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  • New 37th TRG commander enthused about mission

    JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-LACKLAND, Texas -- Descriptive adjectives hardly scratch the surface when it comes to the new 37th Training Group commander's enthusiasm for the job, but, the smile on Col. Jeanne Hardrath's face and the excitement in her voice say it all."This is an amazing job," said Hardrath, who took command of the technical training
  • AF training instructor responds to traffic accident

    JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-LACKLAND, Texas -- An Air Force Basic Military Training Instructor was late for his morning formation, but it was for the right kind of reason.During his normal early morning commute Oct. 5, Staff Sgt. Stephen Dove was about to get on the 410 access ramp at Marbach Road in northwest San Antonio when he saw a truck speed away
  • Army UH-1H finds new home at IAAFA's 318th TRS

    JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-LACKLAND, Texas -- The Inter-American Air Forces Academy at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland recently landed a new training tool that upgrades the helicopter maintenance courses it offers to students from Latin American partner nations.The arrival of an Army UH-1H helicopter at IAAFA's 318th Training Squadron is expected to
  • Manko pleads guilty, sentenced

    JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-LACKLAND, Texas -- Staff Sgt. Jason Manko, a former Air Force military training instructor, was sentenced this afternoon during a special court-martial held here.Manko was sentenced to 45 days confinement, reduction to the grade of E-3 (airman 1st class), forfeiture of $500 pay per month for three months and hard labor
  • Medical Education and Training Campus bi-service team wins Air Force Emergency Medical Technician competition

    FORT SAM HOUSTON, Texas - Air Force and Navy instructors with the Medical Education and Training Campus (METC), which includes the 37th Training Wing's 937th Training Group, were overall winners in the 2012 Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) Rodeo held Sept. 22 at Cannon Air Force Base, N.M. Five EMT instructors for METC's Basic Medical Technician
  • 37th TRG honors Belgian Malinois

     JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-LACKLAND, Texas -- A Belgian Malinois became the firstmilitary working dog honored by the 341st Training Squadron for her heroic actions while assigned to a U.S. Special Forces unit in Afghanistan.Layka, a 2½-year-old female, was recognized Sept. 12 at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland for saving several Coalition Forces team
  • 24-hour vigil run honors POWs/MIAs

    JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-LACKLAND, Texas -- The black and white colors on the POW/MIA flags reflected the somberness of the occasion. The gaunt, black silhouette on a white background, framed by a guard tower and barbed wire, created a lasting impression; but, it was the bold white letters imprinted above and below the images that said it all: "Until
  • Not left behind, Wingman keeps fallen Airman’s memory alive

    JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-LACKLAND, Texas -- Seven years ago today, on Sept. 28, 2005, Airman 1st Class Elizabeth Jacobson, a security forces member, became the first female Airman killed in Operation Iraqi Freedom while providing convoy security support.The fallen security forces Airman has been honored in numerous ways following her death.At Joint
  • Liddick takes command of BMT

    JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-LACKLAND, Texas -- Barely into her first day as the 737th Training Group commander, the new senior leader of Air Force Basic Military Training said she expects her job at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland to be "an absolutely great tour.""I am going to soak it in, minute by minute," said Col. Deborah Liddick, who assumed
  • AETC commander addresses military training investigation report

    JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-Randolph, Texas -- Today, Gen. Edward A. Rice, Jr., commander of Air Education and Training Command, released a statement about the scope of ongoing criminal investigations at Air Force Basic Military Training as well as the external Commander Directed Investigation he ordered in June: "I have just concluded several