NEWS | July 23, 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: I work on Security Hill and am concerned with speeding traffic along Hall Boulevard. The speed limit along Hall Boulevard is posted at 20 mph.

In the last few months, traffic along this stretch has been increasingly speeding with many folks doing at least double the speed limit. There is a lot of pedestrian foot traffic on this stretch of road also.

It is a matter of time before someone is possibly hit and seriously hurt. Is it possible to get aggressive speed enforcement in this area?

A: Thank you for bringing this safety matter to my attention and helping Security Forces spot these situations as we only have so many patrol cars and speed carts to cover our installations.

When you see this, please try to get a vehicle description with license plate information and notify the respective installation Base Defense Operations Center at JBSA-Lackland at 210-671-2018, JBSA-Randolph at 210-652-5700 and at JBSA-Fort Sam Houston/JBSA-Camp Bullis at 210-221-2244.

Q: My unit has recently started up PT. We work out behind the Gillum Gym on Security Hill.

The running trails behind the gym are extremely overgrown and the path has become a safety hazard (ankles, knees, hips). The path is very uneven and a lot of vegetation is coming through the path.

Is there any plan to revamp the path or at least make it safe for runners? The area is great for runs with no traffic, good hills, and plenty of open areas. Thank you for your consideration.

A: Thank you for bringing this to our attention.

The path you are citing is an old golf course golf cart path that is periodically been used by joggers and walkers. Our 502d Civil Engineers will access the path for vegetation control and safety risks and develop a plan to mitigate them.