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Navy updates hairstyles, policies in extensive uniform update
September 1, 2021
— The Navy has authorized new hairstyles for men and women in a just-released uniform policy and grooming standards update. Also announced are changes to wear rules for watches, prescription glasses and sunglasses while in uniform, medically prescribed head coverings and earrings for men in civvies and changes to name tape policies, just to name a few. ...
NAMRU-SA participates in first virtual San Antonio postdoctoral research forum
January 15, 2021
— Naval Medical Research Unit San Antonio, or NAMRU-SA, was one of five academic or scientific research institutions in San Antonio to provide presenters, judges, organizers and attendees for the annual San Antonio Postdoctoral Research Forum, Dec. 7-11, 2020. Due to COVID-19, it was the first time the program went virtual in its eight-year history...
'The Admiral': basketball great, S.A. legend, and U.S. Naval Academy grad
June 11, 2020
— Almost every sporting event in the United States has been postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic, an absence noted by the many service members who are ardent sports fans and enjoy playing sports. Because the games are mostly on hold, here's a look at a sports legend who also served in the military...
DOD, Department of the Air Force take steps to protect military families moving during COVID-19
May 7, 2020
— Under the new standards, moving industry personnel must adhere to all Centers for Disease Control and Prevention COVID-19 health protection protocols while in the service member’s residence. That means moving personnel must wear face coverings, clean frequently touched surfaces and sanitize their hands often. They must also minimize the number of personnel at the member’s residence in order to meet social distancing requirements...
DOD plans for resumption of normal operations after pandemic
April 27, 2020
— Defense Department planners are working on how to resume normal military operations following the coronavirus pandemic, Pentagon spokesman Jonathan Rath Hoffman said...
DOD ramps up COVID-19 response efforts from coast to coast
April 11, 2020
— The coronavirus pandemic is slowing down a lot of things, but not the Defense Department’s medical apparatus, which is now operating from coast to coast to bring its medical expertise and capacity to bear on the medical crisis around the nation...
NRD San Antonio spouses join America’s Navy
November 15, 2019
— Serving one’s nation is one of many reasons why a person would join the armed forces, and at Navy Recruiting District San Antonio, two Navy spouses joined in to be able to serve with their active-duty spouses...
Chief Petty Officer history, tradition, heritage resonate at JBSA CPO Pride Day
September 12, 2019
— An honorary Master Chief Petty Officer, also the wife of the first Master Chief Petty Officer of the Navy, highlighted the annual Chief Petty Officer Pride Day events hosted by the Joint Base San Antonio area CPOs at the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 76 Sept. 7...
New Naval Operations Chief commits to alliances, readiness
September 5, 2019
— Navy Adm. Michael Gilday said that as the new chief of naval operations, he will continue to emphasize the Navy's commitment to partnerships and alliances worldwide, as well as to the Defense Department's modernization and readiness efforts...
Married couple joins Navy together, adjusting to military life
June 14, 2019
— A chance for a better future and to serve their country are the reasons Mark and Pearl Alvarado, a married couple from San Antonio, made the decision to join the military together...
Navy releases uniform policy updates
March 26, 2019
— The U.S. Navy announced updates to uniform policy, grooming standards, uniform item availability and mandatory possession dates for new uniform items in NAVADMIN 075/19, released March 25...
Sailors spread Navy awareness during San Antonio Stock Show and Rodeo
February 21, 2019
— Continuing to spread Navy awareness in Military City USA, Sailors from the Navy Recruiting District San Antonio, Navy Medical Training Support Center and Navy Operational Support Center San Antonio joined thousands of attendees of the 70th Annual San Antonio Stock Show & Rodeo held at the AT&T Center grounds...
Army aligning modernization programs with other services
February 12, 2019
— The Army collaborates now more than ever with the Air Force and Navy, and development of a hypersonic weapon is a good example, senior leaders said...
Troops to Teachers program helps veterans become educators
February 6, 2019
— If you’ve ever considered becoming a teacher after your military career, then the Airman and Family Readiness Center has a program they can get you connected with...
Twins continue family tradition of service by joining America’s Navy
January 30, 2019
— Continuing a family tradition of military service, fraternal twin sisters Hanna and Halle Von Plueren of San Antonio, are joining America’s Navy...
Officials detail steps to improve Navy, Marine Corps readiness
December 13, 2018
— The Navy and Marine Corps have some readiness challenges, but both services are taking steps to address them, Navy Secretary Richard V. Spencer and a senior Government Accountability Office official told U.S. senators Dec. 12...
Navy Medicine Education, Training and Logistics Command announces Sailor of the Year
December 10, 2018
— A Navy Cardiovascular Technician Program instructor at the Medical Education and Training Campus at Joint Base San Antonio-Fort Sam Houston was selected as the Navy Medicine Education, Training and...
NRD San Antonio hosts DEP, Influencer Meeting to prepare women for the Navy
November 26, 2018
— Division 6 of Navy Recruiting District San Antonio held their All-Female Delayed Entry Program, or DEP, and Key Influencer Meeting at the Rosenberg Sky Room on the campus of the University of the Incarnate Word in San Antonio. ...
Navy Surgeon General, Force Master Chief visit Navy Medicine Training Support Center
August 16, 2018
— Vice Adm. Forrest Faison, Navy surgeon general and chief, Bureau of Medicine and Surgery; and Force Master Chief Hosea Smith Jr., Hospital Corps director, visited the Navy Medicine Training Support Center, or NMTSC, Aug. 2...
Joint Base San Antonio has a new admiral
August 7, 2018
— Command of Navy Medicine Education, Training and Logistics Command, or NMETLC, changed Aug. 3 when Rear Adm. Tina Davidson relieved Rear Adm. Rebecca McCormick-Boyle during a combined change of command and retirement ceremony at JBSA-Fort Sam Houston...