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  • Brushing, flossing, good diet keep children’s teeth healthy

    With the start of the school year approaching, the last thing children want is to have a painful cavity in their mouth.But according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, tooth decay is a common occurrence for some children in the U.S. One of five children, ages 5 to 11, and one of seven adolescents, ages 12 to 19, have at least one
  • September is National Preparedness Month

    September is National Preparedness Month, which serves as a reminder to take action to prepare, now and throughout the year, for the types of emergencies that could affect individuals where they live, work and visit. Due to the success of last year’s theme, “Don’t Wait, Communicate. Make Your Emergency Plan Today,” it is returning in September with
  • Warhawks finish in top three at Military World Tournament

    The Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland Warhawks recorded a third-place finish in its first year competing in the United States Specialty Sports Association Military World Tournament Slow-Pitch Men's Military Varsity A class.The team marked a 3-2 record during the three-day, double elimination tournament Aug. 12-14 in Augusta, Ga. The Warhawks won its
  • JBSA School Liaison Offices advocate for military children

    As the first week of the 2016-17 school year all across Joint Base San Antonio has wraps up, parents and students may be interested to learn about the various educational benefits available to military children, including a specialized office that assists in all things school related.The personnel of the JBSA School Liaison offices serve the JBSA
  • JBSA-Lackland M&FRC hosts adoption, foster care seminar

    The Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland Military & Family Readiness Center hosted an adoption and foster care seminar for military families Aug. 11 at the Freedom Chapel.Representatives from Child Protective Services, Defense Enrollment Eligibility Reporting System, TRICARE and the M&FRC informed attendees on the process of adopting or fostering
  • A source of pride: the title “Airman”

    While I am in uniform or on official business, I professionally introduce myself as “Senior Airman Krystal Wright” or just “Airman Wright” depending on the circumstance and situation. Frequently, people then call me “Ms.” or just “Krystal” instead. I have been told on numerous occasions, “Oh, you must be tired of always being called ‘Airman’
  • Pursuit of happiness has no finish line

    Military life is challenging. Many things seem largely out of our control — deployments, new assignments, training schedules and additional duties. When facing these transitions and challenges we find ourselves falling into habit. We put one foot in front of the other as we march through the tough times, hoping that once we overcome the current
  • Military kids take off with Operation JET

    More than 175 kids in full body armor cut a striking scene Aug. 11, 2016, at the JBSA-Lackland Military Family & Readiness Center’s Operation Junior Expeditionary Team event, an annual mock deployment where military children get a taste of what life is like for their parents downrange. The event was held in the Inter-American Air Force Academy’s
  • JBSA-Lackland Youth Center hosts British Soccer Camp

    Youths of all ages had the opportunity to participate in a friendly soccer game, while braving San Antonio summer temperatures as part of Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland Youth Center’s and Challenger Sports’ British Soccer Camp Aug. 1-5. Witnessing children playing on the field, whether scoring goals or allowing them, is rewarding for the team of
  • Breastfeeding Awareness: Nutrition is key to a healthy baby

    August is National Breastfeeding Awareness Month. There are many aspects of breastfeeding that mothers should be aware of, but one of the most important things to know is how personal nutrition and diet can impact the baby.