JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO
San Antonio, TX 78234, USA

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Our Military

  Location San Antonio, home to Joint Base San Antonio, is the second-largest city in Texas and 150 miles southeast of the state’s geographic center. For motorists, JBSA is 275 miles southwest of Dallas on Interstate 35, 545 miles west of New Orleans, 1,245 miles southwest of Chicago, 470 miles

Welcome

  Named for Saint Anthony of Padua, San Antonio is the seat of Bexar County in south Texas. It is about 75 miles southwest of Austin, Texas’ capital; 190 miles west of Houston; and 250 miles south of the Dallas/Fort Worth area. San Antonio is the seventh-largest municipality in the

Getting To & Around

  For those flying, San Antonio is served by one of the largest airports in the state and its major carriers. A smaller, public airport accommodates fliers on smaller, private air companies. San Antonio is also served by ample public transportation with an extensive metro-area bus line and a Greyhound

Housing & Real Estate

  Nestled in the heart of south-central Texas, San Antonio has gone from sleepy Spanish mission whose fall galvanized Texan revolutionaries to seventh-biggest U.S. city, an international mix of heady glitz and down-home hospitality. The influences of Native Americans, Old Mexico, Germans, the Wild West, African-Americans and the Deep South

Employment & Economy

  Texas has neither state nor corporate income taxes, is a right-to-work state and prides itself on its business-friendly climate. San Antonio’s business culture flourishes in a pro-growth environment (abundant land, energy and tax incentives), a pro-business government that welcomes new business and a large, educated workforce. Along with Dallas

Health Care

  There are many health care services in San Antonio and in Del Rio for military, civilians and veterans, though implementation of the national Affordable Care Act has changed some insurance options. The annual sign-up period for health insurance under the Affordable Care Act ended on Jan. 31, 2016, but

Family Resources

  Picking up from one place and moving to another is always a hassle, especially with kids and pets. Knowing whom to call or where to find information can help make the transition easier. Local government websites are valuable resources for newcomers to San Antonio and Del Rio because they

Education & Academics

  For those moving to a new location, it’s important to know what educational options are available. This chapter outlines the public schools systems in San Antonio and Del Rio, along with information about local libraries and higher education. There are private schools, charter schools and home schooling available to

Living

  Rich culture comes alive through history, art, architecture, music and beautiful outdoor spaces that showcase a blend of Mexican-American folklore, Spanish heritage and Texas pride. San Antonio’s abundant art scene, sports, shopping, cultural attractions and festivals provide plenty of entertainment opportunities. Take a ride on a River Walk boat

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Soldier Spotlight: Pfc. Duriq Coles

FORT INDIANTOWN GAP, Pa. Pfc. Duriq Coles, from Philadelphia, serves as a health care specialist for the 108th Area Support Medical Company, 213th Regional Support Group, Pennsylvania Army National Guard. Coles said his desire to serve as a military medic started when he was 15 years old. He attended the
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