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Randolph opens new $13.9 million Rambler Fitness Center

By | Jan. 31, 2007

RANDOLPH AIR FORCE BASE, Texas — The new $13.9 million Rambler Fitness Center officially opens to the Randolph community after a special ceremony Feb. 2 at 10 a.m. in front of the center.

Special guests of the ceremony include Gen. William Looney, Air Education and Training Command commander; retired General Donald Cook, former AETC commander; Tony Jasso, a representative of Senator K. Bailey Hutchinson; Walter Parker, the sole survivor of the Randolph Rambler football team that tied the University of Texas in the 1944 Cotton Bowl; and Thomas Lein Weber, who is representing his deceased father, another member of the 1944 Randolph Rambler team. The fitness center is named after the legendary base football team.

The new facility includes a 12,000-square-foot cardiovascular and strength training room, 20,000-square-foot main gym with two basketball and volleyball courts, three racquetball courts, a climbing wall, indoor elevated running track, group exercise rooms, men's and women's locker rooms with a total of 490 lockers with digital locks, a family exercise room with four cardio machines, massage therapy room and a 4,700 square foot health and wellness center. The new facility also includes $1.9 million worth of new equipment and a $198,000 audio visual system.

The official ground breaking for the center took place on Nov. 19, 2004.