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  • IAAFA hosts first female Dominican Republic combat pilot

    Taking a break from catching drug dealers, Capt. Maria Tejada-Quintana came to Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland to attend the Inter-American Squadron Officer School at the Inter-American Air Forces Academy, graduating Dec. 12 with 278 fellow IAAFA students.Tejada-Quintana, a petite brunette, claims the title of the first female combat pilot for her
  • New surcharge on Visa purchases

    As of January 27, merchants in the United States and U.S. Territories are permitted to impose a surcharge on any credit card transaction that uses a MasterCard or Visa branded card, which includes the Government Travel Charge Card, both Individually Billed Accounts (IBAs) and Centrally Billed Accounts (CBAs).This surcharge is permitted to be
  • More than a decade of service, military dog retires

    For a few weeks in January, Mountain Home Air Force Base held the distinction of having the longest-serving military working dog in the Department of Defense.Base leadership, fellow defenders and other members of the Gunfighter family came out to say farewell to Tanja as she left the 366th Security Forces Squadron kennels for the last time."She is
  • Graduate of DLI-ELC encourages lasting friendships

    Editor's Note: The following speech was recently delivered to a graduating class at the Defense Language Institute - English Language Center here at Joint Base San Antonio - Lackland. It is well-known how DLI builds lasting partners for our nation one person at a time. This student reminded us all that those bonds also reach laterally and build
  • JBSA Mobile App goes live

    The need to communicate with 80,000 employees at three geographically separated locations in San Antonio is a challenge, and the launching of the Joint Base San Antonio mobile app will provide basic information about the primary locations at the users' fingertips.The mobile app, called "JBSA," is available for download through the Apple App Store
  • Air Advisory Academy honors Yokota with first PACOM course

    The Air Force Air Advisor Academy instructed cultural preparation and engagement to a team of professional airlifters at Yokota Air Base, Japan, Jan. 14 - 18, making it the first time the academy has sent a mobility training team to train in the Pacific Command since the school began in May 2012. The five-day course began with an overview of the
  • Air Force Culture and Language Center Faculty Member Supports Air Advisor Academy in Afghanistan

    While a university classroom is a common setting for academic professors, faculty from the Air Force Culture and Language Center share their expertise around the world in many different environments. Recently, the AFCLC's assistant professor of cross-cultural organizational communication spent two weeks in Afghanistan, providing assistance to the
  • FSS basketball team goes back to basics

    The 802nd Force Support Squadron intramural basketball team is ready to put the past behind them and focus on the future.After being ousted in the first round as a No. 1 seed in the Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland intramural playoffs last season, it is back to basics for the FSS.With a mix of new and established players, Plummer's job is to
  • SERVICE with an altitude

    When America's top government officials and uniformed leaders travel by military air, in-flight support comes from graduates of the Basic Flight Attendant Course, 344th Training Squadron at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland. The class trains Air Force members as flight attendants to deliver prepared, gourmet meals (not the pre-packaged airline fare),
  • Security Forces Sqadron issues firearms registration reminder

    The Joint Base San Antonio Integrated Defense Plan mandates all personnel who live in base housing, a dormitory or stay in base lodging, to register privately-owned firearms at Pass and Registration. Additional requirements apply for those personnel utilizing JBSA recreational vehicle campgrounds. Security forces has established Feb. 28 as the