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Department of the Air Force
Relocation Assistance Center - Lackland AFB
1550 Wurtsmith St
Bldg. 5725 Room 212
Lackland AFB, TX 78236-5113
Service providers are available with support both before and after a PCS move. Learn more about how to put the military’s relocation assistance program to work for you. See below for an overview of Military and Family Support Center Relocation Assistance services. Services vary by installation, so check the “Other” section below to see what other services are available at your location.
Your Military and Family Support Center provides relocation assistance to help make PCS moves as smooth as possible. Resources include:
As part of the 502 Air Base Wing and the 802nd Force Support Squadron, the Joint Base San Antonio Military and Family Readiness Centers incorporate Airman and Family Readiness, Army Community Service, and the Fleet and Family Support Center, providing a full range of programs and services to support mission readiness.
Note: When planning for your relocation, keep in mind that Fort Sam Houston, Lackland Air Force Base and Randolph Air Force Base are not joint, as in one installation, but are individual installations about 16-18 miles apart. The most common mistake new arrivals make is renting a house close to one base and being assigned to another, resulting in unnecessary travel every day.
Below is a summary of relocation services by installation:
JBSA Fort Sam Houston
The M&FRC Relocation Readiness Program is the first point of contact for relocation information and assistance. You can get up-to-date information about your new community before you move, learn how to prepare for your move, get help in planning your moving costs, check out the job market and learn new skills to reduce the stress of moving. Below is a list of some of the services we offer:
If you are relocating to JBSA-Fort Sam Houston, contact the Relocation Readiness Program by calling 210-221-2418/2705.
JBSA Lackland Air Force Base
The M&FRC at Lackland AFB has several services to assist airmen and their family members with acclimating to the base and community. One of the more challenging aspects of this assignment is the large size of the base and moving to the seventh-largest city in the United States. The staff is available to assist with all aspects of settling in, whether it is merely an explanation of the layout of the city and the installation, choosing which areas to live, or where to start looking for employment If you did not receive a welcome package, we will prepare one for you when you stop by our building.
Lackland AFB is commonly known as the "Gateway to the Air Force" because all enlisted members, whether active duty, Guard, or Reserve, begin their careers here at basic military training. Because of this unique mission, the base receives thousands of requests from individuals and small groups for tours each year. Lackland is no longer an open installation, so all guests must be sponsored by someone with a valid military identification card. The Lackland Public Affairs Office can occasionally sponsor groups on the base. Contact the office at 210-671-2907. For further information, visit the Lackland AFB homepage.
English for Speakers of Other Languages is not offered on the installation, but there are numerous resources in the community. Contact us at 210-671-3722 for a list of the possibilities.
JBSA Randolph Air Force Base
The Randolph Relocation Assistance Center has an array of programs, services, and resources available to you and your family. Listed below is only a sample of what we have to offer.
For further information about the San Antonio area, refer to the San Antonio Guide to Relocation website. It is a chamber of commerce guide to the city and the areas around it, including Randolph AFB. For more information, contact us at 210-652-5321.