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Lackland Air Force Base (AFB) is located in San Antonio, Texas. San Antonio is in Bexar County in south central Texas. San Antonio is home to three large military installations and is known for its friendliness to the military. Businesses actively court the military by offering discounts. Although the summers are hot, overall the climate is relatively mild and offers opportunities to be active year round. The cost of living remains around 90, below the national average of 100. No matter what your interests are, there is undoubtedly something here for you.
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Lackland AFB is named after Brigadier General Frank Lackland, who was commissioned into the Army after serving in the District of Columbia National Guard. Construction on the base began on June 15, 1941, and was originally part of Kelly Field. One year later, it became an independent organization called the San Antonio Aviation Cadet Center. On February 3, 1948, the facility became Lackland AFB, Gateway to the Air Force.
The Lackland family is spread across three different commands: Air Education and Training Command (AETC), Air Combat Command (ACC), and Air Force Material Command (AFMC). It is also a joint services base with members of the Air Force, Army, Navy, Marines, and Coast Guard.