The existing Fort Sam Houston Museum was built in 1905 and takes visitors through the history of the Army in San Antonio from establishment of the post in 1845 to present day JBSA-Fort Sam Houston.
Much like other areas of the rapidly-growing military presence in San Antonio, the museum has outgrown its space, and the building was old and deemed not up to standards. The U.S. Army Center of Military History said to shut it down, but Army North invited the museum to relocate to the historic Quadrangle.
As the White House warns of impending damages due to sequestration, local military spending may offer clues about what to expect from Congress. San Antonio’s military presence is not expected to decrease significantly, even though budget cuts are likely.
At a quarterly meeting of the Military Transformation Task Force, the deputy commander of Joint Base San Antonio told the group that sequestration is not the problem here.
Original Post (2/7/2013): The Pentagon is expected as early as today to announce certain military benefits for same-sex couples, but a source in the defense department said not all benefits will be offered.
Rear Admiral Anatolio B. Cruz, who graduated from Antonian High School, returns to his native San Antonio as the first ever liaison between the local community and the Navy.
“In chatting with him, his primary purpose is to ensure that the community is aware of a significantly higher naval presence here, but also to assist if there are ever any issues between the community and the Navy here," said Brigadier General Robert Murdock, U.S. Air Force retired.
If it is approved and becomes a law, it would be considered a constitutional amendment for voters to decide.
In 2009, legislation was passed allowing veterans who are fully disabled to get a property tax exemption. In 2011, legislation was passed allowing that exemption to be passed on to surviving spouses if that veteran passed away.
On Wednesday, Staff Sgt. Donald Davis was found not guilty of abusive sexual contact with a trainee, but after submitting its acquittal, the military jury learned that Davis pled guilty to having an unprofessional sexual relationship with a technical trainee prior to the start of the court-martial.
On Thursday the jury deliberated for about two hours before returning with a three-pronged sentence: A reduction in rank to E-3, three months’ hard labor and a bad conduct discharge. He could have received a prison sentence instead of the discharge.
Staff Sgt. Donald Davis was charged with abusive sexual contact by touching a trainee and placing her in fear of her military career through the abuse of his authority. However, the defense argued the jury could not convict if there was reasonable doubt that the events occurred.
The military jury vote in the seventh court-martial indicated that the government had not met its burden of proof in the case.