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  • 2017 AF Trials hopeful: Tech. Sgt. Ben Seekell

    Airmen from across the nation journeyed to Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., for their chance at becoming members of the 2017 Warrior Games team during the Air Force Trials Feb. 24-March 3.
  • The importance of donating blood

    Receiving the gift of blood can mean the difference between life-or-death for those in need. In order for them to receive this life-saving substance, others must be willing to donate their blood.
  • JBSA fitness centers offer options for people to stay in shape, lose weight

    Joint Base San Antonio members who want to get into shape or lose a few pounds for the upcoming new year can utilize several fitness facilities, classes and programs at JBSA locations to help them stay fit and healthy.There are 11 fitness centers throughout JBSA providing strength and conditioning equipment from weights to cardio and classes from
  • JBSA fitness centers offer incentives to get into shape for the new year

    Joint Base San Antonio members whose new year’s resolutions are to lose weight and get into shape could earn points and prizes just by going to the gym and exercising.Incentives are being offered to active-duty members, military dependents, retirees and Department of Defense civilians to encourage them to come out and utilize the amenities and
  • Taking right steps can help people achieve New Year’s resolutions

    An estimated 8 percent of Americans achieve their New Year’s resolutions, so it’s obvious that many more people fail than succeed in attaining those goals.However, there are ways people can position themselves for a more successful outcome when they strive to lose weight, get organized, quit smoking, save more money or reach some other goal. The
  • Commentary: What service before self truly means

    In the summer of 2002, my wife Denise taught me the true meaning of service before self. We had just been stationed at Lackland Air Force Base, Texas, where I started teaching technical training school. We moved into a house on base, we met our neighbors and I started working … a lot! Wake up, go to the track, run physical training, teach class,
  • Air Force program assists special needs family members

    Being the parent of an 11-year-old boy with high- functioning autism, said Master Sgt. Virmania Accoo, is often a challenging and difficult journey that requires patience and sacrifice.“One of the biggest struggles we face as a family is helping my son adjust to a new PCS location and to find the right school that has the special education services
  • Joint Base San Antonio names military ambassadors

    Ten service members from across Joint Base San Antonio were chosen to represent their respective military services as part of the 2017 Military Ambassadors program.
  • JBSA tax centers open Jan. 31 to assist military, family members, retirees

    This year, four tax assistance centers will be available at Joint Base San Antonio locations to provide free tax preparation and e-filing of federal and state income tax returns for eligible military taxpayers and family members. Services will be available for military retirees on a limited basis.
  • Airman seeks to rejoin pararescue team despite loss of leg

    In July 2011, Staff Sgt. August O’Neill, a pararescueman, was sent to rescue a group of Marines pinned down in Afghanistan when enemy insurgents opened fire on his team’s helicopter. A round bounced off the helicopter’s door, tearing through both of O’Neill’s lower legs and critically wounding his left. O’Neill finally told doctors to remove his left leg last year, but he remains determined to continue his career as a pararescueman.