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United States Air Force
Hwy 90 and SW Military Road
Lackland AFB, TX 78236-5113
Jbsa Fort Sam Houston
Jbsa Lackland AFB
Jbsa Randolph AFB
San Antonio's cost of living is around 88, below the state average of 91, and the national average of 100 for major U.S. cities.
Defense Service Network (DSN) Dialing Instructions
Fort Sam Houston:
When dialing DSN from a U.S. installation to a U.S. installation, it is unnecessary to dial the 312 area code. If you dial a number with the 312 and it does not work, try it again without the area code. When dialing a DSN to/from overseas locations, the DSN area code must be included. For Brooke Army Medical Center Information Desk, call 210-916-4141, DSN 312-429-4141.
The Fort Sam Houston Post Office is located in 1804 Stanley Road, Building 368, Fort Sam Houston, TX 78234. The hours of operation are Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. and Saturday, 8:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. For additional information call 210-226-0089/ TTY 1-877-889-2457/ Toll Free 1-800-275-8777.
Lackland AFB: Posted base speed limits are strictly enforced. Violators who speed 15 mph over the speed limit will receive an automatic 30-day suspension of base driving privileges. Violators who speed 20 mph over the speed limit will receive an automatic 60-day suspension of base driving privileges. A suspension means that offenders are prohibited from operating a motor vehicle on Lackland AFB during the suspension period.
Defense Biometric Identification System (DBIDS), is being used at all gates. If personnel came from a base using this system, they still need to register again at Lackland. The DBIDS registration is in Pass and ID, Bldg 5616, Room 109. Call 210-671-3040 for questions.
Lackland is expanding its online social media presence. Please visit the 802nd FSS and Public Affairs Facebook page.
The Air Force's 502 Air Base Wing (502d ABW) is the lead agency for Joint Base San Antonio (JBSA), which is comprised of three primary operating locations at JBSA-Fort Sam Houston, JBSA-Lackland, and JBSA-Randolph, plus eight other operating areas. The wing's mission is to deliver unrivaled installation support and services to enable mission partner success. JBSA is is home to 266 mission partners who conduct specialized missions in training, healthcare, installation management, security cooperation, recruiting, and more for the Department of Defense.
JBSA Fort Sam Houston
The primary mission at Fort Sam Houston is medical training support, with more than 16,500 graduates a year from the Medical Education and Training Campus. The installation is also home to 107 mission partners to include U.S. Army North, U.S. Army South, Army Medical Command, Brooke Army Medical Center, Medical Center of Excellence, Regional Health Command-Central, Installation Management Command, and 502nd Air Base Wing. Camp Bullis, located northwest of San Antonio, serves primarily as a field training site for medical units.
JBSA Lackland Air Force Base
Lackland's mission is to:
In response to the joint basing initiative, Lackland activated the 802nd Mission Support Group on Feb. 2, 2010, and realigned under the new 502nd Air Base Wing at Fort Sam Houston. Several 37th Training Wing staff agencies were realigned to maximize operation training and support missions throughout the base. The 37th TRW retained positions in agencies specific to the training mission, while mission support roles reorganized under the 502nd.
JBSA Randolph Air Force Base
Randolph AFB is home to numerous Department of Defense units, including Headquarters Air Education and Training Command, the Air Force personnel center, and the host unit, the 12th Flying Training Wing.
The Air Education and Training Command's mission is "to develop America's airmen today ... for tomorrow." They take America's sons and daughters – young men and women who have volunteered to serve their country in a time of war – and develop them into airmen. AETC's mission begins with the Air Force recruiting service. With 24 enlisted squadrons, three health professions squadrons, and more than 1,200 recruiters assigned throughout the United States and overseas, the recruiting service's mission is to inspire, engage and recruit the brightest, most competitive, and diverse young men and women for service in the United States Air Force.
The Air Force personnel center is the Air Force's human resources division implementing personnel, manpower, and services programs for nearly 330,000 active-duty members and 150,000 civilian employees through a worldwide network of personnel flights. AFPC carries out the programs covering all life cycles of military and civilian personnel for the Air Force, including defining resource requirements and developing and delivering airmen for the Air Force and the joint environment. AFPC also manages the implementation of services programs for airmen and their families.
The 12th Flying Training Wing is the source of America's airpower, delivering unrivaled airpower leaders for the future of the U.S. Air Force. The wing, headquartered at Joint Base San Antonio-Randolph, consists of three flying groups and a maintenance directorate spanning more than 1,600 miles. The 12th FTW is responsible for four single-source aviation pipelines. These pipelines include combat systems officer training and pilot instructor training and remotely piloted aircraft pilot indoctrination and basic sensor operator qualification. The wing manages all airmanship programs for the U.S. Air Force Academy and serves as the single screening point for all hopeful aviators, including pilots, remotely piloted aircraft pilots, and combat systems officers. The wing also hosts the introduction to fighter fundamentals program and conducts electronic warfare training for the U.S. Air Force and multi-national forces.
Each year, the wing graduates more than 850 instructor pilots, 350 combat systems officers, 500 remotely piloted aircraft pilots and sensor operators, and trains more than 2,500 U.S. Air Force Academy cadets and 2,200 undergraduate flight training candidates.
Joint Base San Antonio (JBSA) resides in the heart of San Antonio (Bexar County), the seventh-largest city in the United States. JBSA’s three primary operating locations—JBSA-Fort Sam Houston, JBSA-Lackland, and JBSA-Randolph, plus eight other operating areas are located on 67 square miles, throughout the city.
USO Military Reception Area
The USO in the San Antonio International Airport (SATX) offers service members a place to call their own while traveling to/from our city. The Military Reception Area is in the northern part of Terminal B and offers snacks, coffee, and plenty of room to sit down and relax. Small board games and reading material are also available. Regular operating hours are 6 a.m. until 10 p.m. daily; however, call 210-233-9279 for current hours of operation.
SATX offers various ground transportation options for travelers to include rental cars, taxi cabs, and rideshare. Below are a few key points:
Directions to JBSA Fort Sam Houston: Go West on Airport Blvd toward Airport Exit, turn Right onto S. Terminal Dr, turn Left onto US-281N /McAllister FWY. Merge onto US-281 S via the ramp on the left toward Downtown San Antonio. Take the I-35N exit towards Austin on the left, exit on Walters Street, turn left onto Walters St. Go Straight on to Decal or Visitor Gate. The cost of a taxi from the airport will average $21. Due to COVID-19, gate may vary. Please check for current gate and Visitor control Center hours at https://www.jbsa.mil/Gate-Hours/. If you have any issues or concerns regarding installation access, please contact the Base Defense Operations Center at 210-221-2244.
Directions to JBSA Randolph Air Force Base: Take Loop 410 East to IH-35 North (toward Austin). Exit Pat Booker Road, which runs directly into the front gate of Randolph. The cost of a taxi from the airport will average $42. Due to COVID-19, gate may vary. Please check for current gate and Visitor control Center hours at https://www.jbsa.mil/Gate-Hours/. If you have any issues or concerns regarding installation access, please contact the Base Defense Operations Center at 210 652-5700.
Directions to JBSA Lackland Air Force Base: When arriving in San Antonio, turn right onto Loop 410 West, take the Valley Hi / Lackland AFB exit, turn left on Valley Hi, and continue straight to the Airman's Gate. The cost of a taxi from the airport to Lackland AFB will average $49. Due to COVID-19, gate may vary. Please check for current gate and Visitor control Center hours at https://www.jbsa.mil/Gate-Hours/. If you have any issues or concerns regarding installation access, please contact the Base Defense Operations Center at 210-671-2018.
JBSA Command Post: 210-221-9396
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