25th Air Force

102 Hall Blvd #106, San Antonio, TX 78243

25th Air Force also known as Air Force Intelligence, is a numbered air force (NAF) within the United States Air Force (USAF), and serves as the Air Force’s premier military intelligence organization. It is headquartered at Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio, Texas. Lackland AFB, along with Randolf AFB and Fort Sam Houston, is apart of Joint Base San Antonio.


The 25th Air Force was established on September 29, 2014 after designating the Air Force Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance Agency to an NAF, aligned under Air Combat Command. Its primary mission is to provide intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR) products, applications, capabilities and resources, to include cyber and geospatial forces and expertise. Additionally, it is the service cryptologic component (SCC) responsible to the National Security Agency and Central Security Service for Air Force cryptographic activities.

Arriving at 25th Air Force at Joint Base San Antonio
Once you arrive at JBSA-Lackland, report to your Commander’s Support Staff (CSS) to sign in. You will provided a schedule of required in-processing appointments including your date to attend the Newcomers Orientation briefing which is mandatory (except for First Term Airman) and is held every other Wednesday in the Gateway Club from 8:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.  ​ ​All first-term airmen are required to attend the First Term Airman Center for five days to receive orientations and briefings. Once you arrive at Randolph AFB, report to your Commander Support Staff (CSS) with your sealed records. Upon signing in with your unit, you will be scheduled for required in processing appointments.

Base Population

There are over 80,000 Active Duty, Reserve, Guard, military families, DoD, civilians, and retirees assigned to Joint Base San Antonio.  There are over 30,000 people at 65 different locations assigned to the 25th Air Force intelligence community.

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