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  • A year in review: State of the command

    Just over a year into his command, Air Education and Training Command’s Lt. Gen. Darryl Roberson reflected upon the highlights and challenges of this past year, what it means to be a First Command Airman, and where he aspires to lead the men and women of AETC during his time as their commander.“I can't believe it has already been a year,” Roberson
  • JBSA clinics offer mammograms in October

    Three 59th Medical Wing military facilities are emphasizing the importance of mammograms in detecting the early stages of breast cancer with walk-in screenings during Breast Cancer Awareness Month in October.The mammography clinic at JBSA-Lackland’s Wilford Hall Ambulatory Surgical Center will offer mammograms Oct. 26 from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. At
  • JBSA defenders give safety tips during National Crime Prevention Month

    A common misconception is crime doesn’t happen on military bases, but, unfortunately, that is not true. Some of the most common crimes that occur on base are shoplifting, suspected vehicle damage and traffic violations, according to Airman 1st Class Collin Workman, 902nd Security Forces Squadron installation entry controller. People should be aware
  • Women in the Air Force reunion links the future with its past

    Nearly 70 members of the Women in the Air Force program gathered at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland for a reunion Oct. 7, with many reminiscing on service careers that began nearly 70 years ago. Founded in 1948 as part of the Women’s Armed Services Integration Act, WAF served as a trailblazing initiative for female service members, providing
  • EPI aims to streamline Air Force processes, improve operations

    Rather than determining manpower needs within units using potentially inefficient practices, the Air Force Manpower Analysis Agency developed a new process to ensure personnel are performing duties in the most effective manner prior to developing manpower standards. The Enterprise Process Improvement program, or EPI, was created in partnership with
  • JBSA recognizes Energy Awareness Month

    October is Energy Awareness Month and Joint Base San Antonio is committed to reducing energy consumption to meet all conservation directives.The JBSA Energy Program is designed to comply with federally mandated energy goals while maintaining a healthy and productive workplace. Energy reduction goals are specified by the new Executive Order 13693
  • JBSA firefighters observe Fire Prevention Week

    In recognition of Fire Prevention Week Sunday through Thursday, Joint Base San Antonio Fire Emergency Services fire inspectors are reminding active-duty members, retirees and civilians to check the smoke alarms in their homes – which can help save lives in a fire.JBSA Fire Emergency Services is following the Fire Prevention Week theme “Don’t Wait –
  • JBSA domestic violence awareness breaks silence

    Landmarks at Joint Base San Antonio locations are bathed in purple light every night this month to raise awareness of a problem that impacts lives and can have a detrimental effect on military families as well as mission readiness.Purple is the color of Domestic Violence Prevention and Awareness Month, which is being observed at JBSA with the theme
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution seeks to defuse workplace conflicts

    Conflicts in the workplace arising from alleged discrimination or harassment can create a tense – or even toxic – environment. However, the Air Force offers a program that can defuse disputes and leave parties satisfied while restoring calm to the office.Alternative Dispute Resolution, or ADR, is defined by the Air Force as “an alternative means of
  • Why conserving water is important to our environment, future

    Why conserve water? It’s not the same as an exhaustible resource like coal or oil that is used once and gone forever. The water on earth today is the same water that was here when the dinosaurs roamed.Although water is not destroyed when we use it, water has to go through treatment processes before it is fit to be reused. These process cycles might