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Airman Heritage Museum displays Women in the Air Force’s rich history
August 17, 2020
— Located in a single exhibit area of the Airman Heritage Museum at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland is the Women in the Air Force gallery that invites people to remember the unique plights – and inevitable triumphs – of the first women who were afforded the opportunity to serve...
433rd Maintenance Squadron welcomes new commander
August 11, 2020
— Capt. Nicholas Velazquez assumed command of the 433rd Maintenance Squadron during a virtual change of command ceremony at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland Aug. 8...
JBSA contracting actions move at record pace during pandemic
August 5, 2020
— When COVID-19 began affecting Joint Base San Antonio training operations in March, one of the first organizations to feel the effects was the 502nd Contracting Squadron...
314th AW helps support, maintain AETC’s student pipeline
July 28, 2020
— As the C-130J Super Hercules creeps to a halt, the aft loading door slowly opens filling the plane with rays of the bright midday sunlight. The young Airmen are motioned forward and walk hastily in a single-file line toward their new journey...
DLIELC international students receive generosity, support during COVID-19
June 16, 2020
— When Dan Vega, American Members of International Goodwill to Others, or AMIGO, program manager sent out a notice to all AMIGO sponsors for help with providing masks for international students at the Defense Language Institute English Language Center at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, he received several generous responses to help...
SA Rotary Club members virtually immerse in K-9 handler training
June 9, 2020
— Cadre members of the 341st Training Squadron’s K-9 Handlers course at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland showcased the training military members undergo to become military working dog handlers during a virtual demonstration for members of the San Antonio Rotary Club of Fair Oaks Ranch, Texas, June 3...
Air Force Thunderbirds honor San Antonio in Operation America Strong flyover
May 14, 2020
— The U.S. Air Force Air Demonstration Squadron Thunderbirds conducted flyovers May 13 over San Antonio and Austin as a salute to frontline healthcare workers, first responders, military, and other essential personnel, while standing in solidarity with all Americans during the COVID-19 pandemic...
'The Translator' shines in EOC logistics, transportation role
May 8, 2020
— In late February, as the COVID-19 pandemic began to take a stronger foothold in the United States, 2nd Lt. Himanshu Chopra, the 502nd Logistics Readiness Squadron's flight commander of material management, began manning the Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland Emergency Operations Center as Emergency Support Function 1/7, working logistics and transportation...
Laughlin Airman writes 'Letters to Lackland'
May 7, 2020
— Airman 1st Class Cailey Brislin, 434th Squadron Aviation Resource Management at Laughlin Air Force Base, Texas, writes to Basic Military Training Airmen at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland to offer support and words of wisdom...
LRS installs plexiglass shields to prevent spread of COVID-19
April 29, 2020
— Back on March 17, Joint Base San Antonio logistics personnel installed plexiglass shields in the area surrounding the driver’s seat of vans transporting service members and eligible Department of Defense ID cardholders around JBSA bases. The plexiglass replaces plastic shields, forming a more protective barrier against the spread of COVID-19...
JBSA ground transportation adapts to fight COVID-19
April 27, 2020
— Joint Base San Antonio installations have begun segregating buses by health status to contain the spread of COVID-19 and ensure that the JBSA community stays healthy. As of March 21, all buses on any of the bases will be labeled either green, yellow, or red, to denote who can and cannot ride in which vehicles. ...
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...
BEAR Base lends a paw to Joint Base San Antonio camp
April 14, 2020
— With a quick gesture from the gloved hand of a cloth, face-covered Airmen on the ramp, the air brakes squeal and hiss as the growls grow to a roar. A hint of diesel drifts on the breeze as the flatbed trucks march forward -- another truck is loaded, and more construction and maintenance supplies roll out to help the U.S. Air Force’s cubs – the Airmen at Basic Military Training in San Antonio. ...
Newlyweds graduate Basic Military Training together
April 11, 2020
— Due to safety precautions established in response to COVID-19 family members have not been able attend the graduation of their loved one from Basic Military Training for a number of weeks. That didn’t stop one couple from seeing each other at their BMT graduation March 26...
59th MDW leverages telehealth to keep patients, staff safe
April 9, 2020
— While San Antonio is under a “Stay Home, Work Safe” order, members of the 59th Medical Wing at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland have found new ways to continue providing high-reliability care through virtual appointments while keeping patients and staff safe...
BMT adapts during COVID-19: adds masks, shortens pipeline
April 9, 2020
— To prioritize safety and continue providing ready Airmen to fuel tomorrow’s Air Force, BMT is moving to a 7.5-week training pipeline. The 7.5-week training program is one of many measures implemented at BMT to limit the spread of COVID-19...
Update: Air Force BMT Graduation and Schedule
April 7, 2020
— To fully maximize training effectiveness and space utilization to mitigate COVID-19, the U.S. Air Force Basic Military Training will accelerate BMT from eight and half weeks to seven weeks of training...
Op Blue Hero: 97th AMW transports BMT grads to Keesler for technical training
March 31, 2020
— A C-17 Globemaster III aircrew assigned to the 58th Airlift Squadron at Altus Air Force Base, Oklahoma, supported the transport of the Air Force’s newest Basic Military Training graduates from Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, Texas, to their technical training school at Keesler Air Force Base, Mississippi, March 20, 2020...
Curbside pharmacy to be implemented at JBSA-Lackland
March 28, 2020
— Effective March 30, the Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland Pharmacy will institute a mandatory curbside drop-off and pick-up prescription process from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Friday. To facilitate service, patients must call ahead to the following numbers to request any new electronic prescriptions to be filled prior to coming to the pharmacy for pick-up. ...
149th Fighter Wing remains postured and ready
March 26, 2020
— Essential missions continue with certain adjustments to manning based on unique mission requirements and with consideration to the various federal, state and local guidelines. The Airmen of the 149th Fighter Wing are actively accomplishing federal mission requirements as well as remaining postured and ready for possible state responses...