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San Antonio twin brothers strengthen bond by joining Navy together
September 29, 2020
Twin brothers Kalvin (left) and Kelvin Rodriguez Rivera of San Antonio entered the Navy’s Delayed Entry Program and are making preparations to attend recruit training to become naval aircrewmen.  The brothers, who are seniors at Highlands High School, were recruited by Petty Officer 2nd Class Brandon Rodriguez of Navy Recruiting Station Southeast San Antonio.

JBSA-Randolph lifeguards come to the rescue – but not at pool
September 28, 2020
(From left) Lifeguards Maiah Kuzan, Samuel Landreth, Dominic Mercado, Blake Mai and Matthew Oakland hold coins they received at the 502nd Air Base Wing Commander’s Staff meeting at Joint Base San Antonio-Fort Sam Houston Sept. 24. The lifeguards were recognized for their actions taken in putting out a fire in JBSA-Randolph base housing. The individuals, who were cleaning the pool for the end of season, saw the smoke from housing, called 911, rushed over to warn the family and put out the fire prior to the fire department arriving on scene.

Understanding depression in a time of COVID-19
September 28, 2020
The National Institute for Mental Health defines depression as a common but serious mood disorder that negatively affects how you feel, think, and handle daily activities such as sleeping, eating, and working.

'The Air Force Starts Here' podcast highlights AFCLC Language, Regional Expertise and Culture Symposium
September 28, 2020
"The Air Force Starts Here" is Air Education and Training Command's professional development podcast. The professional development podcasts are designed to help communicate and inform Total Force Airmen across the globe on relevant, timely topics related to the recruiting, training, education and development fields and can be listened to on the government network on the AETC website, or via mobile application as well as on Apple Podcasts (iTunes). For Android or Google mobile users, the podcast can be found on their favorite third-party podcast phone application. (U.S. Air Force graphic / 1st Lt. Robert Guest)

A Gold Star to remember for 433rd AW member
September 27, 2020
Tech. Sgt. Joseph Perez, 26th Aerial Port Squadron ramp services supervisor, visits the grave of his father Sept. 25, 2020, with his family at Fort Sam Houston Cemetery, San Antonio, Texas. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Samantha Mathison)

Fourth Air Force commander tours 433rd Airlift Wing
September 25, 2020
Brig. Gen. Jeffrey T. Pennington, 4th Air Force commander, meets with several 433rd Airlift Wing Airmen in the 433rd Maintenance Group Sept. 23, 2020 at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, Texas.

MICC procurement analyst earns spot in University of Maryland program
September 25, 2020
Veronica Limon was selected by the Office of the Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Army for Procurement to participate in the University of Maryland Global Campus Graduate Certificate Foundations of Business Analytics Program, which got underway Sept. 23.

Feedback Fridays
September 25, 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.

12th FTW protocol chief recognized by AETC commander
September 24, 2020
Award for Civilian Achievement

Be THAT sergeant: Celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month
September 24, 2020
Staff Sgt. Soleine Izquierdo, international student manager at the Inter-American Air Forces Academy on Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, knew joining the military would make her parents proud.

JBSA discontinues ‘For Official Business Only,’ changes to HPCON BRAVO PLUS
September 24, 2020
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Run with the Chief brings JBSA teammates together
September 24, 2020
U.S. Air Force Chief Master Sgt. Wendell Snider (left), 502nd Air Base Wing and Joint Base San Antonio command chief, meets with participants for a three-mile run Sept. 22, 2020, at JBSA-Fort Sam Houston, Texas.

433rd Airlift Wing Airmen help San Antonio combat spread of COVID
September 24, 2020
Tech. Sgt. Juan Vazquez Garcia, 433rd Medical Group, processes a COVID-19 positive case report as a case investigator at the Bexar County COVID-19 Operations center in San Antonio, Texas Sept. 17, 2020.

Don’t overlook the signs: Suicide prevention is everyone’s responsibility
September 24, 2020
For information on suicide prevention, visit the Air Force Wingman Online Suicide website at www.wingmanonline.org/Home or call 866-66-1020.

Fire Prevention Week: ‘Serve Up Fire Safety in the Kitchen!’
September 24, 2020
Joint Base San Antonio Fire Emergency Services is teaming up with the National Fire Protection Association, or NFPA – the official sponsor of Fire Prevention Week for more than 90 years —to promote this year’s Fire Prevention Week campaign titled “Serve Up Fire Safety in the Kitchen!”

Navy Recruiting District San Antonio earns Bronze ‘R’ Award
September 24, 2020
Cmdr. Nicholas Gamiz (right center), Navy Recruiting District San Antonio commanding officer, is joined by (from left) Command Master Chief Francisco Valdovinos, Cmdr. Michael Files, and Master Chief Matthew Maduemesi, along with the 2004 Navy Recruiting Command’s Bronze “R” Award at NRD-SA headquarters at Joint Base San Antonio-Fort Sam Houston.  The NRD was awarded the Bronze “R” by the Navy Recruiting Command for its performance during the first half of fiscal year 2020.

DOD anticipates significant troop reduction in Afghanistan
September 24, 2020
A crew member assigned to the scans his sector while providing security during a flight aboard a CH-47 Chinook helicopter during a fly-to-advise mission Dec. 14, 2019, in Southeastern Afghanistan.

ARNORTH adjusts COVID-19 operations as demand for federal military support decreases
September 23, 2020
U.S. Army Reserve Soldiers assigned to Urban Augmentation Medical Task Force-7452, mobilized from San Diego, Calif., arrive in San Antonio, Texas, July 27, 2020. The UAMTF-7452 is supporting DHR Health in Edinburg, Texas as part of the Department of Defense support to the Federal Emergency Management Agency response to COVID-19.

Army North Caisson horses get visit from the farrier
September 23, 2020
Rodney "Skip" Burgess, a farrier, resets the shoe of U.S. Army North Caisson horse Munemori at the Fort Sam Houston Caisson stable at Joint Base San Antonio-Fort Sam Houston Sept. 21.

School Liaison Program focus of latest 'The Air Force Starts Here' podcast
September 23, 2020
"The Air Force Starts Here" is Air Education and Training Command's professional development podcast. The professional development podcasts are designed to help communicate and inform Total Force Airmen across the globe on relevant, timely topics related to the recruiting, training, education and development fields and can be listened to on the government network on the AETC website, or via mobile application as well as on Apple Podcasts (iTunes). For Android or Google mobile users, the podcast can be found on their favorite third-party podcast phone application. (U.S. Air Force graphic / 1st Lt. Robert Guest)