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U.S. Army North commanding general briefs Soldiers supporting Operation Faithful Patriot
October 31, 2018
Army Lt. Gen. Jeffrey Buchanan, U.S. Army North (Fifth Army) commanding general, briefs newly arrived Soldiers from 4th Infantry Division, Fort Carson, Colo., and Fort Knox at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland Oct. 31. The Soldiers are in Texas in support of Operation Faithful Patriot, which is a Department of Defense operation in support of the Department of Homeland Security and, Customs and Border Patrol in order to provide national security at the nation’s southern border.

JBSA-Lackland supports troops heading for Operation Faithful Patriot along border
October 31, 2018
Air Force Staff Sgt. Michael Harrison, 502nd Logistics Readiness Squadron, passenger service NCOIC, directs a HMMMV from the back of a C-130 Hercules in support of Operation Faithful Patriot at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland AFB Oct. 29. The C-17 Globemaster III and C-130 aircrews provided strategic airlift to Headquarters Company, 89th Military Police Brigade, who are deploying Soldiers, equipment and resources to assist the Department of Homeland Security along the southwest border.

Air Force Civilian Service hosts job fair
October 31, 2018
JBSA hiring event Oct. 31, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Omni San Antonio Hotel.

Are you Army Fit?
October 31, 2018
The main purpose of the Army Combat Fitness Testis twofold. First, the test ensures soldiers are ready for combat. Second, preparation for the test improves physical fitness as it relates to injury prevention. Beginning October 2020, all soldiers will be required to take the six-event "gender- and age-neutral" ACFT. The new fitness evaluation is designed to prepare soldiers for the rigors of combat while improving Army readiness.

‘Pumpkin Patrols’ set for wingman duty on Halloween evening
October 31, 2018
Lackland Youth Programs will host a Trunk-r-Treat event for all ages on Wednesday, Oct. 31 from 6-8 p.m.

Joint Base San Antonio activates 502d Civil Engineer Group
October 30, 2018
U.S. Air Force Brig. Gen. Laura L. Lenderman, 502d Air Base Wing and Joint Base San Antonio commander, presents the 502d Civil Engineer Group guidon to Brenda L.  Roesch as she takes command during an activation ceremony Oct. 25, 2018, at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, Texas.

Air Force Cryptologic Office evolves ISR training for today’s tech savvy Airmen
October 30, 2018
The Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance Airmen in today’s Air Force are much more technologically savvy than their predecessors, and the Air Force Cryptologic Office at Twenty-Fifth Air Force is revolutionizing the way modern Airmen learn to win the fight.

AMEDDC&S Headquarters Support Company donates 400 pounds of food to needy families
October 30, 2018
Sgt. 1st Class Lemuel E. Rodriguez (right)) from the Army Medical Department Board, helps Adam Limon from the San Antonio Food Bank unload food items donated by Army Medical Department Center & School Health Readiness Center of Excellence. In total, more than 700 pounds were donated to the San Antonio Food Bank.

Silent Warriors honored at Twenty-Fifth Air Force Remembrance Ceremony Day
October 30, 2018
During the Twenty-Fifth Air Force’s Remembrance Ceremony at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland Sept. 28, a C-5 aircraft from the 433rd Airlift Wing flies over while U.S. Air Force Maj. Gen. Mary O’Brien, Twenty-Fifth Air Force commander, speaks about the organization’s losses during its 70 Years in the Fight.

2018 Health-Related Behaviors Survey helps shape military health
October 30, 2018
Individuals across both active duty and reserve components will be randomly selected to complete the 2018 Health-Related Behaviors Survey. Information and data from the results helps shape health policies and programs to improve force health and readiness.

Helping infants sleep safely
October 29, 2018
October is Sudden Infant Death Syndrome Awareness Month. Pediatricians make it a point to discuss how SIDS can be prevented at all newborn and infant wellness visits.

Feedback Fridays
October 26, 2018
Feedback Fridays is a weekly forum that aims to connect the 502d Air Base Wing with members of the Joint Base San Antonio community.

JBSA Defenders emerge as back-to-back Battle of Badges champs
October 26, 2018
Airman 1st Class Jared Tajalle, 902nd Security Forces Squadron patrolman, and fellow 902nd SFS members pull a fire truck Oct. 20, 2018, during the final challenge of the 2018 Battle of the Badges at Eberle Park, Joint Base San Antonio-Randolph, Texas. Battle of the Badges takes place each year to build camaraderie, espirit de corps and cohesion among JBSA first responders through various competitive challenges taken from their daily missions.

'Operation Home Cooking': Take a trainee home for the holidays
October 26, 2018
San Antonio area families can express their warmth and hospitality to Airmen and trainees at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland by allowing them an opportunity to enjoy a holiday meal and family atmosphere through “Operation Home Cooking.”

‘Exemplifying Pride in Our Service and Heritage’
October 26, 2018
Assigned to the 45tst Flying Training Squadron in Pensacola, Florida is a T-1A Jayhawk with a paint scheme to resemble a WWII B-26 Marauder bomber, parked in front of Randolph Air Force Base Operations, Texas, October 5, 2018. The 451st FTS requested to have the original color, markings and insignia to match that which the 322nd Bomb Group applied to their 451st Bomb Squadron B-26 fleet for the D-Day bombings. (U.S. Air Force photo by Sean Worrell)

There’s an app for that? JBSA designs 'Find My Ride' app for buses
October 26, 2018
TSgt. Justin Hartley, 502d Logistics Readiness Squadron Vehicle Operations Support supervisor, showcases a preview of the Joint Base San Antonio “Find My Ride” app Sept. 9, 2018 on JBSA-Lackland. This app was created to enhance JBSA shuttle passenger’s experience by keeping them informed on the bus routes and delays. (U.S. Air Force photo by: Airman Shelby Pruitt)

U.S. Air Force Band of the West mentors next generation
October 25, 2018
Airmen 1st Class Michael Steiger and Bradley Robinson, U.S. Air Force Band of the West, perform for Villarreal Elementary students Oct. 17, 2018, at San Antonio, Texas.

MFLCs provide support and build resiliency
October 25, 2018
October is Mental Health Month.

Enlisted Heritage and Training Complex uses the past to teach the present
October 25, 2018
Air Force Master Sgt. Justin Bosh, 72nd Security Forces Squadron, Tinker Air Force Base, Okla., explains part of an exhibit to his daughter at the Security Forces Museum Foundation at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, Texas, Oct. 19, 2018. The artifacts on display have come from multiple sources to include former Airmen and other museums that have closed, as well as the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio.

Echo Company and Defense Language Institute provides a pathway to an Army career
October 24, 2018