• SERVICE with an altitude

    When America's top government officials and uniformed leaders travel by military air, in-flight support comes from graduates of the Basic Flight Attendant Course, 344th Training Squadron at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland. The class trains Air Force members as flight attendants to deliver prepared, gourmet meals (not the pre-packaged airline fare),
  • Security Forces Sqadron issues firearms registration reminder

    The Joint Base San Antonio Integrated Defense Plan mandates all personnel who live in base housing, a dormitory or stay in base lodging, to register privately-owned firearms at Pass and Registration. Additional requirements apply for those personnel utilizing JBSA recreational vehicle campgrounds. Security forces has established Feb. 28 as the
  • Legal assistance now available for divorce

    The 802nd Mission Support Group/Judge Advocate's legal assistance office is now providing pro se divorce services to all eligible clients at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland. The phrase "pro se" means that although clients represent themselves, the legal assistance office prepares all of the necessary paperwork and provides systematic briefings to
  • In plane English: teaching and writing aviation English for international military aircrews

    The roar of two F-16 Fighting Falcons in full afterburner rattles windows as we discuss the day's low-level mission and do one last check on fuel calculations. A rainbow of squadron patches, flight suits and accents fills the room as pilots check radios and dial in altimeter settings, request taxi then take-off clearance, and one by one, take to
  • Special Victims' Counsel eligibility expanded to include unprofessional relationships

    JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas -- The new Special Victims' Counsel Program starting Air Force-wide on Jan. 28 will be expanded to Basic Military trainees and Technical Training students who have been involved in unprofessional relationships of a physical and sexual nature. The SVC pilot program is designed to provide victims of sexual
  • Volunteer or not, BMT needs the best

    JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas -- Adjustments to the military training instructor selection process will be made in early 2013 - driven by a recent review of basic military training that stressed the need for experienced and talented non-commissioned officers to train America's new Airmen.AETC Command Chief, Chief Master Sgt. James Cody
  • Airmen urged to reenlist, extend current enlistment, retire, separate before Feb. 15

    Air Force officials are encouraging active-duty Airmen who are eligible to reenlist, extend their current enlistment, retire or separate in March to complete these personnel actions through the myPers website and their base military personnel sections by Feb. 15 to avoid processing delays and military pay issues.Airmen need to accomplish these
  • Free mediation services help resolve local legal disputes

    Unless you were taught how to identify, address, and resolve conflict, you may not have the necessary skills to resolve a dispute on your own. The Bexar County Dispute Resolution Center, or DRC, offers free mediation services to the public in cases involving a wide range of legal issues. Divorce, child support, consumer, real estate, auto repair,
  • Travel restrictions to Mexico

    Air Education and Training Command has issued more stringent travel restrictions to Mexico following an advisory by the U.S. State Department.AETC revised its previous general order in early December after a late November travel warning by the State Department because of security concerns and increased violence in Mexico. The updated order
  • DLI student epitomizes Wingman concept during medical emergency at NASA

    The bond developed between two international students was forever sealed because of what happened during a Defense Language Institute-English Language Course Field Studies Program weekend trip to Houston.Maj. Wael Mahmoud Thabit Saidin (Egyptian army) showed a fellow student, Maj. Krunoslav Skupnjak (Montenegro army), the true meaning of being a