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Legal education program opens doors to law school
September 24, 2019
Interested in pursuing a law degree and a career as an Army lawyer? The Office of the Judge Advocate General is now accepting applications through Nov. 1 from U.S. Army Lieutenants and Captains for the Army's Funded Legal Education Program.

JBSA ‘We Care Carnival’ highlights SHARP, equal opportunity and more
September 24, 2019
A Soldier answers a question about the Army SHARP program at the Frisbee booth.

Young blood recipient thanks donors personally
September 23, 2019
Jacob French, age 6, thanks Sgt. 1st Class Eduardo Perez for donating his blood during a blood drive Sept. 19 at the Military & Family Readiness Center that was hosted by the Joint Base San Antonio-Fort Sam Houston Exceptional Family Member Program and the Armed Services Blood Program.

Lincoln Military Housing residents have voices heard at JBSA- Fort Sam Houston housing town hall
September 20, 2019
Mike Mathews, Army Support Activity deputy manager, speaks to residents during a town hall focused on quality of life in housing at Joint Base San Antonio-Fort Sam Houston Sept. 18. Joining him at the table are (from left) Col. Sam Fiol, 502nd Force Support Group commander; Col. Pete Velesky, 502nd Air Base Wing vice commander; Lt. Gen. Laura Richardson, U.S. Army North commander; and Allyson McKay, Lincoln Military Housing Executive Director.

ACC commander discusses Sixteenth Air Force as new Information Warfare NAF
September 20, 2019
Gen. Mike Holmes, commander of Air Combat Command, announced that Sixteenth Air Force (16th AF) will be the designation for a new Information Warfare (IW) Component-Numbered Air Force (NAF).

Special night brings security forces, JBSA community together
September 20, 2019
National Night Out provides an opportunity each year for JBSA community members to interact with each other and first responders and to learn about various base agencies.

JBSA-Randolph physical therapy, family health clinics work together
September 20, 2019
Maj. Joanna Borawski, 359th Medical Operations Squadron physical therapist, stretches Capt. Luke Seaman, 435th Fighter Training Squadron instructor pilot, during a consultation Aug. 8, 2019 at Joint Base San Antonio-Randolph, Texas. Borawski and her team at the physical therapy clinic have been scrubbing family health physicians' calendars looking for patients who can be seen directly by her.

METC instructor selected as trainer for All Armed Forces Women’s Basketball Team
September 20, 2019
Capt. Kelsey Gebauer (back row, far right), Medical Education and Training Campus Physical Therapist Technician Program instructor at Joint Base San Antonio-Fort Sam Houston, worked as a physical therapist and trainer for the All Army Women’s Basketball Team that took first place at the U.S. Armed Forces Basketball Championships in June at Naval Station Mayport, Florida. Gebauer has been selected as the physical therapist and trainer for the All Armed Forces Women’s Basketball Team that will compete in the International Military Sports Council 7th Military World Games in Wuhan, China, Oct. 18-28.

Army North responds to Hurricane Dorian by staging forces, equipment
September 20, 2019
Lt. Gen. Laura Richardson, commander, U.S. Army North, talks to Soldiers during her visit with states leaders impacted by Hurricane Dorian at Homestead Air Reserve Base, Florida, Sept. 6. Army North helps protect the nation by coordinating active duty military support to state and federal partners during disasters.

Feedback Fridays
September 20, 2019
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.

Teleconferencing program gives Air Force dietitians a broader reach
September 19, 2019
Emily Newman, Air Force Tele-Medical Nutrition Therapy program manager, talks to members of the Air Force Tele-Health team at the Air Force Medical Readiness Agency via video teleconferencing equipment. The tele-MNT program uses a hub-and-spoke model that allows registered dietitian nutritionists to provide nutrition education to beneficiaries at installations that do not have an RDN. Newman also serves as RDN at the Joint Base San Antonio-Randolph Medical Clinic.

340th Flying Training Group hosts Congressional staffers
September 19, 2019
Nadia Islam and Gilbert Lafuente, staff members for U.S. Congressman Henry Cuellar (TX-28), stand on the wing of a T-6 aircraft during a tour of the 340th Flying Training Group Sept. 16, at Joint Base San Antonio-Randolph. The visit focused on total force integration between air reserve and active duty squadrons to accomplish the flying training mission.

Army South commander honors Chilean allies
September 19, 2019
Maj. Gen. Daniel Walrath, U.S. Army South commanding general, arrives at the Chilean Army Bicentennial Building in Santiago, Chile, Sept. 17 where he is greeted by the Honor Guard “Ganaderos” No. 1. Walrath traveled to Santiago where he joined other partner nation army leaders to celebrate Chile’s Independence Day and The Day of the Glories of the Chilean Army.

Operation Supplement Safety provides up-to-date information
September 19, 2019
Operation Supplement Safety, an ongoing program under the Consortium for Health and Military Performance at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, provides military service members and their families, healthcare providers, and leaders, up-to-date information about dietary supplements. Dietary supplements refer to any vitamin, mineral, botanical, amino acid, or substance taken by mouth and labeled on the front of the product stating it’s a dietary supplement.

Air Force fields new hiring process for new first sergeants
September 18, 2019
Air Force has removed the first sergeant from Developmental Special Duty and has implemented a new hiring process for new first sergeants. The new hiring process will simply be known as the First Sergeant Assignments Program.

149th Fighter Wing hosts SA meteorologist on Air Force anniversary
September 18, 2019
Master Sgt. David Romero, a crew chief assigned to the 149th Fighter Wing, Air National Guard, talks to San Antonio weather reporter Jeannette Calle at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland Sept 18. Local weather reporters conducted a live weather broadcast at JBSA-Lackland in honor of the Air Forces’ 72nd birthday.

149th Fighter Wing welcomes new vice commander
September 18, 2019
Col. Megan Erickson is the new vice commander of the 149th Fighter Wing at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland.

DOD launches new pain rating scale
September 18, 2019
The Defense and Veteran’s Pain Rating Scale

Air Force top Chaplain Corps’ NCO left the barre behind
September 17, 2019
Master Sgt. Angela Carter, JBSA-Lackland Religious Affairs Superintendent, meets with her staff of chaplain’s assistants at Gateway Chapel.  (U.S. Air Force photo by Sabrina Fine)

Learning to serve kids a healthier future
September 17, 2019
Teaching children at a young age to appreciate vegetables encourages healthy eating habits. September is National Childhood Obesity awareness month. (U.S. Air Force photo by Sabrina Fine)