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. 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.
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.
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.
TRICARE Information and News
For a full list of community health centers, visit the Health Center Program at https://findahealthcenter.hrsa.gov/.
Check the US News Health directory online at https://health.usnews.com/doctors/search to find the best doctor for your family.
The American Dental Association provides a list of dentists near you on their website https://findadentist.ada.org/.
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.
In 2010, the majority of states, the District of Columbia, and the Department of Defense Education Activity adopted Common Core State Standards that provide a consistent set of educational expectations for students, regardless of ZIP code. When a family moves, a student’s education is often disrupted because the student may be forced to repeat material or learn at a different level at the new school. With common standards across states, this disruption will be reduced — of particular interest to military families. For more information, visit http://www.corestandards.org/.
If your child is preparing to attend college, this information on scholarships may be helpful.
FOR THE SERVICE MEMBER
Current service members 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) 671-1110
JBSA-Lackland Visitor Center (210) 671-6174
JBSA-LAK Housing Office (210) 671-1840
ID/CAC Card (210) 671-4178
Base Defense Operation Center (210) 671-2018
Gateway Chapel (210) 671-2911
Education Office (210) 671-8711
Family Advocacy Program (210) 395-9090
Airman Family Readiness Centers (210) 671-3722
Wilford Hall Medical Information Desk (210) 292-7412
Dunn Dental Clinic (210) 292-0123/0495
WHASC Pharmacy (210) 292-7970/7000
JBSA-Lackland Housing Office (210) 292-1840
Legal/JAG (210) 671-3362
Base Exchange (210) 674-6465
Commissary (210) 674-2838
On-base housing is available at Joint Base San Antonio.
Fort Sam Houston housing is privatized and managed by Lincoln Military Housing. There are eight housing areas with 2-5 bedroom homes. Available for all ranks. Call 210-270-7638.
Lackland AFB Housing has a waiting list and is privatized and managed by Balfour Beatty. Go to your base housing office to have your name added to the waiting list, which is dependent on rank, number of children, and type of housing.
Randolph AFB military family housing is privatized. Hunt is responsible for maintaining, repairing, constructing and managing the community. For more information go to the Randolph Family Housing website or call 210-659-9061. The Housing Management Office (HMO) is the first building on the left as you enter JBSA-Randolph via the main gate at building 144. Counselors offer referral services to on-base privatized housing and assist with locating housing accommodations in the local community. For more information, call 210-652-1840.
8.2 miles from Base
Gated, private community. Easy access to Randolph and Fort Sam Houston. Many military families. Close to shopping, restaurants and activities.
7.8 miles from Base
Quiet, nice neighborhood with friendly people. Good quality schools within walking distance.
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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.
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