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Lackland Air Force Base

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Address: San Antonio, TX
Phone Number: 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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Graduation learning experience

We visited Lackland for our daughter's BMT graduation late July. The ceremonies were outstanding. Spent a few days on base with her, exploring the place. If you go for BMT, you... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
taraz76
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Peoria, Illinois
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Peoria, Illinois
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50 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We visited Lackland for our daughter's BMT graduation late July. The ceremonies were outstanding. Spent a few days on base with her, exploring the place. If you go for BMT, you will likely shop and eat more than normal. There are also a bowling alley and movie theatre on base. Both are limited but a nice option. There are also... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Everyone at LAFB was very welcoming and did everything they could to make my visit memorable and easy. I was even able to obtain my base pass the night before I was scheduled to visit, with the servicemen in the Welcome Center most polite and knowledgeable.

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San Antonio, Texas
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25 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I used to bring my twin to the base for medical treatment five years ago. All medical facilities have closed and are transferred to Ft. Sam. You can drive by to see the military planes from a distance but other than that access is closed. The base is open for graduation from basic training. I would like to salute and... More 

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Katy, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Having spent four years going to and from Lackland, AFB while my husband was stationed there, I just can't say enough good things about the Base. I am not sure about access, however, if you are able, there is an air park area open to the public that has many historical airplanes on display. We've walked it many times with... More 

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Tracy, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Around the parade grounds, you will be blessed to see many great aircraft from every era from WWII to the present, including the famous spy plane, the SR-71 Blackbird. It is history laid out before your very eyes. See the aircraft that has made and continues to make the U S Air Force the greatest Air power in the world.... More 

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Columbus, Ohio
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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Very nice place. We went bowling with our family there during graduation. It was a nice place with good food.

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Thank jrwtmw94
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Son graduated from his BMT and Technical school. Enjoyed visiting him and this place not to mentioned I like shopping inside their BX EXchange :) - Dec. 2014 and April 2015

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Thank Khyma R
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We attended tech graduation at Lackland. I think it would be helpful if they provided shuttle bus service throughout the base and provided better signage for visitors when attending events.

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Thank tmpgtownhoya
Seminole, Florida
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19 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent job with the amount of people and extreme heat . Wonderful time. Could have provided large fans with misters to help cool the families especially the older folks and babies

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griswold, United States
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4 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

only so many times you can go around the base. Limited things to do during BMT graduation. Enjoy the breakfast buffet if you can't go off base on Sunday. Nice dining area.

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