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Texas military installations collaborate with TxDOT to strengthen economy, infrastructure
August 17, 2021
— Joint Base San Antonio officials met with local city and state representatives at the San Antonio Chamber of Commerce Aug. 16 to commemorate the passing of House Bill 3399...
Website informs civilians about DOD opportunities
August 3, 2021
— Pentagon officials have created a website to emphasize the importance of civilians in the Defense Department's workforce. The site will also serve to educate people about civilian employment and help them explore where they might find their fit within the organization. ...
Clinic doors open wide for those wanting COVID-19 vaccine
April 20, 2021
— As of April 19, just about any adult in DOD can get a COVID-19 vaccine if they want one. That includes military personnel, adult dependents, retirees and civilians...
Tenant feedback drives housing programs improvement
April 5, 2021
— Department of the Air Force housing program officials are analyzing data from the recently completed 2020 Department of Defense Annual Tenant Satisfaction Survey for trends and ways to improve the enterprise’s privatized and government-owned housing portfolio and tenant experience...
JBSA continues to develop, test electromagnetic defense, 5G technologies
March 24, 2021
— Currently, 5G communications are one of the most promising technologies being developed by tech industries, and through military test sites like the one at Joint Base San Antonio...
DOD announces new Acting Secretary of Defense, service secretaries
January 20, 2021
— At 12:01 p.m., Jan. 20, David L. Norquist assumed the duties of Acting Secretary of Defense...
Program goes virtual to help women veterans tackle healthcare
November 19, 2020
— Making the leap from the military to civilian life is downright daunting for any active duty service member — and the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic has added new challenges. But one program is surging forward in 2020 to tackle the issue for a particular group of veterans...
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...
Diversity, inclusion board seeks input from all DOD personnel
September 2, 2020
— The Department of Defense Board on Diversity and Inclusion will focus on actions to enhance diversity and inclusion and drive a cultural shift to create lasting change in the department...
ARNORTH task forces on COVID-19 front lines in San Antonio hospitals
August 28, 2020
— Service members from across the country belonging to U.S. Army North have converged on San Antonio as part of Urban Augmentation Medical Task Forces activated to support hospitals during the COVID-19 crisis...
Operation Warp Speed on track for end-of-year vaccine delivery
August 18, 2020
— Operation Warp Speed is a public-private partnership with the goal of delivering 300 hundred million doses of safe and effective COVID-19 vaccines by the end of the year...
DOD medical officials outline COVID-19 testing approach
July 31, 2020
— Though the rate of confirmed positive COVID-19 tests among those in uniform is lower than that of the nation's civilian population, the most junior service members have a slightly higher rate than that of their civilian counterparts, the medical advisor to the Defense Department's coronavirus task force said...
Esper thanks diversity, inclusion board for tackling tough subjects
July 16, 2020
— At its first meeting July 15, the Defense Department's Board on Diversity and Inclusion pledged to rid the department of systemic discrimination. ...
San Antonio Military Health System expands COVID-19 critical care capabilities
July 14, 2020
— The San Antonio Military Health System is expanding its ability to care for critically injured and ill community members to help ease the COVID-19 burden on the local healthcare system...
ARNORTH to oversee military COVID-19 operations in Texas, California
July 13, 2020
— At the request of the Federal Emergency Management Agency and state officials, approximately 740 Department of Defense medical and support professionals from the U.S. Army, U.S. Navy and U.S. Air Force are assigned as part of DOD’s ongoing COVID-19 operations in Texas and California. As part of the whole-of-America response, U.S. Army North, U.S. Northern Command’s Joint Forces Land Component Command, will oversee the military operation in support of federal efforts and the state...
JBSA members express views on diversity in military at July 1 forum
July 7, 2020
— Service members shared their personal experiences on topics including race, gender, and equality in the military, and what can be done to improve opportunities for everyone serving in the uniform, during a diversity forum at the Joint Base San Antonio-Fort Sam Houston Military and Family Readiness Center July 1...
'Strength of the Nation' assists wildland firefighting operations
July 2, 2020
— The primary mission of U.S. Army North is homeland defense, however, when requested, their forces may deploy to provide Defense Support to Civil Authorities for disasters and emergencies, such as wildland fires...
DOD updates travel restrictions, releases list of 'green locations'
June 9, 2020
— The Secretary of Defense recently signed a memo, moving to a conditions-based, phased approach to personnel movement and travel...
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...
DOD officials unveil COVID-related personnel, move guidance
May 28, 2020
— Defense Department officials outlined a conditions-based approach to relaxing the stop-movement order that has been in effect since early March due to the coronavirus pandemic...