NEWS | June 26, 2020

JBSA to transition to HPCON Charlie

By 502nd Air Base Wing Public Affairs 502nd Air Base Wing Public Affairs

To better posture Joint Base San Antonio and help reduce community spread of COVID-19, the JBSA commander is increasing the Health Protection Condition to Charlie, or HPCON C effective June 26.

Starting June 26, JBSA will only be open to mission-critical personnel – only military members, civilian employees, and other Department of Defense-affiliated personnel, such as retirees, dependents, and contractors, who are conducting official business or have appointments at a military medical treatment facility or a mission support facility will be allowed on the installation.

Additionally, there will be 100 percent identification checks for all vehicle occupants entering the installation. JBSA will be accessible to DOD ID cardholders at all 24-hour gates, the U.S. Army North (Fifth Army) pedestrian gate, New Braunfels gate, Growden gate, Security Hill gate, and others identified by our mission partners. Full gate information is available at http://www.jbsa.mil/gate-hours/    

 Basic Military Training, technical training, medical training, flying training, cyber, and other JBSA missions will continue, as will the 502nd Air Base Wing’s support to those missions.

To help ensure mission readiness, JBSA’s fitness centers will remain open only to active duty, reserve, and National Guard military members.

For up-to-date information on medical service and care provided, visit https://www.bamc.health.mil/articles/covid19/ and https://www.59mdw.af.mil/.  

JBSA personnel should continue to minimize the spread of COVID-19 and implement public health recommendations, which include social distancing, wearing face masks, practicing good hand washing, and taking appropriate actions if feeling sick.

JBSA leadership will continue to work with both the San Antonio Metropolitan Health District and installation public health experts to determine when we can safely return to expanded installation support and services in a phased and intentional manner.

The latest information on JBSA’s COVID-19 response and prevention can be found at https://www.jbsa.mil/coronavirus.