Military http://tpr.org en Fort Hood Soldier Dies At BAMC http://tpr.org/post/fort-hood-soldier-dies-bamc <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The Department of Defense has released the name of a Fort Hood soldier who died in San Antonio last week.</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The Army says Private First Class Donnell </span>Antwain<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Hamilton, </span>Jr<span style="line-height: 1.5;">., died Thursday, July 24, at Brooke Army Medical Center, from an illness that was diagnosed in Afghanistan.</span></p> Mon, 28 Jul 2014 13:37:52 +0000 Eileen Pace 35781 at http://tpr.org Soldier Gets Surprise Of A Lifetime With H-E-B Smart Home http://tpr.org/post/soldier-gets-surprise-lifetime-h-e-b-smart-home <p>Because he gave of himself in service to his country, H-E-B and Operation Finally Home are giving something back.</p><p>23-year-old Army Specialist Michael Crawford found out at a special surprise ceremony that he and his fiancé will receive a mortgage-free smart home to accommodate his needs as a wounded warrior.</p><p>The anticipation brewed before he arrived with workers busy putting the finishing touches on the event. H-E-B partners passed out American flags while sound checks were done.</p> Thu, 17 Jul 2014 19:20:31 +0000 Ryan Loyd 35244 at http://tpr.org Soldier Gets Surprise Of A Lifetime With H-E-B Smart Home Still Facing Army Investigation, Bergdahl Hires Attorney http://tpr.org/post/still-facing-army-investigation-bergdahl-hires-attorney <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Former Taliban captive </span>Sgt<span style="line-height: 1.5;">. Bowe </span>Bergdahl<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> has hired an attorney to represent him through the Army’s investigation of his actions in Afghanistan.</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The Pentagon reports that attorney Eugene </span>Fidell<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> has been in conversation with the Army officer handling </span>Bergdahl’s<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> case. &nbsp;</span></p> Wed, 16 Jul 2014 21:22:41 +0000 Eileen Pace 35199 at http://tpr.org Still Facing Army Investigation, Bergdahl Hires Attorney BiblioTech Opens Location At JBSA-Fort Sam Houston http://tpr.org/post/bibliotech-opens-location-jbsa-fort-sam-houston <p>BiblioTech, Bexar County’s all-digital public library, is opening it’s second satellite location today, this time at Fort Sam Houston. The first satellite is at the Bexar County Courthouse.</p><p>Military personell recovering at the Warrior and Family Support Center at Joint Base San Antonio now have access to all of BiblioTech.</p><p>“With San Antonio being Military City, U.S.A., it’s so appropriate that we would come here and offer these services,” said Bexar County Judge Nelson Wolff.</p> Tue, 15 Jul 2014 18:04:11 +0000 Joey Palacios 35099 at http://tpr.org BiblioTech Opens Location At JBSA-Fort Sam Houston Air Force Trimming More Than 400 AETC Jobs At JBSA-Randolph http://tpr.org/post/air-force-trimming-more-400-aetc-jobs-jbsa-randolph <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The Air Force Monday announced a cutback of 429 positions at Joint Base San Antonio. The reductions are part of Defense Secretary Chuck </span>Hagel’s<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> orders a year ago for a 20% reduction in management across the Department of Defense by the year 2019.</span></p> Tue, 15 Jul 2014 16:00:59 +0000 Eileen Pace 35067 at http://tpr.org 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