NEWS | July 16, 2021

Feedback Fridays

By Brig. Gen. Caroline M. Miller 502d Air Base Wing Commander

Feedback Fridays is a weekly forum that aims to connect the 502d Air Base Wing with members of the Joint Base San Antonio community. Questions are collected during commander’s calls, town hall meetings and throughout the week.

If you have a question or concern, please send an email to jbsapublicaffairs@gmail.com using the subject line “Feedback Fridays.” Questions will be further researched and published as information becomes available.

Q. Are we bringing back the Rambler 120 Challenge this year?

A. Thank you for your question. Due to a significant downward participation trend over the last few years, the decision was made to remove Rambler 120 from the 2021 events.

This event has been replaced with “Lakin' It Easy”  which invites our community to visit JBSA Canyon Lake Recreation Park for a day of fun in the sun with food trucks, water slides, beach time, interactive inflatables, archery, boat rides and much more! 

Lakin’ it Easy is being planned for Oct. 2 and information will become available in September at https://jbsatoday.com/.

Q. I would like to get clarification on a regulation you commented on a few weeks ago. You stated that each JBSA installation required one valid Department of Defense ID cardholder in each vehicle to get into the gates, including the JBSA Recreation Area at Canyon Lake.

That provided us a sense of safety for me and my family. I was told at the lake today that their command had overridden that regulation and they are now allowing vehicles without IDs to enter into the park.

I find this very unsettling that such a change was made to our safety and it wasn’t announced through your chain to us. I would have to consider going to another place, as we visit the park because it provides a sense of security being with other military members.

Allowing people to sign people on without a DOD ID card in each vehicle decreases space for military families, whom I thought the park was intended for. Why are they allowed to change base regulations about access? Thank you for your reply.

A. Thank you for your question. The requirement to have an authorized user with a valid DOD ID card in each vehicle for entry into the JBSA Recreation Area at Canyon Lake has not changed since the last publication.

Vehicles must have one valid DOD ID card holder for access. Patrons are allowed to sponsor guests in certain circumstances, but they must be present to validate entrance and escort them while at the park. We assure you that the safety of all patrons is a priority. Thank you for your question.