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Park service officials honor 36th U.S. president
September 5, 2013
On Aug. 27 each year, in honor of the birth date of former U.S. President  Lyndon B. Johnson, a wreath laying ceremony, sponsored by the National Park Service is held at the Johnson's private cemetery in Stonewall, Texas.  Brig. Gen. Bob LaBrutta, 502nd Air Base Wing and Joint Base San Antonio commander; and Russ Whitlock, superintendent for Lyndon B. Johnson National Historical Park; placed the wreath at the gravesite and both spoke during the ceremony. (U.S.Air Force photo by Rich McFadden/released)

Air Force Basic Miltiary Training - Honor Graduates for Sept. 6
September 4, 2013
USAF Basic Military Training Honor Graduate Ribbon, Air Force Awards and Decorations (enhance color), U.S. Air Force graphic, AFNEWS/PAND.  The JPG image is a stylized version whereas the EPS version is a two-dimensional line art illustration.

Lackland ISD achieves high marks on STAAR exam
September 3, 2013

$14K problem, $20 solution
September 3, 2013
12th Flying Training Wing T-38C pilots and maintainers will begin using multi-function display, or MFD, covers later this month.  The covers protect the glass MFD screens from the ankle restraints on the new ejection seats as well as all hazards during ground operations.  They will save the wing approximately $182,000 a year in broken MFDs, all for only $3,600 – just a little more than a quarter of the price for a repaired MFD.  (U.S. Air Force photo/Bekah Clark)

Honoring the fallen; ALS creates warrior performance workouts
August 30, 2013
Master Sgt. John Chacon, Joint Base San Antonio Airman Leadership School commandant, pauses for a moment of silence to remember fallen Airman during warrior workouts at the Airman Leadership School August 19, at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland. (U.S. Air Force photo by Benjamin Faske/released)

Transition assistance program adds entrepreneurship track
August 29, 2013
Master Sgt. Anthony Witak, 902nd Force Support Squadron customer support superintendent (back), and Tech. Sgt. Erik Herrera, Air Education and Training Command chaplain assistant (front), attend a Boots to Business entrepreneur track Aug. 20 at the Joint Base San Antonio-Randolph Airman Family Readiness Center. Boots to Business is a three-step training program developed to introduce and train transitioning service members for business ownership. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Kenna Jackson)

JBSA-Fort Sam Houston hosts Special Olympics Equestrian Camp
August 29, 2013
Exceptional Family Member Program athletes and volunteers make their way back to the starting line after a race during a Special Olympics equestrian competition Aug. 13 at the Joint Base San Antonio-Fort Sam Houston Equestrian Center. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Alexandria Slade)

Memorials honor memory of 19-year-old
August 29, 2013
Joint Base San Antonio-Randolph members participate in a 5K run/walk in honor Josie Seebeck Aug. 19 at JBSA-Randolph.  (U.S. Air Force photo by Joel Martinez)

September events at JBSA-Randolph focus on suicide prevention
August 29, 2013

Warhawks gear up for Defender Cup tourney
August 28, 2013
Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland Warhawks varsity soccer head coach and player Nana Saahene stretches out before the team begins practice Aug. 20 at the Defense Language Institute English Language Center field. The Warhawks will compete in the Defender's Cup Varsity Soccer Tournament beginning Aug. 30 (Photo by Jose T. Garza III)

Air Force Basic Military Training - Honor Graduates for Aug. 30
August 28, 2013
USAF Basic Military Training Honor Graduate Ribbon, Air Force Awards and Decorations (enhance color), U.S. Air Force graphic, AFNEWS/PAND.  The JPG image is a stylized version whereas the EPS version is a two-dimensional line art illustration.

Navy team wins JBSA softball championships
August 22, 2013
The Navy Information Operations Command defeated the 149th Fighter Wing Gunfighters, 9-5,  Aug. 13 to become all-JBSA Intramural Softball Champions. (Photo by Jose T Garza III).

U.S. Army Institute of Surgical Research's Joint Trauma System named DOD Center of Excellence
August 22, 2013

Soldiers receive Purple Hearts
August 22, 2013
Gen. Daniel B. Allyn (left), commanding general of U.S. Army Forces Command, presents a Purple Heart medal to Pfc. Cicely Holmes during a ceremony at the Warrior and Family Support Center Aug. 13. She also received the Combat Medical Badge and Combat Action Badge. Holmes was injured July 23 while conducting a route clearance mission when her vehicle was struck by an improvised explosive device resulting in her combat injuries. Sgt. Stephen Jackel also received the Purple Heart. His vehicle struck an improvised explosive device while on patrol resulting in a double amputation while serving in Afghanistan in August 2011. (Photo by Robert Shields, Brooke Army Medical Center Public Affairs)

Largest dining facility in Defense Department named for combat medic veteran of three wars
August 22, 2013
(From left) Maj. Gen. Steve Jones, Army Medical Department Center and School commanding general, is joined by David Slagel, Princess Slagel-Bucshon, and AMEDDC&S Command Sgt. Maj. Christopher Walls, as they unveil the plaque designating Dining Facility No. 3 as the Sgt. 1st Class Wayne Slagel Dining Facility during a dedication ceremony Aug. 8. The plaque hangs at the entrance of the dining facility. (Photo by Esther Garcia, U.S. Army Medical Department Center & School Public Affairs)

59th MDW vice commander's departing thoughts
August 22, 2013
Col. James McClain

WWII bomber group vets reunite at JBSA-Randolph
August 22, 2013
Members of the 381st Bomb Group (Heavy) Memorial Association conclude their visit
to Joint Base San Antonio-Randolph with a luncheon hosted by Col. Gerald Goodfellow,
12th Flying Training Wing commander, Aug. 9 at the Randolph Parr Club. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Alexandria Slade)

JBSA deployment readiness centers update process
August 22, 2013
Curlie Alexander (right), 902nd Logistics Readiness Squadron alternate installation deployment officer, assists Maj. Jason Kelly, 359th Aerospace Medial Squadron flight surgeon, Aug. 7 during the Joint Base San Antonio-Randolph readiness center deployment line. (U.S. Air Force photo by Joel Martinez)

Labor Day safety to conclude CDOS campaign
August 22, 2013
SPANGDAHLEM AIR BASE, Germany -- Volunteers barbecue hotdogs for families of deployed members during the 52nd Force Support Squadron Airman and Family Readiness Center's Deployment Dinner Aug. 8 at the bowling alley pavilion. The volunteers were from the Spangdahlem Spouses and Enlisted Members Club, the organization which sponsored this deployment dinner. The dinner is open to all Spangdahlem members who currently have a family member deployed. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Daryl Knee/Released)

Former Brooke Army Medical Center wounded warriors picked for 2014 paralympics games
August 16, 2013
San Antonio Rampage sled hockey defenseman Rico Roman (left) is all smiles as he scores a goal on the Rampage’s goaltender, Jen Yung Lee (right), during a practice session July 31. Roman, Lee and Joseph Sweeney (not shown), have been selected to represent Team USA at the 2014 Paralympic Winter Games in Sochi, Russia from March 7-16, 2014. (Photo by Robert Shields, Brooke Army Medical Center Public Affairs)