HomeAboutHistory Kelly Field History

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"

1 August 1918

8 August 1918

15 August 1918

22 August 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.

Kelly Field