Vintage Austin: 12th Air Force Headquarters

Photo Credit:
Austin History Center ASPL_AR-2000-024-040

Today, near Austin’s airport, sits a circular Hilton hotel.  In this Vintage Austin photo, we see that building in its original form, serving as the 12th Air Force Headquarters. The building was dedicated on November 8, 1968 and remained the headquarters until 1992. Written on the back: “Responsible for all tactical aircrafts & units west of Miss. R. in the cont. US. Directed all activity of world-wide missions including fighters & reconnaissance.”

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