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JBSA commander outlines key critical mission functions to be maintained

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  • 502nd Air Base Wing Public Affairs

In an effort to minimize health risks associated with COVID-19 and in response to the City of San Antonio and Bexar County’s Stay Home/Work Safe orders, effective noon March 26, 2020, Joint Base San Antonio will go to Official Business Only operations.

Only Active Duty military members, civilian employees and other Department of Defense affiliated personnel (e.g., retirees, dependents, contractors) who are conducting official duties or business, or have appointments at a medical or mission support facility, will be allowed on the installation.

All DOD and non-DOD affiliated personnel currently living on the installation will maintain access. Current visitor passes will continue to be honored and future visitor pass requests will be assessed and approved by the unit commander or designated representative.

Joint Base San Antonio will continue mission-critical operations with the required manning. For our COVID-19 response operations, required manning is defined as personnel required to maintain mission essential functions or mission-critical operations, as determined by a unit commander or director.

For information of the key critical mission functions that will be maintained, please reference Guidance Memorandum #15-March 24 on our COVID-19 webpage at

For the most up-to-date information during this dynamic time, to include the status of activities and services on JBSA, please reference our COVID-19 webpage at