Air Education and Training Command, with headquarters at Joint Base San Antonio-Randolph, Texas, was established and activated in January 1942, making it the oldest major command in the Air Force. Its training mission makes it the first command to touch the life of nearly every Air Force member.

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San Antonio BRAC Recommendations

Commission Recommendation #146 - Joint Basing - Realign the installation management functions for Fort Sam Houston, Randolph AFB, and Lackland AFB, TX.
-- The Air Force was directed to be the Executive Agent for this action in San Antonio
-- Air Education and Training Command (AETC) was designated by the Air Force to be the supporting command
-- AF and AETC plan to appoint a general officer to be the Joint Base Commander (JBC) with the JBC organizationally aligned under the AETC Commander

Commission Recommendation #169 -- Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, Bethesda, Md.
- Realign Enlisted Histology courses and Army and Navy Combat Casualty Care Research to Fort Sam Houston

Commission Recommendation #170 -- Brooks City-Base (San Antonio realignments only)

- Relocate the Naval Health Research Center Electro-Magnetic Energy Detachment, and the Directed Energy portion of the Human Effectiveness Directorate of the Air Force Research Laboratory to Fort Sam Houston.
- Relocate the Army Medical Research Detachment to the Army Institute for Surgical Research Fort Sam Houston
-- Relocate the 68th Information Operations Squadron and the 710th Information Operations Flight to Lackland AFB
- Realign the Air Force Medical Support Agency, Air Force Medical Operations Agency, Air Force Element Medical Defense Agency, and Air Force Element Medical-DoD to Lackland AFB
- Relocate the Air Force Center for Environmental Excellence and Air Force-Wide Support Element to Lackland AFB
- Air Force Audit Agency and 341st Recruiting Squadron realigned to Randolph AFB
- Other Brooks City-Base BRAC actions outside the purview of SAIO
-- The Non-Medical Chemical Biological Defense Development and Acquisition realigned to Aberdeen Proving Ground, Md.
-- The USAF School of Aerospace Medicine, Air Force Institute of Operational Health, the Human Effectiveness Directorate and Human Systems Development and Acquisition function realigned to Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio

Commission Recommendation #172 -- Establish San Antonio Military Medical Center and the Medical Education and Training Campus (METC) at Fort Sam Houston

- Realign inpatient functions of Wilford Hall Medical Center to Brooke Army Medical Center (BAMC) and establishes BAMC as the San Antonio Military Medical Center
- Convert Wilford Hall Medical Center to an Ambulatory Care Center
- Realign all enlisted basic and specialty medical training from Sheppard AFB, NAS Great Lakes, NMC San Diego and NMC Portsmouth to METC at Fort Sam Houston:
-- Four instructional facilities
-- Three dormitories
-- Two dining halls
-- Renovations to dental clinics
-- One project at Camp Bullis to accommodate Medical Field Training
-- Additions/alterations to Budge Dental Clinic and McWethy Troop Medical Clinic

Commission Recommendation #174 -- Establish Centers of Excellence for Chemical, Biological, and Medical Research and Development and Acquisition (San Antonio realignments only)

- Realign the Navy Combat Casualty Care Research, Army Dental Research Detachment, the Air Force Dental Investigative Service, and the Naval Institute for Dental and Biomedical Research to Fort Sam Houston
- Moves expected in FY09