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JBSA releases updated off-limits establishment list

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  • By Mance D. Clark
  • 502nd Security Forces Group

There are a handful of businesses in the local area that are off-limits to armed forces members, without exception.

According to a 502nd Air Base Wing memorandum, all 502nd ABW and Joint Base San Antonio military members, and those assigned in the Greater San Antonio area, are forbidden to enter any establishments named:

Smokerz Paradize (7 locations)
Planet K (6 locations)
Hazel Sky Smoke Shop (5 locations)
Super Nova Smoke & Vape Shop (4 locations)
Lazy Daze Counter Culture (2 locations)
Smoke and More Vape and Hookah Shop (2 locations)
Cracker Box Palace
MJM Autohaus
ARS Appliance
Lush Rooftop Club
Mellow Monkey
Ruby Spa
Smoke Needs
Style Smoke
The Cloud Co. Smoke and Vape Shop
Up N Smoke

This includes all locations in Bexar, Atascosa, Bandera, Comal, Guadalupe, Kendall, Medina and Wilson counties. These businesses are areas where suspicious activity has been reported that is perceived as damaging to the military mission.

These establishments were placed off-limits based on the recommendation of the JBSA Armed Forces Disciplinary Control Board, after investigation by military law enforcement, coordination with civilian law enforcement, and reasonable efforts to address unacceptable practices with each establishment.

The JBSA Armed Forces Disciplinary Control Board meets quarterly to ensure safety and security is a top military priority. The establishment of off-limits areas is a function of command used to help maintain good order and discipline, health, morale, safety, and welfare of personnel assigned and/or located at JBSA and/or in the Greater San Antonio area.

The Armed Forces Disciplinary Control Board reminds members that the Texas Controlled Substance Act prohibits the selling, purchase, and possession of any drug paraphernalia, and San Antonio prohibits the selling of tobacco products including e-cigarettes to anyone under the age of 21.

Members will soon see briefings on this off-limits information at newcomer orientation meetings, commanders calls and unit bulletin boards.

For more information, call 210-652-1357.