Joint Base San Antonio
502d Air Base Wing, Air Education and Training Command
2330 Stanley Rd, San Antonio, TX 78234
Joint Base San Antonio (JBSA) is a United States military facility located in San Antonio, Texas, USA. It combines Army Fort Sam Houston, Randolph Air Force Base, Lackland Air Force Base and Martindale Army Airfield. The facility is under the jurisdiction of the United States Air Force 502d Air Base Wing, Air Education and Training Command (AETC). The wing’s three Mission Support Groups perform the installation support mission at the three bases that form JBSA.
Fort Sam Houston is as a medical training and support post. The 502d Mission Support Group forms the installation support mission . The post is the home of Army North, Army South, Army 5th Recruiting Brigade, Brooke Army Medical Center, the Institute of Surgical Research, the Army Medical Department Center and School, the Army Medical Command and the 502d Air Base Wing.
Randolph Air Force Base is home to more than 30 Department of Defense units including Headquarters Air Education and Training Command, Air Force Personnel Center, Air Force Recruiting Service, and the 12th Flying Training Wing.
The 902d Mission Support Group performs the installation support mission at Randolph. It is the focal point for all base activities. It is composed of the 902d Force Support Squadron; the 902d Communications Squadron; the 902d Civil Engineer Squadron; the 902d Contracting Squadron; the 902d Logistics Readiness Squadron, and 902d Comptroller Squadron. These units serve the needs of the wing and tenant units on the base, including more than 15,000 people on the base and more than 24,000 Air Force retirees in the local area.
Lackland Air Force Base is under the jurisdiction of the 802d Mission Support Group, Air Education and Training Command (AETC) and an enclave of the city of San Antonio. It is the only entry processing station for Air Force enlisted Basic Military Training (BMT). It is home to the 37th Training Wing (37 TRW) which operates a variety of training squadrons. Within the 37th TRW is the 37th Training Group (37 TRG) which oversees the 5 technical training schools on the base, and the 737 TRG which oversees the Basic Military Training squadrons.
Arriving at Joint Base San Antonio
Once you arrive at Lackland Air Force Base, 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.
The Newcomers Orientation briefing 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. In the high PCS months, it will be held each Wednesday. During the orientation, you will turn in your medical and dental records. A number of mandatory briefings will be completed that day.
First Term Airman
All first-term airmen are required to attend the First Term Airman Center for five days to receive orientations and briefings. They do not need to attend the Newcomers Orientation. Please wear the uniform of the day and bring at least 5 copies of orders.
Documents to Hand Carry
At least 15 copies of your orders
Copies of all insurance policies
Immunization records for all children and pets
School records for the children and high school/college transcripts for the adults
Certified copies of birth certificates, adoption papers, marriage licenses, divorce papers, etc.
Social Security cards. This is necessary to get a driver’s license in Texas
Purchase agreements for your vehicles, showing state sales tax paid
Vehicle registration and title
Current driver’s licenses
Once you arrive at Randolph Air Force Base, 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. If you or a family member needs an ID card or CAC card that will be handled through the MPS. Military members can and are encouraged to make appointments for ID cards. If you arrive after 4:30 p.m. or on a weekend or holiday, please go to Randolph’s 24-hour arrival point, the Randolph Lodging office, located in building 112. Report to your CSS the next duty day. It is our goal to make your in processing go as smoothly as possible.
Upon arrival at Fort Sam Houston Army Base, officers should sign in or the register at the headquarters unit or activity to which they have been assigned. Enlisted soldiers should sign in at their orderly room of the organization to which they have been assigned or attached. All soldiers, officers and enlisted, should check with their unit personnel NCO reference security processing.
Permanent Party soldiers, after signing-in at the unit, the unit will make an in-processing appointment. Soldiers will report to BLDG 2263, Room # 312 at 7:15 AM for in- processing. Soldiers will bring their Personnel Records Review, PERSTEMPO, assignment memorandum from the company, duty memorandum, leave form (DA-31) signed by approving authority, orders. For further information or assistance call information at 210-221-9274 or DSN 471-9274.
Joint Base San Antonio supports 80,000 active duty service members, 138,000 students at three installations, 8,000 civilian contractors, 200 mission partners, 250,000 family members and veterans.