The JBSA RCUP Study Area includes a 5-mile Military Influence Area surrounding the JBSA installations and Martindale Army Airfield. The RCUP Study Area is illustrated on the map below. Click on the map for a full size view.
JBSA-Camp Bullis is the Army’s premier training installation for combat medicine and is used by other services including the Air Force and Marines. JBSA-Camp Bullis provides nearly 22,000 acres of invaluable field training and maneuver areas for Fort Sam Houston and multi‐service medical training, including small arms and large-caliber firing ranges, ground and air operations night training (using night vision equipment), air combat drop zones, and fixed‐wing (airplane) and rotary‐wing (helicopter) training. As the parent command to JBSA-Camp Bullis, Fort Sam Houston provides overall leadership, management, and oversight for JBSA-Camp Bullis operations.
JBSA-Lackland is the Air Force’s only site for enlisted Basic Military Training, and also offers professional, technical skills, and English language training for members of the Air Force, other military services, government agencies, and allies. More than 80,000 students graduate annually from training at JBSA-Lackland. Other major tenants include the Air Reserve Command 433rd Airlift Wing, the Texas Air National Guard 149th Fighter Wing, the 59th Medical Wing, the Air Force Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance Agency, and the 67th Network Warfare Wing.
JBSA-Lackland covers portions of the former Kelly Field including the runway, which were transferred to JBSA-Lackland in 2001 as part of Base Realignment and Closure (BRAC). The Air Force and Port San Antonio share the use of the runway for military and business operations.
JBSA-Randolph is a critical Department of Defense asset, providing flight training to student and instructor pilots, as well as testing and evaluation of aviation-related training systems. The installation is also home to major headquarters within the Air Force including Air Education and Training Command responsible for all education and training of today’s airmen, the Headquarters Air Force Personnel Center, and Headquarters Air Force Recruiting Service.
Located approximately 20 miles east of JBSA-Randolph, Seguin Army Airfield plays a significant role for aircraft “touch and go” training to qualify pilots as instructors for the next generation of fighter and bomber pilots. Use of the Seguin Auxiliary Airfield by aircraft from JBSA-Randolph increases flight safety by distributing training around the San Antonio area, which means fewer aircraft and less congestion around JBSA-Randolph.
Martindale Army Airfield is a Texas Army National Guard facility supporting maintenance, training and logistical support for UH—60 Blackhawk helicopters, comprising nearly half of all the Blackhawk helicopters in the Texas Army National Guard. Airfield personnel and aircraft support the Governor’s mission and provide humanitarian assistance / disaster relief, medical support, and homeland security. When activated to Federal service, personnel and aircraft serve a variety of roles, including medical evacuation, reconnaissance, command and control, and troop transport.
Aircraft at Martindale Army Airfield directly support missions at JBSA including flight medicine training and provide support to Army South for medical evacuation training.
This study was prepared under contract with the Alamo Area Council of Governments, with financial support from the Department of Defense Office of Economic Adjustment. The content reflects the views of the Alamo Area Council of Governments and the key JBSA RCUP partners involved in the development of this study and does not necessarily reflect the views of the Office of Economic Adjustment.
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