Joint Base Fort Sam Houston

Vietnam Veterans
3:23 pm
Wed November 7, 2012

Welcome Home Parade For Vietnam Veterans At Fort Sam Houston

Service members from all four branches of the military get organized on Tuesday afternoon for today's event.
Eileen Pace TPR News

Joint Base San Antonio is getting ready to honor America’s Vietnam veterans today; 3 million veterans are long overdue for a proper “welcome home.”

About 40 years ago, veterans who served in Vietnam came home in a trickle, wounded and suffering, but there was virtually no one there to greet them.

Members of all four branches of the U.S. military gathered on a Fort Sam Houston parade field Tuesday to rehearse and prepare for hundreds of guests to the 50th Anniversary Welcome Home Ceremony.

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Fort Sam Houston
9:39 am
Mon October 1, 2012

Navy Relocates Medicine Education and Training to JBSA-Fort Sam Houston

The Navy celebrated a milestone Friday when its point of accountability for all Navy Medicine training relocated to Fort Sam Houston from its former headquarters in Jacksonville, Fla..

The relocation stems from the Navy Surgeon General’s vision of streamlining Navy Medicine into a more efficient and responsive organization.

Initially, 12 military and civilian personnel will be assigned to N-METC’s new location. The opening of the facility comes a year after the Navy’s ‘A’ School, the Hospital Corps School, relocated to Fort Sam as part of the 2005 BRAC order.

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Arts & Culture
2:35 pm
Thu January 26, 2012

San Antonio Soars Again with "Wings" Restoration

Left to right: Charles "Buddy" Rogers, Clara Bow, and Richard Arlen on the set of "Wings."
©Paramount Pictures

This week, a silent film was nominated for the Best Picture Oscar for the first time in 85 years.  The last time that happened was at the first Academy Awards ceremony, and the picture that won was “Wings,” shot right here in San Antonio.

“Wings” is the story of two young men, played by Charles "Buddy" Rogers and Richard Arlen, who enlist in the Army Air Corps during World War I.  Released in 1927, it’s been sitting in Paramount’s vault for years.  After a lengthy restoration process, the film is now available on DVD and Blu-ray for the first time ever.

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