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Lackland Air Force Base

San Antonio, TX
+1 210-671-3055
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Finally got onto the base thanks to the sponcership of my son who is a medically retired marine and... read more

Reviewed 17 April 2017
Roger M
Huntington, West Virginia
via mobile
More than just BMT graduation but that is the showcase event

BMT graduation is a unique experience that even those without a graduate should consider viewing... read more

Reviewed 12 April 2017
San Antonio, Texas
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“lackland afb” (34 reviews)
San Antonio, TX
Far West Side
+1 210-671-3055
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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

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
Reviewed 31 March 2017

I come here frequently for work. It always amazes me how many recruits pass through here (or do I say out of here) each week! Graduation every Thursday! Neat to see all the recruits. I tip my hat to each of them with a heart...More

Thank Bruce G
Reviewed 30 March 2017 via mobile

We visited lackland for our daughter graduation from the airforce. What a beautiful place. We enjoyed visiting, eating and shopping there. We really appreciate the support offered to parents and families. We were able to survive because of it. Love my new Air Force family!

Thank gdiisela
Reviewed 29 March 2017

Was well pleases at the service we received at each location we visited. The Security forces at the gate are doing a great job, as a veteran it blessed me to see the professionalism the young men and women displayed. We ate on base 3...More

Thank 715faithc
Reviewed 25 March 2017

Our granddaughter is stationed here for training. We enjoyed getting to see the rows and rows of different planes and stories about them

Thank Regina C
Reviewed 24 March 2017

We were fortunate enough to be able to attend a graduation at Lackland. The day before graduation we attended the coin ceremony where each of the trainees receive their Airmen coin. We then visited several of the display areas around the base. The next morning...More

2  Thank Bill B
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Is their an age minimum for touring the base? I have a 6 year old grandson who is so into military airplanes and we will be at an event in San Antonio this summer and wanted to book this. Thank you
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
So am I understanding correctly, the base is open for civilians to tour? I attended basic training in 1989 and have not been back since. We are planning a spring break trip to SA. We just need to get a pass and we can tour the base? I would love to have the rush of those memories...dang, I feel old!
13 January 2017|
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Response from pakupo | Reviewed this property |
The best advice I can share is to check with the Visitor's Center at the gate. Someone there should be able to help you get on board. Be ready with id's and proper vehicle information. Welcome back!!
Abe S
Do you need a special pass to get on base and take a tour?
13 November 2016|
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Response from Soars37 | Reviewed this property |
Thank you both for your service! Yes -- but it shouldn't be a problem. Lackland has lots of civilian visitors. You'll need standard ID docs: driver's license, proof of insurance, and vehicle registration (rental... More