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  • 737th Training Group members elf it up

    During the holiday season, members of the 737th Training Group took time out of the busy training schedule to spread holiday cheer at Grayson Square Health Care Center, which provides extended-stay nursing care to seniors with varying levels of disabilities in San Antonio.Since 1999, members of the training group have made it a tradition to give
  • Holiday Break for Students

    It's time to lock up the toolboxes, close the student study guides, and hang up the Air Force Uniform. It's time for a holiday break for the 344th Training Squadron Detachment 1, Vehicle Management Schoolhouse in Port Hueneme Naval Base, Calif. The two-week pause will give students a chance to visit family and friends all over the nation, flying
  • International students epitomize wingmanship

    The bond developed between two international students and was forever sealed because of what happened during a Defense Language Institute-English Language Course Field Studies Program weekend trip to Houston.Egyptian Maj. Wael Mahmoud Thabit Saidin showed a fellow student, Montenegrin Maj. Krunoslav Skupnjak,the true meaning of being aWingman
  • New training complex benefits Airmen, Air Force

    JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-LACKLAND, Texas (AFNS) -- The Air Force ushered in a new era for basic military training with the first new recruit housing facilities opened in 36 years at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland during ceremonies Dec. 7.The 37th Training Wing opened Airman Training Complex No. 1 and Dining/Classroom Facility No. 1 with a ribbon
  • Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland Airman Presented the 2011 Mackay Trophy

    JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-LACKLAND, Texas - During the National Aeronautic Association's annual Fall Awards Banquet, November 15, 2012, in Arlington, Va., Tech. Sergeant Heath W. Culbertson was awarded the 2011 Mackay Trophy.Culbertson was recognized by the Air Force in October when the Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Mark A. Welsh III presented him
  • Air Force NCO training takes on international flavor

    JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO -- LACKLAND, Texas (AFNS) -- Eight Latin American students from Chile, Paraguay and Panama, and two U.S. Air Force students graduated from the Inter-American Air Forces Academy NCO course here Nov. 12, 2012.The INCOA NCO course supports the Inter-American Air Forces Academy's mission to foster enduring Inter-American
  • Help wanted by the dozen

    The JBSA-Lackland Airmen' s Holiday Cookie Caper is a base-wide cookie drive with a lofty goal. The Cookie Caper needs more than 1,500 dozen cookies to provide a taste of home to Airmen who remain in the dorms during the holidays.Members of the base community can drop store bought or home-made cookies at the Freedom Chapel Parking Lot on Monday,
  • Thrift savings plan contribution limits increase in 2013

    The Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board has announced the 2013 elective deferral limit for regular Thrift Savings Plan contributions increased from $17,000 to $17,500 for 2013, Air Force Personnel Center officials said. The TSP catch-up plan contribution limit will remain at $5,500. TSP is a long-term retirement savings plan which allows
  • New program helps develop holdover Airmen

    Airmen placed on hold in the 324th Training Squadron are benefiting from a new program established earlier this year.Typically, Airmen in a hold status have already completed basic training and are awaiting orders or assignment to technical school. There may be medical reasons for a hold status according to squadron leaders, but other factors may