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25th AF vice commander visits Reserve C-5M wing
November 6, 2018
Lt. Col. Ryan A. Clark, 356th Airlift Squadron flight instructor, explains functions of the flight engineer station to Kenneth Dilanian III Nov. 2, 2018, at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, Texas.

MICC successfully closes FY18, looks forward to new fiscal year
November 6, 2018
Brig. Gen. Bill Boruff addresses those in attendance during an October ceremony at Joint Base San Antonio-Fort Sam Houston, Texas. Boruff is the commanding general of the Mission and Installation Contracting Command at JBSA-Fort Sam Houston.

BMT curriculum changes focused on inspiring, developing Airmen
November 6, 2018
A major change in body and mind is coming to the way Basic Military Training transitions civilians into Mach-21 Airmen. The changes, which start Sept. 4 and will increase the time trainees spend at BMT from 7.5 to 8.5 weeks, are being made in an effort to better develop the next generation of Airmen with an increased focus on and by modeling four lines of effort including readiness and lethality, airmanship, fitness and a warrior ethos. With readiness being one of the Air Force’s top priorities, the need to ensure Airmen are better prepared to support both the Air Force mission and that of joint combatant commanders is being addressed through a revamped expeditionary skills and weapons training curriculum.

Fort Campbell Soldiers deployed at JBSA-Fort Sam Houston for Operation Faithful Patriot
November 5, 2018
Soldiers assigned to 101st Sustainment Brigade, 101st Airborne Division, receive briefings while deployed in support of Operation Faithful Patriot at Joint Base San Antonio-Fort Sam Houston Nov. 1. As directed by the Department of Defense through Army headquarters, the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) and Fort Campbell are deploying Soldiers, equipment and resources to assist Department of Homeland Security along the southwest border. Military personnel will provide a range of support including planning assistance, engineering support, and logistics and transportation support.

Soldiers, Airmen train at JBSA-Lackland for Operation Faithful Patriot
November 5, 2018
Capt. Brian Ford, commander of the 41st Route Clearance Company, 4th Engineer Battalion, 36th Engineer Brigade, speaks to his Soldiers during de-escalation of force scenario training as part of Operation Faithful Patriot at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland Oct. 31. Soldiers are deploying in support of Operation Faithful Patriot in order to assist the Department of Homeland Security and Customs and Border Patrol officers along the south-western border of the U.S. and Mexico.

Joint Base San Antonio among units supporting Department of Homeland Security along southwest border
November 5, 2018
U.S. Northern Command

Special Warfare Training Wing wetsuits provide new capabilities to local EMS teams
November 5, 2018

Alpha Warrior final battle returns to San Antonio Nov. 17
November 5, 2018
The 2018 Alpha Warrior Final Battle will feature the first ever inter-service competition with Airmen, Soldiers and Sailors competing Nov. 17 at Retama Park in Selma, Texas.

Preparedness is key when responding to emergencies
November 3, 2018
Joint Base San Antonio Fire Emergency Services hosted a Rescue One course at JBSA-Randolph from Oct. 22 to Nov. 15.

Never fly faster than your guardian angel can maintain your equipment
November 2, 2018
Lt. Col. Lee Glenn and 1st Lt. Nick Donato present a custom plaque to members of the 12th OSS’ aircrew flight equipment shop

Feedback Fridays
November 2, 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. Questions are collected during commander's calls, town hall meetings and throughout the week. If you have a question or concern, please send an email to RandolphPublicAffairs@us.af.mil using the subject line "Feedback Fridays." Questions will be further researched and published as information becomes available.

Air Force Aid Society provides record $6 million in hurricane relief to Airmen
November 2, 2018
The Air Force Aid Society has provided more than $6 million in hurricane disaster and relief assistance to airmen and their families across the Florida Gulf region following the aftermath of Hurricane Michael.

TRICARE updates dental, vision plans
November 2, 2018
Beginning Jan. 1, the Federal Employees Dental and Vision Insurance Program will replace the current TRICARE Retiree Dental Program and affect approximately 150,000 beneficiaries in the Joint Base San Antonio area.

Navy recruiter in the spotlight: looking to be a leader in America’s military
November 2, 2018
Petty Officer 1st Class Vincent Barnes (right), assigned to Navy Recruiting Station New Braunfels, Navy Recruiting District San Antonio goes over the 30-day recertification process with future Sailor Noah Wilson of Cibolo, Texas. Barnes the Navy in 2009. Wilson is a 2015 graduate of Steele High School and will be shipped to Recruit Training Command in November with follow-on training as a construction mechanic.

JBSA-Lackland civilian honored with 2018 Visionary Leadership award
November 1, 2018
Kathleen A. Carraway

On 100th anniversary of Armistice Day, tributes to veterans abound in S.A.
November 1, 2018
2018 marks the Centennial Commemoration of the end of World War I on November 11, 1918. The theme for the 2018 Veterans Day Poster is: “The War to End All Wars” and features a poppy and barbed wire.

Naval Medical Research Unit San Antonio honors researcher
November 1, 2018
Capt. Michele Kane (left) , Naval Medical Research Unit San Antonio executive officer, and Capt. Thomas Herzig (right), NAMRU-SA commanding officer, present Leasha Stygler (center),with the Tammy Hess Maestas award for Excellence in Laboratory Research.

Key Spouses dedicated to helping Airmen, families feel connected
November 1, 2018
The Air Force Key Spouse Program is an official Air Force Unit Family Readiness Program that is designed to enhance readiness, strengthen personal/family resilience and help foster a sense of community among Airmen and families.

AFIMSC helps Tyndall get back in the fight
November 1, 2018
Airmen from 823rd RED HORSE Squadron at Hurlburt Field, Fla., perform structural repairs at the gas station Oct. 22 at Tyndall Air Force Base, Fla., after Hurricane Michael. Multiple major commands have mobilized relief assets in an effort to restore operations after the hurricane caused catastrophic damage to the base.

Awareness raised through Black Eye Campaign
October 31, 2018
Master Sgt. Navon Martin, Mental Health Clinic flight chief receives a faux black eye and neck trauma Oct. 26 during the Black Eye Campaign at Wilford Hall Ambulatory Surgical Center on Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland. During the campaign, volunteers simulated a black eye or other sign of trauma to see who would ask them about their “injury” in an effort to raise awareness of domestic violence.