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Air Force Day at the Alamo showcases partnership with San Antonio

By Kathleen A. Salazar | 502nd Air Base Wing Public Affairs | April 25, 2019


Joint Base San Antonio Air Force units hosted Air Force at the Alamo April 22, with demonstrations and performances from the 902nd and 802nd Security Forces Squadrons’ Military Working Dog Section, 902nd Civil Engineer Squadron Explosive Ordinance Disposal Flight and 37th Training Wing’s Drum and Bugle Corps.

“Events like today not only allow us the opportunity to honor the heroes of the Alamo, but also showcase our military missions and strong partnership with Military City, USA,” said Brig. Gen. Laura Lenderman, 502nd Air Base Wing and Joint Base San Antonio commander.

What began in 1891 as a one-time parade to honor the memory of the heroes of the Alamo and the Battle of San Jacinto, Fiesta has grown into a celebration of San Antonio's rich and diverse cultures.

“I was very impressed, especially by the Airmen in the band,” said William Gilbert, an Air Force veteran. “They were really fun to watch.”

During Fiesta, military representatives throughout San Antonio participate in receptions, parades, pilgrimages and memorials.

“The experience of being a military ambassador has been an honor and privilege,” said Tech. Sgt. Lisa Shurling, Air Force military ambassador. “Representing the Air Force is a great experience and it’s been great to build camaraderie with the other services as well.”