Randolph Air Force Base
Located in the Universal city of Texas near the San Antonio, the Randolph Air Force base has been a successful flying training base since June 20, 1930 and is base to the United States Air Force. The name Randolph comes from the honorable Captain William Millican Randolph who passed away in a crash. The base is famous for its completed Spanish Colonial Revival Style architecture which includes everything of the architecture including the hangar structure and so the name "Showplace of Air force".
The history of Randolph is an interesting one; it was in the year 1928 of the Air Corps Act in which there was a position for two new brigadiers was created. And one out of the two new positions was given to Frank. P. Lahm, who has given the complete hold of flying training.
This responsible officer established the headquarters at Duncan Field next to Kelly Field, Texas and soon realized that this is not enough for all the training requirements, a proper training required a proper base, not the current one with few buildings and no suitable ground training.
Randolph Air Base
Randolph Air Force Base going Wireless
Randolph Air Force on Flickr
And so he decided to establish the Randolph and decided San Antonio as the new field for the base. The complete architectural has been looked upon by Lt Harold Clark. He was assigned the dispatch officer in the year 1926 and 1927; the land though was given in the year 1928. After which he designed a complete Air City idea for the base and handed it to General Lahm. It was approved by the General with a lot of appreciation and work on the base was started.
The place is as interesting as the history is and is a must visit in your next holiday of Texas. If you wish to travel San Antonio Texas then don't forget to visit this historical base. There are a lot of travel packages San Antonio available to help you choose your holiday in the best way possible.
Randolph Air Force Base Summary
Facts about Randolph Air Force Base
Randolph Air Force Base Address
550 C. Street West
San Antonio, TX 78150-4573
Tel: (210) 652-1110
Randolph Air Force Base Hours: N/A
Ticket Information for the Randolph Air Force Base: N/A
Enjoy your travel time!