Joint Base San Antonio

Joint Base San Antonio is a military installation located in San Antonio, Texas, and is comprised of three different locations: Sam Houston, Randolph Air Force Base, and Lackland Air Force Base. If your loved one has enlisted with the Air Force, their Basic Military Training will take place here, at Lackland Air Force Base.

Lackland Air Force Base

Lackland Air Force Base is located about twenty miles from San Antonio International Airport, and about fourteen miles from downtown San Antonio. There are nine basic training squadrons and five tech schools located across the base, and every airman passes through here at least once.

Lackland Air Force Base Visitor’s Reception Center

Anyone who does not possess a military ID, DOD or civilian or contractor ID, or previously issued and active base access pass must enter Lackland Air Force Base through a visitor control center. If you plan on visiting base for your loved one’s graduation, he or she would have filled out a request form with his or her recruiter before BMT. If not, they will have the opportunity to fill one out during the first week of training. You should receive your pass between weeks five and six of training.

The contact information for the Visitor’s Reception Center is listed below.


(210) 671-6174


Visitor’s Reception Center
Gateway East
Building #2292
JBSA-Lackland AFB, TX, United States




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