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  • 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
  • IAAFA Airmen help bring Christmas to Castroville

    1/7/2012 - JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-LACKLAND, Texas -- The "Christmas in Castroville 'Cause We Care" program, a collaboration between the James Payne family and volunteers to give back to those less fortunate in the Castroville community, brought smiles and tears to 65 families with 158 children Dec. 23.Payne family members and volunteers, including
  • DLIELC Change-0f-Command

    Col. Eric Axelbank, 37th Training Wing commander, left, passes the organizational guidon to Col. James A. Garrett, new Defense Language Institute English Language Center commandant, Nov. 29 in the DLIELC auditorium. Garrett directs a DLIELC program that provides on-campus English language training to military and civilian leaders from more than 110
  • Security Forces Academy upgrades training course

    Posing the largest potential impact on the Air Force's combat and security operations the world over, the Security Forces Academy recently instituted a new training course better equipped to prepare Airmen for its current mission."The new course is an enormous change, like a jump from the Vietnam era to what conditions are now," said Capt. Lance
  • No Florida sunshine for Warhawks

    For the Joint Base San Antonio Warhawks men's and women's slow-pitch softball teams, the 848-mile trip to Panama City, Fla., and the USSSA Military World Tournament didn't have a happy ending.The Aug. 19-21 tourney saw the men's team finish ninth out of 33 entries, and the women's squad ended up in a four-way tie for ninth among 17