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Lackland Air Force Base

San Antonio, TX
+1 210-671-3055
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A mainstay in San Antonio

Retired Navy 20 Years ago, frequenting this base once or twice a week for business/recreation... read more

Reviewed 23 May 2017
Lori M
This Air Force Base is Important to San Antonio and the USA

Everyone begins his or her Air Force career here. They are the basic training center. I have run... read more

Reviewed 19 May 2017
San Antonio, Texas
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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%
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“lackland afb” (35 reviews)
San Antonio, TX
Far West Side
+1 210-671-3055
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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
Reviewed 19 May 2017

Everyone begins his or her Air Force career here. They are the basic training center. I have run into folks all over when they hear that I'm from San Antonio, I get a Lackland basic training war story. Prior to 9/11, I was able to...More

1  Thank bobemac
Reviewed 10 May 2017

The airman run, coin ceremony and graduation were heart warming, emotional, awesome, and made us proud to be an American. Get there early for parking, seating, and if you want to be in the center for the airman's run. After the airman run and coin...More

5  Thank Carole m
Reviewed 3 May 2017

This USAF base is so beautiful. The grounds are so clean and well kept. The Gateway Restaurant has the best food on the buffet. And the building is gorgeous.

Thank drwbama09
Reviewed 3 May 2017

What a beautiful base, the dorms are immaculate, the grounds clean, the Airmen polite. We visited the store and the golf course for dinner.

Thank sassykids5
Reviewed 2 May 2017

So much Air Force history and military history to review, enjoy, experience. One of the several military installations in San Antonio; great stop for Military or History buffs. May be a challenge to get on base with all the security issues going on.

Thank 350deborahg
Reviewed 2 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 2 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

13  Thank Lori M
Reviewed 2 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 29 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
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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.