NEWS | July 2, 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. I have a Feedback Friday question, which is more of a comment. Hosting a “Proud Week” for JBSA which involves cleaning up trash, while it is also nationally Pride month celebrating and honoring LGBTQ people, is a bit of a misstep. I suggest rebranding if this event is planned for future years as well.

A. Thank you for your observation and comment. Setting June 14-18 as JBSA Proud Week without considering June as Pride Month was an oversight by the event planner. Proud Week is normally held in early spring and mid-fall so we would normally not run into this issue.

Going forward, JBSA Proud Week will be held earlier than the month of June and consideration is being given to renaming the clean-up effort.

Q. What can be done about all the trash in the Brooke Army Medical Center garage? People throw dirty masks, empty their ashtrays and leave food and beverage packaging on the ground.

I realize there is nothing you can do about the slobs who make the mess, but something needs to be done about the cleanliness of the garage.

In addition, the parking lines in the garage need to be repainted. Is there a plan to complete that in the very near future? The lines are so faint that people park in the “red zones.”

A. Thank you for bringing this to my teams' attention. Our civil engineers have a contract for trash collection and disposal for the garages and ensure the contractor performs the required services. However, some patrons do not always act responsibly in disposing of their trash in the garage's receptacles and the trash ends up on the ground.

Both BAMC and our civil engineers regularly check the garage for cleanliness and perform trash pickup are needed.

We would like to remind BAMC patrons to help keep the garage clean and safe. We ask that all BAMC patrons do their part in that effort and when things aren't right, bring them to our attention, the same as you have done, so we can make it right.

Our engineers will confer with BAMC Facilities Department to assess the need to refresh the parking space lines and when they can be programmed and scheduled.