Welcome Military Service Members and Families
First stop for BMT’s in the United States Air Force, Lackland AFB is located on the Southwest side of San Antonio.
Lackland is the Air Force’s only site for enlisted basic military training for all non-prior service Airmen of the regular Air Force, Air National Guard, and Air Force Reserve.
Lackland also offers professional and technical skills training and provides students from 117 countries the opportunity to increase their proficiency in the English language through its Defense Language Institute English Language Center
KELLY CITY BASE
Kelly Air Force Base is 1 of 4 remaining major AF Industrial Centers that comprise a worldwide logistics network in Air Force Material Command. Kelly is home to the San Antonio Air Logistics Center, the Air Force News Agency, Air Intelligence Agency, Defense Commissary Agency-Midwest Region, the 433rd Airlift Wing (U.S. Air Force Reserve) and the 149th Fighter Wing (Texas Air National Guard). The installation is located on the southwest side of San Antonio and covers 3,924 acres. Kelly is scheduled for closure/realignment in July 2001. Kelly AFB traces its beginnings to Nov 21, 1916, when Major Benjamin Foulois selected the site of a new aviation field five miles south of San Antonio. Initially, the site chosen was called the South San Antonio Aviation Camp. In June 1917, it became Camp Kelly, then Kelly Field, in honor of Lt George E.M. Kelly, who crashed while attempting to land a Curtis “pusher” aircraft at Fort Sam Houston May 1, 1911. Lieutenant Kelly was the first American military aviator to die in the crash of a military plane.
In 1946, the Kelly Logistics Depot was defined as a separate facility called the San Antonio Air Material Area, a title it retained until 1974 when it became the San Antonio Air Logistics Center. Kelly Field became Kelly Air Force Base in 1948 after the Air Force was established as a separate branch of the U.S. armed services. Kelly is a part of the Air Force Material Command.
The 76th Air Base Wing Mission Statement is to provide superior readiness, service, and support for the San Antonio Air Logistics Center, tenant units, and the Kelly Community, as we transition into the future.
Telephone Access Phone Numbers Customer Service Active Duty – 210-925-1845 DSN 945-1845 Customer Service Civilian Emp – 210-925-2977 DSN 945-2977 Customer Service Reserve Unit – 210-977-6659 DSN 969-6659
a native of Austin, who was on the base naming committee at the time of his
death in a crash.
Training Command (AETC) as well as the Air Force Personnel Center (AFPC) and is
known as “the Showplace of the Air Force” because of the Spanish Colonial
Revival Style architecture in which all structures including hangars were
|Fort Sam Houston was designated as a National Historic Landmark in 1975. As one of the Army’s oldest installations and now part of Joint Base San Antonio. Fort Sam Houston boasts the largest collection of historic structures — more than 900 buildings. Even more consequential than the numbers is the historical integrity of the post’s different sections which represent different eras of construction. Careful preservation of these areas allows the post to live with its history, surrounded by existence of the traditions of excellence established when the first soldier arrived here in 1845.|
Brooks City-Base is a United States Air Force facility located
7 miles southeast of Downtown San Antonio.
In 2002 Brooks Air Force Base was renamed Brooks City-Base.
Brooks Air Force Base is one of the oldest
facilities in the United States Air Force, being established on December 8, 1917
as Brooks Field, being one of the initial World War I Army Air Service