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  • 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
  • 2011 CFC campaign begins

    The annual Combined Federal Campaign, which raises money each year members for local, national and international charities, begins Monday morning with an 8 a.m. kickoff breakfast at the Gateway Club. This year's goal is to raise nearly $2.2 million at Lackland through its mission partners and tenant organizations, a modest increase from 2010. The
  • AFAS grant touches Airman's family

    The parents were prepared to do whatever was necessary for their 5-month-old son; nothing was more important than purchasing the medical equipment he needed.If it meant selling a vehicle and riding bikes or eating noodles for a year, so be it. No stone would be left unturned to help their son.Assistance from the Air Force Aid Society several months
  • Chiefs honor former 37th TRW commander

    The Lackland Chiefs' Group tacked chief master sergeant stripes on the previous 37th Training Wing commander, signifying his selection by the group as an honorary chief master sergeant, during a luncheon ceremony Aug. 24 at the Gateway Club.The group honored Col. William H. Mott V, 37th TRW commander from July 2009 to June 2011, for his
  • 5 AF basic trainees become U.S. citizens

    Five basic trainees became U.S. citizens before graduating from Air Force Basic Military Training Aug. 26. The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services' Naturalization at Basic Training initiative made it possible.Prior to the Aug. 25 Airman's coin ceremony, when trainees make the transition to Airmen, the five trainees accepted the oath of
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