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Lackland Air Force Base

San Antonio, TX
+1 954-655-0747
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Awesome Showing of U.S. Military

Having graduated from Lackland Basic training myself it was pure bliss to go back and see a friend... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Jon S
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Jensen Beach, Florida
Air Force training ctr

New recruits start basic training here and progress to other training schools and fields. Our son... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Hugh H
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Home to a well-known medical research facility and an important source of income for the community.
  • Excellent69%
  • Very good21%
  • Average8%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“bmt graduation” (61 reviews)
“lackland afb” (38 reviews)
LOCATION
San Antonio, TX
Far West Side
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+1 954-655-0747
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Having graduated from Lackland Basic training myself it was pure bliss to go back and see a friend do the same. The base is beautiful with a lot of activities to do. The Air Force puts on a fantastic Basic Training Graduation and is a...More

Thank Jon S
Reviewed 1 week ago

New recruits start basic training here and progress to other training schools and fields. Our son was here

Thank Hugh H
Reviewed 1 week ago

My daughter graduated from here at the end of October. The base was nice, and the graduation ceremonies were so patriotic! Made me prouder to be an American!

Thank danbrenda2016
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Lackland is the national headquarters of the Defense Language Institute and the basic training site for the region. I visited the base in October, 2014 for a DLI familiarization Course that was required before I began teaching the RSAF at Sheppard AFB. The base is...More

Thank Kay H
Reviewed 14 October 2017

Visited for a boot camp graduation and was able to explore part of the base. If you have an interest in Aircraft and Air Force history there are several places on the base you should not miss.

Thank Lisa S
Reviewed 12 October 2017

If this is the only thing your kid ever graduated, then by all means, come on down, but let's keep it in perspective . . . he or she just completed an 8 week training course and not a four year degree program. The problems...More

3  Thank Wilbert Q
Reviewed 5 October 2017

It is organized chaos during graduation. But they do a great job in relaying information with specific details. It gets busy with all the family members so be patient and prepared for some lines. Especially if you decide to buy support gear, and the days...More

1  Thank Melinda W
Reviewed 3 October 2017

This AFB is huge and we got lost once during the driving with figuring out were to park! The gate guards gave us good directions. The reception center is very nice and we were provided with bus transportation also

Thank Venasta T
Reviewed 20 September 2017

We came down to watch our godson graduate from BMTS. I myself graduated from BMTS here in 1987. Things have changed dramatically and for the better. The maps and street names on them did not correlate and we found ourselves lost and asking for directions...More

Thank snafudesert
Reviewed 19 September 2017

We were at Lackland for more than a visit. My husband did some work there for some time. Lackland can be very busy but it is fairly easy to navigate and is genuinely "Air Force" for those who want to experience an air force base....More

Thank CookeFam5
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travelgirl0838
6 November 2017|
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Response from Wilbert Q | Reviewed this property |
It is POSSIBLE to stay on base. The question is, do you qualify. And my best answer is that you should call Air Force Inns and ask them directly. I have NEVER been turned away, but I have heard others say they have. I think... More
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rosella1468
28 October 2017|
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Response from rjwv90 | Reviewed this property |
Yes. During the ceremonies there are designated spots. After that pretty much anywhere and there are the ciggy stacks everywhere.
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rosella1468
28 October 2017|
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Response from CottontailCafe | Reviewed this property |
Yes, you can smoke on the installation in certain areas. All buildings are smoke free but there are areas outside where you can smoke.
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