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Lackland Air Force Base

San Antonio, TX
+1 210-671-3055
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Nice small base, however whenever they let out 700 airmen and their families and it is 100+ degrees... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago

Our family visited Lackland to watch my husband graduate BMT and Lackland has to be the most polite... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
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Home to a well-known medical research facility and an important source of income for the community.
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“lackland afb” (35 reviews)
San Antonio, TX
Far West Side
+1 210-671-3055
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Nice small base, however whenever they let out 700 airmen and their families and it is 100+ degrees outside, it gets quite crowded with limited options.

Thank MeBorland
Reviewed 3 days ago

Our family visited Lackland to watch my husband graduate BMT and Lackland has to be the most polite Air Force base I have ever been on. Everyone was so pleasant and helpful!

Thank Kayla B
Reviewed 1 week ago

Lots to see there. Lots of Airplanes, a Museum and a beautiful Park. Lots of places to eat . Several Pools. Pretty much everything one can look for. Its there

Thank Barbara L
Reviewed 1 week ago

The base is well maintained, clean and easy to get around. We were visiting to see my son graduate basic Training. It was a nice ceremony, the only complaints that i have is that the bleachers are too hard and we sat so long I...More

Thank john w
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you aren't an ID card holder or a parent of a child in training, you will need to stop at the visitor center at the Luke Gate. Unless you have business there, you may not be allowed in? However, if you are coming to...More

2  Thank gary b
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

First off, I'm not sure why so many people are so angry to find out that they needed a sponsor to get on base - it's an active military base, what did you expect? (You can call ahead and make arrangements if you want to...More

5  Thank egp522
Reviewed 23 June 2017

My first visit to Lackland Air Force Base was when I enlisted in the US Air Force right after high school (a long time ago). I completed a Basic Military Training program which lasted 12 weeks. I returned eight years later and completed Officer Training...More

3  Thank Sea Ya' I
Reviewed 22 June 2017

This is not a normal tourist location, though if you're there at the right time, the parents' pride for their Airmen graduating from basic training is evident. One must have a military ID to make purchases from the Base Exchange and Commissary. Other fast food...More

1  Thank Kevin R
Reviewed 3 June 2017

Be over the bridge by 8:20 am for the parade. :-) Information and navigating on base is.....challenging. Be prepared to walk.

Thank travelintwo63348
Reviewed 2 June 2017

We visited Lackland AFB in May 2017 for my son's graduation from Basic Training. On the first day, the trainees only get base liberty so the Movie Theatre, Base Exchange or the Bowling Alley are great activities to pass the day. Lackland AFB is huge...so...More

8  Thank DRODD1
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Gary C
23 July 2017|
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Response from Rick M | Reviewed this property |
I was there starting Basic Oct 30th, 1964.
12 July 2017|
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Response from Rick M | Reviewed this property |
Get a visitor pass at the entry point off of Medina Base Road/Loop 410.
1 March 2017|
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Response from Vanessa L | Reviewed this property |
Are you going with anyone who is active/retired military? If not, I believe the only way to tour the base is with a school or organization that has made a formal request. To my knowledge, the general public isn't allowed... More