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Military beneficiaries receive information, health screenings during BAMC Retiree Appreciation Day
October 24, 2018
A Brooke Army Medical Center staff member tests the grip strength of an attendee during the Joint Base San Antonio and Brooke Army Medical Center Military Retiree Appreciation Day Oct. 20 in the hospital’s Medical Mall.

FEDVIP is coming: Get to know dental and vision plans today
October 24, 2018
Eligible beneficiaries will have the opportunity to enroll in the Federal Employees Dental and Vision Insurance Program (FEDVIP) during Federal Benefit Open Season for coverage beginning in 2019.

Army Futures Command to become 'global command,' says its leader
October 24, 2018
Gen. John M. Murray, commander of U.S. Army Futures Command, speaks at the Army Futures Command activation ceremony in Austin, Texas, Aug. 24, 2018.

59th Dental Training Squadron hosts prosthodontics update course
October 24, 2018
A dental specialist smooths a dental mold during the surgical portion of the prosthodontics update course at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland. The seven-day curriculum provides advanced hands-on and didactic training for dental specialists.

JBSA Dermatology at the forefront of innovation in wounded warrior care
October 24, 2018
Members of the Joint Base San Antonio Laser Surgery and Scar Center team treat a burn scar patient with a carbon dioxide laser in Wilford Hall Ambulatory Surgical Center at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland.

Employees need to know, heed Hatch Act rules
October 23, 2018
The law restricting federal employees from engaging in certain political activities is in Title 5 of the United States Code, Sections 7321-7326, and Title 5 of the Code of Federal Regulations, parts 733 and 734, commonly referred to as the Hatch Act. It defines political activity as “an activity directed toward the success or failure of a political party, candidate for partisan political office or partisan political group.”

Air Force Installation and Mission Support Center seeks I-WEPTAC topic inputs
October 23, 2018
Organizers from the Air Force Installation and Mission Support Center are offering Airmen an opportunity to help shape the future of combat support by submitting topics for the third annual Installation and Mission Support Weapons and Tactics Conference. I-WEPTAC 2019 takes place April 1-10 in San Antonio.

Air Force extends high year of tenure for E-4s through E-6s
October 23, 2018
The Air Force is extending the high year of tenure for senior airmen through technical sergeants beginning Feb. 1, 2019.

Make fall safety a top priority: preventing workplace mishaps
October 23, 2018
Falls are 100 percent preventable.

Pilot instructor training "embraces change" through virtual reality
October 22, 2018
Lt. Col. Derek McCafferty (left) and Maj. Erik Jones, 99th Flying Training Squadron instructor pilots, prepare for a virtual flying training sortie Oct. 9, 2018, at Joint Base San Antonio-Randolph, Texas.  The 99th FTS, along with the 560th FTS, have integrated virtual reality simulators into the  pilot instructor training syllabus as part of an overall strategic effort to leverage emerging technology across the training enterprise.

Soaring Valor flight brings World War II veterans, high school students together for New Orleans trip
October 19, 2018
A World War II veteran holds his hand over his heart during the Pledge of Allegiance at the conclusion of a sendoff ceremony at the San Antonio International Airport Oct. 17 which saw 40 WWII veterans take off for a trip to New Orleans to visit the National World War II Museum. The Soaring Valor program, sponsored by the Gary Sinise Foundation, helped send the veterans and 40 high school Student companions from Dallas, to the museum.

Feedback Fridays
October 19, 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.

Fisher House hosts Appreciation Day luncheon
October 18, 2018
Fisher House

EMT Instructor course builds Air Force firefighters capabilities
October 18, 2018
EMT Course

Lincoln Military Housing opens Bark Park for four-legged friends
October 18, 2018
Lincoln Military Housing at Joint Base San Antonio-Fort Sam Houston now offers a place where four-legged friends can run and play. The Bark Park, located behind building 407, opened Oct. 2 during a ribbon-cutting ceremony at the park.

October reminds us the importance of good oral health
October 18, 2018
October is National Dental Hygiene Month and serves as a great opportunity to emphasize the importance of good oral hygiene.

USAISR pilot program provides training on burn care to deploying servicemembers
October 18, 2018
Maj. Allison Ferro, U.S. Army Institute of Surgical Research Burn Center chief of clinical education (left) and Patricia Colston, USAISR Burn Center nurse educator (right) prepare a patient mannequin used for training in the Clinical Pre-Deployment Training Pilot Program. The pilot program gives groups and teams of medical service members who are preparing for deployment the opportunity to train at the USAISR Burn Center, which is the sole facility within the Department of Defense that cares and treats burn patients who are active-duty and injured in combat, military dependents and non-military civilian emergencies.

Protect yourself, guard against mosquitos
October 18, 2018
Due to the recent heavy rains, the amount of mosquitos has increased at Joint Base San Antonio-Fort Sam Houston and JBSA-Camp Bullis. Brooke Army Medical Center Environmental Health Services members are conducting mosquito surveillance and request people don’t tamper with mosquito traps.

MHS Nurse Advice Line is only a call or click away
October 17, 2018
s of April 1, the MHS Nurse Advice Line expanded to include additional health care support services. The advice line is available by phone, web chat or video chat to beneficiaries who are anywhere in the world with a military treatment facility – including Guam, Puerto Rico, Cuba, South Korea, and Japan.

346th Test Squadron moves to new home
October 17, 2018
Col. Melissa Cunningham, 67th Cyberspace Wing commander, addresses attendees during a ribbon cutting ceremony at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland Oct. 15. The ceremony was hosted to welcome the 346th Test Squadron, Unified Capabilities Assessment Program team to its new home. The UCAP team provides Department of Defense Information Network Approved Products List testing of communications equipment before the equipment can be connected to the DODIN. UCAP is the only Air Force lab that provides DODIN APL testing and results are accepted DOD-wide.