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Ann and Danny Schladetzky are both Army retirees. For the last 14 years, they’ve welcomed soldiers into their home on Thanksgiving day. For many young soldiers attending training at Fort Sam Houston, it’s their first major holiday away from home.


The National Geographic mini-series depicts the true story of an ambush that killed eight Americans and hundreds of Iraqis.

U. S. Army Environmental Command photo by Neal Snyder

A brush fire ignited in a rough terrain area at Joint Base San Antonio - Camp Bullis over the weekend. Officials from JBSA Fire Emergency Service responded to reports of a fire around 1 p.m. Saturday.

An immediate call went out for assistance from partner agencies, which included JBSA-Lackland, Fort Sam Houston and Randolph, as well as the San Antonio Fire Department and Bexar Bulverde Fire Department.

The 16-acre brush fire stayed contained to Camp Bullis, and was stopped more than 200 feet from the perimeter of the Dominion subdivision.

Photo courtesy BAMC Public Affairs

In late October, the Defense Health Agency announced a suite of 36 five-year contracts, with a cumulative $7.5 billion ceiling, for professional medical services in the Defense Department’s military treatment facilities in the 50 states, District of Columbia, Guam and Puerto Rico. Some of that money will go toward improving the military health system in San Antonio.


This month’s mass shooting at a Texas church has raised questions of whether the military does enough to help former service members with bad conduct discharges. They're not eligible for veterans' mental health care.  

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