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  • New IAAFA airfield facility consolidates aviation training

    2/17/2012 - JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-LACKLAND, Texas -- Senior Air Force and Inter-American Air Forces Academy leaders, along with representatives from six Latin America partner nations, opened the new IAAFA Airfield Training Complex at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland in a ribbon-cutting ceremony Feb. 9."More than a new home for the 318th Training
  • Basic training campus nears completion

    2/17/2012 - JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-LACKLAND, Texas -- The first Air Force Basic Military Training new housing campus projects are scheduled to be completed this summer, according to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, the project administrator.Daniel Olivas, the corps' resident engineer, said Airman Training Complex No. 1 and Dining-Classroom
  • AF units show inter-command cooperation during BPC mission

    2/6/2012 - TEGUCIGALPA, HONDURAS -- Two Airmen from the Inter-American Air Forces Academy, 318th Training Squadron, Lackland Air Force Base, Texas, joined forces with Airmen from the 571st Mobility Support Advisory Squadron, 615th Contingency Response Wing, Travis AFB, Calif., in support of a month-long Building Partner Capacity mission in
  • AF basic training a family affair: Mother, son cross paths en route to enlisted careers

    1/29/2012 - JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-LACKLAND, Texas -- Like most any parent attending Friday's Air Force basic training graduation here, Lori Huayacla had to navigate through the crowd in search of her son.But there was a difference for the 37-year-old mother of four from Portland, Ore., Huayacla was beginning a journey her eldest son, 19-year-old
  • Vietnam traveling memorial on display at JBSA-Lackland

    2/3/2012 - JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-LACKLAND, Texas -- The Wall That Heals, a traveling exhibit featuring a half-scale replica of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, D.C., arrived here Tuesday.On display adjacent to the U.S. Air Force Security Forces Museum, the Vietnam Traveling Memorial Wall was on display until Thursday.Its arrival here
  • Tet Offensive's 44th Anniversary: New exhibit honors Security Police heroics

    1/27/2012 - JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO, Texas -- The 37th Training Wing will honor Vietnam War Security Forces veterans Tuesday by commemorating the Tet Offensive's 44th anniversary.The commemoration ceremony, followed by an unveiling of a new Southeast Asia exhibit at the U.S. Air Force Security Forces Museum, will conclude two days of events
  • Base unveils memorial for fallen combat controller: Sather Memorial finds new home at JBSA-Lackland

    1/27/2012 - JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-LACKLAND, Texas -- The family of the first Air Force enlisted combat casualty in Operation Iraqi Freedom unveiled a memorial at the 342nd Training Squadron on the Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland Training Annex Jan. 20.Family members of fallen combat controller Staff Sgt. Scott Sather uncovered the large concrete
  • Rampage vs JBSA-Lackland: Hockey team meets AF fitness challenge

    12/17/2011 - JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-LACKLAND, Texas -- Spurred on by the constant shouts of "Atta boy", "Way to go", "You can do it", or "Just one more," a group of San Antonio professional athletes got a sample of the Air Force fitness assessment Wednesday morning at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland.The sounds of encouragement reverberated through
  • Pararescueman Pins Bronze Star with valor

    12/13/2011 - JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas -- While engaged in operations against enemy forces near Arghandab Province, Afghanistan, July 12, 2010, an Airman risked his life to medevac three U.S. Soldiers injured by improvised explosive devices, saving their lives.Tech. Sgt. Luis Garcia, a pararescueman assigned to the 342nd Training
  • A hero's creed: 'Peace on Earth, Good Will toward Men'

    12/13/2011 - JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-LACKLAND, Texas -- I can't begin to tell you how much time I spent pondering this holiday commentary. I thought about it for weeks and every time I put thought to paper, I stalled. My heart was in it. I just couldn't get past the first paragraph.Not that I didn't have anything worthwhile to write. I just couldn't