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

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


ARRIVAL For information about local airports, train service and public transportation, see the Getting To & Around in San Antonio chapter on Page 62.

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

Serving You

SERVING YOU DINING For hours of operation, menus and special event information, visit For other dining opportunities and hours, visit and click

Family Housing

North Wherry Floor Plans Wait List Once all application documentation is received, you will be placed on a wait list using the date of departure


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Air Guard combat rescue officer promotes to colonel

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Navy JAG Community Hosts Successful Course on the Disability Evaluation System

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