Both on and off-base, service support organizations and squadrons exist almost solely to assist military members, retirees, and their families transition to civilian life and/or take full advantage of military benefits. Just a few of these services are: USAA headquarters, Brooke Army Medical Clinic’s outstanding facility, Office of Military Affairs, the largest chapter of Air Force Association, and Association of USArmy, among others. Friendly environment & relaxed atmosphere As mentioned earlier, due to the massive size of Joint Base San Antonio, many military members and their families have been stationed at Randolph, Lackland, or Fort Sam at some point in their military career.

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Because Fort Sam is home to the Brooke Army Medical Center, it is often called the “Home of Army Medicine”.

BAMC offers over 2 million square feet of state-of-the-art medical care!

Ft Sam Houston Fort Sam Houston, especially known for excellence in the medical community, currently serves as the command headquarters for the US Army North, US Army South, and the Army Medical Command.

It also hosts the Army Medical Department Center and School, the Fifth Recruiting Brigade, and Medical Education and Training Campus, among other units.

Randolph AFBRandolph Air Force Base, sometimes known as the “Showplace of the Air Force” due to its unique Spanish architecture, currently houses over 30 Department of Defense units, including the Air Force Recruiting Service, 12th Flying Training Wing, and headquarters of the Air Education and Training Command (AETC) and the Air Force Personnel Center.

The base is served by the 902d Mission Support Group.

Lackland AFBLackland is mostly thought of as a training base, hosting both basic and technical training, among others. Lackland is also home to six technical training squadrons!

Lackland AFB is comprised of: the 37th Training Wing, National Guard 149th Fighter Wing, the 59th Medical Wing, the Air Force Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance Agency, the 24th Air Force Wing, and more.

The heritage and pride of the city is strongly impacted and reinforced by its military-friendly culture.

It’s no surprise that military families love their stay in San Antonio..many of them stick around or return to retire in Bexar County.

Many service men and women say that returning to or staying in San Antonio to retire feels like coming home.2.