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San Antonio MA's

Going through A School at San Antonio?

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Latest Activity: 8 hours ago

Discussion Forum

Break down week by week

Started by lemonelephant. Last reply by lemonelephant Jan 30. 194 Replies

Flights from Bootcamp to San Antonio for MA School

Started by julie. Last reply by lemonelephant Jan 19, 2017. 7 Replies

Days off after MA school?

Started by Yolie Jun 14, 2016. 0 Replies

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Comment by lemonelephant on Monday

NewNavyMom, graduation is usually in the morning, but is sometimes in the afternoon. (My Sailor's was at 1 pm.) Your Sailor should know the date and time of graduation. The ceremony lasts about 30 minutes to an hour and then the Sailor's take a few minutes to have someone pin on their badges. 

The newly pinned MA's then march back to the MA School Quarterdeck before being released for Leave for those going home or for Liberty for those on HOLD. Some will also have to go to their barracks to be cleared. That all usually takes less than an hour to just over an hour for most who are able to go on Leave depending on the size of the class. 

If you book a late afternoon or an evening flight, then you should be fine. If your Sailor is going on Leave (usually for 10 to 14 days), then check with him and you may be able to book the same flight.

Comment by MorningSun on Monday

My daughter had two weeks before she had to leave for Bahrain.  We ended up staying in San Antonio for a week, then flying home to WNY for a week.  Graduation was at 10 am and lasted maybe an hour.  Then the kids had to be out of their room by early evening.  Good luck!!

Comment by NewNavyMom on Monday

Hello Everyone,

I have a question relating to graduation.  I am trying to book our flights, returning home the evening of the graduation.  What time is graduation and how long do the sailors have before they leave for the airport?  

Comment by lemonelephant on May 9, 2018 at 2:16am

The address is:




JBSA LACKLAND, TX 78236 (sometimes has the +4)
(Sometimes they have them include the Class number either next to the name or after the street, but that is the address.  If the Sailor is in Holding.  It will be PSC 3 HOLDING.)
There will be a paper each day to let the Sailors know who has received mail so that they can go pick it up.  Sailors do not receive mail on weekends or holidays.

Comment by Kevin on May 8, 2018 at 9:49am

Here's the format I use Wiffer peanut...

SR "Last Name", "First Name" "MI"

PSC 1320 Truemper St.

Class "12345"

JBSA Lackland, TX 78236

I had the same lack of confidence from my son but have never had a problem at the post office or Amazon, except for yesterday.  I mailed him an extra sea bag so he can bring all the stuff he's collected back home and the PO said the address wasn't right.  They fiddled with it and it eventually took.  I'm not sure if there's different numerical addresses or they have addresses on different street names.

Comment by Wiffer peanut on May 8, 2018 at 9:35am

Hi, I’m new here. Does anyone have the address format for Lackland AFB. I’m not confident that I’m getting the right info from my daughter. 

Comment by DiG on April 26, 2018 at 9:29am

My son will be going to MA school at the end of May - I can have him get one for you - we are also planning on attending his graduation. 

Comment by Wisconsinmom on April 23, 2018 at 9:34pm

Hello momof2. I asked my son if he could get this while he was there back in August. He didn't see one at the Nex. Sorry. I tried for you. Not sure if he really looked but he said he did. Good luck. I hope someone helps you out

Comment by Momof2 on April 23, 2018 at 8:18am

I asked this question in September and never got a response so I will try again.

Anyone have a Sailor at MA school at the moment?  I would like to get a challenge coin from the NEX there. My son graduated Oct. 2016.  We were going to pick it up at the NEX and saw what we wanted.  Since we couldn't buy anything without our Sailor there since civilians can't purchase at the NEX we were going to go back with him after graduation.  However, there was a HUGE issue with his class and graduation was delayed by 6 hours while there was a big investigation and a large percentage of his class got Captains Mast and were not allowed to go through the ceremony.  So, when graduation was finally over he had NO desire to go anywhere but home, so we didn't get to go back to the NEX.  If anyone would be willing to pick up one for me, I would be more than happy to send the money and the shipping for it.

Comment by Yogamom2641 on April 7, 2018 at 10:38am

Hello all, 

My son is en route to base now. I don’t say much, but I’ll be looking every now and again. 

Thank you


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