Compatible Use Program


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Program Overview

The AACOG Compatible Use Program facilitates communication and collaboration between local Joint Base San Antonio (JBSA) military installations and municipal, county and community stakeholders.  The Compatible Use Program promotes compatible civilian development and activities in support of the local military mission; preserves and protects the public health, safety, and general welfare; enhances the security of installation missions; protects and preserves military readiness and quality of life; and enhances civilian, and military communications, and collaboration.

The Compatible Use Program is made possible through the support of the U.S. Department of Defense Office of Economic Adjustment (OEA) and AACOG members.

Compatible Use Plan

Over the past several decades Joint Land Use Studies (JLUS) informed defense communities and helped preserve and protect the readiness of military installations in the Alamo Area.  However, we face compatibility challenges that go beyond the use of land.  These studies also address challenges such as spectrum interference, climate change, environmental protection, bird strikes, drones, resiliency, and cyber and energy vulnerability.  

As a result, the Office of Economic Adjustment rebranded JLUS as the Compatible Use Plan. The AACOG Compatible Use Program will deliver a regional plan addressing compatible use with military bases across four counties; Bexar, Comal, Guadalupe and Kendall.  The focus areas of study include Camp Bullis, Lackland Air Force Base, Randolph Air Force Base, Kelly Field and Martindale Army Airfield. 

An overview of the JBSA Compatible Use Plan Regional Focus Area can be seen in the map below.
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The Compatible Use Plan builds upon recommendations and implementation strategies relating to preservation of regional military missions identified in previous Joint Land Use Study efforts for JBSA Camp Bullis (2009), JBSA Lackland AFB (2011) and JBSA Randolph AFB (2015).  

Significant changes to the technology, missions and resources of Joint Base San Antonio since 2015 combined with rapid regional growth are the drivers for development of a regional Compatible Use Plan focused on JBSA, surrounding cities, communities and other military facilities in the area.  This planning effort will serve in inform regional and urban planning, policy, economic development, energy and infrastructure partnership, and resiliency initiatives.