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FSS leaders tackle top issues, talk future support to Airmen and families
December 12, 2019
More than 220 force support officer and enlisted leaders gathered in Texas Nov. 18-22 at the 2019 FSS Leadership Training Workshop to help tackle big rock items impacting Airmen and families, and plan for future programs.

Keep the holiday season joyous, not dangerous
December 12, 2019
Approximately 400 fires occur annually involving Christmas trees according to the National Fire Protection Association, or NFPA, resulting in more than a dozen deaths and injuries and more than $10 million in property loss and damage. Short-circuiting tree lights are cited as the leading cause.

NRD-SA Sailors visit local school for Pearl Harbor remembrance program
December 12, 2019
Petty Officer 2nd Class Angelica Brown (left), community service coordinator assigned to Navy Recruiting District San Antonio, joined by NRD-SA’s assistant command career counselor, Petty Officer 1st Class Kamitria Delaney, reads to a first-grade class at Dorie Miller Elementary School as part of the school’s annual Pearl Harbor and Dorie Miller Remembrance Program.

Air Force Secretary: Time to move forward with Space Force
December 12, 2019
Air Force Secretary Barbara Barrett discusses establishment of a Space Force at the Ronald Reagan National Defense Forum, in Simi Valley, Calif., Dec. 7, 2019.

Trees for Troops brings Christmas to JBSA
December 12, 2019
Trees for Troops

Alamo Wing senior leaders, honorary commanders serve lunch
December 11, 2019
Honorary commander John Thurman, Heart of Texas Realty owner, Chief Master Sgt. Shana C. Cullum, 433rd Airlift Wing command chief, and Craig Veltri, Veltri Interests Inc. founder, plate meals at the Serve the Airmen event Dec. 7, 2019 at the Live Oak Dining Facility on Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, Texas.

Alamo Wing takes part in Texas National Guard response evaluation exercise
December 11, 2019
The Texas National Guard's 6th CERFP Task Force, which includes the 149th Medical Det-1 and Fatality Search and Recovery Team, participated in a response evaluation exercise Dec. 7, 2019, in Round Rock, Texas. The 6th CERFP is made up of Texas Air and Army National Guard members who may be called upon to assist first responders within FEMA region 6. These regions include Texas, Arkansas, Louisiana, Oklahoma and New Mexico.

Local Sailors honor Pearl Harbor survivor
December 11, 2019
Rear Adm. Tina Davidson, commander of Navy Medicine Education, Training and Logistics Command, speaks with William “Bill” St. John during a visit to Poet’s Walk in San Antonio Dec. 6 about his experience during the attack on Pearl Harbor.

2020 Air Force Marathon registration opens Jan. 1
December 10, 2019
The Air Force Marathon, presented by Northrop Grumman, USAA and Boeing, is scheduled for Saturday, Sept. 19, 2020. The Health & Fitness Expo is held at Wright State University’s Nutter Center and is scheduled for Thursday, Sept. 17, and Friday, Sept. 18. The event will also feature a Breakfast of Champions and Gourmet Pasta Dinner scheduled for Friday, Sept. 18. Get more information about the race at www.usafmarathon.com. (U.S. Air Force photo/Michelle Gigante)

37th TRW Command Chief: AIRMEN these days: Volume 1
December 10, 2019
Airmen 1st Class Washington celebrates Basic Military Training graduation with Chief Master Sgt. Stefan Blazier, 37th Training Wing command chief. Washington holds his 12-week-old daughter and kicks off his Air Force career.

AFIMSC innovation streamlines comptroller tasking process
December 9, 2019
Linda Alcala and her finance operations team launch an innovative tool today that will simplify management of AFIMSC Resources Directorate tasks to installation comptroller squadrons. (U.S. Air Force photo by Ed Shannon)

San Antonio’s electromagnetic defense partners continue building strategy for Alamo Region
December 9, 2019
Lt. Col. Eddie K. Stamper (center), Joint Base San Antonio-Electromagnetic Defense Initiative project officer, speaks with J.O. McFalls, McFalls Associates LLC, and Klaus Weiswurm, Innovation Technology Machinery chairman and an appointee to the U.S. Air Force Civic Leader Program, before the quarterly San Antonio Electromagnetic Defense meeting at Southwest Research Center Nov. 18.

Surgeon general reaffirms promise of quality care during DHA transfer
December 9, 2019
Col. Adrienne Ari, an optometrist at Landstuhl Regional Medical Center in Germany, performs an eye examination Sept. 19, 2019. In October 2018, the Army, Navy and Air Force started the process to transfer the administration and management of their military medical treatment facilities to DHA. Phase II of that transition was completed this fall with roughly half of the MTFs in the continental U.S. now under the DHA. All other hospitals and clinics, including those overseas, will follow suit by 2021.

733rd Training Squadron welcomes new commander
December 9, 2019
Col. James “J.C.” Miller, 433rd Operations Group commander, hands the 733rd Training Squadron’s guidon to Lt. Col. Seth W. Asay signifying the transition of command Dec. 7, 2019 at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, Texas.

Eagle Eyes program urges people to say something if they see something
December 9, 2019
In an effort to highlight the importance of reporting suspicious behavior, the Air Force Office of Special Investigations and security forces officials across the Air Force are urging all base personnel to remember: “If You See Something, Say Something.” If you “see something” that you know shouldn't be there, or someone's behavior doesn't seem quite right or is troubling, then “say something.” This type of reporting is part of an integrated base defense program called the AFOSI Eagle Eyes program.

Fixer upper project merges with new layout at JBSA-Randolph Library
December 6, 2019
The entrance way to the children’s area of the Joint Base San Antonio-Randolph Library, Texas, with new carpet and book bins Dec. 5, 2019. There will be new signage and nooks and crannies that will be quieter. “We’re just trying to improve service here and make people more comfortable,” said Diana Lisenbee, supervisory librarian.

JBSA-Randolph’s military service station leans on alternative fuel
December 6, 2019
Gentleman pumping gas into a government vehicle.

Warm hearts help keep students warm at annual 502nd FSG coat drive
December 6, 2019
Sgt. Maj. Danang McKay, 502nd Force Support Group command sergeant major, gives a personalized gift bag to a student at Wilshire Elementary School in San Antonio Dec. 4 as part of the Adopt a School program. To help ensure the students at the school are warm during the winter months, 502nd FSG volunteers collected coats, socks, and toys to give needy children as part of the program.

AETC Learning Wi-Fi Service begins roll out across the command
December 6, 2019
Airman 1st Class Christine Smith and Airman 1st Class Kaylie Cunningham, 364th Training Squadron electrical and environmental apprentice course students, remove and install an oxygen regulator on an F-15 Eagle at Sheppard Air Force Base, Texas, June 14, 2019. In an effort to expand learning opportunities for Airmen and enable training and education from any device, Air Education and Training Command has begun the Learning Wi-Fi Service project to install commercial wireless Internet across the command’s installations. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Pedro Tenorio)

JBSA group meets to address educational issues, plan education summit
December 6, 2019
A group of 29 Joint Base San Antonio members and parents discussed and brought forth ideas on how to address educational issues and challenges experienced by military school-age children and their families during a meeting at 502nd Air Base Wing Headquarters at JBSA-Fort Sam Houston Nov. 26.