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Military Crashpad provides off-base housing rentals to Active Duty, Guard, and Reserve military members in many areas that include Altus, OK, San Antonio, TX, and Albuquerque, NM. We provide lodging for any military member who is attending Randolph AFB while on a TDY for PIT, RFC, RIQ, URT, or IFF. Our business is committed to changing the typical TDY Crashpad experience. With owners that know the frustrations and annoyances that typically accompany a long-term TDY, we do not overbook our houses with the typical profit-driven mindset that you will find with other crashpad companies. Being a family and veteran-owned and operated company, we are able to cater to your specific needs and treat you as we would like to be treated. We cater to all classes coming to Randolph AFB. Whether you’re attending PIT, URT, RFC, RIQ or IFF, our house is available to you!

What sets us apart from other TDY lodging options is not only our attention to detail and cleanliness but our ability to customize your stay to what you need! We offer many services while staying at our houses and also cater to your individual wants and needs. Routine cleaning service, on-call staff, and FREE Lyft Credits are just a few of the services that set us apart from the competition. When you stay with Military Crashpad, you don’t just stay in a Crashpad or PIT Pad, you join our family.


Johnny Cruz Buckingham | Military Crashpad | Vacation Crashpad

Meet the Founder and CEO of Military Crashpad, Jonathan C. Buckingham, United States Air Force Veteran. Johnny flew for the USAF at various locations around the world. He served in six total deployments, over twenty TDYs, and supported many more refueling missions across the world during his time in service. Johnny is proud to serve his country through the Air Force and his fellow service members through Military Crashpad®.

Johnny started the very first Altus Crash Pad in 2013 with his friend and business partner, Capt Chris Fei. Together they built the foundation for future Crashpads in Altus.

Because it was difficult for me, I want to make it better for the next guy” – JCB


License No: 119854, 729533


Dan Fulcoly is Military Crashpad’s, Chief Strategy Officer. Dan is a distinguished Air Force Academy graduate where he earned degrees in Physics and Mathematics. He went on to earn a Master’s degree from MIT. After his initial commitment to the United States Air Force where he served as a Physicist for the Air Force Research Laboratory, he went on to join the Air Force Reserves while also working as a consultant at Boston Consulting Group. Dan is currently the Director of Operations Strategy at QTS, a publicly-traded data center company.

Dan’s dedication to his commitment to service is unwavering, and he is proud to continue his service through Military Crashpad®, Inc. and the Air Force Reserves.

Stephanie Buckingham | Military Crashpad | Vacation Crashpad

Meet Military Crashpad’s Director of Operations, Stephanie Rose Buckingham. Stephanie recently graduated from Lewis-Clark State University in Lewiston, ID where she majored in business with a minor in marketing. In addition to achieving a 4.0 academically, she was the captain and 4-year starter on the LCSC Women’s Tennis Team.

Her training on the court and education in the classroom is passed on to our customers through attention to detail and her pursuit of excellence. She prides herself on the quality, accuracy, and friendliness that she provides to servicemen and women through Military Crashpad®.

Michael Boyd | Military Crashpad

Michael Boyd is the Director of Long Term Housing for Military Crashpad. He manages the crash pads we have in the San Antonio area along with his property management team.

Michael is a proud veteran of the USAF where he worked as a mechanic on several airframes. After his time in the Air Force, he joined a major airline and continued his maintenance career there before transitioning into real estate.

Michael proudly served his country through the Air Force and continues to serve military members through housing and relocation services with Military Crashpad. He and his wife live in San Antonio with their family.


License No: 670226





Real Estate LLC, License #9003030

Broker Name: Michael Llanas

Broker License No: 637365

Arleen Valles | Director of Accounting | Military Crashpad

Meet our most impressive and hardest-working member of our team, Arleen Valles. Arleen joins the Military Crashpad family after 36 years in the finance industry. She recently retired from her job as the Director of Finance at New Mexico Tech in Socorro, New Mexico.

Arleen joined the MC family back in June 2017 and she quickly made an impact by transforming our accounting systems by using the experience she gained from her many years in her previous job. Her job as the leader of our accounting department means she handles all bookkeeping, accounts receivable/payable, and handles all tenant billing issues. She truly is an amazing person with a great heart and we’re happy to have her on our team.


Hatton Updike is a partner/investor of Military Crashpad. After helping set up the first few crash pads during his time at his first duty station, Hatton has transitioned to a passive role within the company.

He proudly serves his country through the Air Force and is currently on a flying assignment in Washington State. He and his wife are stationed together along with their dog.



A Crashpad™ is for members of the military who need lodging during their temporary duty assignment (TDY). While members of the military have the option of staying at the base hotel, or at an off-base hotel or apartment, our crash pads are the most comfortable option with ample amenities like maid service, fully equipped kitchens, on-call staff, and more!

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No out of pocket costs

Military members on TDY orders won’t have to pay anything out of pocket for lodging expenses when they stay with us! Most of our crash pads are listed at the VOQ on-base lodging rate. The only things you need to bring are your clothes and food (Check out our FAQs to learn more). We’ve thought of every detail to make your DoD Lodging experience as comfortable and convenient as possible. We provide the BEST Military Crash Pad, Randolph PIT Pad, and Altus Crash Pad.

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GSA Approved for Federal Travelers

The Hotel and Motel Fire Safety Act of 1990 encourages fire safety in places that offer lodging to the public. Use the Hotel-Motel National Master List to find hotels and motels that:

-Have at least one single-station and hard-wired smoke alarm in each guest room.

-Are approved for U.S. federal government employees while on official travel.

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