The Fort Sam Houston News Leader is in the San Antonio, TX DMA. It is a Military newspaper serving the needs of the Fort Sam Houston community.
Ft. Sam Houston is located on the near northeast side of the city, off of IH-35. The post is the oldest military reservation in the city, having been completed in 1879. It was named for General Sam Houston, hero of the Battle of Jacinto and the first president of the Republic of Texas. Fort Sam became the birthplace of military aviation in 1910 when Lt. Benjamin Foulois took off in the first aircraft owned by the Army, which had been purchased from the Wright brothers.
Throughout the years, Ft. Sam Houston became known for another specialty, medicine. It is now known as the "Home of Army Medicine". Ft. Sam employs 21,380 personnel, both military and civilian. It also earns a combined revenue of $555,898,000. Many people in the San Antonio area rely on Ft. Sam for its medical services. The base newspaper, the News Leader, has been in operation for 31 years. The circulation for this paper is 10,300.
Within The spectrum of teaching medicine, Ft. Sam is also the headquarters of the U.S. Army Medical Command, which manages all Army hospitals and dental facilities in the 50 states, and Europe. It also oversees the U.S. Army Medical Research, Development, Acquisition and Logistics Command, which combines the duties of several previously independent commands and agencies.
Ft. Sam is also home to the Fifth U.S. Army, which is responsible for the training and mobilization readiness of all U. S. Army Reserve units located west of the Mississippi River.
Newspapers are distributed through home delivery, office delivery, racks, and base mail every Thursday. The Fort Sam Houston News Leader offers ROP and insert advertising opportunities in its daily circulation.