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New leadership arrives at the 377th Theater Sustainment Command
February 10, 2021
New leadership arrives at the 377th Theater Sustainment Command

Explore 'Next Gen Debrief,' innovation on "The Air Force Starts Here" podcast
February 10, 2021
"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)

Maintaining good mental health vital through ongoing pandemic
February 9, 2021
Public health actions, such as social distancing, are necessary to reduce the spread of COVID-19, but they can make us feel isolated and lonely and can increase stress and anxiety. Learning to cope with stress in a healthy way will make you, the people you care about, and those around you become more resilient.

Hicks takes reins as Deputy Secretary of Defense
February 9, 2021
Three civilians lean over to look at a small device being held in the hand of a service member as other service members watch.

Blood donations remain vital for service member care
February 9, 2021
Jason Hallett underwent physical therapy at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Bethesda, Maryland after recovering from osseointegration, a complicated procedure where a prosthetic limb is surgically anchored and integrated into the patient’s bone.

New hairstyle options now available for female Airmen
February 9, 2021
Air Force Female Grooming Standards

Revised program targets health, quality of life initiatives for Army civilians
February 9, 2021
An updated Army program plans to enhance the health, fitness, and quality of life of Army civilians, as the force continues to refine the way it acquires and retains talent in support of the Army People Strategy. The Army Civilian Fitness and Health Promotion Program will authorize civilians up to three hours of administrative leave per week, with no more than one hour per day, to participate in physical fitness and preventative health activities.

Smart locker idea wins AFIMSC Innovation Rodeo
February 8, 2021
Photo of smart lockers idea briefing

JBSA outlines changes to mask policy
February 5, 2021
Effective immediately, all individuals in indoor and outdoor shared spaced on Joint Base San Antonio are required to wear masks in accordance with the most current Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) guidelines and SECDEF directive (attached). This includes wearing a mask in any location on installation other than a member's home.

559th FTS pilots test new immersive training devices
February 5, 2021
U. S. Air Force Capt. Kyle Maloney, a pilot temporarily assigned to the 559th Flying Training Squadron, test flies a T-6 Texan II simulator during an immersive training device evaluation at Joint Base San Antonio-Randolph, Feb. 1, 2021.

February is Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month
February 5, 2021
Tonya Lee (center), Joint Base San Antonio-Randolph violence prevention integrator and Randolph Community Action Team members (from left) Dr. Aaron Moffett, Gina Ramirez, Maria Preda and Master Sgt. Ebone Walker pose for a photo after hanging orange ribbons around the installation Feb. 1. Orange is the color for Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month, observed in February.

NTAG San Antonio officers selected for Navy national recruiters of the year
February 5, 2021
Petty Officer 1st Class Ryan Evans and Petty Officer 1st Class Christopher Thomas, both of Navy Talent Acquisition Group San Antonio, have been selected as national recruiters of the year by Navy Recruiting Command.

543rd ISRG opens Joint Collaboration Facility
February 5, 2021
Joint service members stand with U.S. Air Force Col. Ty Gilbert, 543rd Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance Group commander, as he prepares to cut the ceremonial ribbon and officially open the Joint Collaboration Facility.

DOD announces use of masks, other public health measures
February 5, 2021
Secretary of Defense Lloyd J. Austin III has ordered a DOD-wide stand down to discuss the problem of extremism in the ranks, Pentagon Press Secretary John F. Kirby said Feb. 3.

Feedback Fridays
February 5, 2021
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.

AACOG-led consortium seeks Sentinel Landscape status for JBSA-Camp Bullis
February 4, 2021
Joint Base San Antonio-Camp Bullis sits astride the Southern Edwards Plateau on the Northwest edge of San Antonio.

433rd Security Forces Squadron defenders return home
February 4, 2021
Tech. Sgt. Steven Redgate, 433rd Security Forces Squadron, reunites with his sons, Michael and Atom, and daughter, Desire Casillas, at the airport in San Antonio Jan. 31, 2021. Redgate has been with the 433rd SFS for 10 years and just completed his first deployment. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Brittany Wich)

Portable exercise equipment ‘working out’ during COVID-19
February 4, 2021
Beaver Fit Gym Boxes at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, Texas, provide better access to members.

Secretary of Defense orders military stand down to address challenge of extremism in the ranks
February 4, 2021
Secretary of Defense Lloyd J. Austin III has ordered a DOD-wide stand down to discuss the problem of extremism in the ranks, Pentagon Press Secretary John F. Kirby said Feb. 3.

433rd Airlift Wing recognizes 2020 annual award winners
February 3, 2021
Col. Terry W. McClain, 433rd Airlift Wing commander, speaks at the wing’s annual award winner recognition ceremony Jan. 30, 2021 at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, Texas. The ceremony was livestreamed using multiple platforms to allow a remote audience facilitating social distancing. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Brittany K. Wich)