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Lackland Gateway Collection: Kelly Field History

The Lackland Gateway Archives increased in size by more than 70% when the former Kelly Air Force Base ceased operations in 2001 and the entirety of the Kelly History Office was incorporated into the Lackland History office. The Kelly collection consists of of approximately 300K documents and photographs.

We are working to better index and digitize portions of the collection for placement on this site.

Kelly Field Photo Collections

Kelly Field Eagle Newspapers (Limited)

The newspaper published on Kelly Field (San Antonio, Texas), began in 1918 and was called the "Kelly Field Eagle"

9 Jan 1918 16 Jan 1918 23 Jan 1918 30 Jan 1918
6 Feb 1918 13 Feb 1918 27 Feb 1918 20 Mar 1918
2 May 1918 9 May 1918 16 May 1918 25 May 1918
30 May 1918 6 Jun 1918 13 Jun 1918  20 Jun 1918
27 June 1918 4 Jul 1918 18 Jul 1918 25 Jul 1918
1 Aug 1918 8 Aug 1918 15 Aug 1918 22 Aug 1918
29 Aug 1918 5 Sep 1918 26 Sep 1918 24 Oct 1918
31 Oct 1918 7 Nov 1918 14 Nov 1918 21 Nov 1918
28 Nov 1918 5 Dec 1918 12 Dec 1918 19 Dec 1918
       

 

Kelly Field through time (Aerials)

Kelly Field began operations a few days before the United States entered WWI.  From that time on, it has expanded to meet a varying number of missions that defined not only the installation, but generations of families in San Antonio.