No other city can claim Military City, USA now that San Antonio has officially trademarked the name.
The city’s Office of Military Affairs team worked for a year to obtain the stamp. The official logo was unveiled Monday morning at the steps of City Hall.
“Nine percent of the region’s residents are associated with Joint Base San Antonio so San Antonio truly is Military City, USA,” OMA Director Maj. Gen. Juan Ayala said.
JBSA consists of Lackland Air Force Base, Camp Bullis, Fort Sam Houston and Randolph Air Force Base.
Sen. Jose Menendez (D-Dist. 26) said it’s important for the city and state to continue fostering the relationship with the military.
“That relationship doesn’t just happen, it takes work. It’s an honor and a privilege to represent Military City, USA in the Texas Legislature,” Menendez said.
San Antonio has a 300-year history with the military, including the first U.S. military aviation flight at Fort Sam Houston in 1910.
JBSA contributes $48.7 billion to the Texas economy and supports about 283,000 Texans in some capacity, according to a news release.