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  • Battlefield Airmen now developed using tech advantages

    The Battlefield Airmen Training Group, with squadrons located at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland; Kirtland Air Force Base, New Mexico; and Pope Army Airfield, North Carolina, continues pushing boundaries; training innovative, scholarly, tactical athletes for U.S. Special Operations Forces.
  • PJ Rodeo tests for the "Best PJ"

    SAN ANTONIO, Texas — More than 400 current and former pararescuemen, or PJs, and spectators gathered Sept. 17 to 21 for the 10th biennial PJ Rodeo, a chance for active-duty, Reserve and retired PJs to gather and compete in two-man teams for the title of “Best PJ,” here.  “It’s a competition that everyone takes seriously, but more importantly it’s
  • Commentary: Telling my Air Force story through Recruiter Assistance Program

    Since my enlistment, I’ve been infatuated with the Air Force and all it has to offer. So, naturally, I was super excited for the chance to tell people my story and help others get started on what could be their active-duty journey, as well.
  • IAAFA continues decades old tradition with “Alamo Wing” visit

    IAAFA continues decades old tradition with “Alamo Wing” visit
  • SERE candidates face trial by fire at JBSA-Camp Bullis

    Survival, Evasion, Resistance, and Escape, or SERE, candidates must overcome roughly a year’s worth of demanding training before calling themselves SERE specialists. Their trails start with the SERE Specialist Training and Orientation Course, or SST-OC.
  • Secretary of the Air Force talks innovation across JBSA, Austin

    Secretary of the Air Force Heather Wilson visited AFWERX-Austin, Pilot Training Next and Joint Base San Antonio June 27-29 to see firsthand the focus Airmen in the area are placing on improving readiness, cost-effective modernization and developing exceptional leaders.
  • New Battlefield Airmen Prep Course: Improves attrition rates, builds more resilient candidate

    Battlefield Airmen Preparatory Course candidates participate in a ruck run April 19 at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland. Battlefield Airmen hopefuls graduating from Basic Military Training will have to complete the course before transitioning into the initial entry course.
  • Air Force implements new parental leave policy, secondary caregivers given 21 days

    In accordance with the Department of Defense Military Parental Leave Program, the Air Force announced an expansion to its parental leave policy on non-chargeable leave entitlements following the birth or adoption of a child.
  • EOD fitness assessment under revision

    The Air Force Exercise Science Unit located at Joint Base San Antonio-Randolph is currently studying the Explosive Ordnance Disposal and Air Liaison Officer Tactical Air Control Party career field’s Physical Fitness Assessment for possible changes. The exercise science unit’s primary mission is to study Tier 2 PFA career fields and determine if
  • IAAFA hosts Latin American nations for annual PREPLAN conference

    Representatives from 17 Western Hemisphere nations gathered for the Preliminary Planning conference the week of May 21 in preparation for the annual Conference of the Chiefs of the American Air Forces to discuss strategies on how partner nations can assist each other in the event of a humanitarian crisis.