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Lackland AFB, TX

Lackland AFB, TX 78236  |  Base Operator: DSN: 473-1110, (210) 671-1110

Lackland AFB: Overview

Lackland Air Force Base, which is now part of Joint Base San Antonio, is the home of a number of major units. However, it is probably most notable for being the only base that conducts Basic Military Training for the Air Force. Many of the missions that are conducted on this installation were inherited by Lackland when Kelly AFB was closed. Therefore, now Lackland AFB hosts the Air Combat Command’s 67th Network Warfare Wing and the Air Force Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance Agency. The host unit for the base is the 502nd Air Base Wing.

The base was originally planned to be part of Kelly Field and was constructed in 1941. It served as a training base for aviation cadets, providing them with a thorough knowledge of the physics of flight. After completing this course, the cadets would be sent to flight school. The Korean War expanded the role of the base to one that included basic training, and it significantly increased in size. The base eventually became one of the Air Force’s Air Education and Training Command (AETC) bases, and it trains many airmen right out of basic training.

Lackland AFB: Education

Education, training, development, and professionalism are a few of the values that typify the culture at Lackland AFB in Texas. Being exposed to that environment, you should be highly motivated and have a desire to press on and earn a college degree. Online schools are perfect for service members like you. When attending an online school, you can expect to receive a high-quality education. In addition, you can easily integrate your coursework into your schedule, since you can complete it at your convenience no matter where you are. You may want to request information from a number of these schools. Start by clicking the "Find A School" button below:

Lackland AFB: Location

Lackland AFB is located in the southwestern corner of San Antonio, Texas. San Antonio is in Bexar County, which is in the south-central part of the state. The base has access to a number of major roadways, which includes the Interstate 410 Loop, Interstate 10, Interstate 37, and Interstate 35. Communities near Lackland AFB include Leon Valley, TX, Kirby, TX, Converse, TX, Live Oak, TX, Universal City, TX, Schertz, TX, Pleasanton, TX, Hondo, TX, New Braunfels, TX, Canyon Lake, TX, Seguin, TX, San Marcos, TX, Kerrville, TX, and Kyle, TX.

Lackland AFB: Interesting Facts

  • The namesake of the base is Brigadier General Frank Lackland.
  • Kelly Field Annex on Lackland hosts the 433rd Airlift Wing of the Air Force Reserve and the 149th Fighter Wing of the Texas Air National Guard.
  • As of 2009, Joint Base San Antonio consists of Lackland AFB, Randolph AFB, and Fort Sam Houston.
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