Following the 1995 BRAC, when Brooks AFB was removed from the Base Realignment and Closure list, city, state, military, and community planners began several years of hard work to develop a plan to privatize approved the gradual transition in ownership of Brooks AFB from the Air Force to the Brooks Development Authority. This transition came into full effect on Jul. 22, 2002, when the Brooks Development Authority assumed control of the newly named Brooks City-Base. In 2005, Brooks City-Base was once again placed on the BRAC list. Air Force operations ceased on Sep. 15, 2011. In 2017, "City Base" was dropped from the development name, to better communicate that the area is no longer an active base and is open to all visitors.
The Brooks Development Authority has demonstrated economic development success with projects including a 62-acre (250,000 m2) retail development, approximately 256,000 square feet (23,800 m2) of research and distribution facilities for DPT Laboratories, the South Texas Center for Emerging Infectious Diseases (an infectious disease research institute coordinated with the University of Texas at San Antonio), an international pharmaceutical company, and a $25.5 million City/County emergency operations center which opened in the fall of 2007. The 311th Air Base Group inactivated on Sept. 1, 2011, and the remaining few USAF personnel had shuttered the base for good by the 15th of that month.
In the spring of 2006, construction of Brooks Academy of Science and Engineering, a STEM charter school, started on 8 acres of land in the southeast part of Brooks. Classes had already started in August 2006 at a temporary location on South Presa Street (in the far west part of Brooks), and then students were relocated to the current location of Brooks Academy (on the north side of Lyster Road) in March 2007.
In August 2011, Texas A&M University opened a satellite campus at 2601 Louis Bauer Drive (in the west part of Brooks), and uses this building for the College of Business and the Department of Counseling and Leadership.
In 2012, the $90 million Mission Trail Baptist Hospital opened at 3327 Research Plaza.
On August 8, 2016, the University of the Incarnate Word opened a School of Osteopathic Medicine on 16 acres in the northwest part of Brooks (at 100 Kennedy Circle), in buildings which were once the Air Force School of Aerospace Medicine. Classes will begin in August 2017.
The 311th Human Systems Wing is an inactive wing of the United States Air Force. It was stationed at Brooks City-Base in San Antonio, Texas.The wing was established in October 1961 as the Aerospace Medical Division to bring aerospace medical research, education and clinical medicine under one headquarters However, it continued research into human factors and performance that had begun in the United States air arm in 1918.68th Network Warfare Squadron
The 68th Network Warfare Squadron is part of the United States Air Force. It was previously called the 68th Information Operations Squadron, but as of mid-2008, the name changed to the 68th Network Warfare Squadron.
Until 2011, the 68 NWS was assigned to Brooks City-Base. Due to the 2005 Base Realignment and Closure Commission all Air Force units left prior to September 2011. The 68 NWS relocated to Lackland AFB in June 2011.Alamo City Rugby Football Club
The Alamo City Rugby Football Club (informally Alamo City RFC or Alamo City Rugby) is an American rugby union club that is based in San Antonio, Texas. Alamo City RFC plays in the Texas Rugby Union Men's Division 2 league. Home matches are held at the Bowie Field rugby pitches located inside Brooks Park in southeast San Antonio, TX. The nickname for Alamo City Rugby is "The Defenders".Baptist Health System School of Health Professions
The Baptist Health System School of Health Professions, established 1903, is an accredited professional health science school sponsored by the Baptist Health System. It is located at the South Texas Medical Center in San Antonio, Texas, USA.
Among the fields in which training is offered are specialties in Nursing and the Radiological Sciences.
The school is owned by the Baptist Health System, a leading healthcare provider in Texas.Brooks, San Antonio
Brooks is a 1,308-acre (529 ha) mixed-use community in the southeast portion of the city of San Antonio, Texas, United States. Brooks was created in 2001 by the United States Congress, the State of Texas and the City of San Antonio to redevelop the former Brooks Air Force Base. Brooks is intended to be a catalyst for economic development, a dynamic mixed-use community and a model for responsible urban planning and development.
Brooks is home to nearly 40 businesses that employ almost 3,000 people at an average salary of $50,000.Brooks Air Force Base
Brooks Air Force Base was a United States Air Force facility, located in San Antonio, Texas. It was closed on September 30, 2011.
In 2002 Brooks Air Force Base was renamed Brooks City-Base when the property was conveyed to the Brooks Development Authority as part of a unique project between local, state, and federal government. The Brooks Development Authority is now the owner and operator of the property, and is redeveloping it as a science, business, and technology center. The Air Force was the largest tenant at Brooks City-Base.
Brooks Air Force Base was one of thirty-two Air Service, United States Army training camps established in 1918 after the United States entry into World War I, being established on December 8, 1917 as Kelly Field No. 5. Flying at Brooks, however predates its military establishment, as the facility was known as Gosport Field prior to the first Army airplanes arriving on December 5, 1917.Fatigue Avoidance Scheduling Tool
Fatigue is a major human factors issue in aviation safety. The Fatigue Avoidance Scheduling Tool (FAST) was developed by the United States Air Force in 2000–2001 to address the problem of aircrew fatigue in aircrew flight scheduling. FAST is a Windows program that allows scientists, planners and schedulers to quantify the effects of various work-rest schedules on human performance. It allows work and sleep data entry in graphic, symbolic (grid) and text formats. The graphic input-output display shows cognitive performance effectiveness (y axis) as a function of time (x axis). An upper green area on the graph ends at the time for normal sleep, 90% effectiveness. The goal of the planner or scheduler is to keep performance effectiveness at or above 90% by manipulating the timing and lengths of work and rest periods. A work schedule is entered as red bands on the time line. Sleep periods are entered as blue bands across the time line, below the red bands.
The calculated performance effectiveness represents composite human performance on a number of cognitive tasks, scaled from zero to 100%. The oscillating line in the graph represents expected group average performance on these tasks as determined by time of day, circadian rhythm, time spent awake, and amount of sleep, and various confidence limits around the average may be displayed. The graphic display may be cut and pasted into reports and briefing slides. Cognitive effectiveness estimates for work periods of any length may also be cut and pasted in tabular format.Greehey Children's Cancer Research Institute
The Greehey Children's Cancer Research Institute is a research center in San Antonio, Texas, USA.
It is located in the South Texas Medical Center, the facility was established by the largest single oncology endowment in the history of the U.S.
The center was established in 1999 under a $200,000,000 endowment. The facility is part of the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio.
The $50 million facility was completed in 2004.Hangar 9, Brooks Air Force Base
Hangar 9 is a historic aircraft hangar at Brooks City-Base, the former Brooks Air Force Base, in San Antonio, Texas. Built in 1918, it is the oldest U.S. Air Force aircraft storage and repair facility, and the only surviving hangar from World War I. The building, now rehabilitated as a special event facility, was designated a National Historic Landmark in 1976.Interstate 37
Interstate 37 (I-37) is a 143.0-mile (230.1 km) Interstate Highway located within the southern portion of the U.S. state of Texas. The highway was first designated in 1959 as a route between Corpus Christi and San Antonio. Construction in the urban areas of Corpus Christi and San Antonio began in the 1960s and the segments of the Interstate Highway in rural areas were completed by the 1980s. Prior to I-37, the route between Corpus Christi and San Antonio was served by a combination of State Highway 9 (SH 9) from Corpus Christi to Three Rivers and U.S. Route 281 (US 281) from Three Rivers to San Antonio. As a result of the construction of I-37, SH 9 was removed from the State Highway System.
The highway begins in Corpus Christi at US 181 and SH 35 and heads north to San Antonio, where it ends at I-35. Beyond I-35, the freeway continues as US 281 to northern San Antonio as a major freeway. In Corpus Christi, the highway provides access to the downtown area, the Port of Corpus Christi, and the Corpus Christi International Airport. In San Antonio, it provides access to Downtown, Brooks City-Base, the Alamodome, the Tower of the Americas, the River Walk, the Alamo, and by extension via US 281, the San Antonio International Airport. The route provides an important connection between I-35 and the Texas Gulf Coast as well as one of the few limited-access hurricane evacuation routes away from the southern Texas coast.List of military installations in Texas
This is a list of military installations in Texas, United States.
Joint Base San Antonio, San Antonio
Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio
Randolph Air Force Base, San Antonio
Fort Sam Houston, San Antonio
Brooks City-Base, San Antonio
Camp Bullis, San Antonio
Martindale Army Air Field, San Antonio
Dyess Air Force Base, Abilene
Goodfellow Air Force Base, San Angelo
Laughlin Air Force Base, Del Rio
Sheppard Air Force Base, Wichita Falls
Fort Hood, Killeen
Fort Bliss, El Paso
Fort Wolters, Mineral Wells
Corpus Christi Naval Air Station, Corpus Christi
Naval Air Station Kingsville, Kingsville
Naval Air Station Joint Reserve Base Fort Worth (Carswell AFB), Fort Worth
Grand Prairie Armed Forces Reserve Complex, Grand Prairie
Hensley Field, Grand Prairie
Camp Mabry, Austin
Camp Swift, Bastrop
Camp Bowie, Brownwood
Coast Guard Air Station Houston, Houston
Coast Guard Sector Field Office Galveston, Galveston
Coast Guard Station Aransas, Port Aransas
Coast Guard Station Freeport, Surfside BeachCoast Guard Station Port O'Connor, Port O'Connor
Coast Guard Station Sabine Pass, Port Arthur
Coast Guard Station Saluria, Matagorda Island
Coast Guard Station San Luis Pass, Galveston
Coast Guard Station South Padre Island, South Padre Island
Coast Guard Station Velasco, VelascoMuseum of Aerospace Medicine
The Edward H. White II Museum of Aerospace Medicine was a museum of the United States Air Force and was located in Hangar 9 at Brooks Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas. Brooks Air Force Base closed in 2011 under Base Realignment and Closure Commission (BRAC) procedures, and the museum closed at the same time.Brooks Field Hangar 9 is located in the Brooks City-Base mixed-use community being developed on the site of the former air base. The development authority has proposed to preserve the historic area around the property.San Antonio Springs
San Antonio Springs (also known as the Blue Hole) is a cluster of springs in Bexar County, Texas. These springs provide a large portion of the water for the San Antonio River, which flows from San Antonio to the Gulf of Mexico. The San Pedro Springs also feed into the San Antonio River.San Antonio Water System
The San Antonio Water System (SAWS) is the largest drinking water and sewage utility in Bexar County, Texas, USA. Based in the Midtown Brackenridge district of San Antonio, SAWS draws water from the Edwards Aquifer to service its customers in all 8 counties of the Greater San Antonio metropolitan area. It is owned by the City of San Antonio.
SAWS was formed on May 19, 1992 as a result of a merger of three separate entities: the City Water Board, the City Wastewater Department, and the Alamo Water Conservation and Reuse District. In 2012, SAWS took over (merged with) another local water utility - BexarMet.Texas Neurosciences Institute
The Texas Neurosciences Institute (TNI) is a research and neurological clinical center in San Antonio, Texas.
The facility is adjacent to the University of Texas Health Science Center medical school.Texas State Highway Loop 13
Loop 13 is a 21.684-mile (34.897 km) partial loop route around the city of San Antonio in the U.S. state of Texas. Prior to Interstate 410 (I-410), Loop 13 served as the primary loop for the city. Part of the road was eventually turned into part of I-410. It follows Military Drive from U.S. Highway 90 (US 90) through the south side of the city. It then follows W.W. White Road after it turns to the north through the east side of San Antonio before ending at I-410. The road is still a major arterial for the city, providing access to Lackland Air Force Base, Kelly USA, and Brooks City-Base.UT Health San Antonio Cancer Center
UT Health San Antonio Cancer Center, founded in 1974, is an NCI-designated Cancer Center in San Antonio, Texas. It is a component of the University of Texas Health Science Center, San Antonio which is located adjacently.
The center serves more than 4.4 million people in the high-growth corridor of Central and South Texas including Austin, San Antonio, Laredo and the Rio Grande Valley, and handles more than 120,000 patient visits each year, and has a faculty staff of 140.University of the Incarnate Word School of Osteopathic Medicine
The University of the Incarnate Word School of Osteopathic Medicine (UIWSOM) is a private, non-profit, medical school for osteopathic medicine located in San Antonio, in the U.S. state of Texas. Opened in 2015 as an academic division of the University of the Incarnate Word, the school holds provisional accreditation with the American Osteopathic Association.The school plans to begin the inaugural class in summer 2017. Graduates of UIW-SOM will receive the Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine degree.