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JBSA-Fort Sam Houston
JBSA-Fort Sam Houston Soldiers in training depart on annual holiday block leave exodus
December 20, 2018
— Starting in the early morning hours of Dec. 20, nearly 3,000 Soldiers training at the U.S. Army Medical Department Center and School Health Readiness Center of Excellence, or AMEDDC&S HRCoE, departed Joint Base San Antonio-Fort Sam Houston via the San Antonio International Airport for their Holiday Block Leave...
Program creates pathway to success for departing military members
November 30, 2018
— An act signed into law seven years ago by President Barack Obama continues to provide a pathway to success in the civilian sector for retiring and separating military members...
1st Cavalry Division Soldiers launch convoy from JBSA-Fort Sam Houston
November 7, 2018
— Soldiers from the 289th Quartermaster Company, 553rd Combat Sustainment Support Battalion, launch a convoy Nov. 5 from Joint Base San Antonio-Fort Sam Houston in support of U.S Northern Command. USNORTHOM is providing military support to the Department of Homeland Security and U.S. Customs and Border Protection to secure the southern border of the United States as part of DOD Support to Southwest Border Operations. ...
JBSA civilian’s ingenuity saves the Air Force money
September 15, 2018
— Thanks to Brian Spalinger, an employee at the 502nd Logistics Readiness Squadron vehicle management flight at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, approximately 60 headlight assembly sets have been refurbished instead of replaced since May 2018, saving the Air Force an estimated $28,000...
Bexar County designated as nonattainment for ozone
August 28, 2018
— Bexar County was designated as nonattainment for ozone, July 17, 2018, under the National Ambient Air Quality Standards set forth by the Clean Air Act. This designation will officially go into effect Sept. 24, 2018...
Military partners with industry to improve food service
August 24, 2018
— Food innovation and customer service were key elements of discussion at the 2018 Armed Forces Food and Beverage Training Workshop that took place Aug. 6-10 in San Antonio, Texas. Military and civilian hospitality professionals from around the world met to discuss healthier meal options, training opportunities, challenges and innovation...
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...
Naval Medical Research Unit San Antonio focuses on improving device to remove dental waste
July 26, 2018
— Improving filtration devices that capture dental waste and keep the environment safe is the focus of a project being conducted at the Naval Medical Research Unit San Antonio, located at Joint Base San Antonio-Fort Sam Houston...
470th Military Intelligence Brigade Soldier wins national bodybuilding contest
July 24, 2018
— Being physically fit, going to the gym and living healthy is a way of life for Army Staff Sgt. Bryan Osorio, a member of the 470th Military Intelligence Brigade at Joint Base San Antonio-Fort Sam Houston...
Leadership change at 232nd Medical Battalion
July 23, 2018
— Lt. Col. Corey J. Plowden assumed command of the 232nd Medical Battalion July 18 during a ceremony on MacArthur Field at Joint Base San Antonio-Fort Sam Houston. Plowden assumed command from outgoing commander Lt. Col. Caryn R. Vernon. At the same ceremony, Command Sgt. Maj.Jodi L. Stanley relinquished responsibility as the 232nd Medical Battalion Command Sergeant Major...
Parents learn strategies to fight online bullying at Vogel Resiliency Center workshop
July 23, 2018
— Parents learned about skills and strategies they can utilize in protecting their children from dangers posed by social media and online bullying at a workshop hosted by the Joint Base San Antonio-Fort Sam Houston Vogel Resiliency Center July 16...
502nd Security Forces Squadron ramping up patrols to reduce home break-ins and thefts
June 18, 2018
— Responding to a string of break-ins and thefts at residential units at Joint Base San Antonio-Fort Sam Houston, the 502nd Security Forces Squadron is increasing patrols and instituting measures to prevent further break-ins and thefts from occurring...
Former field artillery officer commissioned as Army medicine biochemist/physiologist
June 15, 2018
— When he graduated from the Virginia Military Institute in 2007 with a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Biology, then-Cadet Andrew W. Holt accepted a commission in the U.S. Army to become a field artillery officer...
U.S. Army North celebrates Army’s 243th birthday
June 15, 2018
— Members of U.S. Army North (Fifth Army) were all over San Antonio June 14 to mark the Army’s 243rd Birthday with a ceremony at the Alamo in downtown San Antonio and an early morning birthday run at Joint Base San Antonio-Fort Sam Houston...
Quadrangle at JBSA-Fort Sam Houston a popular destination
May 25, 2018
— The Quadrangle at Joint Base San Antonio-Fort Sam Houston, or the “Quad,” as it is commonly known, is an iconic structure rich in history dating back to the end of the Civil War...
AMEDDC&S celebrates Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month
May 23, 2018
— The U.S. Army Medical Department Center & School hosted the Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month Commemoration for Joint Base San Antonio at Blesse Auditorium at JBSA-Fort Sam Houston May 22...
Military Appreciation Weekend showcases military, history, community May 5-6
May 4, 2018
— Along with more than 500 Tricentennial community partners, U.S. Army North (Fifth Army) and Joint Base San Antonio will help commemorate San Antonio’s 300th anniversary by opening base access to the public for two days of music, activities, military demonstrations and celebration of San Antonio’s unique military history May 5-6...
Salado Park becomes outdoor classroom for Fort Sam Houston Elementary School children
April 30, 2018
— Salado Park at Joint Base San Antonio-Fort Sam Houston became an outdoor classroom for approximately 150 kindergarten students from Fort Sam Houston Elementary School during a nature field trip April 26...
Army North commander emphasizes ‘culture of trust’ in preventing sexual assault in military
April 23, 2018
— Lt. Gen. Jeffrey Buchanan, U.S. Army North (Fifth Army) commanding general, spoke about the need for active duty and JBSA members to not be bystanders and to take action to stop sexual assault and harassment in the military ranks...
JBSA hosts Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Summit
April 23, 2018
— From start to finish, the second annual Joint Base San Antonio’s Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Summit at JBSA-Fort Sam Houston April 19 was both unfiltered and candid; it provided a deeper look at sexual misconduct in the Department of Defense and communities surrounding military installations, specifically the San Antonio area...