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


2016 Air Force Entertainer of the Year voting begins

Story by Stephen Warns on 01/12/2017 A Google account is needed to vote for the performers, which is done by "liking" the videos on YouTube. The most "likes" determines the winner, who will receive $2,500 and a choice of professional recording session or professional training. The top three vying for

Sheppard Celebrates 75 Years of Excellence

By David Finley and George Woodward, 82nd Training Wing Public Affairs SHEPPARD AIR FORCE BASE, Texas -- In July 1940, two Army Air Corps officers stepped off a plane into the sweltering summer heat of north Texas. Maj. Oscar Beal and Capt. Joe Miller had been sent to evaluate nearby

Day in the life--military working dog

Story by Amn Alexis Docherty on 01/06/2017 HOLLOMAN AIR FORCE BASE, N.M. -- A small figure drifts down a dimly lit hallway. Its silhouette a murky shadow against a white background. The sound of its feet are a faint drum against the hall's linoleum flooring, and it breathes in soft
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