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Texas A&M ROTC tours C-5M Super Galaxy
November 16, 2018
Lt. Col. Brandi B. King, 356th Airlift Squadron instructor pilot, describes C-5M Super Galaxy capabilities to a group of Texas A&M Reserve Officer Training Corps students and instructors at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, Texas Nov. 6, 2018.

Alamo Wing members, Military Working Dog pup observe Veterans Day at San Antonio school
November 15, 2018
Dolph Briscoe Middle School students and Reserve Citizen Airmen with the 433rd Aeromedical Evacuation Squadron accompanied by Tech. Sgt. Melissa Proscia (left), 433rd Airlift Wing command post, and TThunder, a puppy from the Military Working Dog Program, take a moment with students after the school’s 9th annual Veterans Day ceremony in San Antonio, Texas Nov. 9, 2018.

Contract opportunities attract small business representatives
November 15, 2018
Osvaldo Vela discusses Army contract opportunities with two local small business representatives during the Mission and Installation Contracting Command-Fort Sam Houston contracting office industry outreach event Nov. 7 at the University of Texas at San Antonio Procurement Technical Assistance Center in San Antonio. The event provided contracting guidance, briefings and breakout and match-making sessions with MICC contracting personnel. Vela is a contract specialist with the MICC-Fort Sam Houston contracting office at Joint Base San Antonio-Fort Sam Houston.

AFIMSC budget analyst survives storm; keeps mission going
November 15, 2018
AFIMSC budget analyst Scott Sheffield returned on temporary duty to San Antonio to keep the mission going in the right direction. (U.S. Air Force Photo by Ed Shannon)

MICC Field Directorate Office-Fort Sam Houston welcomes new director
November 15, 2018
Col. Jason Jefferis is the new director and principal assistant responsible for contracting for the Mission and Installation Contracting Command Field Directorate Office-Fort Sam Houston at Joint Base San Antonio-Fort Sam Houston. Jefferis assumed the position Oct. 22.

National Museum of the U.S. Air Force announces Ninth Annual Student Writing Competition
November 15, 2018
The National Museum of the U.S. Air Force holds an annual Air Force Heritage and History Writing Competition, providing students the opportunity to develop positive academic and character qualities and to showcase their writing talents while vying for scholarship funds.

Centering program brings moms, moms-to-be together
November 15, 2018
A group of moms discuss issues about their pregnancies during the Nov. 8 Centering for Pregnancy session at Wilford Hall Ambulatory Surgical Center on Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, Texas. The Centering program provides moms with information and resources designed to help them throughout every stage of their pregnancy. 
(U.S. Air Force photo by Daniel J. Calderón)

AETC announces 2018 flying training awards
November 15, 2018
Maj. Gen. Patrick Doherty, 19th Air Force commander, presents the Top Wing of Wings Award to Col. Corey Simmons, 71st Flying Training Wing commander, during the Air Education and Training Command Flying Training Awards Ceremony Oct. 26, 2018, at Joint Base San Antonio-Randolph, Texas. The award ceremony recognizes individuals, squadrons, groups and wings whose efforts have led to the highest levels of student production.

Advance assignments now available to Airmen deploying for 365-day Extended Deployments
November 14, 2018
Effective Nov. 1, active duty Airmen selected for an extended deployment may apply to receive an advance assignment up to 16 months prior to the projected Report Not Later Than Date of the assignment.

Steps to consider before appealing an Army evaluation report
November 14, 2018
There are factors to consider when deciding whether or not to appeal an evaluation report.

South Texas twins seek opportunity in America’s Navy
November 14, 2018
Petty Officer 1st Class Harold Dayse, leading petty officer assigned to Navy Recruiting Station New Braunfels, Navy Recruiting District San Antonio, speaks with future Sailors and twin brothers, Jack and James Lanier of Universal City, Texas, regarding the Navy’s Delayed Entry Program at the NRS during the twin’s 72-hour indoctrination process.  The Lanier brothers are seniors at Marion High School in Marion, Texas, and joined the Navy in the nuclear propulsion program which currently is awarding bonuses of up to $40,000.

Don't stand in line: TSA Precheck open to military, DOD civilians
November 14, 2018
All service members of all components of the armed forces and students at the armed forces' service academies are automatically enrolled in TSA Precheck. Their DOD ID numbers -- a 10-digit number that should be on the back of your Common Access Card -- serve as their Known Traveler Numbers.

Recruiting influencers tour C-5M Super Galaxy
November 14, 2018
Tech. Sgt. Eric K. Ganley, 68th Airlift Squadron flight engineer, talks with Lt. Col. Terrance J. Holmes, 332nd Recruiting Squadron commander, about the flight engineer station on a C-5M Super Galaxy Nov. 8, 2018 at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, Texas.

U.S. Army to roll out new Army Greens uniform
November 14, 2018
Soldier Models of the proposed Pink and Green daily service uniform display the outfits overcoat, as they render the hand salute during the National Anthem at Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, during the Army-Navy Game December 9, 2017.

UPDATE: Heating repairs to occur at JBSA-Fort Sam Houston CDC Nov. 14
November 14, 2018
JBSA-Fort Sam Houston Main CDC, Bldg 2530 heat issues continue.  Currently
seven of 12 classrooms have reached proper temperatures of 68 degrees and
will open immediately to single and dual military families first.  
If you don't fall into this priority, we ask that you please make alternate
arrangements at this time.  There is a good chance the entire center will be
reopened today, however there is no exact time as of now.

JBSA-Fort Sam Houston CDC Annex, Bldg 1720, heat has been restored and
building is heating towards proper temperatures.  Please contact the center
at 221-3835 beginning at 10 a.m. to determine what time the center will

Baskin Elementary students attend Starbase Kelly
November 14, 2018
Kathy Martin, Starbase Kelly director, uses soda cans to demonstrate air pressure properties to Mildred Baskin Elementary students at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, Texas Nov. 5, 2018.

94-year-old veteran continues to serve at 59th Medical Wing
November 14, 2018
Helen Wells, a 94-year-old assistant library volunteer for the 59th Medical Wing, poses for a photo in the Wilford Hall Ambulatory Surgical Center medical library. Wells has dedicated more than 50 years of service to the United States Air Force. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Kevin Iinuma)

Buffalo Soldiers honored at Veterans Day ceremony
November 13, 2018
Members of the Bexar County Buffalo Soldiers march into the San Antonio National Cemetery Nov. 11 for the annual Bexar County Buffalo Soldiers Commemorative Ceremony. Comprised of former slaves, freed men and Black Civil War veterans, the historic Buffalo Soldiers persevered through the most difficult conditions imaginable to become some of the most elite and most decorated units in the U.S. Army.

Volunteers drive exemplary patient care at 59th Medical Wing
November 13, 2018
Darlene Neubert, Step Saver carts driver of Wilford Hall Ambulatory Surgical Center on Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, Texas, prepares to go out to WHASC’s parking areas to pick up patients. Volunteers like Neubert, work in clinics and facilities throughout 59th MDW and give more than $1 million in free labor annually. 
(U.S. Air Force photo by Daniel J. Calderón)

Retiree Appreciation Day serves veterans, families
November 13, 2018
Retirees and their spouses learn about services available to them during a Retiree Appreciation Day event Nov. 3, 2018, at Joint Base San Antonio-Randolph, Texas. The event allowed military retirees and their spouses to get in touch with resources available to them and reinforced the partnership between JBSA and the retiree community. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Stormy Archer)