sam’s Own 323rd Army Band.

“Thank you to everyone in the San Antonio community,” said Lt. Gen. Jeffrey Buchanan, U.S. Army North (Fifth Army) commander. “I hope you have had the chance to enjoy the great music, food and all of the activities throughout the event site.

“I also want to thank those who put this event together, the 502nd Force Support Squadron, 502nd Civil Engineer Group and 502nd Security Forces Squadron. Thank you very much for everything you did to put this event together.”