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Safety, efficacy of the COVID-19 vaccine on latest "The Air Force Starts Here" podcast
January 20, 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)

COVID-19 hinders blood donations during National Blood Donor Month
January 20, 2021
Getting people to donate a pint of their potentially life-saving blood has never been easy.

Army leaders talk ethical leadership
January 19, 2021
Gen. Paul E. Funk II, commanding general, U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command (left), hosted retired Army Gen. Carter F. Ham, president and chief executive officer, Association of the United States Army (right), during a virtual leader professional development webinar, which was moderated by James Hoeft, TRADOC command information chief, that took place at Joint Base Langley-Eustic, Virginia, Jan. 13, 2021.

Air Force offers limited active duty service commitment waivers, expands PALACE CHASE
January 19, 2021
Air Force logo on a blue background with headline announcing FY21 Force Management updates

Military tax services available through Military OneSource
January 19, 2021
Filing taxes can be a daunting task every year, but the Defense Department has helpful resources for active-duty service members and their families, and it's all free through Military OneSource beginning today.

U.S. completes troop-level drawdown in Afghanistan, Iraq
January 19, 2021

Information Warfare Airmen rise up to break COVID kill chain
January 18, 2021
Airmen in uniform stand in a formation.

Department of the Air Force offers civilians more than 30 development programs
January 18, 2021
Settlement of estates for two JBSA Airmen

JBSA Religious Affairs Airmen to answer questions during live recruiting chat
January 18, 2021
Senior Airman Tamera Fowler (left) and Senior Airman Lillian Griffith (right), Religious Affairs Airmen at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, stand at the main entrance to the Gateway Chapel. The Airmen will answer questions from potential Air and Space Force enlistees during an Air Force Recruiting Service social media chat session Jan. 27, 2021.

Guidance details dos and don'ts for participation in political demonstrations
January 15, 2021
Infographic depicting how military and civilians can express themselves in public demonstrations and social media.

JBSA-Fort Sam Houston M&FRC holds AFAP Focus Group Jan. 27
January 15, 2021
Military service members, including active, Reserve and National Guard, military spouses, family members, retirees, Department of Defense civilians and survivors are invited to participate in the Armed Forces Action Plan Focus Group online from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Jan. 27.

JBSA biologists, fire crew help clear invasive species at JBSA-Camp Bullis
January 15, 2021
Work crews made up of members of the 802nd Civil Engineer Squadron, Joint Base San Antonio Natural Resources Office, Texas A&M Natural Resources Institute and the JBSA Wildland Support Module burned golden bamboo and cedar mulch

NAMRU-SA participates in first virtual San Antonio postdoctoral research forum
January 15, 2021
Cmdr. Linda Smith, a Navy Medical Corps doctor and Naval Medical Research Unit San Antonio’s executive office.

12th OSS Airmen participate in tandem freefall jump training
January 15, 2021
U. S. Marine Corps Staff Sgt. Patrick Doody, 4th Reconnaissance Battalion paraloft chief, Marine Forces Reserve, and U. S. Air Force Lt. Denise Johnson, aerospace physiologist assigned to the 12th Operations Support Squadron, complete a tandem freefall jump training exercise at South Texas Regional Airport, Hondo, Texas, Dec. 11, 2020.

A ‘Tough Conversation’ with a focus on bureaucracy
January 15, 2021
Brig. Gen. Caroline Miller, 502nd Air Base Wing and Joint Base San Antonio commander, along with Command Chief Master Sgt. Wendell Snider, started off the New Year by hosting their “Tough Conversation” forum at Joint Base San Antonio-Fort Sam Houston Jan. 5 with the topic of bureaucracy within the wing.

First five Master Military Training Leaders selected in 37th TRW
January 15, 2021
Five noncommissioned officers now have the distinction of being the first Military Training Leaders in the 37th Training Wing to wear the aiguillette of the Master MTL.

JBSA First Sergeant Diamond Sharp Awards
January 15, 2021
The Diamond Sharp Award is sponsored by the Joint Base San Antonio First Sergeants Council and recognizes outstanding Airmen who continually exceed the standard to meet the Air Force mission.

Feedback Fridays
January 15, 2021
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.

AF Reserve major promotion, captain continuation boards postponed
January 14, 2021
The Calendar Year 2021 Air Force Reserve Major Line and Nonline Promotion Board has been rescheduled for March 29, pushing it back two months from its original date of January 29. This change is due to new Department of Defense and Department of the Air Force requirements, and the time need to implement them. 

As a result of the changes to major promotion boards, the captain continuation boards have also been postponed and will be held immediately following the major promotion boards.

M&FRC, Key Spouse partnership helps welcome future JBSA families
January 14, 2021
When military members receive orders to change duty stations, also known as permanent change of station, their first plan of action might be to investigate the new location. A good place to find answers to the questions incoming JBSA families have is Military OneSource.