Military http://tpr.org en Medal Of Honor Portal Given Prominent Place Near Tobin Center http://tpr.org/post/medal-honor-portal-given-prominent-place-near-tobin-center <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Visitors exploring the grounds near the soon-to-be-opened Tobin Performing Arts Center may have come across a new military memorial added last week.</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The brainchild of former Mayor Phil </span>Hardberger<span style="line-height: 1.5;">, the Medal of Honor River Portal was finally realized when officials unveiled the monument the day before Independence Day.</span></p><p>“You know, it really is unique,” said Bexar County Judge Nelson Wolff.&nbsp;</p> Tue, 08 Jul 2014 15:42:10 +0000 Eileen Pace 34657 at http://tpr.org Army Escorting Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl On Excursions Around San Antonio http://tpr.org/post/army-escorting-sgt-bowe-bergdahl-excursions-around-san-antonio <p></p><p>Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, who has been back in the U.S. for almost three weeks, has started to experience the world outside the military post where he lives.</p><p>Bergdahl<span style="line-height: 1.5;">, who is in reintegration treatment after spending five years in Taliban captivity, has been living on post at Fort Sam Houston while he continues treatment on an outpatient basis at Brooke Army Medical Center.</span></p> Wed, 02 Jul 2014 21:58:02 +0000 Eileen Pace 34419 at http://tpr.org Army Escorting Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl On Excursions Around San Antonio Air Force Strengthening Cyber Security Command In San Antonio http://tpr.org/post/air-force-strengthening-cyber-security-command-san-antonio <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>The Department of Defense is in the final phase of a major expansion of its cyber security mission in San Antonio.</p><p>The Air Force plans to place 1,100 new team members at Joint Base San Antonio and other locations around the city.</p> Thu, 26 Jun 2014 16:21:42 +0000 Eileen Pace 34043 at http://tpr.org Air Force Strengthening Cyber Security Command In San Antonio Bergdahl Moves Into Post Housing, Continues Reintegration On Outpatient Basis http://tpr.org/post/bergdahl-moves-post-housing-continues-reintegration-outpatient-basis <p></p><p>Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl’s medical status has been changed from inpatient care at Brooke Army Medical Center hospital to continued reintegration and medical care on an outpatient basis.</p><p>Bergdahl was released from in-hospital care into post housing at Fort Sam Houston, and he will continue to receive counseling and debriefing at BAMC.</p><p>Bergdahl is still being exposed gradually to the outside world, but it is not known how much of the media coverage Bergdahl has seen about his story at this point.</p> Tue, 24 Jun 2014 15:31:23 +0000 Eileen Pace 33906 at http://tpr.org Bergdahl Moves Into Post Housing, Continues Reintegration On Outpatient Basis Bergdahl Arrives At San Antonio's BAMC To Begin Last Phase Of Reintegration http://tpr.org/post/bergdahl-arrives-san-antonios-bamc-begin-last-phase-reintegration <p>Officials with Brooke Army Medical Center Friday afternoon offered a glimpse into the reintegration process that lays ahead for Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, who has been the subject of controversy since his May 31 release from the Taliban in exchange for five high-level prisoners from Guantanamo.</p><p>Bergdahl is in San Antonio for the final phase of reintegration back into a stable life, including professional, family, and community activities, with as few complications as possible.</p> Mon, 16 Jun 2014 17:08:49 +0000 Eileen Pace 33480 at http://tpr.org Bergdahl Arrives At San Antonio's BAMC To Begin Last Phase Of Reintegration Article 32 Hearing Wraps In Case Of Fort Hood Sgt. Accused Of Running Prostitution Ring http://tpr.org/post/article-32-hearing-wraps-case-fort-hood-sgt-accused-running-prostitution-ring <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">An Article 32 hearing, the military version of a grand jury, has completed its investigation of a Fort Hood staff </span>sergeant<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> accused of running an on-base prostitution ring with female soldiers.</span></p> Thu, 05 Jun 2014 17:13:50 +0000 Ryan Poppe 32905 at http://tpr.org Article 32 Hearing Wraps In Case Of Fort Hood Sgt. Accused Of Running Prostitution Ring BBB Warns Of Memorial Day Scams Targeting Military http://tpr.org/post/bbb-warns-memorial-day-scams-targeting-military <p>Ads for sales and special events can grab our attention around Memorial Day, and the <a href="http://www.bbb.org/central-texas/">Better Business Bureau</a> says scammers know this too.</p><p>Some of these scams are targeting military personnel and veterans.</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">BBB warns of the following scams that are directed at service members:</span></p> Fri, 23 May 2014 15:02:19 +0000 Eileen Pace 32214 at http://tpr.org BBB Warns Of Memorial Day Scams Targeting Military River Walk Armed Forces Parade Saturday Will Be Broadcast Across The Country http://tpr.org/post/river-walk-armed-forces-parade-saturday-will-be-broadcast-across-country <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>You may have noticed an increasing number of yellow ribbons along the River Walk in the past couple of weeks.&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">People have been buying sponsorship ribbons to honor loved ones in advance of the </span>third a<span style="line-height: 1.5;">nnual Armed Forces River Parade on Saturday evening, a</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;parade that is considered unique in the country. </span></p> Fri, 16 May 2014 19:45:36 +0000 Eileen Pace 31831 at http://tpr.org River Walk Armed Forces Parade Saturday Will Be Broadcast Across The Country County Commissioners Pause To Honor Local Fallen War Heroes http://tpr.org/post/county-commissioners-pause-honor-local-fallen-war-heroes <p>Bexar County commissioners took time out of their business agenda Tuesday for a special remembrance of war casualties from the local community. The county honored the fallen soldiers with a video commemoration for Memorial Day.</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Family members, wives and mothers joined local veterans in a video remembrance of the lives lost in Iraq and Afghanistan over the last two decades, something which Cheryl </span>Lankford<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> said she must do even if it’s hard.</span></p> Wed, 14 May 2014 17:02:06 +0000 Eileen Pace 31655 at http://tpr.org County Commissioners Pause To Honor Local Fallen War Heroes Lackland Getting Newer, Smaller Cargo Fleet In Military Downsizing Program http://tpr.org/post/lackland-getting-newer-smaller-cargo-fleet-military-downsizing-program <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Joint Base San </span>Antonio-Lackland<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> is trading out some of its </span>C5-series<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> cargo planes as part of the military downsizing occurring around the globe.</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">When the force restructure cutbacks were announced in 2012, the </span>433<sup>rd</sup><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Airlift Wing learned its </span>C-5A<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> aircraft would be part of that reorganization.</span></p> Wed, 30 Apr 2014 15:58:08 +0000 Eileen Pace 30885 at http://tpr.org Lackland Getting Newer, Smaller Cargo Fleet In Military Downsizing Program