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  • Maj. Gen. Edmondson assumes command of 2nd Air Force

    Maj. Gen. Michele Edmondson took command of 2nd Air Force from Maj. Gen. Andrea Tullos during a change of command ceremony at Keesler AFB, Mississippi, July 30. Edmondson is now responsible for the development, oversight and direction of all operational aspects of basic military training, initial skills training and advanced technical training of all Air Force enlisted members and support officers.
  • Air Force Basic Military Training graduation reopens to the public

    After 16 months without families being able to attend Air Force Basic Military Training graduations at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, more than 1,200 guests viewed the ceremony July 22, with many shedding tears of joy at finally seeing their Airman recite the oath of enlistment in person.
  • International military students tour military working dog facilities

    JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-LACKLAND, Texas – More than 50 international students recently took a break from their courses at the Inter-American Air Forces Academy for a field studies program that took them away their desks and into the facilities that house military working dogs.
  • Airman, Guardian couple begin military journey

    JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-LACKLAND, Texas – Enlisting in the military is often a family decision, but one married couple took that a step further – enlisting together in two separate services.
  • MTIs highlighted in video series on force generators

    JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-LACKLAND, Texas – Three military training instructors from the 737th Training Group are featured in a series of videos highlighting the invaluable contributions of force generators. MTIs, along with military training leaders, instructor pilots, Squadron Officer School instructors, technical training instructors and recruiters, are all force generators – members in special duty assignments who help lay the foundation for tomorrow’s Airmen and Guardians.
  • Working dog team travels overseas to purchase four-legged trainees

    NOWY BUGAJ, Poland – Travel is a regularity for the 341st Training Squadron and Department of Defense Veterinary Service working dog procurement team. These trips are vital to procure working dogs for the DoD and Transportation Security Administration.
  • BMT trainees now able to get COVID vaccines while at Lackland

    JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-LACKLAND, Texas – Recruits at Basic Military Training here now have the opportunity to become fully vaccinated against COVID-19 during their training.
  • Dedication leads to Blue Rope success

    JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-LACKLAND, Texas – Despite multiple failed attempts over the course of 15 months, Tech. Sgt. Felipe Alvarado, 331st Training Squadron, was awarded his Master Military Training Instructor blue rope, April 16.
  • Current PCS, household goods affected by supply shortages

    According to a newly released communiqué from the Air Force’s Personal Property Activity Headquarters, “Department of Defense demand this peak (PCS) season has greatly exceeded commercial industry capabilities, largely due to resource constraints associated with the COVID-19 pandemic. Per industry, this resulted in a 25% decrease in their labor pool, resulting in (decreased) personal property movement capacity necessary to support private sector and government demand.”
  • DLIELC annual AMIGO Picnic returns with more than 500 guests

    JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-LACKLAND, Texas -- With adherence to safety guidelines and introduction of the COVID-19 vaccines, the Defense Language Institute English Language Center is starting to return to normal operations. Instructors are slowly transitioning back to in-person classrooms and International Military Students are becoming more commonplace in the schoolhouse halls.
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