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Joint Base San Antonio celebrates one of many historical military firsts
March 11, 2024
Anniversary of military flight

JBSA commemorates anniversary of first military flight
March 2, 2018
Retired Rear Adm. David "Deke" Philman salutes the flag during the National Anthem at the ceremony celebrating the first military flight, held at the Foulois House at Joint base San Antonio-Fort Sam Houston, March 2. Philman was the guest speaker for the event.

JBSA commemorates first military flight
February 17, 2017
March 2 marks the 107th anniversary of the first military aerial flight taken by Army Lt. Benjamin Foulois when he boarded the “Signal Corps ‘Aeroplane’ No. 1” and circled Joint Base San Antonio-Fort Sam Houston’s MacArthur Parade Field.