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149th Fighter Wing, Air National Guard units participate in FSRT BETA test
January 8, 2020
Air National Guard members from the 149th and the 159th Fighter Wings participated in a beta assessment test for Fatality Search and Recovery Teams at the Round Rock Public Safety Training Center, Round Rock Texas from 3-8 December 2019.

SAF/IE visits JBSA to discuss infrastructure
January 7, 2020
The Honorable John W. Henderson, Assistant Secretary of the Air Force for Installations, Environment and Energy, met with base and mission partner leadership while visiting Joint Base San Antonio, Texas, December 18, 2019. Mr. Henderson visited for a briefing on our dormitory and privatized housing efforts here. (U.S. Air Force photo by Lemitchel King)

2020 Special Olympics Texas Games slated for Morgan’s Wonderland
January 7, 2020
(From left) Gordon Hartman, founder and CEO of Morgan’s Wonderland; Capt. Casey Ryan, 502nd Security Forces Squadron operations officer; San Antonio Storm Cheer Team members; Brig. Gen. Laura L. Lenderman, commander, 502nd Air Base Wing and Joint Base San Antonio; and Lt. Steven Dews, 502nd Security Forces Squadron public affairs representative, attend the 2020 Summer Games press conference at the Morgan’s Wonderland Event Center Dec. 10, 2019. Morgan’s Wonderland will host the Special Olympics Texas’ 51st Annual Summer Games, April 30 to May 3, 2020. The four-day event is the organization’s largest competition of the year with approximately 3,000 athletes from all over Texas.

BAMC training helps Landstuhl nurses care for critically ill patients
January 7, 2020
Army Maj. Julie Duffy (right), clinical nurse specialist, Intensive Care Unit, Landstuhl Regional Medical Center, prepares a cycler used for Continuous Renal Replacement Therapies as Petra Wine, critical care nurse, provides instruction during CRRT training at LRMC's ICU Dec. 19, 2019.

Esper: U.S. continues to deploy, reposition troops in Middle East
January 7, 2020

Air Force to solicit 75th birthday theme ideas
January 6, 2020
In preparation for the Air Force’s 75th anniversary, Sept. 18, 2022, the Air Force is soliciting birthday theme ideas from Total Force Airmen and civilians. Every year in September, the Department of the Air Force dedicates a theme to celebrate the Air Force’s birthday.

BAMC welcomes first baby of new decade
January 3, 2020
Brig. Gen. Wendy Harter, Brooke Army Medical Center commanding general, presents a gift basket from the BAMC Auxiliary to Airman 1st Class Anna Tritley and her husband, Sean, Jan. 3, 2020 to congratulate them on the birth of their daughter, Cora Noel. The 7-pound, 9-ounce, 19.5-inch-long baby girl was BAMC’s first baby of the new year, born at 1 a.m. on Jan. 1, 2020.

What’s got you sick, when to take antibiotics
January 3, 2020
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Air Force Aid Society Education Grant Program opens for upcoming academic year
January 3, 2020
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New entrance test to increase Soldier quality, reduce attrition
January 2, 2020
Future Soldiers from the Phoenix Recruiting Battalion, National Guard and Marines, recite the Oath of Enlistment during a mass enlistment ceremony Dec. 1, 2019, at State Farm Stadium, Glendale, Ariz. The ceremony took place shortly before a National Football League football game between the Arizona Cardinals and Los Angeles Rams.

323rd Army Band commander promoted to top warrant officer grade
January 2, 2020
Chief Warrant Officer 4 Jonathan D. Ward, commander and band master of “Fort Sam’s Own” 323rd U.S. Army Band, receives the Oath of Office upon his promotion to Chief Warrant Officer 5 from Brig. Gen. Walter Duzzny, U.S. Army North Deputy Commanding General-Support, at the University of the Incarnate Word’s Luella Bennack Concert Hall, San Antonio, TX, Dec. 3, 2019.

Air Force studies fatigue and sleep to enhance readiness
January 2, 2020
A U.S. Air Force Airman sleeps inside a C-17 Globemaster III during a flight over an undisclosed location in support of Operation Freedom Sentinel, Jan. 22, 2018. Airmen supporting OFS work to prevent Afghanistan from becoming a safe haven for al Qaeda and international extremist groups. (U.S. Air Force illustration)

Defense bill to fund pay raise for military, civilian personnel
January 2, 2020
Defense Secretary Dr. Mark T. Esper and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Army Gen. Mark A. Milley brief the media at the Pentagon, Dec. 20, 2019.

New year, new name, same great content: "The Air Force Starts Here" podcast
January 2, 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)

JBSA Military Ambassadors promote long-standing relationship with local communities
January 2, 2020
U.S. Army Military Ambassadors: Sgt. 1st Class Ernie Nieves and Sgt. Alejandra Valdes.