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Joint Base San Antonio
The Premier Installation In The Department Of Defense
Joint Base San Antonio
Freedom of Information Act
Fraud Waste and Abuse
Small Business Program
Retiree Activities Office
JBSA History & Fact Sheets
Gate Hours & Visitor Information
JBSA-Fort Sam Houston Visitor Info
JBSA-Randolph Visitor Info
JBSA-Lackland Visitor Info
JBSA Mold Remediation
Multimedia & Public Affairs
502nd Civil Engineer Group
Qualified Recycling Program
Fire Emergency Services
802d Military Personnel Flight
Fort Sam MPS
Mental and Behavioral Health Services
Military Family Support
Military & Family Readiness
Force Support Squadron (MWR)
Vogel Resiliency Center
New Parent Support Program
Sexual Assault Prevention and Response
JBSA Army Substance Abuse Program
JBSA Army Wellness Center Services
The Things We Carry
R2 Performance Center
Bird/Wildlife Strike Hazard Information
Security & Threat Awareness
Drone Use on JBSA
Survivor Outreach Services
JBSA RideShare Program
JBSA-Lackland Fisher House
Cybersecurity Speaker Series: 5G security impacts national security
November 21, 2022
— The National Security Agency Cybersecurity Collaboration Center released the latest video in its Cybersecurity Speaker Series today, focusing on how 5G security factors into national security. The Speaker Series provides a forum for NSA to share insights, lessons, and contributions of its work in cybersecurity. ...
New publication guides nation toward EMP resilience
June 10, 2022
— In 2018, Joint Base San Antonio formed the San Antonio-Electromagnetic Defense collaborative, or SA-EMD, a quarterly public forum used to promote research and partnerships among Alamo Region civilian and military entities in preparation for the possibility of a catastrophic electromagnetic pulse, or EMP. During this summer’s SA-EMD meeting June 10, the collaborative's Domestic Electromagnetic Spectrum Operations work group released a guide to assist communities across the nation in preparing for this worst-case scenario...
Collaboration key to developing 5G capabilities at JBSA experimentation site
June 6, 2022
— Two years ago this month, the Office of the Undersecretary of Defense for Research and Engineering selected Joint Base San Antonio as one of several installations where experimentation and testing of fifth-generation, or 5G, communications technology would take place. In the time since, great advances have been made toward developing 5G augmented reality support for telemedicine and medical training, and in 5G cyber security, at America’s largest joint base...
Innovative lease program boosts installations broadband
February 9, 2022
— The Air Force Civil Engineer Center is helping Airmen and Guardians stay connected and mission ready by working with private industry to upgrade installations’ cellular coverage. ...
Simplified human/machine interfaces top list of critical DOD technologies
February 1, 2022
— The Defense Department's chief technology officer said she's interested in developing better ways to simplify the way service members use the technology they are given in order to reduce the training burden and learning curve...
DOD kicks off 5G dynamic spectrum sharing experimentation at Hill Air Force Base
December 3, 2021
— The Department of Defense hosted a ribbon-cutting ceremony to commemorate the successful deployment of a private 5G cellular network at Hill Air Force Base, Utah, Dec. 2, 2021. The project will evaluate the technical feasibility, methodologies, and utility of spectrum sharing and coexistence with diverse 5G networks in a band of vital importance to commercial industry...
Electromagnetic spectrum superiority vital to security, according to DOD chief information officer
December 2, 2021
— For decades, the United States has had electromagnetic spectrum superiority over adversaries in all domains. But that superiority can no longer be taken for granted, according to a Defense Department official...
JBSA 5G program hosts San Antonio mayor
August 26, 2021
— The Office of the Undersecretary of Defense for Research and Engineering facilitated a meeting with San Antonio Mayor Ron Nirenberg at the program’s testing and research facility on Joint Base San Antonio-Fort Sam Houston Aug. 13. The JBSA 5G Program Management office and 502nd Air Base Wing hosted the meeting at the JBSA 5G facility...
DOD budget request boosts research, nuclear modernization, includes 2.7% pay raise
May 28, 2021
— The fiscal year 2022 Defense Department budget request includes the largest-ever research, development, test and evaluation request — $112 billion, which is a 5.1% increase over fiscal 2021...
Exciting future awaits DOD medicine
April 29, 2021
— Overall, 5G is still in its infancy and almost all of the initial rollout has been focused on high-speed data for consumers, including fixed wireless access (home and enterprise broadband). However, the most transformational aspects of 5G are yet to come. ...
JBSA experiments with 5G Telemedicine, Medical Training
April 28, 2021
— In June 2020, Office of the Undersecretary of Defense (Research & Engineering) named Joint Base San Antonio (JBSA) as an experimentation site for 5G augmented reality support for telemedicine and medical training. Although telemedicine is already happening today, it is often inhibited by a lack of adequate digital connectivity supporting the data speeds and volumes needed to provide real-time virtual healthcare...
DOD's inaugural foray into 5G experimentation on track
January 6, 2021
— The Department of Defense has taken historic action to advance the application of 5G communications for America's warfighters. ...
Defense against electromagnetic pulse priority for SA-EMD
October 1, 2020
— Imagine waking up one morning with no electricity, no cell service, and no chance of them returning for months. That is the potential nightmare of an electromagnetic pulse, or EMP, whether naturally occurring or man-made...
Military, civilian collaboration vital to establishing 5G at JBSA
June 12, 2020
— An announcement was made by the Department of Defense June 3 that will bring enormous advantages, as well as responsibilities, to San Antonio and the region. Joint Base San Antonio is one of 12 select installations where the department will experiment and test fifth-generation, or 5G, communications technology...
JBSA one of seven DOD installations named as sites for second round of 5G technology testing, experimentation
June 3, 2020
— Joint Base San Antonio has been named by the Department of Defense as one of seven U.S. military installations as the latest sites where it will conduct fifth-generation (5G) communications technology experimentation and testing...