Randolph Air Force Base Opened in 1931, Randolph Air Force Base has always served as a flying training facility for the United States Army Air Corps, the United States Army Air Forces, and the Air Force. It is the military’s premier base for pilot instructor training and combat systems officer training, and home to the Air Education and Training Command (AETC) and the 12 th Flying Training Wing. At
Randolph, pilots train on the T-6A Texan II, the T-38C Talon, and the T-1A Jayhawk.
Conserving the lands adjacent to Randolph AFB is win-win: it ensures that this important training can continue, while also protecting is the recharge zone for the Edwards Aquifer, the sole drinking water source for the City of San Antonio.