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  • JBSA to host Great American Smokeout events

    Activities encouraging smokers to give up smoking and end their addiction to tobacco will be held throughout Joint Base San Antonio Nov. 16-18 for the Great American Smokeout, an annual event sponsored by the American Cancer Society.Brooke Army Medical Center Health Promotion and BAMC Pulmonary Clinic at JBSA-Fort Sam Houston will host the Great
  • National Military Family Month: honoring our heroes on the home front

    On October 28, 2016, President Barack H. Obama signed a Presidential Proclamation declaring November to be “National Military Family Month.” Since 1993, the month of November has been an opportunity to honor the commitment, sacrifice, dedication and service of military members and their families who give so much to the service of our nation. “We
  • Ordnance disposal master craftsman sacrificed his safety to save lives

    In the sands of Iraq, where hostile explosive devices lurk inches under the surface, every step an explosive ordinance disposal master craftsman takes could be their last. In the fourth installment of the Airman Heritage Museum’ Enlisted Character Development series, retired Senior Master Sgt. Paul Horton told an audience of Airmen that EOD master
  • JBSA caregivers provide care to children with special needs

    Knowledge, training, patience and understanding are guiding Joint Base San Antonio caregivers who are teaching and helping children with disabilities and special needs.Caregivers at child development programs on JBSA locations provide care to children 6 weeks to 5 years of age, including those with special needs and disabilities, whose parents are
  • JBSA medical facilities turn attention to diabetes in November

    Diabetes is one of the most prevalent diseases in the United States, affecting some 29 million Americans, according to the American Diabetes Association.Another 86 million people in the U.S. are at risk for diabetes, which is associated with long-term problems such as kidney disease, neuropathy or foot complications, eye problems, skin
  • JBSA encourages spouses to get connected through Heart Link

    Adjusting to military life can be a daunting and overwhelming process, especially for military spouses. Heart Link seeks to ease this transition by introducing and explaining many aspects of military life to spouses. According to the Air Force Aid Society, who funds the Heart Link program, the objective of Heart Link is to strengthen military
  • Operation Homecooking kick starts Oct. 31

    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 41st year, the program provides the opportunity for families to share their traditional Thanksgiving celebrations with Air
  • REAL ID Act extension update

    JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas -- The REAL ID Act was enacted to implement the 9/11 Commission’s recommendation that the Federal Government “set standards for the issuance…of sources of identification, such as driver's licenses.” The Act prohibits Federal agencies from accepting, for official purposes, driver’s licenses and identification
  • Armed Services Blood Program saves lives at home, abroad

    “If your blood is red, then you should probably be donating blood.”At least that’s what Tracy Parmer, Armed Services Blood Program blood donor recruiter and public affairs specialist, believes.Parmer, whose primary responsibility is scheduling blood drives at Joint Base San Antonio installations, currently has a monthly goal of collecting
  • JBSA to host National American Indian Heritage Month events in November

    In observance of National American Indian Heritage Month, activities throughout November will be held at Joint Base San Antonio locations, including storytelling, cooking classes, essay, poster and art contests and tribal dancing.The JBSA-Randolph National American Indian Heritage Month Committee will sponsor an essay, art and poster contests and