Randolph Air Force Base
Randolph Air Force Base (AFB)
550 C. Street West, San Antonio, TX 78150-4573
Randolph AFB is a United States Air Force base located in Universal City, Texas; approximately 14.8 north east of Downtown San Antonio. It serves as headquarters of the Air Education and Training Command (AETC), as well as the Air Force Personnel Center (AFPC) and Air Force Recruiting Service. It is home to the 12th Flying Training Wing, the only unit in the Air Force conducting both pilot instructor training and combat systems officer training.
Randolph AFB is part of Joint Base San Antonio, an amalgamation of the United States Army Fort Sam Houston, the United States Air Force Randolph Air Force Base and Lackland Air Force Base, which were merged on 1 October 2010.
It 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.
Homes near Randolph Air Force Base are located in a variety of well-established communities including Converse, Universal City, Cibolo, New Braunfels, Schertz and Garden Ridge. Universal City is known as the “Gateway to Randolph.” Universal City has a large military population and its developments surround the base. The community hosts a number of base-related events including Military River Parade, Veterans Victory Run and the Heroes Walk. Roughly 90% of the population of Universal City is either retired or active military personnel.