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  • 502nd ABW Safety Office reminds holiday travelers to plan and prepare

    With the winter holiday season being one of the busiest long-distance travel periods of the year, according to the U.S. Department of Transportation, the 502nd Air Base Wing Safety Office is reminding travelers to take several safety precautions and be prepared before heading out to their holiday destination.Whether it’s traveling by vehicle, plane
  • Holiday in Blue concerts to be held Dec. 10-11 at Laurie Auditorium

    The sounds of the holiday's will fill the air with two “Holiday in Blue” concert performances by the U.S. Air Force Band of the West at 3 p.m. Dec. 10 and 11 at Laurie Auditorium, Trinity University, in San Antonio.Tickets for the free concerts can be reserved at http://www.Eventbrite.com using search words “USAF Band of the West” and “San Antonio,
  • Drinking and driving this holiday season: a high price to pay

    The holidays are a time when friends and family gather together and express gratitude for all they have. It’s a time of food, fun and togetherness. In an instant, however, one bad decision can take all of that away. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, 10,265 people across the United States died in 2015 due to
  • JBSA M&FRCs offer support groups for single parents

    Single parents on active duty can experience feelings of isolation as they deal with the stressors that affect them and their families.However, Joint Base San Antonio Military & Family Readiness Centers are addressing the concerns of single parents and offering them a support network to help them better cope with the challenges they face.“The
  • JBSA ushers in holiday season with tree-lighting ceremonies

    Active-duty members and their families, retirees and Department of Defense civilians will be able to get into the Christmas spirit next week with tree-lighting ceremonies and activities to be held at Joint Base San Antonio locations.JBSA-Lackland will kickoff the Christmas festivities with a tree lighting ceremony from 6-8 p.m. Tuesday outside the
  • Deadlines near for timely delivery of holiday packages

    The holiday rush at U.S. Postal Service locations is near at hand, so it’s advisable for the families of active-duty members who are serving abroad to mail cards, letters and packages to their loved ones as soon as possible.For the timely delivery of priority and first-class mail by Christmas Day, the USPS recommends mailing cards, letters and
  • SecDef ensures future military readiness during JBSA visit

    JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas -- Secretary of Defense Ash Carter traveled to Joint Base San Antonio, Texas, Nov. 16 during a trip focused on ensuring the readiness of the U.S. military and the effectiveness of the training and equipment provided to today’s warfighters.While at JBSA, Carter spoke with Airmen who had just completed basic
  • Helping agencies offer suggestions to ease holiday blues

    The holiday season is a joyful time of the year, filled with family gatherings, office parties, festive decorations, gift giving and bountiful meals.However, many people are overwhelmed by the demands of the holiday season, while still others feel the pain of loneliness during a time of year defined by social interaction.Fortunately, members of the
  • CDC gives tips to keep kids safe during National Child Safety Month

    November is National Child Safety Month and Joint Base San Antonio child caregivers have some tips to help parents keep kids safe year round. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, unintended injuries have historically been the leading cause of death in children ages 19 and younger. An unintended injury can include burns,
  • Reimbursements, tax credits assist military families in adoption process

    National Adoption Awareness Month is observed every November to direct attention to the tens of thousands of children in the United States who await a permanent, loving family.Although adopting a child is a rewarding and joyful experience, the adoption process itself can be challenging in a number of ways, especially for military members, who face