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  • Reserve Citizen Airmen fly to Corpus to welcome new pilot to the fold

    JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-Randolph, Texas – At about three feet tall, Alessandra "Ale" Alaniz might be the shortest pilot ever, but what she lacks in stature, she makes up for in charisma.Ale, a Driscoll Children's Hospital patient in Corpus Christi, Texas, celebrated the Air Force's birthday this year with some special Laughlin Air Force Base, Texas,
  • Ensure your Halloween is full of treats: Tips for a safe Halloween

    JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-Randolph, Texas – Do you know the history of Halloween? While it has become a time of scary celebrations and treats, it can be an unsafe time as well.Halloween, or All Hallows’ Eve, represents the night before the Western Christian holiday of All Saints day and begins a three-day holiday to include All Souls’ Day. According
  • 340th FTG hosts fall commanders’ summit

    JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-Randolph, Texas – Commanders and senior staff from the 340th Flying Training Group’s seven squadrons gathered at Joint Base San Antonio-Randolph, Texas Oct. 7- 10 for the fall commanders’ summit.Col. Allen Duckworth, group commander, opened the summit with a state of the group briefing. According to the commander, the group
  • Airmen who vape accept unnecessary risks

    With the use of electronic cigarettes on the rise, concerned Air Force health officials warn of the possible side effects of these devices. According to Alicia Ferris-Dannenberg, the 509th Operational Medical Readiness Squadron health promotion coordinator, vape use at Team Whiteman increased from 5.2 to 9.5 percent from 2017 to 2019.
  • Respiratory Care Week keeps us breathing well

    Respiratory Care Week runs from October 20-26 this year as part of Healthy Lung Month.
  • Air Force announces new officer developmental categories

    In an effort to enhance the officer talent management system and enable tailored and agile development, the Air Force is expanding the single Line of the Air Force promotion category into six distinct developmental categories, senior officials here announced Oct. 21.
  • Breast Cancer: Men are also susceptible

    What do actor Richard Roundtree, KISS drummer Peter Criss and two-time NFL Player of the Year Paul Dombroski of the New England Patriots have in common with thousands of other men? They are all survivors of male breast cancer.With October being National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, organizations from the National Football League to local entities
  • The lasting impact of connecting

    The Air Force Wounded Warrior Program (AFW2) is creating a cultural shift across the Air Force. One that encourages Airmen to reach out to their leadership and trust that when they do, they will be heard. Each month, the program will feature a different theme that is tied to the overall mission of the congressionally mandated and federally funded program. The theme for the month of October is connectedness and Melissa Wiest, AFW2 outreach specialist and retired master sergeant and Staff Sgt. (ret) Seth Pena, AFW2 Ambassador are living proof of just how important connectedness is.
  • Meet the 340th HQ Airmen: Master. Sgt. Natasha Todd

    JOINT-BASE SAN ANTONIO-Randolph, Texas –WHERE ARE YOU FROM?San Antonio, TexasHOW LONG HAVE YOU BEEN IN THE AIR FORCE? Eleven years come Nov. 11th.HOW LONG IN THE RESERVES? WHAT IS YOUR STATUS? (AGR, TR, ART)?I entered as an Active-Guard-Reservist in April 2019.WHY DID YOU JOIN?I joined for the education benefits and to provide for my family by
  • Want to be a great leader? Be a great reader!

    JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-Randolph, Texas – Google "leadership" and you'll get dozens of pages rife with advice: 23 traits, 10 things leaders do, 11 leadership books, seven habits, 24 best books, eight essential qualities, and the list goes on.A common theme, though, involves reading. In addition to a host of non-leadership benefits (relaxation,
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