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Lackland Air Force Base

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Neighbourhood: Far West Side
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Address: San Antonio, TX
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2106713055
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Home to a well-known medical research facility and an important source of...

Home to a well-known medical research facility and an important source of income for the community.

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Gateway to the Air Force

As a retired Air Force member, I'm not sure how to really describe this place to average tourists. Generally it is open to the public only when basic training students graduate en... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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New Braunfels, Texas
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New Braunfels, Texas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

As a retired Air Force member, I'm not sure how to really describe this place to average tourists. Generally it is open to the public only when basic training students graduate en masse, or there is an air show. It's a fine base -- but can be a bit confusing if you are lost or looking for a particular building... More 

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Miami, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Lackland AFB is the perfect base for visitors who are not familiar with the military to get a good feel for what our military is all about...excellence, service and national pride. The base is clean, organized and everyone is helpful and respectful. One can see trainees all over, marching in formation. One can also see the senior military personnel in... More 

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Paola Ks
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Been to base 3 times last year. Loved going to it to visit my daughter. Easy to get to plenty to do while on base.

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Thank leemarie68
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Fantastic time for graduation!! REALLY cold the 2 days of graduation but we were there to see my airman

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

All personnel were respectful and helpful! This base represents God and Country. I was humbled by the respect and tradition exemplified in all interactions.

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Farmington
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I couldn't wait to see Lackland AFB again after all the years gone by. It was not the base I remembered. All new buildings and many enhancements had been made. There are museums to visit and memorials to see. Having been a K-9 handler I was most interested in the War Dog Memorial just off the parade field and the... More 

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Johnstown, Colorado
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Airmen's Run, Coin Ceremony & Parade were all Amazing. Well executed but more seating for the Parade would've been nice. Most of the staff at the "Malls" are friendly & helpful. The food is...OK, I would recommend eating off base or packing a lunch. Grounds are clean

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Pitman
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Lackland AFB is a very clean base. We were there for our Daughter's Graduation from Basic Military Training. We had an excellent time of course. We were very excited to see our new Airman and the transformation from civilian teenager to adult warrior. If you ever get to Lackland, you must eat at the Gateway. For one, it is gorgeous... More 

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Covington, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 January 2017

The professionalism these young men and women gain and the respect they receive upon graduation is overwhelming from the community and visitors. Excellent job USAF!!!

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Key West, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017

My son was stationed here. My husband and I are retired military so we were on and off this base a lot. It really is huge with lots to do. There's a gold course, restaurants, shopping and a super camp ground for RVrs. If you pulled this as your duty Station don't be disappointed. You're surrounded by a city with... More 

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