JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas —
The city of Live Oak formally adopted the 2015 Joint Base
San Antonio Joint Land Use Study recommendations Dec. 8, becoming the second
community to take that step in efforts toward ensuring the 12th Flying Training
Wing’s mission remains compatible with planned development.
In a 5-0 vote, the city council approved the resolution, becoming
the second community, along with the city of Schertz, to take formal measures
to adopt the study. The JLUS adoption
formally recognizes the need for joint development planning between the city
"The city of Live Oak has been a steadfast partner in
this effort to protect our flying mission at JBSA-Randolph," said Col.
Matt Isler, 12th Flying Training Wing commander. "The JLUS adoption shows
Live Oak's steadfast commitment to growth that remains compatible with our
mission, and we are extremely thankful for their sincere investment in our
mission, and care for our Airmen and their families."
The JLUS, completed in July 2015 and funded by grants from
the Department of Defense and Office of Economic Adjustment, along with
contributions from Bexar County, is focused on putting military installations
and their local community partners at the same table to focus on finding
solutions in mutual areas of concern, such as incompatible land use around
With a large retired military population living inside the
city limits, Live Oak is happy to be able to continue the close community
partnership that has been developed between the two neighbors, said Live Oak City
Manager Scott Wayman.
“The JLUS was a tremendous process to work through,” Wayman
said. “As the study started and
progressed, people really saw the value in a strong relationship between the
city and the base.”
Ensuring the flying training mission stays at JBSA-Randolph,
as well as keeping Live Oak’s development processes robust, was a key decision
point in the city electing to move forward with the JLUS adoption.
“At the end of the day, (Live Oak) want to be amicable about
development and keeping the Air Force’s mission right here at Randolph,” Wayman
said. “Everyone has learned a lot through this.”
Community partners impacted by the JLUS include Bexar, Comal
and Guadalupe counties, along with the cities of Cibolo, Converse, Garden
Ridge, Live Oak, San Antonio, Schertz, Seguin, Selma and Universal City.
JBSA-Randolph is home to more than 11,900 personnel, include
active-duty, reserve, guard and civilian personnel and their families,
contributing more than $1.15 billion to the local area economy in fiscal year
Major mission partners at JBSA-Randolph include Headquarters
Air Education and Training Command, Air Force Personnel Center, Headquarters
19th Air Force, Air Force Recruiting Service and the 12th Flying Training Wing.
Headquarters Air Education and Training Command was
established and activated in January 1942, making it the second oldest major
command in the Air Force. Its training
mission makes it the first command to touch the life of nearly every Air Force
member. Members of AETC operate at 10
installations across five states.
The 19th Air Force
headquarters is responsible for 19 training locations, 10 regular Air Force
wings supported by six Guard and Reserve wings, about 32,000 personnel and more
than 1,350 aircraft spanning 29 different models.
Members of the Air Force Personnel Center execute programs
covering the entire life-cycle of military and civilian personnel for the Air
Force, from accession through retirement, including recreation, growth,
development and deployment. AFPC’s
diverse workforce, with 10 subordinate units, has more than 2,700 Air Force
military, civilian and contractor personnel responsible for worldwide
operations for 1.77 million total force Airmen, retirees and family members.
The mission of Headquarters Air Force Recruiting Service is
to inspire, engage and recruit future Airmen to deliver airpower for
America. The command is responsible for
accessing 100 percent of the enlisted force, 90 percent of the service's health
professions officers, about 16 percent of the line officers and 100 percent of
Air Force chaplains.
The 12th FTW, with 148 total aircraft assigned, conducts
flying training utilizing T-1 Jayhawk, T-6 Texan II and T-38C Talon aircraft.
More than 850 instructor pilots, 350 combat systems officers and 500 remotely
piloted aircraft pilots and sensor operators graduate each year. The wing also operates a satellite airfield
in the south Texas area at Seguin Auxiliary Airfield. Additionally, dedicated military training
airspace extends across south and central Texas to support the wing's mission.
In addition to
JBSA-Randolph, JBSA major installations include JBSA-Lackland, JBSA-Fort Sam
Houston and Camp Bullis. It is the largest
joint base in the Department of Defense with more than 84,000 personnel,
135,000 students and 266 mission partners across 11 operating locations,
contributing more than $12.7 billion to the local area economy during fiscal