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The famous structure and popular tourist site will undergo a renovation project that's expected to last almost four years.

Photo by Staff Sgt. Chad Trujillo / Secretary of the Air Force Public Affairs

The Air Force stood up its newest numbered Air Force, the 16th, on Friday at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland’s Gateway Club. It will play a central role in information warfare.


The Pentagon says reported cases of heat exhaustion jumped nearly 50 percent between 2014 and 2018.

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Federal officials have extended the deployment of 1,000 National Guard troops Gov. Greg Abbott sent to the southern border to help with an influx of migrants.


A growing number of programs try to treat PTSD by getting veterans into nature, even deep under the sea. But there's little scientific evidence that treatments like "scuba therapy" work.

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The Air Force and the Alamo Area Council of Governments signed a 10-year intergovernmental support agreement Wednesday. It allows Joint Base San Antonio to go directly to local governments to negotiate public works contracts — instead of going through the federal acquisitions process. 

The agreement is an attempt to reduce red tape and save the base money.

The $325 million dollar plan is funded by private companies and is expected to result in renovations to 16,000 homes on seven Army posts.

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The Department of Veterans Affairs is reaching out to clergy members who may find themselves counseling veterans in crisis or need. It now holds training sessions for religious leaders all over the country. One of the goals is to teach them to look for signs of psychological disorders and other issues among veterans in their congregations. 

 


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For nearly eight decades, the United States Air Force Band of the West has been lifting the morale of service members at home and abroad, as well as entertaining the public and strengthening ties to the community right here in San Antonio, where it’s based at Lackland AFB. Last month I had the pleasure of meeting members of the U.S. Air Force Band of the West to learn the many ways in which they fulfill their mission, “to go into communities, and to honor, inspire, and connect,” according to Maj Dustin M.

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In response to a string of suicides in the Air Force, every base is holding a one day stand down, where airmen can learn and talk about mental health issues.

 

The U.S. Air Force is making an effort to combat rising rates of suicide in its ranks through a mandatory one day "stand down" at every base around the country.

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