JB San Antonio-Randolph Names Building for Former VCSAF Wilson

The Air Force’s main base for training future Airmen has named a key building after USAF’s longest-serving vice chief of staff.

Air Education and Training Command on April 9 named building 905 at Joint Base San Antonio-Randolph, Texas, “Wilson Hall” after former Vice Chief of Staff of the Air Force Gen. Stephen W. “Seve” Wilson, who retired in late 2020 after serving as the service’s No. 2 for more than four years.

“As leaders, there is no more sacred duty than to prepare the next generation of Airmen for combat, it was our solemn obligation,” Wilson said during a ceremony, according to an AETC release. “No one takes on that mission more to heart than the thousands of men and women who work here at AETC. They wake up with that singular purpose, to take America’s sons and daughters and develop them into world-class Airmen who can fly, fight, and win, [and] who can deliver airpower anywhere, at any time.” 

U.S. Air Force Lt. Gen. Brad Webb (left), commander of Air Education and Training Command, and retired Gen. Stephen Wilson (right), former vice chief of staff of the Air Force, unveil the Wilson Hall dedication plaque April 9 at Joint Base San Antonio-Randolph, Texas. Wilson’s career began in AETC as a student pilot at Laughlin Air Force Base, Texas, followed by an assignment as a T-38 Talon instructor pilot there. USAF photo.

With the naming, Wilson joins the ranks of other notable Airmen who have facilities at the base named for them, including Randolph’s first commander Brig. Gen. Frank P. Lahm, Gen. Henry “Hap” Arnold, and Airman 1st Class William Pitsenbarger, according to the release.

“This event is a continuing tradition of visionary Airmen immortalized by the First Command,” AETC boss Lt. Gen. Marshall B. “Brad” Webb said during the ceremony.

Wilson Hall at Randolph hosts conference and administrative spaces along with the history, plans, programs, and requirements, and public affairs offices, according to AETC.