Bryan Air Force Base

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Bryan Air Force Base
Bryan Army Airfield
Riverside Campus, Texas A&M University
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Part of Air Training Command (ATC)
Brazos County, near Bryan, Texas
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2006 USGS Airphoto
Bryan AFB is located in Texas
Bryan AFB
Bryan AFB
Coordinates 30°38′16″N 96°28′43″W / 30.63778°N 96.47861°W / 30.63778; -96.47861Coordinates: 30°38′16″N 96°28′43″W / 30.63778°N 96.47861°W / 30.63778; -96.47861
Type Air Force Base
Site history
Built 1942
In use 1942-1947; 1951-1958; 1960-1961

Bryan Air Force Base is a former United States Air Force base located just west of Bryan, Texas. Today, the location houses the Texas A&M University RELLIS Campus.

In 2006, the Texas A&M College of Architecture completed an 8,000-square-foot (700 m2) Built Environment Teaching and Research Facility also known as Architecture Ranch.[1] Architecture Ranch is located on 12 acres (4.9 ha) of the Texas A&M Riverside Campus.[2]

A Texas A&M System high density library was constructed in June 2012. The facility was designed to hold one million books and eliminate redundancy in the collections of the two university systems.[3]

In September 2015, the 2,000-acre tract was transferred to The Texas A&M System. The campus originally Bryan's Air Force Base underwent a major change to what is known now as the Riverside Campus. The campus will become a research, technology development, and education center.[citation needed]

Chancellor Sharp estimated as many as 10,000 students eventually could be studying at the RELLIS Gateway Center, as the education center would be called. Chancellor Sharp said the Texas A&M System is talking to the System’s 11 universities, as well as Blinn College, the local community college, about how best to serve students. The idea is for one campus to have the ability to shift ideas from laboratories to the marketplace while allowing a new path toward a college degree.[citation needed]

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 This article incorporates public domain material from the Air Force Historical Research Agency website

  • Shaw, Frederick J. (2004), Locating Air Force Base Sites History’s Legacy, Air Force History and Museums Program, United States Air Force, Washington DC, 2004.
  • Manning, Thomas A. (2005), History of Air Education and Training Command, 1942–2002. Office of History and Research, Headquarters, AETC, Randolph AFB, Texas ASIN: B000NYX3PC

USA Georgia

  1. ^ College of Architecture Newsletter Fall 2006 Archived July 31, 2012, at the Wayback Machine.
  2. ^ College of Architecture Archived July 25, 2008, at the Wayback Machine.
  3. ^ Stephenson, Lane (4 May 2012). "Construction of Texas A&M System Library Facility To Begin In June". TAMU Times. Archived from the original on 11 December 2012. Retrieved 13 May 2012. 

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