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  • DAF announces 2023 Photo Contest winners

    JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-LACKLAND, Texas – The Department of the Air Force recently announced the winners of the 2023 Air Force Photo Contest. Following this year’s theme of “101 Days of Summer,” a judging panel evaluated almost 400 entries on impact, creativity and technical aspects, with winners

  • FSS leaders meet to tackle force support challenges

    Close to 260 force support squadron commanders and senior enlisted leaders attended the 2023 Force Support Squadron Leadership Conference Oct. 24-27 in San Antonio, sponsored by the Air Force Services Center. The event focused on evaluating the internal functions of force support squadrons from a

  • Mission Monday: Food 2.0 Portfolio Management

    JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-LACKLAND, Texas – It’s Mission Monday. Meet Christie Maas, a Food 2.0 dining facility portfolio manager in the Air Force Services Center.Maas, one of several 2.0 portfolio managers, oversees and provides direction and support to all Department of the Air Force 2.0 dining

  • AF Entertainment rolls out comedy tour to 20+ installations

    JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-LACKLAND, Texas – Air Force Entertainment, managed by the Air Force Services Center, is rolling out a new, free, family-friendly comedy tour starting in August with stops at more than 20 stateside installations. “Our variety act tours are free, exciting and family friendly,”

  • AFSVC announces 2023 Air Force Art Contest winners

    JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-LACKLAND, Texas – The Air Force Services Center announced the winners of the 2023 Air Force Art Contest July 11. “With over 1,400 entries this year, the judges had a challenging time deciding the top three in each of the categories,” said Debbie Southee, community programs

  • Mission Monday: Human Resources     

    JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-LACKLAND, Texas – It’s Mission Monday. Meet Bobbie-Jo Mafnas, a human resources specialist at the Air Force Services Center.Mafnas, who was born and raised on the island of Guam, works with the Centralized Background Investigation team to ensure background investigation

  • Mission Monday: DAF Food & Beverage

    JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-LACKLAND, Texas – It’s Mission Monday. Meet Senior Master Sgt. Daniel Ramirez Rivera, the Air Force Services Center’s Department of the Air Force Food and Beverage superintendent.Ramirez and his team provide functional program support, policy and guidance clarification, and

  • Air Force set to release 30-episode Artisan Air series

    JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-LACKLAND, Texas – The Air Force Services Center is set to release the first five episodes of its highly anticipated Artisan Air series Memorial Day weekend.The new series showcases the creativity and depth of talent in the Air Force and Space Force.“The Air Force Services

  • Services center announces summer camps, activities for kids

    JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-LACKLAND, Texas – We’ll be saying hello to summer before we know it with kids saying goodbye to teachers, textbooks and school campuses.For months now, the Air Force Services Center team has been planning and programming a wide variety of activities to keep military kids

  • DAF announces Air Force Innkeeper Award Winners

    JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-LACKLAND, Texas – The Air Force Services Center recently announced the winners of the 2023 Innkeeper Awards for best lodging facilities across the Department of the Air Force. After an in-person evaluation by lodging and hospitality expert teams from the AFSVC, the winners

  • Food Summit looks to future of 27+ DAF stateside dining operations

    DALLAS – More than 70 installation, Air Force Services Center and industry culinary experts gathered here April 11-13 to discuss current and future Food 2.0 dining operations with a goal of delivering better, faster menu options to patrons.  With the Food 2.0 Owners Summit held in an innovative

  • AFSVC announces winners of best dining facilities

    JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-LACKLAND, Texas -- The Air Force Services Center recently announced the winners of the 2023 John L. Hennessy Trophy Awards for best dining facilities across the Department of the Air Force. The annual awards program, established in 1957 and managed by AFSVC, recognizes the top

  • AFSVC begins rollout of BMX stunt tour 

    The Air Force Services Center will begin rolling out the first leg of a new free BMX stunt tour to five installations in the month of March with an expected expansion to additional installations as the schedule progresses.   

  • Mission Monday: Air Force Fisher House Program

    JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-LACKLAND, Texas – It’s Mission Monday. Mary McLean is the Department of the Air Force Fisher House Program manager at the Air Force Services Center here.McLean works with the dedicated managers at eight installations who oversee 14 Air Force Fisher Houses to “provide

  • Sheppard breaks ground on $27M Child Development Center

    Team Sheppard celebrated the start of construction on a $27 million child development center during a groundbreaking ceremony here Jan. 6, 2022. The new facility will replace the current one built in 1973. Scheduled to open in 2024, the new center’s mission focuses on providing quality, available

  • AFSVC helps make DAF Fisher Houses homes away from home

    JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-LACKLAND, Texas — For most, this time of year is filled with love, happiness and peace. But, for families facing life-changing challenges like medical emergencies or the loss of a loved one, those feelings are hard to come by.   The Department of the Air Force Fisher House

  • AFSVC QoL initiative streamlines child, youth registration

    JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-LACKLAND, Texas — When Brenda Ricker and her family moved to Royal Air Force Lakenheath, England, in 2014, she hand carried all of their important documents.  Like other Air Force families making a military move, Ricker’s growing to-do list included a visit to the

  • Air Force announces winners of this year’s DAF art contest

    The Air Force Services Center recently announced the winners of this year’s Air Force Art Contest. More than 2,240 pieces of art submitted from over 1,600 participants of all ages who used a variety of media. After the month-long contest closed March 31, a team of judges evaluated each entrant’s

  • DAF Gaming delivers Gaming Expo, Esports Championship at FORCECON 2022

    Air Force Services Center and the Department of the Air Force Gaming achieved two major firsts Memorial Day weekend in San Antonio – the first Department of Defense Armed Forces Esports Championship and the inaugural Air Force Gaming Minor League Championships. The gaming league was center stage at

  • DAF youth programs gear up for Summer

    JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-LACKLAND, Texas - With kids starting to get excited about summer, many parents are thinking about how to keep their kids active and engaged until the fall.As COVID-19 rates drop around the country in many parts of the country, youth centers across the Department of the Air

  • Air Force Gaming season 3 launches with new competition format

    JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-LACKLAND, Texas – The Department of the Air Force Gaming League is back with a new format and a new league for family members and retirees.The new format consists of three unique seasons – spring, summer and fall, expanding opportunities for more competitors to participate,

  • Fairchild joins growing Food 2.0 dining improvement program

    The Air Force Services Center continues to implement its Healthy Food Initiative (HFI) Food 2.0 program to provide improved food options for Airmen and Guardians across the enterprise. The initiative, which includes modernizing dining facilities and new menu options, celebrated its latest grand

  • Application window opens for Olympic hopefuls

    The application window for Airmen, Guardians, Reservists and Guardsmen who dream of Olympic competition is now open. Department of the Air Force and Space Force athletes have 45 days to apply to begin their training with the hopes of competing in the 2024 Summer Olympics in Paris, France. Once

  • Airman makes debut as Winter Olympian, has sights set for 2026

    Imagine being the first black athlete to compete in a sport where you are hurling yourself headfirst down an icy track at speeds over 90 mph. That is exactly what Airman First Class Kelly Curtis did recently as she competed in the skeleton at the 2022 Winter Olympics in Beijing, China.

  • Registration opens for I-WEPTAC 2022

    Registration is now open for the Installation and Mission Support Weapons and Tactics Conference, the main innovation and collaboration forum for installation and mission support to the Air and Space Forces.

  • Air Force tests child care subletting app

    The Air Force Installation and Mission Support Center is testing a mobile app designed to centralize and streamline the subletting of short-term slots at military child development centers this summer.

  • Food 2.0 brings healthier dining options to Seymour-Johnson

    Seymour-Johnson Air Force Base, North Carolina, is the latest installation to implement the Food 2.0 initiative to offer healthier options to customers with the reopening of two renovated dining facilities on 29 Oct. Seymour Johnson joins 25 Food 2.0 installations with modernized facilities and

  • Air Force photo contest winners highlight family theme

    The Air Force recently announced its 2020 photo contest winners. The winners – first, second and third place in five categories – were among more than 600 entries submitted for the annual contest. Entries for this year’s competition with a theme of “We Are Family” were submitted during July.

  • AFIMSC key to disaster recovery at installations

    JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-LACKLAND, Texas – When natural disasters strike installations, Air Force leadership immediately begins recovery operations to get missions up and running again as soon as possible. Requirement validators, in concert with financial experts, at the Air Force Installation and

  • #IAMIMSC: Alison Reid

    Meet Alison Reid, an accountant with the Air Force Services Center, Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, Texas.

  • New TLFs ready for families at Beale AFB

    JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-LACKLAND, Texas – Quality care and support to Air Force families just got better at Beale AFB, California, with the soft opening of new temporary lodging facilities Jan. 10.  The official opening and ribbon cutting is set for Jan. 22.The new, 34 two-bedroom TLFs, funded with

  • FSS leaders tackle top issues, talk future support to Airmen and families

    SAN ANTONIO – More than 220 force support officer and enlisted leaders gathered in San Antonio Nov. 18-22 at the 2019 Force Support Squadron Leadership Training Workshop to help tackle big rock items impacting Airmen and families, and plan for future programs.“Our Air Force has a lot of things it

  • Healthy foods add spice to life

    Gone are the days where healthy food meant lack of taste. The Air Force, in partnership with the Culinary Institute of America, is training military and civilian employees how to better deliver healthy food that's prepared with healthier, fresher ingrediants, a wider variety of spices and using