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Encyclopedia > Lackland Air Force Base
Lackland Air Force Base (Kelly Field Annex)
IATA: SKF - ICAO: KSKF
Summary
Airport type Military
Operator USAF
Elevation AMSL 691 ft (211 m)
Coordinates 29°23′3.22″N, 98°34′52.2″W
Runways
Direction Length Surface
ft m
15/33 11,550 3,529 Concrete

Lackland Air Force Base is a base of the United States Air Force located in the western area of San Antonio, Texas, USA. Image File history File links Lackland-kellyafb. ... An IATA airport code, also known an IATA location identifier or simply a location identifier [1], is a three-letter code designating many airports around the world, defined by the International Air Transport Association (IATA). ... The ICAO (IPA pronunciation: ) airport code or location indicator is a four-letter alphanumeric code designating each airport around the world. ... Seal of the Air Force. ... The term above mean sea level (AMSL) refers to the elevation (on the ground) or altitude (in the air) of any object, relative to the average sea level. ... A foot (plural: feet or foot;[1] symbol or abbreviation: ft or, sometimes, ′ – a prime) is a unit of length, in a number of different systems, including English units, Imperial units, and United States customary units. ... The or meter (see spelling differences) is a measure of length. ... Map of Earth showing lines of latitude (horizontally) and longitude (vertically), Eckert VI projection; large version (pdf, 1. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... A foot (plural: feet or foot;[1] symbol or abbreviation: ft or, sometimes, ′ – a prime) is a unit of length, in a number of different systems, including English units, Imperial units, and United States customary units. ... The or meter (see spelling differences) is a measure of length. ... Concrete being poured, raked and vibrated into place in residential construction in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. ... The United States Air Force (USAF) is the aerial warfare branch of the United States armed forces and one of the seven uniformed services. ... Nickname: Location in the state of Texas Coordinates: Counties Bexar County Government  - Mayor Phil Hardberger Area  - City  412. ...


Lackland AFB is the only entry processing station for Air Force Basic Military Training (BMT). It shared this status temporarily with Amarillo Air Force Base during the Vietnam War, but Amarillo AFB closed in 1968. This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... Amarillo Air Force Base, originally Amarillo Army Air Field is located in Potter County, Texas, approximately 6 miles East of downtown Amarillo within the easternmost city limits. ... Combatants Republic of Vietnam United States Republic of Korea Thailand Australia New Zealand The Philippines National Front for the Liberation of South Vietnam Democratic Republic of Vietnam People’s Republic of China Democratic Peoples Republic of Korea Strength US 1,000,000 South Korea 300,000 Australia 48,000...


Lackland gained a flying mission when adjacent Kelly Air Force Base closed in 2001. The two-mile-long runway is now a joint-use facility between Lackland AFB and the city of San Antonio. Lackland hosts a collection of vintage military aircraft on static display, including a B-52 Stratofortress bomber, Lockheed SR-71 Blackbird, C-121 Constellation, and a B-25 Mitchell bomber. Kelly Air Force Base was a United States Air Force base located in San Antonio, Texas. ... The Boeing B-52 Stratofortress is a long-range, jet strategic bomber flown by the United States Air Force (USAF) since 1954. ... The Lockheed SR-71, unofficially known as the Blackbird, is a long-range, advanced, strategic reconnaissance aircraft developed from the Lockheed A-12 and YF-12A aircraft by Lockheeds Skunk works, which was also responsible for the U-2 and many other advanced aircraft. ... TWA was one of the most well-known Constellation operators. ... Lt. ...


In addition, with the closure of Kelly AFB Lackland gained the section of base known as Security Hill. Security Hill is home to numerous Air Combat Command units such as the 67th Network Warfare Wing and the Air Intelligence Agency. All units on Security Hill are considered tenant units. Kelly Air Force Base was a United States Air Force base located in San Antonio, Texas. ... ACC bases and deploments The Air Combat Command (ACC) is a major command (MAJCOM) of the United States Air Force whose mission is to provide air combat forces (mostly aircraft), to other commands, including both commands within the Air Force as well as the United States Unified Combatant Commands that... The AIA emblem Air Intelligence Agency (AIA), an agency of the United States Air Force, with headquarters at Lackland Air Force Base, Texas, was activated 1 October 1993. ...


Lackland AFB is home to the Air Force Regional Confinement Facility.

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History

Construction on Lackland Air Force Base began in 1941, and it was originally part of Kelly Field. One year later, it became an independent organization—the San Antonio Aviation Cadet Center. In 1948, the facility was named Lackland AFB after Brigadier General Frank Lackland. For the movie, see 1941 (film). ... 1948 (MCMXLVIII) was a leap year starting on Thursday (the link is to a full 1948 calendar). ...


As a result of the Korean War, training populations at Lackland soared. Temporary facilities, to include the "I" dormitories, were hastily erected as a quick fix to house the new recruits. During Vietnam, resourceful leaders split training shifts, increased flight sizes, and compressed training from 30 to 24 days to satisfy the urgency for military readiness. Training requirements also expanded to include teaching English to Allied military members from foreign countries. Combatants United Nations:  Republic of Korea,  Australia,  Belgium,  Luxembourg,  Canada,  Colombia,  Ethiopia,  France,  Greece,  Luxembourg,  Netherlands,  New Zealand,  Philippines,  South Africa,  Thailand,  Turkey,  United Kingdom,  United States Medical staff:  Denmark,  Australia,  Italy,  Norway,  Sweden Communist states:  Democratic People’s Republic of Korea,  Peoples Republic of China,  Soviet Union Commanders... The English language is a West Germanic language that originates in England. ...


During the 1950s and 1960s, more permanent facilities were constructed, to include the 1,000-person steel and brick Recruit Housing and Training (RH&T) facilities for basic military training. From the Cold War demise, base realignment and closure (BRAC) actions relocated several specialized training programs at Lackland. Year 1950 (MCML) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... 1960 (MCMLX) was a leap year starting on Friday (the link is to a full 1960 calendar). ... For other uses, see Cold War (disambiguation). ...


Air Education and Training Command relocated Officer Training School to Maxwell Air Force Base. Air Education and Training Command (AETC), with headquarters at Randolph AFB near San Antonio, Texas, was established July 1, 1993, with the realignment of Air Training Command and Air University. ... The Officer Training School is a training program for non-commissioned officers and recent college graduates of the United States Air Force to acquire commissions as officers. ... Maxwell Air Force Base (offically known as Maxwell-Gunter Air Force Base) is a United States Air Force facility near Montgomery, Alabama. ...


Base Realignment and Closure (2005)

The Department of Defense has proposed a major realignment of the base as part of the Base Realignment and Closure program announced on May 13, 2005. The United States Department of Defense (DOD or DoD) is the federal department charged with coordinating and supervising all agencies and functions of the government relating directly to national security and the military. ... The preliminary 2005 Base Realignment and Closure list was released by the United States Department of Defense on May 13, 2005. ... May 13 is the 133rd day of the year (134th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


Training role

Lackland Air Force Base is home to the 37th Training Wing (TRW) which operates a variety of training squadrons. Within the 37th TRW is the 37th Training Group (TRG) which oversees the 5 technical schools on the base, and the 737th TRG which oversees the Basic Military squadrons. The 37th Training Wing (37 TRW) is a wing of the United States Air Force based out of Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio, Texas. ...


Basic training

Lackland is known for its role in being the sole location for BMT. BMT is spread out with 8 basic training squadrons, each with their own training site on the base. Each squadron is equipped with either a dining facility or a medical clinic. Some BMT squadrons share dining facilities if they are located close enough together and the same is true for medical clinics. Each squadron also has a specific exercise area where basic trainees conduct physical readiness training (PRT).


Technical training

Lackland, like many other Air Education and Training Command bases, trains airmen out of basic training in a specific job. This is called "tech school". Lackland currently has 5 tech schools on base each with their own training squadron (TRS). Air Education and Training Command (AETC), with headquarters at Randolph AFB near San Antonio, Texas, was established July 1, 1993, with the realignment of Air Training Command and Air University. ... In general context, airman can refer to any enlisted personnel in the U.S. Air Force or Other Ranks in the Royal Air Force (in which airwoman is also seen). ...

  • The 341st TRS trains military working dogs and handlers for all of the Department of Defense.
  • The 342nd TRS trains for Pararescue, Combat Controllers, Tactical Air Control Party members, SERE instructors, and a variety of other special tactical units.
  • The 343rd TRS trains airmen to become Security Forces members in a 13 week academy.
  • The 344th TRS provides the Enlisted Aircrew Undergraduate Course, Services, Safety, Life Support and TEMPEST.
  • The 345th TRS provides advanced contracting/acquisition, logistics plans, recruiting, supply, and transportation courses.

The United States Department of Defense, abbreviated DoD or DOD and sometimes called the Defense Department, is a civilian Cabinet organization of the United States government. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Combat Control patch Combat Controllers (CCT) are ground combat forces assigned to Special Tactics Squadrons within the Air Force Special Operations Command (AFSOC). ... A Tactical Air Control Party, commonly abbreviated to TACP (pronounced TAC-P), is usually a team of two or more United States Air Force Tactical Air Controllers (AFSC 1C4X1), sometimes including an Air Liaison Officer (a qualified aviator), which is assigned to a U.S. Army combat maneuver unit, either... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Security Forces members survey the installation perimeter at Manas Air Base. ... í For other uses, see Tempest. ...

Census information

The following information is from the 2000 census, which treats the base as a town.


As of the censusGR2 of 2000, there are 7,123 people, 174 households, and 152 families residing on the base. The population density is 642.6/km² (1,662.6/mi²). There are 412 housing units at an average density of 37.2/km² (96.2/mi²). The racial makeup of the town is 65.20% White, 19.01% Black or African American, 0.86% Native American, 3.64% Asian, 0.32% Pacific Islander, 2.20% from other races, and 8.77% from two or more races. 13.77% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race. 1870 US Census for New York City A census is the process of obtaining information about every member of a population (not necessarily a human population). ... 2000 (MM) was a leap year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ...


There are 174 households out of which 79.9% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 73.0% are married couples living together, 9.2% have a female householder with no husband present, and 12.6% are non-families. 12.1% of all households are made up of individuals and 0.0% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 3.49 and the average family size is 3.78. This article or section needs copy editing for grammar, style, cohesion, tone and/or spelling. ...


On the base the population is spread out with 5.3% under the age of 18, 79.8% from 18 to 24, 14.5% from 25 to 44, 0.4% from 45 to 64, and none who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 20 years. For every 100 females there are 256 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 267.3 males.


The median income for a household in the base is $32,250, and the median income for a family is $31,923. Males have a median income of $16,435 versus $15,572 for females. The per capita income for the base is $10,048. 7.3% of the population and 6.9% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total population, 7.3% of those under the age of 18 and 0.0% of those 65 and older are living below the poverty line. The per capita income for a group of people may be defined as their total personal income, divided by the total population. ... Map of countries showing percentage of population who have an income below the national poverty line The poverty line is the level of income below which one cannot afford to purchase all the resources one requires to live. ...


Tenant Units

The 59th Medical Wing (59 MW) is a wing of the United States Air Force based out of Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio, Texas. ... The AIA emblem Air Intelligence Agency (AIA), an agency of the United States Air Force, with headquarters at Lackland Air Force Base, Texas, was activated 1 October 1993. ... The 67th Network Warfare Wing, Lackland Air Force Base, Texas, was reactivated 1 October 1993 as the 67th Information Operations Wing. ... Civil Air Patrol seal The Civil Air Patrol (CAP) is the official civilian auxiliary of the United States Air Force (USAF). ... United States Army Corps of Engineers logo The United States Army Corps of Engineers, or USACE, is made up of some 34,600 civilian and 650 military men and women. ... FAA may refer to: Federal Aviation Administration in the United States Fleet Air Arm in the UK Royal Navy Fuerza Aérea Argentina in Argentina This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists other pages that might otherwise share the same title. ...

See also

The United States National Security Agency has a satellite campus at the Medina Annex, Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas, which some in the media have called the Texas Cryptology Center. ...

External links

San Antonio, Texas
Attractions

The Alamo • Fiesta San Antonio • HemisFair '68 • Institute of Texan Cultures • Japanese Tea Gardens • San Antonio Missions National Historical Park • The River Walk • San Antonio Zoo • Texas Transportation Museum • Tower of the Americas • San Antonio Botanical Garden Map of Earth showing lines of latitude (horizontally) and longitude (vertically), Eckert VI projection; large version (pdf, 1. ... Image File history File links San_Antonio_Texas_Flag. ... Nickname: Location in the state of Texas Coordinates: Counties Bexar County Government  - Mayor Phil Hardberger Area  - City  412. ... Official language(s) No Official Language See languages of Texas Capital Austin Largest city Houston Area  Ranked 2nd  - Total 261,797 sq mi (678,051 km²)  - Width 773 miles (1,244 km)  - Length 790 miles (1,270 km)  - % water 2. ... ... Fiesta San Antonio (or simply Fiesta) is an annual event in which the citizens of San Antonio, Texas, celebrate their citys diverse history, heritage, and culture for 10 days in April. ... HemisFair 68 was the first officially designated worlds fair (or international exposition) held in the Southwest United States. ... The Institute of Texan Cultures is a museum and library located in HemisFair Park in central San Antonio, Texas. ... The San Antonio Japanese Tea Gardens (also known as the Sunken Gardens) is a registered Texas historical landmark in San Antonio, Texas. ... San Antonio Missions National Historical Park preserves four of the five Spanish frontier missions in San Antonio, Texas. ... The River Walk at St. ... The San Antonio Zoological Gardens and Aquarium is an Association of Zoos and Aquariums-accredited zoo in San Antonio, Texas, United States. ... Texas Transportation Museums logo Located in San Antonio, Texas, the Texas Transportation Museum (TTM) is an all volunteer organization that collects, preserves and displays transportation equipment and related items. ... Downtown San Antonio features the historic San Fernando Cathedral, the Tower Life Building and the Tower of The Americas. ... The San Antonio Botanical Garden (33 acres) is a non-profit botanical garden located at 555 Funston Place, San Antonio, Texas. ...

Entertainment

Alamodome • AT&T Center • Freeman Coliseum • Nelson W. Wolff Stadium • San Antonio Missions (Baseball) • San Antonio Rampage • San Antonio Stock Show & Rodeo • San Antonio Spurs • SeaWorld • Fiesta Texas • Splashtown The Alamodome is a multi-purpose facility that is primarily used as a football/basketball stadium and convention center in San Antonio, Texas. ... The AT&T Center is an indoor arena located in San Antonio, Texas, USA. It was completed in 2002 as the SBC Center at a cost of $186 million, financed by a local sales tax. ... San Antonio Freeman Coliseum, built in 1950, has been host to thousands of events varying from three-ring circus acts to concerts and boxing events. ... Nelson W. Wolff Municipal Stadium is a stadium in San Antonio, Texas. ... League Texas League Division South Division Year founded 1968 Major League affiliation San Diego Padres Home ballpark Nelson W. Wolff Municipal Stadium Previous home ballparks City San Antonio, Texas Current uniform colors white, gold and black Previous uniform colors Logo design The wordmark Missions in white with black drop shadow. ... The San Antonio Rampage are an ice hockey team in the American Hockey League. ... The San Antonio Stock Show & Rodeo in San Antonio, Texas, USA is one of the largest Livestock Shows & Rodeos in the country. ... The San Antonio Spurs are an American professional basketball team based in San Antonio, Texas. ... SeaWorld San Antonio is a 250-acre marine-life theme park located in the Westover Hills area of San Antonio, Texas. ... Six Flags Fiesta Texas is a 200-acre theme park located at 29. ... Splashtown San Antonio is a water park located in San Antonio, Texas. ...

Companies

AT&T • Clear Channel • Frost Bank • H-E-B • San Antonio Express-News • Tesoro • USAA • Valero • Toyota Motor Manufacturing Texas • CSRHC AT&T Inc. ... Not to be confused with clear channel radio stations, which are AM radio stations with certain technical parameters. ... Frost National Bank (DBA Frost Bank) is a nationally chartered bank founded in 1869 that is based in San Antonio. ... H.E. Butt Grocery Company (abbreviated H-E-B) is a privately held San Antonio, Texas-based supermarket chain with over 300 stores throughout Texas and northern Mexico. ... The San Antonio Express-News is the daily newspaper of San Antonio, Texas. ... Tesoro Corporation NYSE: TSO is a FORTUNE 500 company headquartered in San Antonio, Texas, with 2004 annual revenues of $12. ... Please wikify (format) this article or section as suggested in the Guide to layout and the Manual of Style. ... Valero Energy Corporation (NYSE: VLO) is a Fortune 500 company based in San Antonio, Texas with approximately 22,000 employees and annual revenue of more than $80 billion. ... Toyota Motor Manufacturing Texas is a truck factory near San Antonio, Texas. ... Being a Catholic institution, CSRHC is affiliated with the University of the Incarnate Word at San Antonio. ...

Military

Brooks City-Base • BAMC • Fort Sam Houston • Lackland Air Force Base • Randolph Air Force Base Brooks City-Base is a former United States Air Force base in San Antonio, Texas, that was established in 1918. ... Brooke Army Medical Center is a University of Texas Health Science Center teaching hospital in Fort Sam Houston, San Antonio. ... Fort Sam Houston is a U.S. Army post in San Antonio, Texas. ... Randolph Air Force Base (Randolph AFB) is a base of the United States Air Force located in Bexar County, Texas near San Antonio. ...

Research & Education

San Antonio Public Library • South Texas Medical Center • St. Mary's University • Southwest Foundation for Biomedical Research • Southwest Research Institute • Trinity University • UTSA • UT Health Science Center • UIW • OLLU • SAC • CTRC • Texas A&M University–San Antonio • CCRI • TNI • University Hospital The San Antonio Public Library is a collection of a Central Library and 24 branch libraries (as of the fall of 2007) that serve the City of San Antonio. ... The South Texas Medical Center is a conglomerate of numerous major hospitals, clinics, and research and higher educational institutions, located in San Antonio, Texas. ... St. ... Southwest Foundation for Biomedical Research (SFBR) is a large private research institute located in San Antonio Texas. ... Southwest Research Institute (SwRI) is an independent, nonprofit applied research and development organization. ... Trinity University is an independent, primarily undergraduate, liberal arts and sciences university in San Antonio, Texas. ... UTSA is San Antonios largest university. ... The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio is the largest comprehensive health sciences university in southern Texas. ... The University of the Incarnate Word (UIW) is located in San Antonio, Texas. ... Our Lady of the Lake University was founded in 1895 by the Sisters of the Congregation of Divine Providence, a religious order begun in 18th century Lorraine, France. ... San Antonio College is a college of the Alamo Community College District in San Antonio, TX. San Antonio College was established as University Junior College in September 1925, under the auspices of the University of Texas. ... Located in San Antonio, Texas, the Cancer Therapy & Research Center (CTRC) is one of the nation’s leading academic research and treatment centers. ... Texas A&M University–San Antonio is a public university in San Antonio, Texas, USA that is expected to open in the fall of 2009. ... CCRI is a part of the UTHSCSA. The Childrens Cancer Research Institute is a research center in San Antonio, Texas. ... CCRI is a part of the UTHSCSA. The Texas Neuroscience Institute is a research and neurological clinical center in San Antonio, Texas. ... University Hospital is one of the nations top ranking hospitals. ...

Other

Bexar County Courthouse • North Star Mall • Pearl Brewery • Rivercenter • San Antonio Convention Center • San Antonio International Airport • The Shops at La Cantera • VIA Facade view from west Another view The Bexar County Courthouse is an historic building in downtown San Antonio, Texas. ... A pair of Texas-sized cowboy boots near the Saks Fifth Avenue greets drivers along Loop 410. ... The Pearl Brewing Company also known as the Pearl Brewery (Pearl) was an American brewery, established in 1883 in San Antonio, Texas. ... Rivercenter is a shopping mall located in downtown San Antonio, Texas along the River Walk. ... The Tower of the Americas is seen in the background. ... San Antonio International Airport (IATA: SAT, ICAO: KSAT) is a commercial airport in San Antonio, Texas. ... The Shops at La Cantera is an upscale open-air regional shopping mall located in northwest San Antonio near the Loop 1604 and I-10 Interchange. ... Categories: Possible copyright violations ...


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Lackland Air Force Base (356 words)
Admission to the Base and its museums is free.
Lackland Air Force Base also lays claim to the Inter-American Air Forces Academy, the Defense Language Institute English Language Center and Wilford Hall Medical Center, the Air Force's largest medical facility.
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Lackland Air Force Base is a base of the United States Air Force located west of San Antonio, Texas, USA.
Lackland AFB is home to the Air Force Regional Confinement Facility.
On the base the population is spread out with 5.3% under the age of 18, 79.8% from 18 to 24, 14.5% from 25 to 44, 0.4% from 45 to 64, and none who are 65 years of age or older.
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