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  • 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
  • Emergency mass notification system can save your life

    JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas -- What do you do when you are on base and severe weather is fast approaching or a gunman has started randomly shooting people on base? The installation command post will warn and provide instructions simultaneously to all government computers, telephones, building public address systems, the outside 'giant
  • Airmen donate spare man-hours to national battlefield

    FORT LEE, Va. (Sept. 20, 2012) -- Instead of having his Airmen in hold status spend their days cleaning the dormitories over and over, a military training flight commander has found a way to promote volunteering while helping Fort Lee and the local community.On any given day, about 30-50 Airmen are waiting for a start date for training or orders to
  • A dynamic wing, New 37th TRW commander amazed with mission

    JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO, Texas -- It took less than a week for the 37th Training Wing, with its diverse training missions, to make an impression on its new commander.Col. Mark Camerer, a command pilot with more than 3,700 flight hours, took command Sept. 4, calling it an honor to lead the Air Force's largest training wing."This is a dynamic wing,"
  • Glad to be back; New 37th TRW vice commander returns to JBSA-Lackland

    JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-LACKLAND, Texas -- The new 37th Training Wing vice commander is no stranger to Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland. Col. Vincent Fisher returns to San Antonio after 11 years."It's so good to be back," said Fisher, "My family and I really enjoy Lackland and San Antonio, and we love being part of the Lackland community. "Everyone
  • 9/11 run draws large participation

    JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-LACKLAND, Texas -- Roughly 875 Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland military and civilian personnel and dependents honored victims of the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks in the Robert D. Gaylor NCO Academy's "Let's Lift Up Our Fallen" 9/11 Remembrance Run Tuesday atthe 1.5-mile track.In addition to running, participants from
  • An Airman’s gift, BMT-taught CPR saves her brother’s life

    If the Air Force needs to validate the importance of teaching Self Aid Buddy Care in basic training, a former trainee's brother is living proof of its effectiveness.Airman Basic Shelby Goff used CPR, a technique taught during SABC, to revive her 6 year-old brother, Amadeaus Foster of Grand Junction, Colo., after he nearly drowned in a downtown San