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  • Social media, political guidance for military members

    In the midst of this political season, service members and Department of Defense personnel should be aware of behaviors, on social media and in real-world activities, to steer clear of. Here are a list of Do’s and Do Not’s for social media and political activities:Do: Register to vote and vote. Make personal monetary donations.
  • JBSA to implement REAL ID Act Sept. 15

    The REAL ID Act was enacted to implement the 9/11 Commission’s recommendation that the Federal Government “set standards for the issuance…of sources of identification, such as driver's licenses.” The Act prohibits Federal agencies from accepting, for official purposes, driver’s licenses and identification cards from states not meeting the Act’s
  • Antiterrorism efforts are everyone’s responsibility

    As Antiterrorism Awareness Month comes to a close, it’s important to remember that vigilance is required year-round to protect ourselve from the global threat of terrorism.
  • JBSA Staff Sgt. Selects

    Out of 39,064 eligible senior airmen, 16,506 were selected for promotion with a selection rate of 42.25 percent.
  • More than 750 students benefit from JBSA backpack drive

    More than 750 schoolchildren received backpacks and school supplies collected during the sixth annual Build-a-Backpack Program drive sponsored by the Joint Base San Antonio School Liaison Office from July 25-Aug. 10.Donations of 757 backpacks filled with school supplies and 15 boxes of additional supplies benefited 757 children of active-duty
  • JBSA members urged to celebrate Labor Day safely

    When Labor Day weekend starts Friday, Joint Base San Antonio active-duty members, families and civilians are certain to take advantage of the last holiday of the summer by participating in recreational activities and traveling.Besides providing an opportunity for JBSA members to relax and have fun, the Labor Day weekend – Sept. 2-5 – also concludes
  • Influenza vaccine essential for Airmen and their families

    The yearly influenza vaccine is one of the most important regular immunizations for Airmen and their families. This year will be different because the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has recommended not using the live attenuated influenza vaccine commonly known as FluMist. All the military services will follow their recommendation. This
  • Real ID Act invalidates some IDs Sept. 15

    Individuals will no longer be able to access Air Force installations with a state-issued identification card or driver’s license from Minnesota, Missouri, Washington or American Samoa beginning Sept. 15.This new change aligns the Air Force’s installation access policy with requirements of the Real ID Act, which focuses on improving the reliability
  • Every Airman Plays a Role in Suicide Prevention

    The Air Force is determined to prevent suicide, but you don’t need to be a specialist or doctor to do that. Sometimes all it takes is starting a conversation. Everyone has a role to play. That’s a key part of the Department of Defense’s #BeThere Campaign, which encourages making a difference through every day connections.   “We're sending the
  • Ode to women of government: thank you

    As I stepped out of the adobe building, the San Antonio heat hit me like a wall. A plane taxied down the runway only 500 yards from where I was walking, invisible waves rising from the top of the cockpit.I felt a sweat begin to break on my forehead only a minute after I left the safety of the air conditioning. I had chosen today to wear pants
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