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NEWS | Oct. 17, 2022

Base Cleanup Week essential to maintaining installation excellence

502nd Air Base Wing Public Affairs

Joint Base San Antonio’s installation commander, and commander of the 502nd Air Base Wing, Brig. Gen. Russell D. Driggers, has declared the week of Oct. 24-28, 2022, as Base Cleanup Week. This supports a culture of installation excellence.

Mission partners across JBSA have been asked to join forces to improve and maintain the appearance of this proud, historical installation. All partners are asked to organize teams of personnel to safely clean up and improve the appearance of their respective JBSA areas. 

Base Cleanup Week provides a specified time period where JBSA resources are allocated to conduct general area building maintenance, environmental maintenance (landscaping) and clean-up of work areas in order to promote pride and maintain a high beautification standard throughout JBSA.

This is a JBSA-wide mission; military, Department of Defense civilians, and family members residing on JBSA are requested to participate. Key tasks will be to clean up trash, fallen tree limbs, brush, deteriorated sandbags, sidewalk crack-grass and non-household trash.

Personnel will sweep sidewalks, curbs and conduct a general inspection of fields, streets and parking lots in areas of responsibilities to include assigned work areas, storage and warehouse areas.

Personnel will also clean up neglected landscape around their facilities to improve appearance. Bag and bundle all trash as appropriate and transport to trash collection points or nearest dumpsters. Please do not put items in the street.  

For items too large to safely remove, the 502nd Civil Engineer Squadron will have curbside service available to assist. The CE customer service telephone numbers for assistance with these items are: JBSA-Lackland, 210-671-5555; JBSA-Fort Sam Houston and JBSA-Camp Bullis, 210-466-5555; and JBSA-Randolph, 210-652-5555.  

Civil engineers have also designated “U-FIX-IT” locations: JBSA-Lackland, 1675 Gott St., building 5497; JBSA-Fort Sam Houston and JBSA-Camp Bullis, 2199 Procurement Road, building 4197, Bay F-4; and JBSA-Randolph, 2020 5th St. West, building 891, to provide cleanup and appearance improvement items for organizations to use in this effort. 

Rakes, brooms, trimmers, trash bags, wheelbarrows, gloves and safety goggles will be provided on a first-come, first-served basis at the designated U-FIX-IT locations. Organizations are asked to augment the items provided to help ensure adequate safety and cleanup supplies are available during Proud Week.

Once trash bags are filled, they should be deposited in one of the designated dumpsters in the unit area. Dumpsters will be available for green waste and regular trash.

Installation excellence is a continuous culture, with JBSA cleanup an important tool used to sustain this excellence. Base appearance is also a continuous effort which requires year-round involvement and dedication by all. So, let’s come together and work together to keep JBSA the premier installation in the Department of Defense!