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  • ‘Turn Around – Don’t Drown”: don’t become a flood water statistic

    “Turn Around – Don’t Drown.” We’ve all heard this flood precaution. As with many oft repeated mottos – after a time people tend to let it go in one ear and out the other. However, San Antonio residents who ignore this warning do so at their peril.
  • What is xylitol?

    If you have visited a dental clinic in the last five years, you have probably heard the dentist, hygienist, or technician mention xylitol (pronounced zy-li-tawl). But what is it?  Xylitol is a sugar. Better than that, it is a sugar that is actually good for you! Wait, what?Xylitol is a naturally occurring carbohydrate found in things like corn
  • Don’t let the heat defeat running plans

    In San Antonio it is not difficult to find a race to compete in, as there is virtually one every weekend.Whether you're a beginner, intermediate or advanced runner, one of the important aspects of training when it comes to building endurance is outdoor running.However, one aspect that will test your mental and physical wherewithal is heat.According
  • Safety tips for protecting your head this summer

    During the summer, people look forward to leaving the house and enjoying more recreational sports and activities. The military community is familiar with being on the go and living active lives.   The thrill of exploring a new bike path or the excitement of hitting the basketball court can distract people from recognizing unseen risks.
  • JBSA locations host Run For Life event

    In September, Joint Base San Antonio locations will each host a 5K run in recognition of Suicide Prevention Awareness Month and to support individuals dealing with depression.The Suicide Awareness and Prevention 5K Run For Life events start 8 a.m. Sept. 10 at the JBSA-Lackland Gillum Fitness Center trail; 8 a.m. Sept. 11 at JBSA-Fort Sam Houston,
  • Health risks accompany popular summertime activities

    Outdoor fitness and recreational activities are popular summertime diversions, but they also come with health risks.With the Air Force Summer Safety Campaign entering the home stretch, Joint Base San Antonio fitness and safety professionals offered advice to ensure Airmen and their families safely enjoy the final weeks of the summer.Too much sun
  • August observance emphasizes importance of immunizations

    The National Public Health Information Coalition sponsors National Immunization Awareness Month in August to celebrate the benefits of vaccination and underscore the importance of following a lifelong regimen of vaccines.It’s a message that is echoed daily at the Joint Base San Antonio-Randolph Medical Clinic.“Vaccine-preventable illnesses are a
  • Tenth edition of Rambler 120 Team Challenge set for Oct. 1

    One of Joint Base San Antonio’s premier fitness events reaches a milestone this year.The 502nd Force Support Squadron-hosted Rambler 120 Team Challenge will be presented for the 10th time Oct. 1 at JBSA Recreation Park at Canyon Lake. The grueling adventure race tests four-person “Xtreme” teams, eight-person relay teams and individual competitors
  • Safety officials urge members to follow motorcycle regulations

    A Joint Base San Antonio safety official says service members who ride motorcycles need to follow military regulations and state traffic laws to keep themselves and others safe on the road.Marvin Joyce, 502nd Air Base Wing Safety Office occupational health and safety specialist at JBSA-Randolph, said active-duty service members need to adhere to
  • Joint Base San Antonio Announces Technical Sergeant Selectees

    Technical sergeant selectees from Joint Base San Antonio gathered at JBSA-Lackland and JBSA-Randolph for a group photo July 21. There were 319 staff sergeants across JBSA selected out of 33,569 in the Air Force who were eligible, with a total of 7,501 selected for promotion for a selection rate of 22.35 percent.