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Lackland Air Force Base

San Antonio, TX
+1 210-671-3055
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Gateway to the Air Force

If you aren't an ID card holder or a parent of a child in training, you will need to stop at the... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
gary b
Great for military families or vets, lots of walking

First off, I'm not sure why so many people are so angry to find out that they needed a sponsor to... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks 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 1 week 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

1  Thank gary b
Reviewed 3 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

4  Thank egp522
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago

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 2 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 1 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
Reviewed 28 May 2017

The Pros: Excellent aircraft display on base including the Lockheed SR071 Blackbird,B-17 Flying Fortress, P-38 Lightning,P82 Twin Mustang and much more Lodging for military space A excellent and newly remodeled An excellent value for a fully furnished unit. The Cons: The base does not appear...More

Thank world t
Reviewed 24 May 2017

Very nice base, though more traffic assistance could be used during graduation week. Airmen were very kind in offering assistance when asked.

Thank DonnaV620
Reviewed 23 May 2017

I work on base and I will say this is my favorite base! I love seeing the new Airmen train all around the base! Just love it!

Thank Barbeeworld2013
Reviewed 23 May 2017

Retired Navy 20 Years ago, frequenting this base once or twice a week for business/recreation. Clean & friendly. Watch your speed since the Security forces has their school here- then need plenty of training :). Selection is limited in the BX/Commissary but fits most people's...More

1  Thank Lori M
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11 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.
28 February 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
12 January 2017|
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Response from M8280PQjohnr | Reviewed this property |
I believe you have to have someone stationed on base to enter as a civilian. They have to meet you at the gate. I was told that is the only way on under more recent rules or laws.