About Randolph AFB, TX
Universal City, Texas is home to Randolph Air Force Base, which serves as a flight training facility for the United States Army Air Corps. Built in 1928, the base was named after Captain William Millican Randolph, an Austin native who was killed in an AT-4 aircraft crash. In an ironic twist of fate, Randolph was a member of the committee chosen to give the base its name.
Randolph Air Force Base is the headquarters for the Air Education and Training Command's Nineteenth Air Force, under the command of Major General James B. Hecker. Randolph is a part of Joint Base San Antonio, which also includes Camp Bullis, Fort Sam Houston, and Lackland AFB.
The smallest of the four bases that make up Joint Base San Antonio, Randolph Air Force Base has a total force of just under 16,000 people. The 359th Medical Group provides care for the base.