Background
THE EVOLUTION OF
BROOKS
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1917

Brooks Field established as an Army Air Corps installation to provide advanced flying training for young cadets

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1927

School of Aviation Medicine moves to Brooks Field from New York

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1947

Brooks Field becomes Brooks Air Force Base

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1957

Groundbreaking for new facilities at Brooks to house the School of Aerospace Medicine

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1995

Brooks placed on and then is removed from the BRAC closure list

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1997

Planning between the Air Force and City of San Antonio produces “City Base Concept”

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1999

Congress enacts Brooks City Base Project special legislation; amends it in 2000

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2001

City of San Antonio establishes the Brooks Development Authority; State of Texas creates military base redevelopment authorities

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2002

Brooks Air Force Base is conveyed to BDA creating “Brooks City Base,” a unique partnership among the U.S. Air Force, the City of San Antonio, the State of Texas and the Brooks Development Authority

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2005

Air Force missions at Brooks City Base are designated to relocate as a result of 2005 BRAC decision

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2011

Air Force mission presence at Brooks ceases on September 15; 94 years of military activity

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2013

Brooks redefines its mission and vision as a catalyst of economic development that continues to enhance opportunities for those who live, work, learn and play here