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San Antonio: Military City, USA

Lockaway Storage | April 17, 2024 @ 12:00 AM

San Antonio has been known for years as Military City, USA (and the city even made it official!) due to its high concentration of military bases. At the city’s heart lies Joint Base San Antonio (JBSA), the epicenter of military training and operations. This sprawling base encompasses Randolph Air Force Base, Fort Sam Houston, Lackland Air Force Base, and Camp Bullis. Every enlisted medic undergoes training here, and every Air Force recruit completes basic military training in San Antonio. With Fort Sam Houston housing the Department of Defense's largest hospital and only Level I trauma center in the country, the city's commitment to military excellence is evident. Let's explore how San Antonio embraces its military community.

Military Discounts and Accessibility in San Antonio:

San Antonio makes the families of service members feel welcome through various discounts and accessibility options. Families visiting Basic Military Training (BMT) graduates can snag the BMT Graduate Family Pass to lighten the load of travel expenses. The Texas Parklands Passports offer active-duty personnel and veterans a free pass to explore the natural wonders of Texas. And when it comes to fun outings, places like the McNay Art Museum, SeaWorld San Antonio, Six Flags Fiesta Texas, and Schlitterbahn Waterpark and Resort offer discounted tickets, making sure military families can have a great time in the city without burning a hole in their pockets. In San Antonio, it's not just about training future military service members – it's about helping families make cherished memories without breaking the bank. Check out Military.com’s list of military discounts in San Antonio to learn more.

San Antonio’s Military Housing:

Living near JBSA gives you the best of both worlds: easy access to everything you need as well as a tight-knit community to surround you. Families of service members have access to dedicated military housing options like Randolph Family Housing, Fort Sam Houston Family Housing, and Lackland Family Homes, fostering a sense of belonging within the military community. Would you rather keep your home life separate from your service? Don’t worry – San Antonio also offers plenty of off-base military housing options, catering to diverse preferences and lifestyles. Whether it's the vibrant culture and convenient shopping in the city or the serene ambiance of nearby towns like New Braunfels, Seguin, and Floresville, there's something for everyone.

San Antonio's proximity to JBSA ensures that military personnel can find a home that suits their needs, whether they prefer the bustle of city life or the tranquility of rural living.

San Antonio's nickname of Military City, USA is more than just a title; it's a testament to the city's unwavering support for its military community. From discounts at local attractions to accessible housing options, San Antonio strives to make military life as comfortable and fulfilling as possible. Whether you're stationed at JBSA or visiting as a military family, San Antonio welcomes you with open arms, ready to embrace you in its rich culture and vibrant community. In Military City, USA, every service member and their family find not just a duty station, but a home.

At Lockaway Storage, we're dedicated to making military personnel feel at home at our storage facilities. Contact any of our San Antonio locations to learn more about our military discounts!

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