San Antonio, TX 78226, USA



History The nation’s mobilization after the December 1941 attack on Pearl Harbor swamped U.S. military installations with inductees, and that next summer the War Department took the advice of its Brig. Gen. Frank Lackland and peeled off Kelly Field’s west side for what became the San Antonio Aviation Cadet Center.

Major Organizations

MAJOR ORGANIZATIONS 502ND INSTALLATION SUPPORT GROUP Under the Air Force’s 502nd Air Base Wing, Mission Support Group squadrons keep Joint Base San Antonio running smoothly with their services but under slightly different names and with slightly different responsibilities on each of the three installations. On JBSA-Lackland, the 502nd Installation Support


ARRIVAL For information about local airports, train service and public transportation, see the Getting To & Around in San Antonio chapter on Page 62. The closest commercial flights land at San Antonio International Airport. The base does not provide transportation, but taxis are available, and a taxi from the airport

Getting Settled

GETTING SETTLED HEALTH CARE 59th Medical Wing Central Appointments 210-916-9900 The 59th Medical Wing’s Wilford Hall Ambulatory Surgical Center on JBSA-Lackland has 19 primary care clinics and more than 100 specialty services. A new state-of-the-art facility to replace it is scheduled for completion in 2016. Wilford Hall is the

Serving You

SERVING YOU DINING For hours of operation, menus and special event information, visit For other dining opportunities and hours, visit and click on the installation tab you are interested in. Amigo Inn Bldg. 7632 210-671-5112/5113 Bluebonnet Inn Bldg. 1465 210-671-2686 Defender Inn Bldg. 5420, Camp Bullis 210-295-8344 Gateway

Family Housing

At Balfour Beatty Communities, our primary focus is the satisfaction and well-being of our Nation's military members and their families. We work hard to provide safe, quality homes and are proud of our professional and skillful on-site management and maintenance personnel. With great amenities and engaging neighborhood events, our mission


Touch-and-Go: FTU heads to Texas

Story by SrA Zachary Cacicia on 06/14/2017 The C-5M Super Galaxy Formal Training Unit conducted its final training flight June 8, 2017, at Dover AFB prior to its move to the Lone Star State. The FTU has been in place at Dover AFB since 2012, and has now transitioned all

Air Force women's volleyball team captures Armed Forces championship

Story by Stephen Warns on 05/30/2017 JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-LACKLAND, Texas The All-Air Force women's volleyball team personified readiness and resiliency en route to winning the Armed Forces Championship May 18-20 at Naval Station Mayport, Florida. After losing to the U.S. Navy to open the tournament, Air Force captured the

Air Force validates cyber protection teams fully mission capable

Story by Karen Petitt on 05/17/2017 The Air Force recently hosted a four-week long training exercise known as "Black Demon" at Scott Air Force Base, Illinois, to ensure "full operational capability" status for two teams of cyber protection experts. The exercise, conducted under the direction of 24th Air Force located
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