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Parent’s Guide to Lackland Air Force Base

Exciting things are in store for families stationed at the Lackland Air Force Base. With various kid-friendly amenities located on-base and San Antonio’s best and brightest holiday festivities that are only a short drive away, military families will love the following attractions.

Military Life at Lackland Air Force Base

Lackland Air Force Base, known as the “gateway” for many careers in the Air Force, is located in southwest San Antonio, about 20 minutes from Downtown San Antonio. JBSA Lackland is named after Brigadier General Frank Lackland, who served in the District of Columbia National Guard and was later commissioned into the Army.