Welcome to Military City USA

Home to one of the largest concentrations of military bases in the United States, San Antonio has been home to a consistent military presence for over 300 years.

Military City, USA (2022) by Rossi RamirezVisit San Antonio

This is Military City, USA

Every year 39,000 students graduate from military training in San Antonio. In the Alamo City, training, equipping and caring for America’s service members is a way of life.

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Fort Sam Houston (2013)Visit San Antonio

Fort Sam Houston Museum

San Antonio is home to the Department of Defense’s largest medical center at Joint Base San Antonio Fort Sam Houston. Nearby, the Fort Sam Houston Museum shares stories of Fort Sam Houston from its 1845 inception to present day.

Armed Forces River Parade (2021)Visit San Antonio

Armed Forces River Parade

San Antonio celebrates the men and women in all United States Armed Forces branches at the Armed Forces River Parade every summer. Active and retired military and their supporters hop aboard river barges down the iconic River Walk in a festive parade.

VFW Post 76 (2022) by Rossi RamirezVisit San Antonio

VFW Post 76 - The Oldest Post in Texas

Founded in 1917 by veterans of the Spanish American War, VFW Post 76 in San Antonio has long been a site where veterans are always welcome to meet and connect with fellow veterans.

Vietnam Veterans Memorial of San Antonio (2022) by Rossi RamirezVisit San Antonio

Vietnam Veterans Memorial of San Antonio

Monuments and artwork throughout the city pay homage to the sacrifices made by our military. The Vietnam Veterans Memorial of San Antonio stands near downtown San Antonio and honors the sacrifices made by local heroes.  

You Are Not Forgotten Mural (2019)Visit San Antonio

You Are Not Forgotten by Mike Roman, 2006

Public art reflects how deeply San Antonio's roots are tied to armed forces. Artist Mike Roman's father was a veteran of the Vietnam War, and this piece not only honors his father, but all veterans who made enormous sacrifices to keep our country safe. 

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