Schertz supports JBSA-Randolph mission, places noise signs throughout city

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  • By 2nd Lt. Avery Larkin
  • Joint Base San Antonio-Randolph Public Affairs

Joint Base San Antonio-Randolph and the city of Schertz held a ceremony April 12 recognizing new street signs that inform city residents of local flight operations.

Schertz Mayor Michael Carpenter and City Manager John Kessel unveiled the signs in front of the Schertz City Council Chambers with Col. Matthew Isler, 12th Flying Training Wing commander.

“We’re very thankful for Schertz’s steadfast commitment in everything they’ve done to protect the flying mission,” Isler said. “These signs today are about transparency. This is about home buyers in Schertz understanding the strong relationship between Schertz and JBSA-Randolph.”

There will be eight signs posted around the city to notify community members that Schertz is in a JBSA-Randolph flight training area. The new Air Installation Compatible Use Zone Study identifies that Schertz’s proximity to JBSA-Randolph subjects the area to certain levels of jet noise throughout the week. These signs make people aware of that, said Brian James, Schertz executive director of development.

“Never before have the Air Force and Schertz been closer in cooperation,” Carpenter said. “The history of Schertz and the Air Force are closely intertwined. Support for our military counterparts is one of the foundations of our city and we are proud to take this step forward.”

Mission success at a military installation depends on the support of the community around it. JBSA-Randolph has strong relationships with many cities throughout San Antonio, and Schertz is a prime example of that, Isler said.

“Initiatives like this will help the 12th Flying Training Wing mission progress into the future,” Isler said. “Schertz's commitment will keep us training pilots in this area for the next 85 years.”