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New EFMP liaison dedicated to Navy personnel in South Texas
May 16, 2022
— For military families with special needs, the Department of Defense Exceptional Family Member Program provides support and resources to help members and their families thrive in military life. At Joint Base San Antonio, EFMP programs are available to all branches of the military, but an additional bonus for Navy personnel in and around San Antonio is that they have their own case liaison for the program. ...
Fiscal 2023 budget funds military for today, future
March 29, 2022
— President Joe Biden's $773 billion fiscal year 2023 Defense Budget Request funds the department for today's security environment and positions DOD to maintain its competitive advantage in the years ahead, Deputy Secretary of Defense Kathleen H. Hicks said...
Military hospital support to FEMA begins in Massachusetts, expands in Arizona, Maine
February 14, 2022
— At the request of the Federal Emergency Management Agency, about 90 military medical personnel are continuing to deploy in six teams to three states to support civilian health care workers treating COVID-19 patients. ...
Military personnel chiefs discuss people issues before House panel
February 9, 2022
— The U.S. military's No. 1 priority remains its people: service members, civilians, families and veterans, service personnel chiefs told a House panel Feb. 8...
Navy Medicine celebrates National Women Physicians Day
February 8, 2022
— Feb.3, 2022, marks the birth of Dr. Elizabeth Blackwell (1821-1910), the first woman in the United States to obtain a medical degree in 1849. Since 2016, the United States has celebrated her birthday...
Admiral describes DOD's response to global threats, challenges
December 9, 2021
— Navy Adm. Christopher Grady emphasized the challenges facing the United States and its allies in testimony before the Senate Armed Services Committee in consideration of his nomination to become vice chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff...
Nation observes 80th anniversary of attack on Pearl Harbor
December 7, 2021
— Among the lessons to be taken from the U.S. response to the attack on Pearl Harbor is the importance of operating as part of the joint force, and of striking a balance between training and readiness, a former Army Pacific command historian said...
CNO and Linda Gilday issue a message to the Fleet for the Navy Birthday
October 13, 2021
— Chief of Naval Operations Adm. Mike Gilday and his spouse Linda issued a message to the fleet for the Navy's 246th birthday...
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...