The Joint Base San Antonio is located in San Antonio which is the seventh largest city in the USA. JBSA is encompassed by the Lackland Air Force, Fort Sam Houston and the Randolph Air force Base which are three different installations. The primary mission of Fort Sam Houston is to provide with medical training as well support and it is also home to the Brooke Army Medical Centre. The Primary objective of the Lackland AFB is training in the fields of technical, military as well as English language. The Randolph AFB is situated in the north-eastern part of San Antonio and it has several headquarters that include the AETC or the Air Education & Training Command, the Air Force Headquarters Recruiting Services and the AFPC or the Air force Personnel Centre.

Cost of Living: The cost of living is about 8% below the average cost of living in the major cities of the US.

Automated Telephone Attendant Number: 210-221-1211 or DSN 312-471-1211

Base Population: The total force in the Fort Sam Houston Population is 161,971. In Lackland AFB it is about 117,994 and in Randolph AFB it is 15,942.

City/Area Population: The population in San Antonio is 1,990,675.

Child Development Centre: Fort Sam Houston has two centres for day care and both of them provide with full time as well as hourly care services along with before/after preschool programs for children in the age group of six weeks to five years. The contact number is 210 221 5002. There are as many as three facilities of day care in Lackland and Randolph AFB has two facilities. The main CDP or the Child Development Program in Randolph provides care for the children between the age group of two to five years and the contact number is 210 652 4946.

Youth Programs: The Youth Centre at the Fort Sam Houston provides with a wide variety of activities which include camps, sports, dances, lock-ins, seminars, classes, homework centre, field trips, workshops and a lot more. The contact number is 210 221 3502. The Youth Programs in the Lackland AFB come in two different sites. One of them is the Kelly Field Unit while the other is the Lackland Unit. The program is geared for children who are between the age group of six to twelve. For further information, you may call at 210-671-2510/210-671-2388.

Base Services:

The base services in Fort Sam Houston include the MWR Facilities which have golf, bowling, fishing, dinner theatre, fitness centres, aquatic centres as well as a craft shop. The contact number to the JBSA Recreation Park is 830 226 5357. It also has a commissary with two shoppettes and a gas station along with an exchange system and the San Antonio Credit Union. The base services at the Lackland AFB include the commissaries, the Force Support Squadron, the exchange system and the Broadway Bank and the Air Force Federal Credit Union. The base services at the Randolph AFB include the Force Support Squadron, the commissaries, the exchange system and the Broadway Bank.

Medical Services:

The medical services in Fort Sam Houston include the San Antonio Military Medical Centre and it is one of the most modern facilities of health care for the army. It has four and fifty inpatient beds and of them, forty eight are intensive care units and forty are meant for surgical research. Lackland AFB has the Wilford Hall Ambulatory Surgical Centre and it is now an UCC or an urgent care centre.


It was on June 15, 1941 that the constructions in the Lackland Air Force Base began. Originally, it had been a part of the Kelly Field and after a year it got the status of being an independent organisation. The 78th Flying Training Wing was constituted at San Antonio in 2943 and the AAF Central Flying Training Command was assigned with it.


The units in the area include the 502nd Installation Support Group, the 37th Training Wing, the 737th Training Wing, the 737th Training Group, the Inter- American Air Forces Academy, and the Defence Language Institute etc.


Lincoln Military Housing is in charge of the management of the Fort Sam Houston and it is privatised. The contact number is 219 270 7638.

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    Can I go to LackLand Air Force Base to get my Brown Card Military ID and where on base. I live near by and was told I can go to Lackland and get direxct where to.

    Thank you,
    John Urdialez
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