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  • Enlisted nursing commissioning programs accepting applications

    The Nurse Enlisted and Direct Enlisted Commissioning Programs are accepting applications from active duty enlisted Airmen through Jan. 27, 2017, for the April selection boards. NECP offers the opportunity to earn a baccalaureate degree in nursing at a college or university with an Air Force Reserve Officer Training Corps detachment or a college or
  • AF Marathon registration to open Jan. 2

    Registration for the 2017 Air Force Marathon will begin Jan. 2 at 9 a.m. EST. Registration will open with special New Year’s resolution discounts, and participants who register Jan. 2 will receive $10 off the full or half-marathon and $5 off the 10K or 5K.The change from the traditional Jan. 1 date is driven by customer service, said Rob Aguiar,
  • The New Year is a great time to take control of your own health

    A new year can mean new opportunities, new discoveries and maybe a few new goals. While the New Year’s Resolution is a common tradition, many of them get abandoned long before the new year is gone again. Setting goals for a healthier you is something everyone can do, if you do it right.
  • Program helps trainees become citizens

    The wind was picking up and the temperature was colder than expected for a San Antonio morning as the basic military training retreat ceremony began Dec. 8, 2016, at Joint Base San Antonio – Lackland, Texas. Amid the brush of jackets and the murmurs of the crowd, a lone trainee stood at attention, waiting patiently for a moment that was 10 years in
  • MTLs, instructors don't 'leave an Airman behind' during holiday season

    Master Sgt. Kelli Jackson and Staff Sgt. Derius Jackson know their job as military training leaders, or MTLs, is critical to the development of the Air Force’s newest Airmen. Sporting a blue aiguillette, or rope, as an identifier, MTLs across the Air Force are charged with helping new Airmen transition to the operational Air Force after graduating
  • Diabetics: Don’t heat the feet

    Winter is here and South Texas is enjoying the season while trying to stay warm. But in spite of wool socks and heavier shoes, feet might get cold and people could be tempted to warm them. Everybody, especially people with diabetes, must take caution to prevent burns.
  • Exchange brings holiday cheer to Advanced Individual Training students at Joint Base San Antonio-Fort Sam Houston

    The Exchange opened at 6 a.m. – 2 1/2 hours early – to allow students from the Medical Education and Training Campus to take advantage of discounts up to 50 percent on merchandise such as apparel, luggage, fragrance gift sets, handbags, holiday décor and candy.
  • Women’s health clinic open to all women

    Upon entering the Women’s Health Clinic waiting room at the Wilford Hall Ambulatory Surgical Center and seeing expectant mothers and their spouses, it is easy to think of the clinic strictly as the pregnancy clinic. But the world of women’s health encompasses much more than pregnancy, and the staff strives to care for and guide patients through it
  • MTI gives trainees a dose of reality at BEAST site

    Basic Military Training might give Airmen the tools to succeed in their career field, but the Basic Expeditionary Airman Skills Training site – the BEAST – gives them a much simpler gift: the tools to survive deployment.The lifeblood of the BEAST is military training instructors like Staff Sgt. Britney Simpson, 319th Training Squadron Military
  • Hanukkah: Being a light in the darkness

    Hanukkah, which is celebrated this year from sundown Dec. 24 to sundown Jan. 1, is known as the Festival of Lights. It is a time when Jews around the world celebrate the miracle of the Maccabees, the leaders of the Jewish rebel army, defeating the Syrian-Greek Empire and finding only enough pure oil to burn for one day in the holy temple.
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