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

ARNORTH hosts 113th anniversary celebrating the birth of military flight March 2
February 24, 2023
Foulois ushered dawn of military flight at JBSA-Fort Sam Houston

Ceremony commemorates 109th anniversary of first military flight
March 4, 2019
Col. Peter Velesky, Joint Base San Antonio deputy commander and 502nd Air Base Wing vice commander, gives remarks during a ceremony commemorating the 109th anniversary of the first military flight by Army Maj. Gen. Benjamin Foulois at the JBSA-Fort Sam Houston Flag Pole March 1.

JBSA commemorates first military flight by Foulois in 1910
February 22, 2019
The legacy of aviation pioneer Army Maj. Gen. Benjamin D. Foulois will be remembered with a wreath-laying ceremony at the Joint Base San Antonio-Fort Sam Houston Flagpole at 11 a.m. March 1, just a few hundred feet from where the man who helped usher in the dawn of military flight made his historic journey 109 years ago.

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.

First military flight remembered at JBSA
March 3, 2017
(Left to right) U.S. Air Force Brig. Gen. Heather Pringle, 502nd Air Base Wing and Joint Base San Antonio commander, retired Army Col. Stewart Wyland and retired U.S. Air Force Col. James Humphries lay a wreath at a memorial honoring Army Lt. Benjamin Foulois’ first military flight March 2, 2017. In 1910, Foulois became the first person to make a military flight, from a military facility, in a government owned plane flown by a military-trained pilot.(U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Stormy Archer)