Joint Base Fort Sam Houston http://tpr.org en Fort Sam Gunman Pleads Guilty To Shooting Army Captain http://tpr.org/post/fort-sam-gunman-pleads-guilty-shooting-army-captain <div>A retired army sergeant is facing up to 20 years in federal prison for shooting an Army captain at Fort Sam Houston.&nbsp;<br /><br /><span style="line-height: 1.5;">52-year-old Alvin </span>Roundtree<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> pled guilty in federal court Wednesday on one count of assaulting an officer or employee of the United States with a deadly weapon. He admitted to shooting his live-in girlfriend multiple times after she told him she was leaving him.&nbsp;</span><br /> Thu, 13 Mar 2014 18:01:55 +0000 Eileen Pace 28162 at http://tpr.org Fort Sam Gunman Pleads Guilty To Shooting Army Captain Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery Cracking Down On Items Left At Grave Sites http://tpr.org/post/fort-sam-houston-national-cemetery-cracking-down-items-left-grave-sites <p>The Department of Veterans Affairs is asking families of the nation’s deceased military heroes to cooperate in its policy regarding mementos placed at Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery. &nbsp;</p><p>T<span style="line-height: 1.5;">he VA has posted a reminder effective March 1, and t</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">he National Cemetery Administration has a floral policy on its website that is also given to families.</span></p><p>Aubrey David, the assistant director of Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery, said the policy expressly prohibits items other than floral arrangements.</p> Mon, 17 Feb 2014 20:42:47 +0000 Eileen Pace 26758 at http://tpr.org Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery Cracking Down On Items Left At Grave Sites DOD Awards UTHSC Exclusive Contract To Train Medevac Paramedics http://tpr.org/post/dod-awards-uthsc-exclusive-contract-train-medevac-paramedics <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The University of Texas </span>Health<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Science Center at San Antonio received a major contract to train military flight medics for more intensive paramedic certification.</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The program is the first of its kind and the only one in the United States.</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">When Army medics fly out on a call for casualties, they are in rescue mode -- wrap them up and get ‘em out of there.</span></p> Wed, 06 Nov 2013 22:55:03 +0000 Eileen Pace 21491 at http://tpr.org DOD Awards UTHSC Exclusive Contract To Train Medevac Paramedics San Antonio Military Health System Celebrates First-Ever Change Of Authority http://tpr.org/post/san-antonio-military-health-system-celebrates-first-ever-change-authority <p>Joint Base Fort Sam Houston saw an historic change of authority ceremony for its combined health care facilities this week.</p><p>The San Antonio Military Health System, formed two years ago under Joint Base realignment, celebrated the installation of its new director Thursday.</p><p>The San Antonio Military Health System includes San Antonio Military Medical Center and Wilford Hall Ambulatory Surgical Center. It was formed Sept. 15, 2011, as a way for the military in San Antonio to increase efficiencies.</p> Fri, 13 Sep 2013 15:53:18 +0000 Eileen Pace 18418 at http://tpr.org San Antonio Military Health System Celebrates First-Ever Change Of Authority Army North Part Of Suicide Prevention Month Efforts http://tpr.org/post/army-north-part-suicide-prevention-month-efforts <p>Soldiers returning from multiple deployments have a greater need for assistance when they get back to their families and home life. &nbsp;</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Maj. Gen. Adolph McQueen, deputy commanding general of Army North, is meeting with troops at headquarters in San Antonio Thursday as part of the Army's Suicide Prevention Month.</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Army North officials in San Antonio are having ongoing conversations with returning soldiers as part of the Army-wide suicide awareness effort this week.</span></p> Wed, 11 Sep 2013 21:32:16 +0000 Eileen Pace 18321 at http://tpr.org Army North Part Of Suicide Prevention Month Efforts Military School Districts Struggle To Survive Sequestration http://tpr.org/post/military-school-districts-struggle-survive-sequestration <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">A recent Fort Sam Houston </span>ISD<span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;Cole High School game found the cheerleaders, pep squad, and band all out in support of their team running plays on the field. &nbsp;And it's likely none of these kids had any idea that their education programs are being threatened by a governmental body that school officials say is not doing its job.</span></p> Tue, 10 Sep 2013 15:42:43 +0000 Eileen Pace 18193 at http://tpr.org Military School Districts Struggle To Survive Sequestration Army North Gets New Commander, Moves Toward North American Military Collaboration http://tpr.org/post/army-north-gets-new-commander-moves-toward-north-american-military-collaboration <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">As of Wednesday afternoon, Army</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> North has a new commander. Lt. Gen. Perry Wiggins took the helm at </span>5th <span style="line-height: 1.5;">Army Headquarters at Fort Sam Houston, immediately after receiving his promotion.</span></p><p>The lengthy list of dignitaries included Gen. Edward Rice of the Air Education and Training Command, along with commanders from numerous major command centers around the country, and commanders from Sedena, the Mexican Army.</p> Thu, 05 Sep 2013 14:17:55 +0000 Eileen Pace 17904 at http://tpr.org Army North Gets New Commander, Moves Toward North American Military Collaboration 5th Army Returns To San Antonio After Vibrant Response Catastrophic Event Training http://tpr.org/post/5th-army-returns-san-antonio-after-vibrant-response-catastrophic-event-training <p>From evacuation helicopters taking victims to the nearest hospital to dog rescues and on-site decontamination procedures, the training has to be as real as possible.</p><p>More than 5,700 people participated in this year's Vibrant Response near Indiana's Camp Atterbury, <span style="line-height: 1.5;">the nation's largest exercise in mass-casualty response to catastrophic events on U.S. soil.</span></p><p>This exercise is one of many conducted around the country each year led by the Fort Sam 5th Army Command.</p> Fri, 23 Aug 2013 21:50:54 +0000 Eileen Pace 17164 at http://tpr.org 5th Army Returns To San Antonio After Vibrant Response Catastrophic Event Training Army Looking For A Few Good Singers In Vocal Competition http://tpr.org/post/army-looking-few-good-singers-vocal-competition <p>Army Entertainment is launching the ninth season of "Operation Rising Star," a singing competition based on the "American Idol" format. The program is open to active duty military, National Guard and Reserve members and their adult family members.</p><p>The Army Installation Management Command is encouraging garrisons to collaborate with their food and beverage facilities, recreation programs, marketing teams and Better Opportunities for Single Servicemembers programs to get a program going for local contestants.</p> Tue, 16 Jul 2013 22:51:48 +0000 Eileen Pace 14940 at http://tpr.org Army Looking For A Few Good Singers In Vocal Competition Fort Sam Virtually Shuts Down To Complete Sexual Assault/Harassment Training http://tpr.org/post/fort-sam-virtually-shuts-down-complete-sexual-assaultharassment-training <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Military orders from top brass in Washington D.C. are being carried out for sexual harassment and assault training at Joint Base San Antonio.</span></p> Fri, 12 Jul 2013 15:45:44 +0000 Eileen Pace 14642 at http://tpr.org Fort Sam Virtually Shuts Down To Complete Sexual Assault/Harassment Training