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The black and white photos, contributed by Murl Ming, depict basic training at Lackland AFB, San Antonio, Texas in 1950.

The main gate at Lackland as it appeared in 1950

Assembled for the first military haircut

(Sign over the entry reads)

WELCOME TO THE AIR FORCE

Thru These Portals

Pass The Best Airmen Of

The Worlds Best Air Force

The sign behind Murl reads

CAREER FIELDS

TECHNICAL EXHIBIT

Part of tent city where many airmen were housed during basic training at Lackland

Enlisted barracks typical of those found at training bases in the 50s

Static displays of WWII era aircraft

On the road again

Departing Lackland AFB and basic training there for duty at Offutt AFB, Omaha, Nebraska. CHEER UP!

The modern USAF on parade at Lackland in 1999

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