Frequently Asked Questions

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 433rd Airlift Wing Frequently Asked Questions
How many people belong to the 433rd Airlift Wing?

About 2,800 men and women belong to the Alamo Wing.

Why is the 433rd Airlift Wing called the Alamo Wing?

When the wing was a pilot training wing it was nicknamed the Alamo Wing by students and instructors. in September of 1954, headquarters officially confirmed the name making it an approved and official means to identify the unit.
How do I get to Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland?

When driving to Lackland, you will be arriving on four major roads: I-10/Hwy 90, Hwy 28, I-37, or I-35. There are two main gates with Visitors Centers: The Gateway East Gate and Airman's Gate.

Arriving from the east on I-10 or Hwy 90
+ Travel through San Antonio on I-10/Hwy 90 West
+ Exit on Military Drive and turn left
+ Travel South approximately one mile to the Gateway East gate,
which will be on your left.

Arriving from the North on I-35, Hwy 281, or I-10
+ When arriving in San Antonio, turn right onto Loop 410 West
+ Take exit #7 Valley Hi / Lackland AFB
+ Turn left on Valley Hi, and continue straight to the Airman's Gate

Arriving from the South on I-35 or I-37
When arriving in San Antonio, turn left onto Loop 410 West
Take exit #7 Valley Hi / Lackland AFB
Turn right on Valley Hi, and continue straight to the Airman's Gate
 Join the Air Force Reserve
How can I join the 433rd Airlift Wing as a Reservist?

If you are interested in becoming a Reservist with the 433rd Airlift Wing you can contact the 640th Reserve Recruiting Flight by calling (210) 925-5100.

How can I join the Air Force Reserve?

Click here for a complete list of U.S. Air Force Reserve recruiters in the San Antonio area.
Where can I stay when visiting Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland?

The Inns of Lackland are open 24/7. If eligible to use base lodging, call (210) 673-6930 and follow the prompts for specific lodging facilities.

Public Affairs

433rd AW Public Affairs Office
(210) 925-5194

Mailing address:
433 AW/PA
100 Galaxy Rd. Suite 202
Joint Base San Antonio- Lackland, TX 78236-0112

Business hours:
Monday-Friday 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Unit Training Assembly weekends: 6:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Public Affairs Support Request:
Complete the Air Force Form 833, Multimedia Work Order. *This is a fillable form. It must be saved to the local computer and then opened in a PDF reader*.
Once the form is complete, email it to

433rd AW Office/Phone Directory