• AF leaders brief BMT sexual misconduct investigation findings

    WASHINGTON (AFNS) -- Air Force leaders announced Nov. 14 to members of the press here the results of the commander-directed investigation regarding the occurrences of sexual misconduct within basic military training between October 2010 and June 2011.The CDI was commissioned by Gen. Edward Rice, commander of Air Education and Training Command, June
  • Operation Home Cooking enters 37th Year

    San Antonio area families can express their warmth and hospitality to Airmen and trainees at Lackland AFB by allowing them an opportunity to enjoy a holiday meal and family atmosphere through "Operation Home Cooking."In its 37th year, the program provides the opportunity for families to share their traditional Thanksgiving celebrations with Air
  • Air Force leaders issue Veterans Day message

    - WASHINGTON (AFNS) -- Secretary of the Air Force Michael Donley, Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Mark A. Welsh III and Chief Master Sgt. of the Air Force James Roy send the following Veterans Day message to the Airmen of the U.S. Air Force:"Our Air Force's success is founded in the sacrifice of generations who served before. This Veterans Day, we
  • Military Working Dog Foster Program

    JBSA-LACKLAND, Texas -- U.S. Army Col. Kelly Mann, director of the Department of Defense Military Working Dog Veterinary Service, holds a military working dog puppy at the Holland Military Working Dog Hospital during the American Veterinary Medical Association president's visit to the facility, Oct. 22 at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland. The MWD
  • Competing for Ms. Veteran America

    JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-LACKLAND, Texas -- At the 322nd Training Squadron, she's a master Military Training Instructor. Away from the squadron, she's the mother of a 1½-yearold little boy.At work, she's disciplined, and tough, and her voice can be heard loud and clear from one end of the drill pad to the other. At home, she lets her long hair fl ow,
  • SecAF visits basic military training

    JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas (AFNS) -- In the wake of ongoing investigations into professional misconduct that occurred at basic military training, Air Force Secretary Michael Donley met with BMT leaders at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland Oct. 23."It was important for me to talk to the commander and military training instructors about
  • New 37th TRG commander enthused about mission

    JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-LACKLAND, Texas -- Descriptive adjectives hardly scratch the surface when it comes to the new 37th Training Group commander's enthusiasm for the job, but, the smile on Col. Jeanne Hardrath's face and the excitement in her voice say it all."This is an amazing job," said Hardrath, who took command of the technical training
  • AF training instructor responds to traffic accident

    JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-LACKLAND, Texas -- An Air Force Basic Military Training Instructor was late for his morning formation, but it was for the right kind of reason.During his normal early morning commute Oct. 5, Staff Sgt. Stephen Dove was about to get on the 410 access ramp at Marbach Road in northwest San Antonio when he saw a truck speed away
  • Army UH-1H finds new home at IAAFA's 318th TRS

    JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-LACKLAND, Texas -- The Inter-American Air Forces Academy at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland recently landed a new training tool that upgrades the helicopter maintenance courses it offers to students from Latin American partner nations.The arrival of an Army UH-1H helicopter at IAAFA's 318th Training Squadron is expected to
  • Manko pleads guilty, sentenced

    JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-LACKLAND, Texas -- Staff Sgt. Jason Manko, a former Air Force military training instructor, was sentenced this afternoon during a special court-martial held here.Manko was sentenced to 45 days confinement, reduction to the grade of E-3 (airman 1st class), forfeiture of $500 pay per month for three months and hard labor