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JBSA members have frank discussions at ‘Tough Conversation’ roundtable
August 28, 2020
Service members, Department of Defense civilians and 502nd Air Base Wing leaders had a frank discussion about what needs to be done to confront the issues of bullying, interpersonal violence and racial bias in the military during the “Tough Conversation” roundtable at the Joint Base San Antonio-Fort Sam Houston Military & Family Readiness Center Aug. 11.

ARNORTH task forces on COVID-19 front lines in San Antonio hospitals
August 28, 2020
Personnel in medical protective gear.

Food safety month: Commissaries reinforce customers' awareness of foodborne illnesses
August 28, 2020
Although the COVID-19 pandemic has upped our public safety awareness, consumers cannot afford to lose track of the precautions recommended to help protect against foodborne illnesses.

Virtual Fridays provide holistic resiliency programs to military spouses
August 28, 2020
Five women participating in a virtual, computer meeting.

Feedback Fridays
August 28, 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.

Women’s Equality Day: BAMC Troop Command female commanders setting example
August 27, 2020
(From left) Brooke Army Medical Center Troop Command leaders; Capt. Arie Emde, Capt. Audrey Mosley, Capt. Veronica Waites-Moore, Lt. Col. Meghan Muller, Capt. Tamara Johnson-Caswell, 1st Sgt. Carrie Hurst and 1st Sgt. Melinda Griffin pose for a photo outside Troop Command Headquarters, Joint Base San Antonio-Fort Sam Houston, Aug. 27. For the first time, the battalion and all five companies are commanded by women.

MICC leader: Responsiveness, continuity, team cohesion keys to success
August 27, 2020
Clay Cole is the deputy to the commanding general for the Mission and Installation Contracting Command.

Amid pandemic, Army program helps families get back to school
August 27, 2020
Two students who attend a Department of Defense Education Activity school in Vicenza, Italy, complete classwork from home through digital learning.

METC radiology instructor saves car crash victim
August 27, 2020
Staff Sgt. Karrie Prescott, a Medical Education and Training Campus radiologic technologist program instructor assigned to the U.S. Army Medical Center of Excellence at Joint Base San Antonio-Fort Sam Houston, checks the angle accuracy on the portable x-ray machine following student testing.

MEDCoE 2020 Best Warriors adjust to a virtual, higher-level competition
August 27, 2020
Spc. Jesse Estrada, pictured in front of the U.S. Army Medical Center of Excellence, or MEDCoE, headquarters building at Joint Base San Antonio-Fort Sam Houston, represented the Soldier category during the U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command 2020 Best Warrior virtual oral board Aug. 25.

403rd Wing evacuates aircraft to JBSA, continues to fly amid hurricanes
August 27, 2020
Staff Sgt. Zachary Faith, 403rd Aircraft Maintenance Squadron crew chief, performs a pre-flight check on a C-130J Hercules cargo aircraft Aug. 25 at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland. Eight C-130Js evacuated from Keesler Air Force Base, Mississippi, to avoid damage from Hurricane Marco and Tropical Storm Laura.

BMT high intensity, interval training focus of 'The Air Force Starts Here' podcast
August 26, 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)

COVID-19 patients can give back with convalescent plasma
August 26, 2020
A patient that recovered from COVID-19 donates COVID-19 convalescent plasma at the Armed Services Blood Bank Center, Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, Texas, Aug. 20, 2020. The procedure separates plasma from red blood cells and returns the blood cells back to the patient producing three units of COVID-19 convalescent plasma per donor. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Melody B. Bordeaux)

Women's Equality Day – Recognizing Soldiers who lead the way
August 26, 2020
Capt. Jennifer Alvarez, company commander for the 42nd Infantry Division's Operation's Comany, does a 26.2 mile ruck march on her deployment to the Middle East March 18, 2020.

Update to law helps service members with auto, home lease payments
August 25, 2020
A newly assigned drill sergeant with the 199th Infantry Brigade approves a move-in inspection form at his new home on Fort Benning, Georgia, June 25, 2020.

SAMHS COVID-19 Nurse Info Line discontinued
August 25, 2020
After duty hours, call the MHS Nurse Advice Line at 1-800-TRICARE (824-2273) or visit MHSNurseAdviceline.com to speak or chat with a nurse.

433rd Airlift Wing welcomes Travis aircraft during California wildfires
August 25, 2020
C-5M Super Galaxy cargo aircraft assigned to Travis Air Force Base, California, sit among C-5Ms with the 433rd Airlift Wing on a ramp Aug. 20 at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, Texas.

New ID cards being issued for military family members, retirees
August 24, 2020
Spc. Shunterika Fields and Army Pvt. Stephen Hines create ID cards to track non-patient personnel’s temperatures at the temporary medical facility in New Orleans, April 4.

Former Army nurse, 100, recalls World War II experiences
August 24, 2020
Former Army nurse, 100, recalls World War II experiences

AFCEC restoring iconic Cadet Chapel at U.S. Air Force Academy
August 24, 2020
Crews erect scaffolding around the interior of the U.S. Air Force Academy Cadet Chapel on May 11, 2020 in Colorado Springs, Colorado.