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  • 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 today through the Apple App
  • DFAS announces end-of-year tax, statement availability dates

    Retiree and annuitant pay customers of the Defense Finance and Accounting Service are scheduled to receive their 2012 tax statements mid-December through January. Most of the 1099 forms will be available a week earlier via the online myPay pay account management system (https://mypay.dfas.mil/mypay.aspx) for retired military members and
  • Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland Airman Presented the 2011 Mackay Trophy

    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 with the Distinguished Flying Cross with
  • Safe Thanksgiving meal preparation tips

    Using these four basic food safety measures can prevent foodborne illness.· CleanWash hands with warm water and soap for 20 seconds before and after handling food. Wash food-contact surfaces (cutting boards, dishes, utensils, countertops) with hot, soapy water after preparing each food item and before going on to the next item. Rinse fruits and
  • AF leaders target sexual assault in latest 'Letter to Airmen'

     WASHINGTON (AFNS) -- Secretary of the Air Force Michael B. Donley, Chief of Staff of the Air Force General Mark A. Welsh III and Chief Master Sergeant of the Air Force James A. Roy issued a tri-signature "Letter to Airmen" Nov. 16.As part of an effort to increase awareness of sexual assault, the Air Force's top three leaders reminded Airmen that
  • AF eliminates civilian skill code requirements

    JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas -- The Air Force has rescinded the manual used to define civilian position skill codes in one of several ongoing administrative actions geared toward transforming civilian hiring, determining employee training and development needs, and selecting employees for training under competitive procedures, Air Force
  • Operation Home Cooking brings 'Military City, USA' Airmen together

    JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas -- San Antonio metropolitan area families have an opportunity to express their hospitality to Airmen and trainees from Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland by including them in their family's Thanksgiving Day dinner, during "Operation Home Cooking" Thursday.Area families may invite two Airmen/trainees as a "general
  • Cody named next Chief Master Sgt. of the Air Force

    WASHINGTON (AFNS) -- Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Mark A. Welsh III has named Chief Master Sgt. James A. Cody to serve as the 17th Chief Master Sgt. of the Air Force.Cody will assume his new position Feb. 1, following the Jan. 31 retirement of current Chief Master Sgt. of the Air Force James A. Roy. Roy's retirement will culminate more than 30
  • AF leaders brief BMT sexual misconduct investigation findings

    WASHINGTON (AFNS) -- Air Force leaders announced Nov. 14 to members of the press here the results of the commander-directed investigation regarding the occurrences of sexual misconduct within basic military training between October 2010 and June 2011.The CDI was commissioned by Gen. Edward Rice, commander of Air Education and Training Command, June
  • Operation Home Cooking enters 37th Year

    San Antonio area families can express their warmth and hospitality to Airmen and trainees at Lackland AFB by allowing them an opportunity to enjoy a holiday meal and family atmosphere through "Operation Home Cooking."In its 37th year, the program provides the opportunity for families to share their traditional Thanksgiving celebrations with Air