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Civilian developmental education, strategic leader program application window opens Jan. 13
November 21, 2019
Timeline graphic for AY21 CDE and FY21 CSLP/ESEP

"Developing Mach-21 Airmen" podcast explains IAAFA's Classroom of the Future
November 20, 2019
The "Developing Mach-21 Airmen" podcast provides visibility on emerging issues in the recruiting, training, education and development of Total Force Airmen, as well as impactful insight on leadership and lessons learned from the field through conversations with subject matter experts and leaders, in an easy-to-listen to format available on demand.

U.S. Army Installation Management Command welcomes new command sergeant major
November 20, 2019
Command Sgt. Maj. Joe Ulloth assumes responsibility as the U.S. Army Installation Management Command Sergeant Major. The change-of-responsibility ceremony took place at Joint Base San Antonio-Fort Sam Houston Nov. 19.

ESGR presents awards to employers
November 20, 2019
Col. Terry W. McClain, 433rd Airlift Wing commander; Lauren Earl, counselor; Airman 1st Class Shamia Coleman, 433rd Medical Squadron public health; Kellye Jackson, counselor; Monica Garcia, director of guidance and counseling; and Chief Master Sgt. Shana C. Cullum, 433rd AW command chief, pause for a moment following the ESGR Salute to Employers Awards luncheon Nov. 13, 2019 in San Antonio.

DOD funds firefighting foam research for a PFAS-free alternative
November 20, 2019
Aqueous film-forming foams, or AFFF, rapidly extinguish fuel fires, but they contain PFAS, which stands for per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances. Some PFAS pollution stems from the use of firefighting foams.

JBSA hosts Air Installations Compatible Use Zones Open House
November 20, 2019
Joint Base San Antonio leadership hosted the 2019 Air Installations Compatible Use Zones (AICUZ) Open House Nov. 14 at Port San Antonio, where the most recent study was released.

Eating right will improve ACFT score, says Army dietitian
November 20, 2019
Soldiers assigned to 1st Armored Division receive meals during the Iron Focus exercise. In addition to physical exercise, proper nutrition plays a major role in overall health, fitness, and training for the Army Combat Fitness Test, says an Army dietitian.

Air Force says CBD products not ok to use, may cause positive drug test
November 19, 2019
Cannabidiol (CBD) oil and related products are prohibited under the Uniform Code of Military Justice and Air Force Instruction 36-3208. Because of this, military service members should avoid using any product with CBD as it could result in a positive drug test.

CID seeks military police investigators to join warrant officer ranks
November 19, 2019
As the U.S. Army's primary criminal investigative organization and the Department of Defense's premier investigative organization, the U.S. Army Criminal Investigation Command, commonly known as CID, is responsible for conducting criminal investigations in which the Army is, or may be, a party of interest.

Project NEXUS: Empowering the Air Force’s digital talent
November 19, 2019
Project NEXUS students attend the course welcome event at the AFWERX-Austin hub, Texas, July 8, 2019. Designed by the Air Education and Training Command Technology Integration Detachment, the beta test program was designed to fuel organic technology problem solving efforts for Airmen in their day-to-day workplaces. (Air National Guard Photo by Staff Sgt. Jordyn Fetter)

'War for Talent' to be factor in future fights, says task force director
November 19, 2019
The 205th Military Intelligence Battalion, prepares to execute the passing of the Battalion colors from Lt. Col. Wayne E. Prince, outgoing commander, to Lt. Col. Scott H. Starr, incoming commander, during a change of command ceremony at historic Palm Circle on Fort Shafter, Hawaii, June 27. Through the new Army Talent Alignment Process, the Battalion Commander Assessment Program, or BCAP, will change the way officers are selected for command positions moving forward.

Excess ARNORTH computer equipment provides educational opportunities
November 18, 2019
Army Staff Sgt. Marvin Tyler Nelson and Sgt. 1st Class Eugenio Moya, U.S. Army North, pack computers for transport to Wilkinson County High School in Woodville, Mississippi. The computers are being donated to the school through the Department of Defense’s Computers for Learning program.

Air Force Art Contest offers chance to showcase creativity
November 18, 2019
The contest, part of the Air Force’s arts and crafts program managed by AFSVC, runs through Nov. 30, and is open to all authorized patrons of Air Force morale, welfare and recreation programs.

Texas Civil Air Patrol units tour C-5M, units
November 18, 2019
Maj. Matt Menendez, 68th Airlift Squadron pilot, talks to Civil Air Patrol cadets about the C-5M Super Galaxy landing gear to Civil Air Patrol cadets Nov. 6, 2019 at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, Texas (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Lauren M. Snyder)

340th FTG welcomes group's first airman basic, honors Air Force heroes
November 18, 2019
340th FTG welcomes new Airman

For 50 years, Sweetwater stylist beautifies Randolph ladies
November 15, 2019
Lucy Richardson started working in the Randolph Air Force Base beauty salon 50 years ago and overcame prejudices of the time.

Homeland Defense: our nation’s new frontline
November 15, 2019
"We collaborate with joint, inter-agency, and international military partners to achieve protection in-depth, across the globe, within the approaches to the homeland, as well as inside the nation’s borders." Lt. Gen. Laura Richardson, U.S. Army North commanding general, speaking on Homeland Defense at the Association of the United States Army conference.

NRD San Antonio spouses join America’s Navy
November 15, 2019
Petty Officer 3rd Class Christian Brown (left) rejoined America’s Navy as a Reservist during an enlistment ceremony held at Navy Recruiting District San Antonio headquarters Oct. 16.  Brown first entered the Navy in 2013 serving four years and will be assigned to Navy Operations Support Center San Antonio. He is joined by his wife, Petty Officer 2nd Class Angelica Brown, the NRD San Antonio community relations coordinator.

343rd Training Squadron Airmen volunteer at Veterans Day event
November 15, 2019
Staff Sgt. Victor Medina-Ornelas, 343rd Training Squadron Block One Instructor, shakes the hand of a veteran at a Veterans Day ceremony at Legend Oaks Healthcare and Rehabilitation in San Antonio Nov. 8.

Despite decline in usage, smoking remains a major health hazard
November 15, 2019
Image of lit cigarette with a stop sign.