Lackland Air Force Base Graduation Schedule
Lackland Air Force Base does not publish a schedule of graduations. Basic Military Training graduations from the Air Force are
conducted every Friday. The events surrounding graduation begin on Thursday and last through the weekend. For complete graduation details and
schedule of events please click here. Graduation dates and times shown here are subject to change.
Be sure to communicate with your airman for the most up to date information concerning graduation locations and times
before making travel arrangements.
Lackland Air Force Base General Information
Lackland Air Force Base is located in Texas on the west side of San
Antonio. Click here for more
information on air, bus, and train transportation for Lackland Air Force
Base. Lackland Air Force Base is also known as Joint Base San
Antonio-Lackland or JBSA-Lackland.
Due to security measures that are implemented at Lackland Air Force Base you may experience delays getting onto the
base. Be sure to allow for extra time to make sure you arrive
at the graduation event on time.
Family members and/or friends attending graduations that are arriving here by motorcycle must have in their possession a Motorcycle Safety Foundation Card. Without this card motorcyclists will NOT be allowed to ride on
A background check must be accomplished on all family and friends of trainees attending Air Force Basic Military Training (BMT)
graduation events. All recruits must complete the Visitor Access Request Letter and hand carry it with them to BMT. This will save training time, avoid processing delays, and prevent unnecessary travel expenses for family members denied access to Lackland AFB. Visitors planning to attend BMT graduation week events are highly encouraged to purchase refundable/transferable tickets in the event they are denied access or in the event their recruit's graduation date changes. Also, all guest(s) 18 years old and over must have a photo ID.
Recruits do not have to request access for anyone: a. With a valid DoD Card (e.g., common access card, retired military ID card) this card grants them access to the base.
b. Under the age of 18 they may enter the base when escorted by an adult who is granted access.
Documentation required to obtain a vehicle pass for entrance into
Lackland Air Force Base:
- Drivers license
- Proof of Insurance
- Vehicle Registration
- Motorcycle Safety Foundation Card (if arriving by motorcycle)
What to wear to a graduation ceremony? Your airman will be dressed in
a Class "A" uniform which is the Air Force's formal uniform. You may wear want you want
from casual to your Sunday's best.
Pass Policies vary by unit and depending upon the next destination of your
airman. Please see unit for details on passes after graduation.
There are no animals allowed at the Graduation. The only exception is for service animals. Cell phones are not allowed in use while driving unless you have a hands free connection. The fine for using cell phones without hands free is $50.00 and $25.00 processing fee. Seat belts are required and strictly enforced.