Lackland AFB
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 missio


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