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Alamo Wing Reservists participate in Swift Response 2019
July 8, 2019
Tech. Sgt. Daniel Johnson, 433th Contingency Response Flight communications specialist, attaches a panel to a Small Package Initial Communications Equipment unit during preparation for exercise Swift Response, June 8, 2019, at Ramstein Air Base, Germany. Exercises like these help prepare our Airmen for potential contingency scenarios. U.S. forces are engaged, postured and ready with credible forces to assure, deter and defend in an increasingly complex security environment.

Feedback Fridays
July 5, 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.

JBSA-Lackland lifeguards save Airman
July 3, 2019
Bailey Parker, Eric Medelez, Silvia Garcia and Savannah Delange, 502nd Force Support Squadron lifeguards, pose for a photo at the Warhawk pool,June 21, 2019, at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, Texas.

Heart of the Air Force beats strong with Unite
July 3, 2019
The 502nd Air Base Wing’s command section enjoy lunch during their resiliency day at Canyon Lake June 11, 2019. For the 502nd ABW command staff function, the UNITE program provided funding for the food, $5 per member.

JBSA presents flag to World War II POW, former Schertz mayor
July 3, 2019
Robert C. Bueker, a local retiree and former World War II prisoner of war laughs with First Lt. Christian Eberhardt, 502d Air Base Wing Public Affairs Officer at his home July 3, 2019. Bueker celebrated his 95th birthday a day early with the help of Joint Base San Antonio presenting him with a personalized letter from Col. Mark Robinson, commander of the 12th Flying Training Wing, and a flag that has been flown onboard an F-16 during 2017 support operations in Afghanistan. (U.S. Air Force photo by: Airman 1st Class Shelby Pruitt)

JBSA hosts 4th annual Western Hemisphere Exchange Symposium
July 3, 2019
Visiting foreign mission partners take notes during the 4th annual Western Hemisphere Exchange Symposium May 19-24 at San Antonio, Texas.

Army South hosts Chilean Army during bilateral staff talks
July 3, 2019
U.S. Army South hosted bilateral staff talks with Chilean army leaders June 24-28 at Joint Base San Antonio-Fort Sam Houston. Col. Darrin Bowser (left), Army South deputy chief of staff for logistics and the U.S. head of delegation for the staff talks, and Chilean army Col. Luis Cortes, the Chilean head of delegation sign an agreed-to-actions agreement between the two armies.

Houston Texans star Lamar Miller hosts football camp at JBSA-Randolph
July 3, 2019
Houston Texans running back Lamar Miller (left) hosted a football camp for about 150 Joint Base San Antonio-Randolph Air Force Base youth from the first through eighth grades July 1-2. Miller, who has been with the Texans for three seasons, led the football camp to help military children to learn the game of football and live healthier lifestyles.

Build-A-Backpack helps families overcome ‘money crunch’ when school starts
July 3, 2019
The Joint Base San Antonio Child & Youth Education Services School Liaison Office will help military families in financial need the week of July 22-26 when it accepts backpacks filled with school supplies for children in those families.

Understanding the Defense Personal Property System self-counseling process
July 2, 2019
Customers who self-counsel utilizing the Defense Personal Property System, or DPS, are reminded to print, sign and date the Application for Shipment and/or Storage (Department of Defense Form 1299) and Personal Property Counseling Checklist (DD Form 1797).

Air Force stands up Air Force Medical Readiness Agency
July 2, 2019
U.S. Air Force Surgeon General, Lt. Gen. Dorothy Hogg, speaks at the official activation of Air Force Medical Readiness Agency, at Defense Health Headquarters, Falls Church, Virginia, June 28, 2019.

Leader perspective: MICC positioned for future success
July 2, 2019
Brig. Gen. William M. Boruff is the commanding general of the Mission and Installation Contracting Command at Joint Base San Antonio-Fort Sam Houston, Texas.

Joint Base San Antonio officials host conference to establish ties with Native American tribes
July 2, 2019
Dr. Bryan Howard (second from right), Fort Sam Houston Museum curator, speaks about the history of Joint Base San Antonio-Fort Sam Houston during a tour of the Quadrangle for attendees of a tribal conference hosted by JBSA June 25-27. Representatives of three federally recognized Native American tribes attended the conference, whose purpose was to establish relations and to discuss issues and topics of concern between the tribes and JBSA officials.

BAMC treats patient impaled with firework; underscores need for safety
July 2, 2019
The majority of fireworks-related incidents are due to amateurs attempting to use professional-grade, homemade, or other illegal fireworks or explosives. In 2017, eight people died and more than 12,000 needed medical treatment due to these incidents.

Air Force officials announce certain tour length changes
July 2, 2019
Airmen stand in formation during a Military Training Leader course graduation ceremony at the Levitow Training Support Facility on Keesler Air Force Base, Mississippi, May 30. The MTL course is responsible for training approximately 120 MTLs per year. Those MTLs are then responsible for training approximately 30,000 Airmen in 49 different locations that fall under Air Education and Training Command.

688th Cyberspace Wing welcomes new commander
July 1, 2019
Col. Steven Anderson (right) accepts command of the 688th Cyberspace Wing from Maj. Gen. Robert Skinner, 24th Air Force commander, during the wing’s change of command ceremony at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland June 25. Col. Eric DeLange relinquished command of the 688th CW during the ceremony.

DOD to take over background checks by fiscal 2020
July 1, 2019
To gain a security clearance, potential employees spend a significant amount of time gathering personal information and entering it into an online web-based system.

BAMC offers new treatment option for certain types of tumors
July 1, 2019
Danielle Gonzales and Ric Torres, nuclear medicine technologists, demonstrate how the lutetium Lu 177 dotatate is administered to a patient in the Nuclear Medicine Department at Brooke Army Medical Center June 27. Nuclear medicine technologists are specially trained to administer radiopharmaceutical to patients.

Air Force BRAC program reaches innovation milestone
July 1, 2019
Christiana Hewitt, a BRAC environmental coordinator with the Air Force Civil Engineer Center's Base Realignment and Closure program, accesses GeoBase at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland June 20. A BRAC team developed and transferred geospatial data for 39 BRAC installations onto the Air Force GeoBase, which centralizes all geospatial data and utilizes modern information procedures and technology to display and query data quickly and accurately.

JBSA-Lackland child development centers receive re-accreditation
June 28, 2019
Stephanie Salazar, 502nd Force Support Squadron, child development program assistant, helps kids create a fire work painting, June 11, 2019, at the Gateway Child Development Center, Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, Texas.