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New IGSA will provide wounded, recovering service members with transportation
September 10, 2021
Occupational therapist assisting male soldier with prosthetic arm with pushups.

Power grid protection at forefront of San Antonio, JBSA electromagnetic defense initiatives
January 12, 2021
CPS Energy’s Vice President of Grid Transformation & Engineering, Richard Medina, front, and Chief Security, Safety & Gas Solutions Officer Fred Bonewell evaluate security measures at an area substation.

JBSA partners with local governments to ensure citizen, pilot safety
November 10, 2020
Brig. Gen. Caroline M. Miller, 502d Air Base Wing and Joint Base San Antonio commander, speaks during the Lindbergh Demolition Project partnership recognition event, Nov. 10, 2020, in Universal City, Texas.

JBSA Security Forces sharpen skills with AACOG assistance
October 30, 2020
Staff Sgt. Kody Negri, 802d Security Forces Squadron, Staff Sgt. William McLaughlin, 502d SFS, Sgt. Michael Aulner, 502d SFS and Officer Jeremy Quinn, 802d SFS participate in combative training at the Alamo Area Council of Governments, San Antonio, Texas, Oct 22, 2020.

JBSA receives $9M in state grant funding for electrical upgrades
April 23, 2020
JBSA receives grant

Local government support agreements facilitate savings for JBSA
January 31, 2020
The Department of Defense budgets about $25 billion annually to operate and support its installations, according to the U.S. Government Accountability Office. Years ago, the GAO determined the DOD needed to reduce its installation support costs, and the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2013 helped bring their efforts to fruition by authorizing military services to enter into Intergovernmental Support Agreements, or IGSAs, with local and state governments, leveraging financial benefits and enhancing mission effectiveness.

AACOG, JBSA sign blanket intergovernmental support agreement
September 30, 2019
Brig. Gen. Laura Lenderman, commander, 502nd Air Base Wing and Joint Base San Antonio, and Diane Rath, Alamo Area Council of Governments executive director, signed a historical agreement at the AACOG Board of Directors meeting Sept. 25. This new blanket Intergovernmental Support Agreement, or IGSA, will afford JBSA the opportunity to bring requirements they would normally fill through traditional federal contracting actions to AACOG.

Military, local business leaders meet for community partnership forum
August 14, 2017
Brig. Gen. Heather Pringle, 502nd Air Base Wing and Joint Base San Antonio commander, speaks to attendees at the start of the Air Force Community Partnership Program Public-Public; Public-Private Partnerships Meeting at the Alamo Area Council of Governments Aug. 10.

Military leaders, local business leaders brainstorm at community partnership forum
March 7, 2017
Lt. Col. Christopher Miller explains how the breakout sessions will be organized during the Air Force Community Partnership Program Public-Public; Public-Private Partnerships Refresh Meeting at the Alamo Area Council of Governments Feb. 8. Miller is a Reservist with the 149th Flying Wing Inspector General's office and also with the Assistant Secretary of the Air Force for Installations, Environment and Energy.

School systems serving JBSA families receive $5 million grant
March 1, 2017
Marcus Ligenfelter, (left) president of the National Math and Science Initiative, or NMSI, presents a $5 million check Feb. 27 earmarked for science, technology, engineering and mathematics, or STEM, education in high schools serving military dependents at Joint Base San Antonio. This is the first round of funding and will be directed to individual school districts within JBSA to incentivize advanced placement classes. This is a Department of Defense-supported initiative to provide the successful model to the military. Also in photo from left are Rad Weaver, San Antonio Chamber of Commerce president; Brig. Gen. Heather Pringle, commander, 502nd Air Base Wing and JBSA; Chris Schuchart, Medina County judge and chair, Alamo Area Council of Government; and Diane Rath, AACOG executive director.