Joint Base San Antonio

There’s a new commander at Joint Base San Antonio. 

Brigadier General Bob LaBrutta passed command of the 502nd Air Base Wing and largest military joint base in the country to Brigadier General Heather Pringle in an emotional ceremony Friday.

“What a great day for the 502nd Air Base Wing Joint Base San Antonio,” LaBrutta told the crowd, “But a melancholy day for me and my family.”

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.


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.