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Volunteers show commuters ‘We Care’ at JBSA-Lackland entry gates
December 19, 2019
37th Training Wing military and civilian members hold positive messages of support at base gates during the morning inbound commute as part of their new initiative, “We Care,” at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, Texas, Dec. 18, 2019. The initiative involved 37th Training Wing military and civilian members spending the morning at various gates letting each person know that they stand together in support of those struggling with depression and thoughts of suicide by holding a positive message of support and handing out over 400 candy canes. If you are struggling with thoughts of suicide, please go directly to the Mental Health Clinic or to your closest Emergency Room. You can also reach the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255.

Joint Chiefs chairman welcomes military's new top enlisted member
December 18, 2019
Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Mark A. Milley (left) administers the oath of office to the new Senior Enlisted Advisor to the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Ramon Colon-Lopez at Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall, Virginia, Dec. 13, 2019.

Leadership tackles housing issues at JBSA Town Halls
December 17, 2019
Brig. Gen. Laura Lenderman, 502d Air Base Wing and Joint Base San Antonio commander, and her leadership team, host a housing town hall Dec. 12, 2019 at the Fleenor Auditorium, JBSA-Randolph. These town halls here implemented to listen to concerns and update residents on the ongoing measures being taken to ensure safe and healthy homes at JBSA.

RED Alert: Update your Record of Emergency Data
December 17, 2019
Airmen should review and update their virtual Record of Emergency Data, or vRED, information annually, before deploying and each time they experience a major life change, such as marriage or divorce, permanent change of station or birth of a child.

Resourceful 502nd LRS munitions inspectors save time, money
December 17, 2019
David Dean, 502nd Logistics Readiness Squadron munitions inspector turns the handle on a collapsible reel while Kristofer Lastrapes, another munitions inspector, tightens the slack on the spool winder as cord goes into a counter on the team’s innovative design for revolutionizing the measuring of detonation and fuse cords at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland Medina Annex Dec. 3, 2019.

Anniversary of powered flight: The right move for the Wright Brothers
December 17, 2019
On Dec. 17, 1903, Wilbur and Orville Wright took their famous first flight in Kitty Hawk, North Carolina. After four years of experimentation, the brothers became the first to fly a "heavier-than-air machine with a pilot on board."

Air Force warns Airmen of e-cigarette risks
December 17, 2019
An Airman holds an electronic cigarette at Scott Air Force Base, Illinois, Aug. 13, 2014. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is investigating the more than 2,000 cases of e-cigarette, or vaping, product use associated lung injury that have occurred across the country. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Erica Crossen)

Safety travel tips for the holidays
December 16, 2019
The holiday season is a time for celebrating with family and friends.  Unfortunately it’s also a time for stress and fatigue.  Between traveling, planning and festivities, it’s easy to put safety on the back burner. So it is critical to incorporate risk management into our holiday routine.

Air Force updates 2020 developmental education processes, policies
December 16, 2019
Graphic with news lead information for Air Force 2020 officer developmental education procedures

Becoming a 'Pilot for a Day' with the 560th FTS
December 16, 2019
Jack Faught participated in Joint Base San Antonio’s Pilot for a Day program Dec. 12, 2019 at JBSA-Randolph. The Pilot for a Day program supports children with lifelong disabilities, providing them a once-in-a-lifetime experience in the life of a U.S. Air Force pilot by accompanying them through various units on base packed with personalized pilot experiences.

Air Force graduates first all non-prior service basic flight engineer class
December 16, 2019
Nine Airmen graduate from the Basic Flight Engineer Course at the 344th Training Squadron, Career Enlisted Aviator Center of Excellence, as the first-ever class comprised completely of non-prior service students at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, Texas, 13 Dec. These new aviators will go on to man crew position on aircraft responsible for monitoring and controlling aircraft systems, computing aircraft performance, calculating weight and balance and cross checking pilot actions.

During giving season, give blood
December 16, 2019
blood donation

Orientation session kicks off new year for EFMP
December 13, 2019
Illustration of the letters EFMP, which stand for Exceptional Family Member Program.

JBSA Proud Week Winter Cleanup takes place Jan. 6 - 10
December 13, 2019
Proud Week

The Holidays - The Most Wonderful (& Wasteful) Time of the Year!
December 13, 2019
Please remember to reduce your holiday waste

Be safe online this, every holiday season
December 13, 2019
The holiday season is a prime time for hackers, scammers and online thieves. While millions of Americans will be looking online for the best gifts and Cyber Monday deals, hackers will be looking to take advantage of weaknesses in shoppers' devices or connections in order to extract personal and financial information. Take extra precaution to defend against these attacks.

Therapy animals help Airmen cope with holiday stressors
December 13, 2019
Therapy Animals of San Antonio

World War II nurse turns 100, recalls war experiences
December 13, 2019
Freda Haworth Coate (front row, right) holds the Army Nurse Corps Association coin given to her by Lt. Col. Karen Santiago (back row, left) and Lt. Col. Teresa Shiels, both with the 228 Combat Support Hospital in San Antonio. The coin was given to Coate during her 100th birthday celebration Nov. 20 in Leander, Texas. Coate served in the U.S. Army Nurse Corps in World War II in the South Pacific from 1943-45.

Feedback Fridays
December 13, 2019
Feedback Fridays

Band of sisters reunite, rekindle a 40-year bond
December 12, 2019
Group photo of flight 3707th Squadron, flight W09, 1979