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Lackland Air Force Base

San Antonio, TX
+1 954-655-0747
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Impressive, but not especially comfortable

It's an Air Force Base, so comfort absolutely is not its purpose, but if you go for BMT graduation... read more

Reviewed 3 May 2017
IndianaJaneC
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Fort Wayne, Indiana
Air Force Graduation Tips

We just returned from Lackland/San Antonio for our son's Air Force BMT Graduation. Before we left I... read more

Reviewed 3 May 2017
Lori M
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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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“basic training” (46 reviews)
“bmt graduation” (60 reviews)
“lackland afb” (37 reviews)
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San Antonio, TX
Far West Side
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+1 954-655-0747
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Reviewed 3 May 2017

It's an Air Force Base, so comfort absolutely is not its purpose, but if you go for BMT graduation just know that you are in for some time spent sitting in uncomfortable bleachers. (This is especially true on Friday.) We ate at the bowling alley...More

Thank IndianaJaneC
Reviewed 3 May 2017

We just returned from Lackland/San Antonio for our son's Air Force BMT Graduation. Before we left I saw some tips from another TripAdvisor reviewer and they were a huge help. Thought I would share our experience: Where to stay: Lackland is not situated in the...More

21  Thank Lori M
Reviewed 3 May 2017

It brought back lots of memories coming back to base years after Basic training. Things had certainly changed, and I was viewing things from another point of view. It brought back fond memories, and when you're there and able to enjoy the base after work,...More

Thank kionnam2017
Reviewed 30 April 2017 via mobile

My brother graduated from here & we went with the family to see him. Very clean place. It has a bowling alley, a small movie theater, a small shopping square, & a bigger shopping square. It has vintage airplanes to take pictures with. Overall, the...More

Thank j0rgemarrer01
Reviewed 24 April 2017

The graduation was very well organized. There is two days of activities. Thursday is Airman's run followed by the Coin ceremony. Friday is the Graduation Pass and review. I recommend trying to book a room on base. This is allowed providing there is room. Your...More

1  Thank Mike P
Reviewed 17 April 2017 via mobile

Finally got onto the base thanks to the sponcership of my son who is a medically retired marine and works for the corps of engineers. The processing to get onto the base was actually very fast and easy. The airmen were friendly and once on...More

Thank Roger M
Reviewed 12 April 2017

BMT graduation is a unique experience that even those without a graduate should consider viewing the parade on a Friday morning. The parade field, static aircraft displays, and even just the flags flying help remind us of those who have and do serve our nation....More

1  Thank NJ W
Reviewed 11 April 2017

Wanted to visually know where my family worked. I was given a family view of a drive around the base, do remember to bring your passport it does make their life easier.

Thank tbsa
Reviewed 7 April 2017

We were there for my nephew's graduation from BMT. Very nice base, the grounds are beautiful. There are plenty of options for food, a bowling alley and a theatre (we didn't go in either) if you want to hang out on the base.

1  Thank TAMU2001
Reviewed 4 April 2017

This base is very impressive. Interesting, and lots of photo opportunities with old jets. Bowling Ally, good places to eat..

Thank Bcamp1
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emarioni
13 October 2017|
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Response from snafudesert | Reviewed this property |
If your granddaughter is graduating she'll be at another base unless her follow-up tech-school is also located at Lackland. If she is attending Lackland for Tech-school she'll be going through "phases" and depending on what... More
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sheilamk87
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.
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WilsonTravel101
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
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