502d Air Base Wing, Air Education and Training Command
6457 Camp Bullis Rd San Antonio, TX 78257
Camp Stanley is an Army arms depot in central Texas. Just north of San Antonio, Camp Stanley (CSSA) is a storage activity center once called Camp Funston but renamed Camp Bullis. The primary goal of CSSA is to receive, store and issue ordnance materials and ensure the quality of military weapons and ammunition testing. Weapons training and qualifying tests are also held at CSSA.
As a subpost of the San Antonio Arsenal, it was run as a facility for ammunition storage and functions apart of the Red River Army Depot. It serves as a weapons supply, ammunitions supply, maintenance facility, test and storage activity center. It operates as part of Camp Bullis as well. Camp Stanley has a long history with the area surrounding San Antonio and continues to be a vital part of US military operations. Today the post comprises 4,000 acres with 630,000 square feet for storage and testing. Recently, it was revealed that the CIA also holds a presence at Camp Stanley.
There have also been several controversies surrounding Camp Stanley due to its treatment of chemical weapons, old ammunition and weapon elimination programs. Much of the area has been selected for chemical weapons treatments in order to rid the land of chemical waste and poisoning. Multiple individuals have spoken out about CSSA’s deadly problems including a former CIA agent who was persecuted for revealing Camp Stanley’s problems with ammunition dumping. He tells the story of living in a house buried on top of buried ammunition.
4,137 active duty, civilian contractors, family members and veterans.
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FOR THE CHILDREN
To be enrolled in a Texas school, a child must be at least 5 years old by September 1st. Check with the school for other requirements.
Because of student mobility, Texas has adopted curriculum standards that are to be used in all the state’s public schools. The current standards, which outline what students are to learn in each course or grade, are called Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS). The standards are adopted by the State Board of Education, after extensive input from educators and other stakeholders. For more information click here.
If your child is preparing to attend college, this information on scholarships may be helpful.
FOR THE SERVICE MEMBER
Current servicemembers can attend college in their off-duty time and have their military branch pay the tuition.
Learn about the Military Tuition Assistance Program.
Use the Tuition Assistance (TA) DECIDE tool to help you make the best use of your tuition assistance dollars.
If you were or are in the military, you may be eligible for Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) education benefits. If you are a spouse or dependent, you may be eligible too.
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When moving to a new location, it is important to know who to call when you have an emergency or you need help. Below are some organizations you will find useful.
Under the site’s “Child Care 101” tab you’ll find information related to locating quality child care, the types of child care available to you and how to evaluate the child care providers you visit.
There’s also a special section for the military child on the website covering topics such as military fee assistance, payments and provider services.
Bexar County Human Resources 210-335-2545
Helps families live safe, healthy and successful lives. It fulfills this mission by providing children, youth, families and adults care, services and treatment to thrive in their homes and communities.
Texas Department of Family and Protective Services 512-438-4800
Strives to create communities where children grow up safe from abuse, neglect and dependency, where adults are protected from domestic violence and where parents can be strengthened in their capacity to keep their family safe.
San Antonio Humane Society 210-226-7461
Handles pet adoptions, pet licensing, lost and found animals, and more.
San Antonio Metropolitan Health District 210-207-8780
Bexar County Sheriff Office 210-335-6000
Base Operator 210-295-7611
Dental Headquarters (315) 772-4440
EFMP Family Support 334-255-9277
Housing Services Office 334-255-3161
ID/CAC Card Processing 334-255-1857
Legal Services and JAG 334-255-3482
Medical Appointments 334-255-7000
Suicide Prevention Hotline 800-273-8255
San Antonio’s climate is classified as warm and temperate. The is a great deal of rainfall in San Antonio, even in the driest month.
Normally every day from April to October in San Antonio is above 60 degrees Fahrenheit, as are most days in winter months. Summer temperatures top 79 degrees every day and remain above 69 degrees most nights. San Antonio sees an average of eight days a year with 100-plus degree temperatures.
The coldest month is January when the average temperature overnight is 38.6°F. In August, the warmest month, the average day time temperature rises to 94.7°F.
The cost of living index in San Antonio, TX is 86, which is 5% lower than the average in Texas and compared to the national average it is 14% lower.
If you look at everyday goods and services they can be a good indicator in a certain city of the general costs of goods there. In San Antonio, TX goods and services come in at 3% higher than the average in Texas and are 4% lower than compared to the nationwide average.
San Antonio is a major city in south-central Texas with a rich colonial heritage. The Alamo, an 18th-century Spanish mission preserved as a museum, marks an infamous 1836 battle for Texan independence from Mexico. Following the San Antonio River, the miles-long River Walk is a landmark pedestrian promenade lined with cafes and shops. HemisFair Park’s 750-ft. Tower of the Americas overlooks the city.
The city is home to three animal attractions. SeaWorld, Antonio Zoo and the San Antonio Aquarium.
San Antonio is also home to several commercial amusement parks, including Six Flags Fiesta Texas, Splashtown and Morgan’s Wonderland, a theme park for children with special needs, and Kiddie Park.
San Antonio is home to the first museum of modern art in Texas, the McNay Art Museum as well as seven others. You will aslo find five missions – four in the San Anontio Missions National Historcial Park and the Alamo.
There is also plenty to do for the sports fans with both the professional and college level teams.