USAF BMT Flight Photos - 1951
The Air Force was just four years old and the Korean War was the cause of thousands of young Americans flooding to San Antonio and Lackland AFB. Though the base was geared to handle only 20,000 personnel, more than 84,000 were on Lackland by the middle of 1951. Tents became the norm due to lack of dormitory space and Lackland became known as "Tent City."
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