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NEWS | May 21, 2021

Feedback Fridays

By Brig. Gen. Caroline M. Miller 502d Air Base Wing Commander

Feedback Fridays is a weekly forum that aims to connect the 502d Air Base Wing with members of the Joint Base San Antonio community. Questions are collected during commander’s calls, town hall meetings and throughout the week.

If you have a question or concern, please send an email to jbsapublicaffairs@gmail.com using the subject line “Feedback Fridays.” Questions will be further researched and published as information becomes available.

 

Q. With police across America now a target, on and off duty, will the installation commander for each JBSA installation allow each police officer to protect themselves through concealed carry of a handgun under the authority of the Law Enforcement Officers Safety Act?

Texas Peace Officers and military police are constantly placing themselves in harm’s way by removing weapons that could protect them in order to enter each installation.

A. Thank you for your question. The safety and security of all JBSA personnel is one of our top priorities.

Currently, JBSA’s policy states, “carrying a privately owned firearm on all JBSA installations is prohibited except to transport to your on-base residence or the Security Forces armory.”

In order to balance the needs and concerns of the military missions across JBSA and the welfare of the community, our Security Forces Group is diligently working on a draft for a revised policy.

However, the full-time carry of a concealed firearm onto any JBSA installation or into government facilities is not authorized.

Once a new policy is coordinated and approved, it will be publicized. Until then, we ask that you continue to follow current procedures.