Monday, November 14, 2011

Lackland AFB

Lackland Air Force Base is a base of the United States Air Force operated by the Air Education and Training Command (AETC). It is located in the western area of San Antonio, Texas.

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.

Greetings from Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonia, Texas - The Gateway to the Air Force.

Because thousands of young men report to Lackland Air Force Base as civilians and graduate as trained airmen, the base has become known as Gateway to the Air Force. The Base is also site of the Air Force's only Officer Candidate School.

This is Lackland Air Force Base, Texas - Martin B-61 "Matador" pilotless bomber - Located in the background is the "History and Traditions Classroom".

Air Force trainees return from parade by way of the Highway 13 overpass. The highway divides the base. Lackland AFB, the largest training center in the free world, is located nine miles southwest of downtown San Antonio.

Lackland AFB - Matador is one of the new type of Guided Missles, which denotes the newest phase of Air Research and development.

Link to Lackland Air Force Base website.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Nice to see some old postcards of Lackland, my old nemisis (Feb '71) TI's Sgts Rainey, Barnett & Henderson. Somehow you just never forget those names!