• Former MTI’s road to recovery transformed tragedy into inspiration

    BUCKLEY AIR FORCE BASE, Colo. (AFNS) -- In the pitch blackness and pre-dawn stillness, his booming voice alone was enough to send several dozen new trainees into a frenzied scramble from the comfort of their bunks. His scowl was enough to keep those trainees frozen into a formation of stone figures.Tech. Sgt. Matthew Zien was one of those military
  • Airman earns national rank during U.S. dressage finals

    An Air Force instructor stationed here earned national honors when she and her horse, Mason, placed during the U.S. Dressage Finals Nov. 7-11 at the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington, Ky.Staff Sgt. Amanda Wille, an Air Transportation and Hazardous Material Course, Air Force Traffic Management School, ranked 10th place in the First Level during the
  • Changes to special duty selection process

    Additional changes to the Air Force special duty program will require Airmen to be nominated and vetted through an approval process that began Oct. 1. The changes to the program allow leadership and commanders to nominate their top performing Airmen for positions such as military training instructors, airman and family readiness noncommissioned
  • Firearm policy affects carriers across JBSA

    To ensure the safety of the Joint Base San Antonio community, Brig. Gen. Bob LaBrutta, 502nd Air Base Wing and JBSA commander, established a policy Sept. 30, regarding the handling, possession, storage and transportation of privately-owned firearms on all JBSA installations.The policy states that anyone arriving at any JBSA locations will
  • 37th Training Group civilian honored by Department of Defense

    Jenks award story By Mike JosephJBSA-Lackland Public AffairsA 37th Training Support Squadron flight chief recently received a 2013 Secretary of Defense Award for outstanding civilian employees with disabilities.Raymond D. Jenks, 37th TRSS Instructional Technology Unit flight chief at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, was one of 21 employees and
  • New Airman Training Complex re-dedicated

    The Air Force continued to usher in a new age in housing facilities for basic military training recruits during ceremonies here Wednesday.The 37th Training Wing held a ribbon cutting and re-dedication for Airman Training Complex No. 2, the second dormitory completed in a $900 million construction project started four years ago. ATC No. 1 and
  • Local police to issue tickets for blocked intersections at JBSA-Lackland

    The Bexar County Sheriff Department will write tickets for anyone who blocks the intersections outside the Valley Hi gate here. Traffic surveys revealed personnel accessing the base frequently block intersections and obstructing a roadway is a $300 fine. In the mornings, many drivers pass the traffic lights at Cedarhurst and Springvale Dr. to enter
  • Military working dog monument dedicated

    The first national monument dedicated to U.S. Military Working Dog teams was unveiled in a ceremony here Monday.The dedication and unveiling ceremony completes a quest to nationally recognize military working dogs and handlers started in 2001 by John Burnam, a Vietnam scout dog handler and author of two books on military working dogs."This is a

     San Antonio area families can express their warmth and hospitality to Airmen and trainees at JBSA-Lackland by allowing them an opportunity to enjoy a holiday meal and family atmosphere through Operation Home Cooking.     In its 38th year, the program provides the opportunity for area families to share their traditional Thanksgiving celebration