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Welcome To

Lackland

Air Force Training Base

 Basic Training Family Support Page.

This page will answer most questions that arise.

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Lackland Air Force Base is no longer an open installation. People, other than families of basic training graduates, wishing to visit the base will be required to have a sponsor with a valid military ID card.  We cannot support non-sponsored tour or visit requests. 

FAQ

I have not heard from my child.
 

It might sound funny but no news is good news. Training Instructors have trainees fill out a Visitor Information Package when they arrive. The Training Instructor cannot make the trainee send it to a particular person. If you have not heard from your child check with a friend, girl friend or other relative before you panic. Also within the first week your trainee is given a phone call and as with the address they cannot make them call a particular person so please check with other loved ones before you panic.

 

Is the flight free and how about lodging?
 

This might sound funny but many parents assume the price of graduation is a United States Air Force expense and it is not. Please plan ahead of time and  book your own Flights. Lodging and transportation  is at your own expense. There are no on-base Hotels available.

 

When is graduation?
 

Graduation is on the Friday of the sixth week of training. The training week begins the first Monday after your trainee arrives. A Visitor Information Package is sent by the trainee.

 

Where are your nearest Airports?
 
San Antonio
 
 
What Airport do you recommend?
 
Unless you live close enough to drive,
I recommend flying into San Antonio and renting a car.
 
 
I need a room at Lackland AFB!
 
San Antonio joins the main gate of Lackland Air Force base.
Lackland is a Military Base not a City, and doesn't have Hotels and Motels. Due to this fact we have given you this link to Lackland area hotels.
 
 
 
 
737th Training Group
 

The 737th Training Group provides Air Force Basic Military Training for all enlisted people entering the Air Force, Air Force Reserve and Air National Guard, earning Lackland the nickname, "Gateway to the Air Force." 
The Air Force receives approximately 35,000 Airmen each year from the 737th Training Group; the number varies with projected requirements.
Following graduation, Airmen go on to technical training at Lackland or elsewhere before their first Air Force assignment. More than seven million Airmen have completed BMT since 1946.
 
 
 
 
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Air Force Training Center

San Antonio

Texas

 

 San Antonio - Lackland Map

Local Hotel Accommodations

Due to the heavy training demands placed on your trainee, please make your own transportation and Lodging Arrangements   Please note that our installation strictly enforces all traffic rules and regulations.  Also, please be advised that civilians are not authorized to utilize any facilities on base, unless accompanied by a service member.

I need a room at Lackland!
 
San Antonio Texas joins the main gate of Lackland Air Force Base.
Laclkland Air Force Base Is a Base not a City, and doesn't have Hotels and Motels. Due to this fact we have given you this link to Lackland Texas area hotels.
 
 

 

Directions to Graduation

 

How do I get there?
 

When driving to Lackland, you will be arriving on four major roads: I-10/Hwy 90, Hwy 281, I-37, or I-35. There are two main gates with Visitors Centers: The Gateway East Gate and Airman's Gate.

Arriving from the east on I-10 or Hwy 90

 

 

Travel through San Antonio on I-10/Hwy 90 West, exit on Military Drive and turn left


Travel South approximately one mile to the Gateway East gate which will be on your left.

 

Arriving from the North on I-35, Hwy 281, or I-10


When arriving in San Antonio, turn right onto Loop 410 West

Take exit #7 Valley Hi / Lackland AFB

 Turn left on Valley Hi, and continue straight to the Airman's Gate


 
Arriving from the South on I-35 or I-37


When arriving in San Antonio, turn left onto Loop 410 West

Take exit #7 Valley Hi / Lackland AFB

Turn right on Valley Hi, and continue straight to the Airman's Gate.

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