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Gate changes at JBSA-Fort Sam Houston begin Jan. 22

By 502nd Air Base Wing Public Affairs | 502d Air Base Wing | Jan. 9, 2019

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-FORT SAM HOUSTON, Texas —

Beginning Jan. 22, major changes will occur at two gates used to access the west side of Joint Base San Antonio-Fort Sam Houston.

The New Braunfels south gate, currently open from 6 a.m. to 9 a.m. Mondays through Fridays, will swap hours of operation with the Wilson gate and be open to authorized traffic from 6 a.m. to 10 p.m., Monday through Friday.

The Wilson gate will only be open from 6 a.m. to 9 a.m., Monday through Friday and remain closed over the weekend.

“We are opening this gate as part of a long-term effort to ensure the right entry control points are active at the right times to meet the needs of those who live and work on JBSA-Fort Sam Houston,” said Lt. Gen. Jeffrey Buchanan, U.S. Army North (Fifth Army) commanding general.

“As changes occur with our workforce and families,” Buchanan added, “JBSA leaders will continually evaluate force protection needs and traffic patterns, and they will coordinate with surrounding communities to facilitate the needs of the installation and locally affected residents.

“Security remains paramount, but we also consider traffic patterns and resource availability when making these decisions.”