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JBSA medical facilities support Operation Warp Speed
November 25, 2020
Personnel interested in participating in the Phase III AstraZeneca trials at selected DOD locations should visit www.CoronavirusPreventionNetwork.org, click on “Volunteer Now,” and complete the survey using the appropriate DOD Site Code.

AFICC creates innovative contract vehicle for BRAC program
November 24, 2020
Contractors dig a site on the former Kelly Air Force Base, Texas.

Special Warfare Preparatory Course changes the way Airmen train
November 24, 2020
TACP Apprentice Course

BAMC commanding general visits 59th MDW for immersion tour
November 24, 2020
U.S. Air Force Maj. Gen. John J. DeGoes, 59th Medical Wing commander, speaks with U.S. Army Brig. Gen. Shan K. Bagby, Brooke Army Medical Center commanding general, about medical simulation training, Nov. 23, 2020, in the 59th Medical Wing Medical Simulation Center, Wilford Hall Ambulatory Surgical Center, Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, Texas.

DOD medical personnel working alongside El Paso civilian healthcare workers
November 24, 2020

149th Fighter Wing fatality search and recovery team trains at JBSA-Lackland
November 23, 2020
Staff Sgt. Benjamin Le (center) is assisted by Airman 1st Class Tyler Jimison (left) and Airman 1st Class Beatrice Hiyunsaba (right), in getting his helmet properly fastened Nov. 15 at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland. All are assigned to the 149th Fighter Wing fatality search and recovery team, or FSRT, and were training on how to move into a contaminated area and recover remains after a chemical disaster.

Thanksgiving closures For San Antonio Military Health System facilities
November 23, 2020

Rated Preparatory Program now accepting applications for FY21 spring class
November 23, 2020
Active duty Department of the Air Force officers and enlisted Airmen and Space Professionals interested in becoming a rated officer have until Dec. 31, 2020 to apply for the Spring 2021 Rated Preparatory Program.

AETC general talks pilot training at Alamo ACE
November 23, 2020
Maj. Gen. John Hronek, Air National Guard assistant to the commander at Air Education and Training Command, discussed initiatives and programs AETC is implementing to transform pilot training at the Alamo Chapter of the Armed Forces Communications & Electronics Association virtual Alamo ACE conference Nov. 19, 2020.

AF restores military tuition assistance cap, AF COOL funding
November 22, 2020
Accessing Higher Education

Active shooter training benefits from JBSA, AETC collaboration
November 21, 2020
Active shooter training exercise at JBSA-Fort Sam Houston is conducted to educate the unit’s personnel how to better defend themselves against an active shooter.

Department of the Air Force selects six candidate locations for US Space Command Headquarters
November 20, 2020
U.S. Space Command Basing Nomination Promo

Laparoscopy is new standard in METC surgical tech training
November 20, 2020
(Front, left to right) Petty Officer 1st Class Wesley Middleton and Petty Officer 2nd Class Domenick Llanda, instructors in the Medical Education and Training Campus Surgical Technologist program, conduct a mock laparoscopic procedure while Petty Officer 1st Class Forest Stewart (center), also an instructor, assists the team. Army, Navy and Air Force ST students are becoming familiar with laparoscopic and laparotomy procedures, which are more universally practiced in the surgical field, after a new curriculum update to move the training forward.

'Tough Conversations' roundtable focuses on culture of respect
November 20, 2020
Brig. Gen. Caroline M. Miller, 502d Air Base Wing and Joint Base San Antonio commander, and Command Chief Master Sgt. Wendell Snider discusses building a culture of respect with base Airmen during their bi-weekly Tough Conversation roundtable Nov. 17 at JBSA-Lackland.

M&FRC sessions help spouses adapt to military culture
November 20, 2020
Military spouses sacrifice a lot to help support their spouse's career. The mobile nature of military life often has families moving from one duty location to another making it more difficult for spouses to have a career of their own.

San Antonio military leaders speak at AFCEA’s virtual Alamo ACE
November 20, 2020
Lt. Gen. Timothy Haugh, Sixteenth Air Force (Air Forces Cyber) commander, spoke to virtual attendees at Alamo ACE, an event sponsored by the Alamo Chapter of the Armed Forces Communications & Electronics Association, Nov. 18, 2020.

JBSA-Canyon Lake helps maintain military community resilience
November 20, 2020
The JBSA Recreation Park at Canyon Lake provides a wide variety of recreational activities that allow for outdoor fun on a year-round basis. The recreation park consists of 250 acres of the most beautiful lakefront property in the area.

Disc golf growing sport among JBSA members
November 20, 2020
Kenneth Boyce, (left), Joint Base San Antonio's Randolph Oaks Golf Course manager, throws a disc during a disc golf tournament held at the JBSA-Fort Sam Houston Golf Course Oct. 23. Awaiting his turn is Fernando Brown, (right), 502nd Force Support Squadron assistant flight chief, community services.

Feedback Fridays
November 20, 2020
Feedback Fridays is a weekly forum that aims to connect the 502d Air Base Wing with members of the Joint Base San Antonio community. Questions are collected during commander’s calls, town hall meetings and throughout the week.

ARNORTH's Civil Support Training Activity conducts response training in San Antonio
November 19, 2020
Pfc. Jayson Morris-Dunlap (right), a signal support systems specialist, checks the mask of Pfc. Wenhui Huang (left), a chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear specialist, during a mass casualty decontamination lane at the Nelson W. Wolff Municipal Stadium Nov. 5. Both are assigned to the 181st Chemical, Biological, Radioactive and Nuclear Company.