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Finger on the Pulse: All about calling 911
October 4, 2018
Staff Sgt. Aleen Roby, noncommissioned officer in charge of dispatch with the 502nd Civil Engineer Group, responds to a 911 emergency call on Joint Base San Antonio-Randolph, Texas, Oct. 3, 2018. 911 dispatchers on base work out of the Emergency Control Center in building 237. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman Shelby Pruitt)

World War II aircrew member posthumously honored at JBSA-Fort Sam Houston
October 4, 2018
A portrait by Colin Kimball of Bobby J. Younger, with B-17 and Ball Belly Turret depicted. The family of Younger, a World War II bombardier killed in action in 1944, were presented with Younger’s military awards posthumously received from the Department of the Army.

Aerospace Ground Equipment vital to sustaining the 12th Flying Training Wing as the ‘Source of America’s Airpower’
October 4, 2018
Jonathan Beres, 12th Flying Training Wing aerospace ground equipment mechanic, inspects the serviceability of a New Generation Heater duct during routine maintenance Aug. 28, 2018, at Joint Base San Antonio-Randolph, Texas. Beres is part of a team that inspects, tests and maintains ground equipment that supports aircraft maintenance and flying training operations.

560th Flying Training Squadron talks teamwork, trust with UTSA women's basketball team
October 4, 2018
Members of the University of Texas San Antonio Women’s Basketball Team pose for a photo with Maj. Gen. Patrick Doherty, 19th Air Force commander, and members of the 560th Flying Training Squadron Sept. 25, 2018, at Joint Base San Antonio-Randolph, Texas. The UTSA Women’s Basketball Team visited JBSA-Randolph to speak to Airmen about the importance of teamwork and commitment. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Stormy Archer)

Air Force to finalize review process for non-deployable Airmen
October 3, 2018

USAISR civilian retires after 50 years of federal service
October 3, 2018
Col. (Dr.) Jerome Buller (left), commander of the U.S. Army Institute of Surgical Research at Joint Base San Antonio-Fort Sam Houston, presents Claudia Wood with a command coin Sept. 26 for 50 years of federal service. Wood, a supply technician at the USAISR, retired during an informal ceremony and potluck lunch Sept. 27.

59th Medical Wing hosts health fair, free screenings during Breast Cancer Awareness Month
October 3, 2018
Maria O’Berry, a mammographer in the Women’s Health Clinic at Wilford Hall Ambulatory Surgical Center on Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, prepares a “phantom breast” to calibrate the imaging equipment. The 59th Medical Wing is hosting a breast cancer awareness fair and routine walk-in mammogram screenings in October for Breast Cancer Awareness month.

Spurs take on injured warriors in wheelchair basketball at Center for the Intrepid
October 3, 2018
Members of the San Antonio Spurs take on injured service members in a friendly game of wheelchair basketball at Brooke Army Medical Center's Center for the Intrepid, Joint Base San Antonio-Fort Sam Houston, Oct. 1. The Spurs also toured the state-of-the-art CFI rehab facility before the game. The CFI provides rehabilitation for military members who have sustained amputation, burns or functional limb loss.

U.S. Army Institute of Surgical Research Burn Center nurses compete in ‘Dressing Wars’
October 3, 2018
The nurses at the U.S. Army Institute of Surgical Research Burn Center Intensive Care Unit were divided into teams to perform specific simulated wound care techniques on a staff member from their group during a staff development day at Joint Base San Antonio-Fort Sam Houston Sept. 14.

USAISR Headquarters and Headquarters Command Company welcomes new leader
October 3, 2018
First Sgt. Brittany Graham (left) takes the U.S. Army Institute of Surgical Research, Headquarters and Headquarters Company guidon from Capt. Cleveland Bryant Jr., USAISR company commander, during a change of responsibility ceremony at Joint Base San Antonio-Fort Sam Houston Sept. 28.

Military community learns about career and job opportunities at Hiring Heroes Career Fair
October 3, 2018
Employers meet with military members during the Hiring Heroes Career Fair at the Sam Houston Community Center at Joint Base San Antonio-Fort Sam Houston Sept. 19. More than 70 employers, from the private to the governmental sector, were present to showcase their employment opportunities, as well as scout America's best talent.

Need money yesterday? Explore better options
October 3, 2018
If faced with financial trouble, know that there is help for you. All Department of Defense ID cardholders can speak with a personal financial counselor at a Joint Base San Antonio Military & Family Readiness Center to help find answers to financial questions and learn about available options.

Evolving technology provides full-spectrum decision advantage to warfighters
October 2, 2018
Intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance Airmen participate in airborne training on a Rivet Joint, RC-135VW, aircraft during an exercise in the mid-1990s.

Registration open for AMEDDC&S Mission Thanksgiving
October 2, 2018
Mission Thanksgiving at JBSA-Fort Sam Houston started more than 20 years ago when area families and the installation chaplains joined to start a program providing an opportunity for Soldiers to take a break from training and enjoy a Thanksgiving within a family environment.

Commentary: Preventing suicide - starting with myself
October 2, 2018
There is no timeline on reaching out to someone in need and you can learn how to be more aware of the subtle signs shown by those at risk twelve months a year. You may be the one to save a life.

'Protect the Power' to enhance readiness and resilience during Energy Action Month
October 2, 2018
Energy Action Month 2018 Poster

Wilford Hall Ambulatory Surgical Center Urgent Care levels up; ER re-opens
October 2, 2018
59th Medical Wing personnel cut the ribbon to officially transition the Urgent Care Clinic to a Family Emergency Center at Wilford Hall Ambulatory Surgical Center on Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland Oct. 1. The FEC will provide 24-hour emergency care to all Tricare beneficiaries in the San Antonio area who would have been previously transferred to local facilities.

Military aids disaster response effort in aftermath of Hurricane Florence
October 1, 2018
Soldiers with the 74th Composite Truck Company, 129th Combat Support Sustainment Battalion, 101st Sustainment Brigade, 101st Airborne Division rest at Fort Bragg, North Carolina, Sept. 22, 2018. The soldiers have been conducting high-water rescue and relief operations in Lumberton, North Carolina. The soldiers deployed from Fort Campbell, Kentucky, to assist with the response to Hurricane Florence.

502nd ABW, JBSA commander signs 2018 Domestic Violence Awareness and Prevention Month proclamation
October 1, 2018
25. Joining Gen. Lenderman are (from left) are Chantelle Stoops, Family Advocacy Outreach Manager, JBSA-Lackland; Rose Padilla, Family Advocacy Program Assistance, JBSA-Lackland; Capt. Isaiah Jones, Family Advocacy Officer, JBSA-Lackland; Angela Nance Family Advocacy Intervention Specialist, JBSA-Randolph; Craig Hodge, Young Domestic Abuse Victim Advocate, JBSA; Jessica Reynolds, Family Advocacy Outreach Manager, JBSA-Fort Sam Houston; Irina Adams, Family Advocacy Intervention Specialist, JBSA-Fort Sam Houston; Stephanie Smith, Family Advocacy Officer, JBSA-Fort Sam Houston; and Chief Master Sgt. Heather Ransom, interim 502 ABW/JBSA Command Chief.

Deploying Airmen, families, main focus at Warrior Reception
October 1, 2018
LRS Reception