Lackland is a U.S. Air Force base that is located in San Antonio, Texas and is named after Brigadier General Frank Lackland. It is currently under the authority of the 802d Mission Support Group, Air Education and Training Command, or commonly known as the AETC. Lackland is a section of what is known as a joint base, which came about when Lackland AFB was merged with Army Fort Sam Houston and Air Force Randolph AFB October 2010. They are separate military installations that are located on one base.
Sole Entry Processing Station
The Lackland Air Force Base is home to the lone entry processing station, which is used for Basic Military Training. Lackland is primarily identified for its responsibility of being the only United States Air Force Base for the enlisting BMT. Everyone who signs up to join the Active Duty Air Force, Air Force Reserve and Air National Guard, will receive their training at Lackland AFB. This base is often called, “Gateway to the Air Force.” Likewise, it is the place that families throughout the United States will visit when they travel to watch their loved one graduate from Basic Military Training.
Lackland AFB Lodging
There are plenty of hotels in the area for families of graduating soldiers who need a place to stay while attending the ceremony. These hotels are located near both Lackland AFB and SeaWorld.
- Red Roof San Antonio Lackland – 143 Richland Hills Drive San Antonio, TX 78245
- Sleep Inn & Suites – 8731 Hwy 151 San Antonio, TX 78245
- Comfort Inn – 2185 SW Loop 410 – I-410 at Marbach Road, Exit #71 San Antonio, TX 78227
- Motel 6 – 6502 Old Highway 90 West San Antonio, TX 78227
San Antonio Attractions
The seventh largest city in the country, San Antonio certainly has something for everyone. It is primarily a Hispanic community and is one of the loveliest and friendliest places to live in Texas.
Just a few of the great attractions the City has to offer:
- San Antonio Children’s Museum
- McNay Art Museum
- Morgan’s Wonderland Amusement Park
- Scobee Planetarium
- Alamo IMAX Theatre River Center
Vintage Military Aircraft Display
Lackland AFB is also recognized for its collection of some awesome, vintage military aircraft that are proudly displayed on the grounds of the post.
The Military Aircraft includes:
- B-52 Stratofortress
- F-4 Phantom II
- SR-71 Blackbird
- C-121 Constellation
- B-17 Flying Fortress
- B-25 Mitchell
Base Housing for Lackland Military Families
Lackland AFB housing has more than 180 family housing sections in eight base neighborhoods. A housing application must be completed and is available in the housing office. It should be submitted with a copy of the applicant’s military orders. There is a waiting list base housing and a limit of two pets per household. The housing office can equally help to find off-post housing in the local area.
Lackland School District
The Lackland AFB has two schools for the children that reside on the base. The district requirements for registration includes birth certificate, social security card, immunization record, base housing lease, previous school withdrawal slip and last report card.
- Lackland Elementary – Pre-K3 thru 6th grade
- Stacey Junior/Senior High – 7th grade – 12th grade
The base has a community center with an exercise room complete with workout equipment, full service kitchen, playground, volleyball and basketball court, swimming pool and a club room for activities and parties. It’s an ideal place for families and friends to get together for special occasions. The community center also has all kinds of data about the community, including housing information, photos of the area and announcements on current and upcoming events for residents.