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Hatch Act limits political activities, even during telework
October 14, 2020
The Hatch Act's purpose is to ensure federal programs are administered in a nonpartisan fashion, to protect federal employees from political coercion in the workplace, and to ensure federal employees are advanced based on merit and not based on political affiliation.

Air Force recognizes Energy Awareness Month
October 13, 2020
Energy=Capability Energy Awareness Month 2020

DLIELC resumes mobile training teams after COVID-19 pause
October 13, 2020
The Defense Language Institute English Language Center is a world-renowned institution in the field of English Language Training with a mission is to teach, monitor and conduct the Defense English Language Program while providing a look into American culture.

Partnership brings movies, activities to technical trainees
October 13, 2020
U.S. Air Force Airman Basic Cali Mason (left) and Airman Basic Harry Torres-Guzman (right), both with the 343rd Security Forces Squadron, Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, play a game during movie and game night Oct. 9 at JBSA-Kelly Field Annex.

Voice Your Values: Voting assistance available on JBSA
October 12, 2020
Voting Assistance Offices are headquartered in JBSA Military & Family Readiness Centers and staff members are working hard to help all eligible voters raise their voices.

TRICARE Select enrollment fees for Group A retirees coming January 2021
October 12, 2020
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MEDCoE commander clarifies unit mission, lines of effort, priorities
October 9, 2020
A group of U.S. Army Soldier trainees conduct Army 68W Combat Medic training at Joint Base San Antonio-Camp Bullis Sept. 23. Soldier medics learn their trade through the U.S. Army Medical Center of Excellence at JBSA-Fort Sam Houston.

502d ABW commander unveils wing’s new Lines of Effort
October 9, 2020
U.S. Air Force Brig. General Caroline M. Miller, 502d Air Base Wing and Joint Base San Antonio commander, addresses the audience during a commander’s call Sept. 28, 2020, at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, Texas.

JBSA-Fort Sam Houston hosts National Night Out with ceremony, motorcade
October 9, 2020
Brig. Gen. Caroline Miller (left), JBSA and 502nd Air Base Wing commander, and Rear Adm. Cynthia Kuehner (right), Navy Medicine Education, Training & Logistics Command commander, render salutes at the start of the National Night Out ceremony at JBSA-Fort Sam Houston Oct. 6.

M&FRC classes can help keep Grinch in check during holiday shopping
October 9, 2020
Military families come together bringing with them many different traditions, styles of celebrating and methods of holiday shopping. A common thread for holiday planning is to begin saving early.

Air Force family suicide prevention training now available
October 9, 2020
Department of the Air Force family suicide prevention training is now available as a way to educate spouses, partners, adult family members, and loved ones on the signs and symptoms of suicide.

ARNORTH adjusts military wildland fire ground response operations in California
October 9, 2020
U.S. Marine Cpl. Andrew Cardens assigned to the 7th Engineer Support Battalion, 1st Marine Logistics Group, recovers fire hose while conducting wildland fire fighting operations Oct. 5 with National Interagency Fire Center personnel at the Creek Fire in the Sierra National Forest, California.

Feedback Fridays
October 9, 2020
If you have a question or concern, please send an email to jbsapublicaffairs@gmail.com using the subject line “Feedback Fridays.” Questions will be further researched and published as information becomes available.

JBSA First Sergeant Diamond Sharp Awards
October 8, 2020
The Diamond Sharp Award is sponsored by the Joint Base San Antonio First Sergeants Council and recognizes outstanding Airmen who continually exceed the standard to meet the Air Force mission.

Next-generation helmets keep Defenders lethal, ready
October 8, 2020
Airman Alex Orquiza, 71st Security Forces Squadron, wears the next generation of ballistic helmet during a door breaching exercise at Vance Air Force Base, Oklahoma, Sept. 15, 2020.

Hurricane Delta has 403rd Wing evacuating to JBSA-Lackland again
October 7, 2020
Robert Huth, Joint Base San Antonio transient alert marshaller, directs a WC-130J Hercules “Hurricane Hunter” weather reconnaissance aircraft from the 403rd Wing at Keesler Air Force Base, Mississippi, into a parking spot on the 433rd Airlift Wing ramp at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, Texas Oct. 6, 2020.

AFCEC space optimization efforts key to rightsizing facilities at installations
October 7, 2020
With help from the Air Force Civil Engineer Center, the Air Force is leaning forward to consolidate and reduce the facility footprint at installations across the enterprise.

AFPC receives Innovation Award for ‘Digital Airman’ initiative
October 7, 2020
The Air Force Personnel Center’s Innovation Cell and Robotics Process Automation Branch were awarded the 2019 Larry O. Spencer Innovation award in September 2020.

Air Force military ambassador program looking forward to Fiesta 2021
October 7, 2020
Air Force military ambassador program looking forward to Fiesta 2021 Ambassador Selection

SAMHS COVID-19 operations for Columbus Day
October 7, 2020
The San Antonio Military Health System is adjusting its COVID-19 drive-thru screening and testing hours of operation over Labor Day weekend.