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  • 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
  • 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