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AFPC hosts Premier College Interns immersion into Air Force mission
June 24, 2019
Premier College Interns participate in an exercise during a three-day PCIP symposium in San Antonio May 29-31. Interns were given a scenario and asked to provide a course of action to the group. The PCIP is a 12-week paid intern program is designed to attract full time college students who are seeking a career in Air Force Civilian Service.

We are the Americas: Goldfein strengthens bonds, partnerships with Western Hemisphere air chiefs
June 24, 2019
Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. David L. Goldfein meets with El Salvador’s newly elected President Nayib Bukele. The meeting came as part of Goldfein’s participation during a three-day conference in San Salvador, El Salvador that brought together air chiefs from 21 countries in the Western Hemisphere to discuss a range of regional issues and to strengthen partnerships.

433rd AW C-5M Super Galaxy performs fly-by above Naval Air Station Corpus Christi
June 21, 2019
A C-5M Super Galaxy attached to the Air Force's 433rd Airlift Wing from Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland flies over Naval Air Station Corpus Christi as part of a demonstration for Training Squadron 35's Pilot for a Day program.

BAMC Pride Month observance celebrates LGBT community
June 21, 2019
Brig. Gen. George Appenzeller (left), Brooke Army Medical Center commanding general, and Sgt. Maj. James Brown (right), chief clinical noncommissioned officer, present Army Capt. Ellen Simpson with the San Antonio Pride Month proclamation and a token of appreciation June 19 during the BAMC Pride Month observance. Simpson is a perioperative registered nurse at BAMC.

Navy Recruiting District San Antonio welcomes new commander
June 21, 2019
Cmdr. Nicholas Gamiz (right) assumes command of Navy Recruiting District San Antonio during a change of command ceremony at the Alamo June 7. Gamiz, a Naval aviator, will be responsible for 217 Sailors and support personnel supporting 34 Navy Recruiting Stations and Navy Officer Recruiting Stations spread throughout 144,000 square miles of Texas territory.

METC physician assistant helps save life of man struck by lightning
June 21, 2019
A physician assistant from Joint Base San Antonio-Fort Sam Houston is being lauded for his efforts and quick action in helping to save a life of a man struck by lightning. Capt. Robert Blume, Medical Education and Training Campus Department of Combat Medic Training Officer in charge, Whiskey 2 training team, was on his way home from work on the evening of June 6 when he came upon a chaotic scene in his north San Antonio-area neighborhood.

Informational campaign at JBSA-Randolph focuses on PTSD studies
June 21, 2019
A federally funded, multi-institutional research group focused on combat post-traumatic stress disorder and related conditions in active-duty military members will soon conclude a monthlong informational campaign at Joint Base San Antonio-Randolph.
	A Mental Health Month initiative, the campaign of the South Texas Research Organizational Network Guiding Studies on Trauma and Resilience, also known as STRONG STAR, strives to raise awareness about the availability of participation in research studies testing treatments for PTSD, said Amanda Flores, STRONG STAR community outreach coordinator.

Feedback Fridays
June 21, 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.

Health Readiness Center of Excellence commander educates the educators
June 21, 2019
Maj. Gen. Patrick D. Sargent, U.S. Army Medical Department Center and School, Health Readiness Center of Excellence commanding general, entertains questions from a group of over 70 high school administrators, teachers and college professors visiting from across Wisconsin, Northern Illinois and Ohio sponsored by the Cleveland and Milwaukee U.S. Army Recruiting Battalions.

Regular medical checkups vital for men’s health
June 20, 2019
Studies indicate that women are much more likely than men to see a doctor for routine health checkups.
	One of the goals of Men’s Health Month, which is observed in June, is to close this gender gap by encouraging men and boys to seek regular medical advice and early treatment for disease and injury.

Keep summer safe with tips for cars, recreational vehicles
June 20, 2019
With summer around the corner the freedom to go on road trips, excursions on the lake, family fun on boats, camping sites galore, the list is endless.

Making the case for cross training
June 20, 2019
Sgt. 1st Class Jarrod Vining (right), noncommissioned officer in charge, Department of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, Tripler Army Medical Center, coaches Sgt. Dominic Falzarano, left, cash control NCOIC, TAMC Nutrition Care Department, during a Spartan Army Combat Physical Training course at the TAMC track in Honolulu April 17.

149th Force Support Squadron takes part in Home Station Readiness Training in California
June 20, 2019
Tech. Sgt. Shasta Pesquera, a member of the 149th Force Support Squadron, assembles a small shelter system during Home Station Readiness Training in California at March Air Reserve Base ‪June 17-2‬2. The small shelter system is a tent that can be used for lodging, fitness or recreation when hardened facilities are not available.

Sailors take center stage at San Antonio Missions baseball game
June 20, 2019
Navy Information Operations Command Texas presents the colors during a San Antonio Missions baseball game in honor of military appreciation night June 12.

CCAF sets end date for Professional Manager Certification
June 20, 2019
The Community College of the Air Force will no longer accept applications for the Professional Manager Certification program after Sept. 30, 2019.

Changes in GI Bill transfer benefits for National Guard members coming July 12
June 20, 2019
National Guard members will soon see changes to the program that allows them to transfer their Post-9/11 GI Bill benefits to their spouse or children that will limit the time frame they can initiate that transfer. Set to go in effect July 12, Guard members will need to have served six years before they can transfer benefits and they must transfer the benefits by the time they hit 16 years of service. Additionally, Guard members extend their enlistment contract by at least four years to transfer benefits.

The story of Mom & Pop: Air Force pioneers
June 19, 2019
(Courtesy Photo) Gwyneth and Robert Johnson when Robert was nominated for Outstanding Airman of the Year in 1970.

Soldiers compete in BAMC Best Medic Competition
June 18, 2019
Army 1st Lt. Samantha Frank low crawls during the Brooke Army Medical Center Best Medic Competition at Joint Base San Antonio-Camp Bullis June 12. BAMC Soldiers competed for the title of Best Medic during the grueling competition with included an obstacle course.

Army celebrates 244th birthday at JBSA-Fort Sam Houston
June 18, 2019
Cadences echoed across Fort Sam Houston as 2,000 Soldiers celebrated the 244th Army Birthday with an Army run, early June 13. Joining the Soldiers in a 3 1/2-mile run were Airmen from throughout JBSA, as well as civilians, friends and family members. The run is one of several events the Army units participated in to celebrate the Army's birthday on June 14.

Army Emergency Relief offers $2,500 relicensing aid for spouses
June 17, 2019
Janice Taylor, a representative from the Defense Finance & Accounting Service speaks with a potential candidate Sept. 19, 2018, during the Joint Base San Antonio-Fort Sam Houston, Texas,  Department of Defense Hiring Heroes Career Fair. Army Emergency Relief recently announced a new program that would reimburse spouses up to $2,500 for relicensing expenses, making it easier for them to continue their careers when they move to another state.