29 May 2013

Where is Lackland Air Force Base? - San Antonio, Texas

Where is Lackland Air Force Base? - About San Antonio, Texas

Lackland Air Force Base is now part of Joint Base San Antonio, and as the name suggests, is located in San Antonio, Texas. As the second largest city in Texas and the seventh largest city in the country with a population of 1.327 million. The city is located in the American Southwest, the south-central part of Texas, and the southwestern corner of an urban region known as the Texas Triangle. San Antonio is the headquarters of many multi-billion dollar companies including Valero, Tesoro, Clear Channel, Rackspace Hosting, etc. This city is home of the Alamo, multiple Spanish missions, Marriage Island, and the Tower of the Americas, and thus attracts near 26 million tourists annually. The weather is hot in the summer with warm to cool winters, and warm and rainy springs and falls.

Major Units at 
Lackland Air Force Base

Lackland is best known for being the only facility for U.S. Air Force enlisted Basic Military Training (BMT) for the Active Duty Air Force, Air Force Reserve and Air National Guard. The major units are:

  • 24th AF - Twenty-Fourth Air Force, Air Force Space Command
  • HQ AFISRA - AFISRA Headquarters, Air Force Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance Agency
  • 67 NWW - 67th Network Warfare Wing, Air Force Space Command
  • 688 IOW - 688th Information Operations Wing, Twenty-Fourth Air Force
  • 37 TRW - 37th Training Wing, 2nd Air Force

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Lackland Air Force Base

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History of 
Lackland Air Force Base

Lackland Air Force Base, named for Brigadier General Frank Lackland in 1947, actually began construction in 1941 when it was part of Kelly Field and home of the AAF Central Flying Training Command. This school trained cadets in mechanics, physics, advanced math, deflection shooting, and aeronautics before sent to primary flight schools. Later, during the Korean War, the base expanded to 28 squadrons. Jumping to the modern era, the base has expanded again with the closure of adjacent Kelly AFB and thus received a flight mission. In the winter of 2009, it was decided to combine Lackland AFB with Randolph AFB and Ft. Sam Houston/Camp Bullis. The combined base is now called Joint Base San Antonio. Lackland AFB is now composed of near 40,000 people: 14,000 active duty members; 5,000 DoD civilian employees; 21,000 contract employees and family members.

Lackland Air Force Base

Schools in San Antonio, TX

The city of San Antonio is serviced by 17 different independent school districts and also is host to over 40 private and charter schools. Concerning higher education, the San Antonio region is home to over 100,000 students in its 31 colleges and universities. P
ublic schools include the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, the University of Texas at San Antonio, Texas A&M University–San Antonio, and the Alamo Community College District. Top-ranked private institutions include Trinity University, St. Mary's University, Our Lady of the Lake University, University of the Incarnate Word, Wayland Baptist University - San Antonio, and Baptist University of the Américas.

Attractions - What to do in San Antonio, TX

The Alamo, Texas' top tourist attraction, is located within the city, giving it the name "Alamo City." There is also the River Walk which consists of 
restorations of an urban river, scattered with many shops, bars, restaurants and the Arneson River Theater. The River Walk becomes o an impressive festival of lights during the Christmas and New Year holiday period. Additionally, SeaWorld, Six Flags Fiesta Texas, and Morgan's Wonderland, are located near the city.


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