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Curbside service helping JBSA vet clinics protect pets, staff, clients
July 24, 2020
— Joint Base San Antonio’s veterinary clinics are taking a curbside service approach to pet care during the novel coronavirus pandemic, allowing only pets and clinic staff members into the facilities to reduce close contact...
Volunteers serve food to new BMT recruits
May 17, 2020
— Meals Operating on Wheels began serving food to Basic Military Training trainees at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland March 30 to feed Airmen who are quarantined in accordance with Centers for Disease Control and Prevention social distancing guidelines put in place during the COVID-19 pandemic...
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...
Stay safe as new COVID-19 cases decrease, non-essential businesses reopen
April 22, 2020
— As the number of COVID-19 cases in San Antonio reached 1,000, it is as important as ever to continue following precautions to prevent more cases...
Purple flags honor military children in an uncertain time
April 17, 2020
— A team of 10 youth and three adults went out from the Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland Youth Center April 16 planting purple flags around the base in honor of military children everywhere. April is the nationally recognized Month of the Military Child...
With COVID-19 comes scams – let the buyer beware!
April 7, 2020
— Playing on our fears about COVID-19 and the economy in general, scammers are trying to sell things like fake medical treatments and equipment using ads on social media, unsolicited text messages and robocalls...
COVID-19 test results may take longer
April 6, 2020
— Due to the influx of COVID-19 tests being run, results are taking longer than originally anticipated. While most results are returning within 7-8 business days, some are taking up to 10 business days. Please be assured that tests are being processed, and you will be called as soon as the test result is received, whether positive or negative. ...
Beware of COVID-19 testing scams targeting TRICARE beneficiaries
April 3, 2020
— While medical professionals in the U.S. and overseas are working hard to combat the coronavirus, some people are using this as an opportunity to take advantage of others...
DOD releases overseas stop movement order in response to COVID-19
March 26, 2020
— Building upon previously enacted movement restrictions governing foreign travel, permanent change of station moves, temporary duty and personal leave, this stop movement order will also impact exercises, deployments, redeployments and other global force management activities. Approximately 90,000 service members slated to deploy or redeploy over the next 60 days will likely be impacted by this stop movement order...
Air Force is protecting Airmen while protecting the nation
March 25, 2020
— The critical responsibilities and missions of our 685,000 Total Force active duty, Guard and Reserve Airmen do not fade even during a pandemic. Across a worldwide enterprise, our Airmen must remain healthy so they can maintain full readiness and the capability to protect our nation’s security and interests...
Statement by the Department of Defense on Domestic Travel Restrictions
March 15, 2020
— New travel restrictions for service members, Department of Defense civilians, and their families assigned to DOD installations, facilities and surrounding areas within the United States and its territories...
Air Force suspends all international military student travel to the U.S.
March 15, 2020
— Air Education and Training Command officials announced all travel for international military students scheduled to begin Air Force-sponsored training in the United States has been suspended effective March 13, 2020...
JBSA-Lackland receives repatriated Americans evacuating China
February 10, 2020
— Ninety-one passengers traveling from China’s Hubei province arrived at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland Feb. 7. They evacuated China to avoid infection by the 2019 Novel Coronavirus, spreading from the city of Wuhan, the epicenter of the global epidemic...
CDC provides food safety tips for the big game
January 31, 2020
— Make sure your game day gathering is memorable for all the right reasons!...
CDC issues warning of severe illness associated with e-cigs
September 9, 2019
— E-cigarettes are associated with 215 possible cases of severe lung (pulmonary) illness and two deaths reported since the end of June across 25 states, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention...
Summer’s fun, just avoid too much sun
July 9, 2019
— Summer is here, and that means sunny weather is here to stay. Soaking up the sun is one of the best parts about summer. However, make sure to protect your skin when enjoying the sun-filled days ahead...
JBSA-Lackland child development centers receive re-accreditation
June 28, 2019
— The National Association for the Education of Young Children recently awarded the Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland child development centers a five-year re-accreditation for their efforts in assuring adolescents reach the required milestones...
New biodefense strategy combats man-made, natural threats
September 19, 2018
— The new National Biodefense Strategy is a living document designed to counter man-made and natural biological threats, National Security Advisor John Bolton said during a White House briefing Sept. 18...
Summer safety: tips to prevent food poisoning
June 25, 2018
— Summertime is filled with special occasions focused on family, friends and food. While cookouts and picnics are fun, food preparation and storage is a serious consideration in the summer months...
Getting tested for STIs is an 'important part of sexual health'
April 29, 2018
— Some may feel itching, burning, or pain, while others see physical signs. But more often than not, two of the most common sexually transmitted infections or STIs – chlamydia and gonorrhea – are ignored because of a lack of symptoms. Military Health System experts encourage men and women to take steps to ensure their health and prevent these infections...