Lackland AFB - On and Off Base Information

Lackland AFB Housing Information

Lackland AFB Housing Information

Location: Joint Base San Antonio (JBSA) is situated in San Antonio, (Bexar County), the seventh largest city and known as "Military City USA." Encompassing JBSA are Fort Sam Houston, Lackland Air Force Base and Randolph Air Force Base, three separate installations. Fort Sam Houston's primary mission is medical training and support and is home to Brooke Army Medical Center. The primary mission at Lackland AFB is training: basic military, technical, English language and technical training in Spanish to allied countries.

Cost of Living: The cost of living remains around 90, below the naFort Sam Houston Operator : 210-221-1211 or DSN 312-471-1211


Lackland Independent School District

Currently, only students whose parents physically reside on either installation have automatic right to attend the Installation ISD schools; students whose parents are assigned to either installation, but reside off-installation, can be accepted as transfer students, but the parents must provide transportation. FSH ISD and RFISD both accept transfer waiver applications in grades K-12, Lackland ISD only accepts transfer applications for grades 9-12.

There are 23 Independent School Districts that service military families around JBSA. For further information regarding Texas Schools and their accountability, testing or ratings, please visit the Texas Education Agency.

Please contact the School Liaison Office prior to leaving your current installation to receive our welcome packet with valuable information and resources to make your move to JBSA smooth. To contact any of the JBSA School Liaison locations, please email

Lackland AFB Housing:

Lackland AFB Housing has a waiting list and is privatized and managed by Balfour Beatty. Make sure you go to your losing base housing office to have your name added to the waiting list. You can find both the government and privatized housing numbers in the contact list. The website for privatized housing shows houses plus floor plans. The waiting list depends on rank, number of children, and type of housing. In the surrounding community, there are numerous apartments and single dwellings for rent as well as to buy. Visit their Lackland AFB Homes Facebook too.

Base Location

1701 Kenly Ave, Ste 102
San Antonio, TX 78236

Blog Posts

When you settle in at Joint Base San Antonio (JBSA) Randolph, Texas , you’ll quickly get a feel for why this installation goes by the name “The Showplace of the Air Force.” The base is brimming with old world charm and Spanish Colonial Revival architecture. The distinctive “Taj Majal” administration building has been a notable landmark since 1931. Not far from Randolph, you’ll find a myriad of family-friendly housing communities. In popular locations like Schertz and Cibolo , life in the San Antonio suburbs is as sweet as the tea the friendly neighbors are sipping. If you’re on the hunt for a... read more

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