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Things to Do While Stationed at Lackland Air Force Base

Serving as a gateway for the beginning of many Air Force careers, the Lackland Air Force Base is one of the most pivotal bases in Texas. Nestled in southwest San Antonio and only a short drive from the bustling downtown district, Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland is situated perfectly for residents and families looking to explore the city. This month, we’ve compiled a list of things to do while stationed at JBSA Lackland.

Amenities On Base

Housing is in high demand at JBSA Lackland with its fantastic on-base amenities, highly-rated school district, and updated new housing. Residents can enjoy the JBSA Lackland Military & Family Readiness Center, Balfour Beatty, and JBSA-Lackland School Liaison Office on site. 

Residents can enjoy the on-base community center with an exercise room, full service kitchen, playground, volleyball and basketball courts, swimming pool, and activities room! The Lackland AFB provides two top-notch schools for military families living on the base.

  • Lackland Elementary – Pre-K to 6th grade
  • Stacey Junior/Senior High – 7th grade to 12th grade

The Lackland Air Force Base is also known for its collection of stunning vintage military artifacts. This collection includes:

  • B-52 Stratofortress
  • F-4 Phantom II
  • SR-71 Blackbird
  • C-121 Constellation
  • B-17 Flying Fortress
  • B-25 Mitchell

Attractions Off Base

The base is near many great and affordable communities where many military families stationed at JBSA Lackland reside off-base. The Lackland base and its training areas are situated alongside the southwestern section of I-410, providing easy access to Northwest San Antonio.

Residents stationed on base can enjoy numerous attractions throughout the San Antonio area, such as:

  • San Antonio Children’s Museum
  • McNay Art Museum
  • Morgan’s Wonderland Amusement Park
  • Scobee Planetarium
  • Alamo IMAX Theatre River Center

San Antonio is one of the best places to live, with the city’s warm sunny weather, unique local events, and incredible attractions. Learn more here about what amenities are available to military families stationed at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland.