Joint Base San Antonio

Thunderbirds To Rock San Antonio This Weekend

Oct 29, 2015
David Hook

It’s been four years since Joint Base San Antonio had an open house and air show.  But the wait is over as the F-16 fighter jets of the U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds arrived earlier this week for their weekend performance at Joint Base San Antonio-Randolph.

SAWS

Mayor Ivy Taylor, Councilman Joe Krier, Brig. Gen. Robert D. LaBrutta and SAWS President/CEO Robert R. Puente announced a ground breaking agreement Tuesday to provide a redundant water source to the city’s military bases.

SAN ANTONIO — A Virginia defense contractor will pay $400,000 to settle a dispute about access to restricted information at a Texas military installation. The Informatics Applications Group Inc. of Reston, Virginia, did not admit liability in the agreement announced Thursday.

Federal authorities say the matter involves information technology services in 2012 for the U.S. Army Medical Information Technology Center, Joint Base San Antonio-Fort Sam Houston.

Eileen Pace

Thirty members of a specialized infectious disease team have completed a round of training at Fort Sam Houston. The military team, organized by the Department of Defense to assist in domestic Ebola cases, trained in the specifics of using hazmat-style suits, which will protect them from exposure to the virus.

A technician sprays a saccharin-based solution toward the face mask of a member of the Ebola go team to make sure the seal on the mask is properly seated. Other members of the team practice drawing blood while wearing three pairs of rubber gloves.

U.S. Army

  

A team of military medical specialists is in San Antonio to begin Ebola containment training today at Fort Sam Houston.

The team, whose creation was ordered over the weekend by Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel, will prepare to assist civilian medical professionals in case of another report of Ebola in the U.S.

U.S. Northern Command brought together 20 nurses, five doctors, and five trainers from installations around the country to become the military’s first domestic support team for quick response in Ebola cases.

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