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Longtime San Antonio radio news anchor Brent Boller passed away on Monday after a long battle with cancer. He was 63.


For recruits in Basic Military Training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, typical mornings used to start with a pre-dawn wake up to the sound of reveille, quickly followed by an intense workout, breakfast, showers and chores.

Trainees lived and exercised in close proximity. Recruits would hold one another's ankles while doing sit-ups, circle the running track together, and chow down at eating facilities at the same time. Sleeping bays were normally packed with about 60 people.

It was all part of a time-honored system the Air Force used to produce new troops.

The coronavirus pandemic is affecting every aspect of American life - including military life.

National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

Nearly 100 passengers from the Grand Princess cruise ship arrived at Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio Tuesday night, and more passengers were expected to land on Wednesday.

Texas Public Radio

San Antonio awaited the arrival of dozens of California cruise ship passengers to begin a two-week quarantine at Lackland Air Force Base, and worries continued to swirl around the fate of Fiesta.

Carson Frame / TPR News

Airmen who seek to become part of an elite special warfare unit will now start their training at a complex named for Master Sgt. John A. Chapman, a combat controller and Medal of Honor recipient.

National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID)

The total number of confirmed cases among those quarantined at Lackland Air Force Base has risen to six.

National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

City and federal health officials confirmed Friday that two people evacuated from the cruise ship Diamond Princess and brought to Lackland Air Force Base carried the COVID-19 infection.

National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

More than 150 coronavirus evacuees from the Diamond Princess cruise ship docked in Tokyo landed at Lackland Air Force Base early Monday morning, bringing the number of quarantined people to at least 234.

Joey Palacios | Texas Public Radio

A 15th case of the coronavirus disease, or COVID-19, has been confirmed in the U.S., and this time it's in San Antonio.