REBIRTH, by Artist Luis Lopez, now hangs at Port San Antonio. It depicts the new life given to Kelly AFB after 1995 BRAC
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Tower at the Quadrangle at Joint Base-Fort Sam Houston. Thanks to quick work by community leaders, San Antonio was able to rescue the city's military presence after BRAC
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Civilian crew that worked on planes at Kelly AFB. The base was closed after the 1995 BRAC decision, but nimble action by community leaders resulted in a new purpose and new life for the former military installation
The group is meeting here Friday to strategize protecting regional military presence in the face of future budget cuts. Members of the six-state Southwest Defense Alliance are watching those budgets and seeking ways communities in the region can protect their military presence.
Military members around the country are watching today as the U.S. Senate takes up legislation aimed at curbing military sexual assault cases. The controversial bill would remove the chain of command in the legal system in such cases.
The U.S. Chamber of Commerce has bestowed an award on San Antonio-based insurance giant USAA and several other local companies for their strength in hiring veterans.
The third annual Hiring Our Heroes Lee Anderson Veteran and Military Spouse Employment Award recognizes the global insurance company for its proven dedication to recruiting and helping to transition veterans and exiting military service members.
The award also honors the company for hiring spouses of military members.
As people across the country honor military veterans for their service, San Antonio's Geekdom is providing many of them a path to entrepreneurship.
From the history of San Antonio's technology leadership to a seminar asking the question, "Can military professionals make great entrepreneurs?" members of the military past and present are learning the options they have when it comes to business opportunities in the civilian world.