JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO
San Antonio, TX 78234, USA

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Joint Base San Antonio

With congressional approval and President George W. Bush’s signature, money-saving recommendations from the Base Realignment and Closure Commission took effect in 2005. The commission consolidated the three major military facilities in San Antonio — the Army’s Fort Sam Houston, Lackland Air Force Base and Randolph Air Force Base &mdash

JBSA - Randolph Air Force Base

JBSA-Randolph, in San Antonio’s northeast quadrant just to the southeast of Universal City, houses several headquarters, including the Air Education and Training Command, Air Force Personnel Center, Air Force Headquarters Recruiting Services and the 19th Air Force. Randolph is known as the “Showplace of the Air Force” because of

JBSA - Fort Sam Houston

Soldiers have been the midwives for the birth of San Antonio, starting with the Spanish who set up a fort in 1718 between the San Antonio River and San Pedro Creek in an effort to combat Native Americans, block contraband flowing between French Louisiana and interior Mexico, support five

JBSA - Lackland Air Force Base

The nation’s mobilization after the December 1941 attack on Pearl Harbor swamped U.S. military installations with inductees; the 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. Lackland

Laughlin Air Force Base

Laughlin Air Force Base lies 8 miles east of Del Rio, Texas, county seat of Val Verde County and just a heartbeat from the international Amistad Reservoir, shared with Mexico, and the Amistad National Recreation Area. Del Rio (“of the river”) connects with its neighbor, Ciudad Acuna in Coahuila,

Welcome

Named for Saint Anthony of Padua, San Antonio is the seat of Bexar County in south Texas. It is about 75 miles southwest of Austin, Texas’ capital; 190 miles west of Houston; and 250 miles south of the Dallas/Fort Worth area. San Antonio is the seventh-largest city in the U.S.

Getting To & Around

For those flying, San Antonio is served by one of the largest airports in the state and its major carriers. San Antonio is also served by ample public transportation with an extensive metro-area bus line and a Greyhound station. The metropolitan area is connected to other parts of Texa

Housing & Real Estate

Nestled in the heart of south-central Texas, San Antonio has gone from the sleepy Spanish mission whose fall galvanized Texican revolutionaries to the seventh-biggest U.S. city, an international mix of heady glitz and down-home hospitality. The influences of Native Americans, Old Mexico, Germans, the Wild West, African-Americans and the

Employment & Economy

Texas has neither state nor corporate income taxes, is a right-to-work state and prides itself on its business-friendly climate. San Antonio’s business culture flourishes in a pro-growth environment (abundant land, energy and tax incentives), a pro-business government that welcomes new business and a large, educated workforce. Along with Dalla

Health Care

There are many health care services in San Antonio and Del Rio for military, civilians and veterans, though implementation of the national Affordable Care Act has changed some insurance options. Visit www.healthcare.gov for more information on open enrollment for health care coverage. The San Antonio Public Library’s Affordable Care

Family Resources

Picking up from one place and moving to another is always a hassle, especially with kids and pets. Knowing whom to call or where to find information can help make the transition easier. Local government websites are valuable resources for newcomers to San Antonio and Del Rio because they

Education & Academics

For those moving to a new location, it’s important to know what educational options are available. This chapter outlines the public schools systems in San Antonio and Del Rio, along with information about local libraries and higher education. There are private schools, charter schools and home schooling available to

Living

Rich culture comes alive through history, art, architecture, music and beautiful outdoor spaces that showcase a blend of Mexican-American folklore, Spanish heritage and Texas pride. San Antonio’s abundant art scene, sports, shopping, cultural attractions and festivals provide plenty of entertainment opportunities. Take a ride on a River Walk boat

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NMETLC Celebrates 119th Birthday of Hospital Corps

Story by PO1 Jacquelyn Childs on 06/16/2017 SAN ANTONIO Sailors and staff from Navy Medicine Education, Training and Logistics Command (NMETLC) gathered to celebrate the 119th birthday of the Hospital Corpsman (HM) rate during a cake-cutting ceremony at Joint Base San Antonio Fort Sam Houston, Texas, June 15. The celebratio

NMETLC Cohosts Fort Sam Houston LGBT Pride Month Ceremony

Story by PO1 Jacquelyn Childs on 06/15/2017 SAN ANTONIO Navy Medicine Education, Training and Logistics Command (NMETLC) partnered with the Army's Mission Installation Contracting Command (MICC) to host a joint Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) Pride Month Celebration at Joint Base San Antonio Fort Sam Houston (JBSA-FSH), Texas, June

409th CSB Soldier claims ACC Best Warrior Competition

Story by Daniel P. Elkins on 06/14/2017 JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-CAMP BULLIS, Texas -- (June 14, 2017) A Soldier from Sembach Kaserne, Germany, earned honors as the Army Contracting Command Best Warrior and Non-commissioned Officer of the Year following five days of competition here June 5-9. Staff Sgt. Jared Casey,
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