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Randolph AFB

Welcome to Randolph AFB, the “Showplace of the Air Force.”  Randolph AFB serves as headquarters of the Air Education and Training Command (AETC) as well as Air Force Recruiting Services (AFRS), the Air Force Personnel Center (AFPC), Air Force Manpower Agency (AFMA).  Randolph is part of Joint Base San Antonio’s 502 ABW, headquartered at Fort Sam Houston. 


Randolph AFB dates back to 1927 when 2,781 acres was selected as the site of a new airfield for the Air Corps.  It is named after Captain William Millican Randolph, a native of Austin, who was on the base naming committee at the time of his death in a crash.  Known as the “West Point of the Air,” Randolph AFB has played an integral role in the training and management of Air Force personnel for more than 70 years.  Today it is headquarters to the Air Education and Training Command (AETC), one of the Air Force’s major commands.  It serves a population of about 4,400 military members, 5,300 family members and 6,200 civilians.