JBSA Safety

  Our Air Force has seen a sharp rise over the past few months in mishaps that seem to have two common themes: compliance and decision making. These factors have been cited as causal in more than 60 percent of the mishaps reviewed.
JBSA Commander's Message-Choice's Matter
JBSA-Randolph Washington Circle Traffic Rules
Base Alert Information
For inclement weather notifications and current, automated information on base operating status during a natural disaster, crisis or emergency call the straight talk line: (210) 466-4630, or connect with us on Facebook and Twitter for the most up-to-date information.
Safety Guidance

 

Adverse Weather Driving Safety Tips

 

If you must drive, please keep in mind environmental changes that may impact your driving.  Roadway conditions motorists could encounter during adverse weather include:

 

  • Loss of pavement friction due to wet, conditions. Six inches of water can cause tires to lose traction.

  • Twelve inches of water can float many cars.

  • Restricted visibility due to fog, falling rain or vehicle spray.

  • Lane obstruction due to standing water.

  • Infrastructure damage (such as a washed-out road).

  • Reduce speed. Speed limits are based on ideal road and weather conditions.

  • Maintain at least three times the normal following distance.

  • Check road conditions at TxDOT Transguide (http://transguide.dot.state.tx.us/)

  • Use your seat belt every time you get into your vehicle.

For additional road safety preparedness information and tips, download the Driving in the Rain Info Sheet. (http://www.tdi.texas.gov/pubs/videoresource/t5drivetrain.pdf)

National Weather Conditions

 

Highway Road Conditions Hotline Call (800) 452-9292 for current information. For non-emergency roadside assistance, motorists can call the Texas Department of Public Safety at (800) 525-5555.

Local Traffic Cameras

   


Emergency Services Resources
JBSA Safety Office Contact
Off Limits Businesses

There are a handful of businesses in the local area that are off-limits to armed forces members without exception. According to a 502nd Air Base Wing memorandum dated April 2, all 502nd ABW and Joint Base San Antonio military members are forbidden to enter any establishments named:

  • Cracker Box Palace
  • Planet K
  • Players Club of San Antonio
  • MJM Autohaus
  • VIP Spa

This also includes all locations in Bexar, Atascosa, Bandera, Comal, Guadalupe, Kendall, Medina and Wilson counties. These businesses are areas where suspicious activity has been reported that is perceived as damaging to the military mission. The JBSA Armed Forces Disciplinary Control Board meets quarterly to ensure safety and security is a top military priority. The establishment of off-limits areas is a function of command used to help maintain good order and discipline, health, morale, safety, and welfare of personnel assigned and/or located at JBSA and/or in the Greater San Antonio. Members will soon see briefings on this information at newcomer orientation meetings, commanders calls and unit bulletin boards. For more information, call 652-5727.