Randolph air force base
Randolph AFB is named after Captain William Millican Randolph, a native of Austin, who was on the base naming committee at the time of his death in a crash. It serves as the headquarters of the Air Education and Training Command (AETC) as well as the Air Force Personnel Center (AFPC) and is known as “the Showplace of the Air Force” because of the Spanish Colonial Revival Style architecture in which all structures including hangars were constructed.
Air Education and Training Command’s mission is to develop America’s Airmen today, for tomorrow. AETC’s mission begins with the Air Force Recruiting Service. With 24 enlisted squadrons, three health professions squadrons and more than 1,200 recruiters assigned throughout the United States and overseas, the Recruiting Service’s mission is to inspire, engage and recruit the brightest, most competitive and diverse young men and women for service in America’s Air Force.
Air Force Personnel Center is the Air Force’s Human Resources division implementing personnel, manpower and services programs for nearly 330,000 active-duty members and 150,000 civilian employees through a worldwide network of personnel flights. AFPC carries out the programs covering all life cycles of military and civilian personnel for the Air Force, including defining resource requirements and developing and delivering Airmen for the Air Force and the joint environment. AFPC also manages the implementation of services programs for Airmen and families.
The 12th Flying Training Wing (FTW) served as the host unit at Randolph AFB for nearly 38 years. On January 31, 2010 the 502d Air Base Wing became the host unit after Randolph became a component of Joint Base San Antonio. Today, the 12 FTW provides instructor pilot training and refresher/re-currency training in the T-6A Texan II, T-38C Talon, and T-1A Jayhawk.
The wing also operates the T-1A in support of Specialized Undergraduate Navigator Training (SUNT). SUNT trains prospective USAF Navigators/Combat Systems Officers destined for the B-52 Stratofortress, E-3 Sentry, E-8 Joint STARS, RC-135, non-PACER CRAG KC-135 Stratotanker, and C-130 Hercules variants, as well as prospective Naval Flight Officers en route to fly land-based U.S. Navy P-3C Orion, EP-3 Aries and E-6 Mercury aircraft. The 12 FTW also provides training to numerous NATO/Allied officer students via SUNT. Advanced Electronic Warfare Officer (EWO) training is also conducted by the 12 FTW for those navigators/CSOs destined for eventual assignment as USAF EWOs.
There are over 15,000 Active Duty, military families, DoD personnel, and NAF personnel assigned to Randolph Air Force Base.
Once you arrive at Randolph Air Force Base, report to your Commander Support Staff (CSS) with your sealed records. Upon signing in with your unit, you will be scheduled for required in processing appointments. If you or a family member needs an ID card or CAC card that will be handled through the MPS. Military members can and are encouraged to make appointments for ID cards. If you arrive after 4:30 p.m. or on a weekend or holiday, please go to Randolph’s 24-hour arrival point, the Randolph Lodging office, located in building 112. Report to your CSS the next duty day. It is our goal to make your in processing go as smoothly as possible.
The nearest international airport is the San Antonio International Airport (SAT), which is 18 miles west of Randolph AFB, or about a 20 minute drive by car.
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FOR THE CHILDREN
To be enrolled in a Texas school, a child must be at least 5 years old by September 1st. Check with the school for other requirements.
Because of student mobility, Texas has adopted curriculum standards that are to be used in all the state’s public schools. The current standards, which outline what students are to learn in each course or grade, are called Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS). The standards are adopted by the State Board of Education, after extensive input from educators and other stakeholders.
In 2010, the majority of states, the District of Columbia, and the Department of Defense Education Activity adopted Common Core State Standards that provide a consistent set of educational expectations for students, regardless of ZIP code. When a family moves, a student’s education is often disrupted because the student may be forced to repeat material or learn at a different level at the new school. With common standards across states, this disruption will be reduced — of particular interest to military families. For more information, visit http://www.corestandards.org/.
JBSA Independent School Districts:
Contact the JBSA School Liaison Office at (210) 652-3112 for more information about the schools offered in the area.
Universal City is served by the following two school districts:
If your child is preparing to attend college, this information on scholarships may be helpful.
FOR THE SERVICE MEMBER
Current service members can attend college in their off-duty time and have their military branch pay the tuition. Learn about the Military Tuition Assistance Program. Use the Tuition Assistance (TA) DECIDE tool to help you make the best use of your tuition assistance dollars.
If you were or are in the military, you may be eligible for Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) education benefits. If you are a spouse or dependent, you may be eligible too.
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When moving to a new location, it is important to know who to call when you have an emergency or you need help. Below are some organizations you will find useful.
Under the site’s “Child Care 101” tab you’ll find information related to locating quality child care, the types of child care available to you and how to evaluate the child care providers you visit. There’s also a special section for the military child on the website covering topics such as military fee assistance, payments and provider services.
Bexar County Human Resources (210) 335-2545
Helps families live safe, healthy and successful lives. It fulfills this mission by providing children, youth, families and adults care, services and treatment to thrive in their homes and communities.
Texas Department of Family and Protective Services (512) 438-4800
Strives to create communities where children grow up safe from abuse, neglect and dependency, where adults are protected from domestic violence and where parents can be strengthened in their capacity to keep their family safe.
San Antonio Humane Society (210) 226-7461
Handles pet adoptions, pet licensing, lost and found animals, and more.
San Antonio Metropolitan Health District (210) 207-8780
Bexar County Sheriff Office (210) 335-6000
Base Operator (210) 652-1110
Airman & Family Readiness Center (210) 652-5321
Main Gate (210) 652-3939
Chapel Center (210) 652-6121
ID Card Facility (210) 652-2276
Finance Office (210) 652-1851
Education Center (210) 652-5964
Housing Office (210) 652-1840
Barracks (312) 487-3600 (DSN)
Randolph Inn (Billeting) (210) 652-1844
12th Operations Group (210) 652-7216
559th Flying Training Squadron (210) 652-4476
560th Flying Training Squadron (210) 652-5112
99th Flying Training Squadron (210) 652-4410
School Liaison Office (210) 652-3112
Legal Office/JAG (210) 652-6781
Library (210) 652-2617
Randolph Clinic (210) 652-6403
Pharmacy (210) 652-6742
Pharmacy – Satellite BX Mall (210) 652-4189
Dental Clinic (210) 652-1846
Veterinary Clinic (210) 652-3190
Commissary (210) 652-5102/3919
Exchange (210) 658-7471/7472
Military Clothing Store (210) 652-5643
JBSA-Randolph Housing Office (210) 652-1840/DSN 487
Randolph AFB military family housing is privatized. Hunt is responsible for maintaining, repairing, constructing and managing the community. For more information go to the Randolph Family Housing website or call 210-659-9061. The Housing Management Office (HMO) is the first building on the left as you enter JBSA-Randolph via the main gate at building 144. Counselors offer referral services to on-base privatized housing and assist with locating housing accommodations in the local community.
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San Antonio’s climate is classified as warm and temperate. There is a great deal of rainfall in San Antonio, even in the driest month.
Normally every day from April to October in San Antonio is above 60 degrees Fahrenheit, as are most days in winter months. Summer temperatures top 79 degrees every day and remain above 69 degrees most nights. San Antonio sees an average of eight days a year with 100-plus degree temperatures. In August, the warmest month, the average day time temperature rises to 94.7°F.
The coldest month is January when the average temperature overnight is 38.6°F. San Antonio receives about a dozen subfreezing nights each year, typically seeing snow, sleet, or freezing rain about once every two or three winters, but accumulation and snow itself are very rare.
San Antonio is a major city in south-central Texas with a rich colonial heritage. The area has a population of over 1.5 million people and is made up of many active-duty and retired military families. With 105 sunny days a year, San Antonio is blessed with the natural beauty of the desert to the Southwest, rolling Hill Country to the North and coast line to the South. Residents enjoy a high quality of life in a friendly, caring atmosphere of a small town.
The area offers plenty of things to do, including popular attractions, museums, historic sites and recreational opportunities. Visit this page to see all of the wonderful things you can do in San Antonio!
The Alamo, an 18th-century Spanish mission preserved as a museum, marks an infamous 1836 battle for Texan independence from Mexico. Following the San Antonio River, the popular miles-long River Walk is a landmark pedestrian promenade lined with cafes and shops. And, don’t forget to visit the HemisFair Park’s 750-ft. Tower of the Americas that overlooks the city.
The city is home to three animal attractions: SeaWorld, the San Antonio Zoo, and the San Antonio Aquarium. San Antonio is also home to several commercial amusement parks, including Six Flags Fiesta Texas, Splashtown, Kiddie Park, and Morgan’s Wonderland, a theme park for children with special needs.
San Antonio is home to the first museum of modern art in Texas, the McNay Art Museum as well as seven others. The Fairmount Hotel, built in 1906 and San Antonio’s second oldest hotel, is in the Guinness World Records as one of the heaviest buildings ever moved intact. It was placed in its new location, three blocks south of the Alamo, over four days in 1985, and cost $650,000 to move.
Other notable places of interest include the San Antonio Botanical Garden, the Japanese Tea Gardens, The Woodlawn Theatre and the Magik Theatre, which is a children’s educational theater.
There is also plenty to do for all of the sports fans in San Antonio on a collegiate or on a professional level. The AT&T Center is home to the San Antonio Spurs of the NBA, and the San Antonio Rampage of the American Hockey League.
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