Fort Sam Houston

    Fort Sam Houston

    2831 Henry T Allen Rd, San Antonio, TX 78208
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    Joint Base San Antonio Fort Sam Houston, Home of Military Medicine, is located in Northeast San Antonio, Texas. Three major roadways provide access to the fort, including Loop 410, Interstate 35 and U.S. 281. Fort Sam Houston is San Antonio’s oldest military base, it was founded in 1845, and named for General Sam Houston, hero of the battle of San Jacinto and first president of the Republic of Texas; known locally as “Fort Sam.”

    Fort Sam Houston is home to the Fifth U.S. Army, U.S. Army South, Fifth Recruiting Brigade, 12th ROTC Brigade, U.S. Navy Regional Recruiting, the San Antonio Military Entrance and Processing Station and the U.S. Naval School of Health Sciences, Bethesda Detachment. Medical facilities at Fort Sam Houston include the BAMC, the Great Plains Regional Medical Command, Headquarters Dental Command, Headquarters Veterinary Command, the Institute for Surgical Research (trauma/burn center), the Defense Medical Readiness Training Institute and the Army Medical Department Non-commissioned Officer Academy.

     It was designated as a National Historic Landmark in 1975. As one of the Army’s oldest installations and now part of Joint Base San Antonio, Fort Sam Houston boasts the largest collection of historic structures — more than 900 buildings. Even more consequential than the numbers is the historical integrity of the post’s different sections which represent different eras of construction. Careful preservation of these areas, along with two museums, allows the post to live with its history, surrounded by existence of the traditions of excellence established when the first soldier arrived here in 1845.

    On October 1, 2010, Fort Sam Houston joined Lackland and Randolph Air Force Bases to create Joint Base San Antonio, under Air Force administration.

    Real estate in Fort Sam Houston is just five minutes southeast of the base, offering a convenient community within walking distance of the base for active military personnel. I-35 borders the area on the south, making downtown and other parts of San Antonio easily accessible. There is an abundance of local parks and area attractions near Fort Sam Houston areas homes, namely Brackenridge Park, Salado Park, Pershing Park, Mahncke Park, and the breathtaking San Antonio Botanical Garden. Great golf can also be found just a stone’s throw from the base at San Antonio Country Club and Brackenridge Park Municipal Golf Course. Real estate in Fort Sam Houston is a great choice for U.S. Army personnel and their families – close to a great variety of amenities and conveniences.
    Fort Sam Houston Visitor Information


    San Antonio Military Medical Center (SAMMC)
    Located on Fort Sam Houston is San Antonio Military Medical Center (SAMMC), a world-class medical center that serves more than 250,000 beneficiaries throughout the San Antonio Region and offers the highest quality medical care for wounded warriors, service members, family members, retirees and civilians. Designed to care for up to 425 inpatients, SAMMC provides safe, quality, evidence-based care for our military and civilian patients. As the sole verified Level I Trauma Center within the Department of Defense (DoD), SAMMC simultaneously provides emergency services during 80,000 Emergency Department visits annually and serves as the premier medical readiness training platform for both the Army and the Air Force.

    SAMMC Visitor Information

    (210) 916-9900 – SAMMC Appointment Line

    (210) 916-7500, 6500, 4141, 3400 – Information Desk


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