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Old 02-25-2008, 01:33 PM
 
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Anyone have a general idea on what a commute would be like from the 1604/Potranco area to Lackland area in the mornings (7ish)???
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Old 02-25-2008, 01:41 PM
 
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Shouldn't take more than a half hour or so, sometimes a little worse if the weather is bad. I commute from Braun/1604 to Security Hill in about 25 minutes (22 miles), but I leave much earlier in the morning. The earlier the better!

I would expect the best route would be 1604 to 90, then down Military.

Cheers! M2
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Old 02-25-2008, 02:11 PM
 
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Thanks. I have an interview with a school out there. I got directions off mapquest and it says to take 90, but nothing about military. I would also imagine there is security to go thru and that info of course (directions) is not something included on mapquest.
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Old 02-25-2008, 02:17 PM
 
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You take 90. You can get there off Military, but you go a long ways along SW Military - which doesn't have an exit of 151, you'd have to go to 410.

So, take 90, probably exit 36th or the next one. What time of day? When there's no traffic it would be 20-30 minutes or less. If it's at morning rush hour, add in another 20 minutes (not always needed, but if it's an interview you don't want to risk being late). And yes, plan for time to get through security. I presume they told you what documents you'd need to enter base?
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Old 02-25-2008, 02:22 PM
 
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No no, 36th street will put your on old Kelly Annex. If you take 1604 to 90, and exit the Lackland exit on 90 and turn right you are .25 miles from base... it's right there. 25 minute drive, but could be a long wait at the gate. 20 minutes maybe. Are you military? Do you have to get a visitor pass? If you have to get a pass there are even more considerations.
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Old 02-25-2008, 02:24 PM
 
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Oh duh, yeah, I was thinking coming down 151. dmarie is right, exit Lackland off Hwy 90 just before 151, there's an obvious sign, and you are right there.

And now I see you're leaving at 7ish, I don't think traffic will be bad at all at the time or in that location, (it gets heavier past 151). I'm always late for meetings there because I forget the extra time I need at security.
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Old 02-25-2008, 02:39 PM
 
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I am not military. They just said they would leave info regarding my visit at the gate. Didn't say what I would need to get thru the gate. Should I call them back?
The interview itself is around 10 am but for reporting to work it would be 7ish. The school office is off Kenly. I think now I'm even more confused. Not about getting there but just getting thru security to the actual building!
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Old 02-25-2008, 02:52 PM
 
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At Lackland, when you enter the base, if you don't have a military ID they send you over to a small office building. There you will get out and need to show your driver's license, proof of insurance, and registration. You'll fill out a form and if they've called it in already, they will sign off on the form and show you where to go. If there's no one there it can take 5-10 minutes, if it happens to be graduation day (which happens every 6 weeks I think), ouch!

Make sure you have the name/number of someone to call in case they haven't called it in. I've had that happen more than once!

If you have the job, you should get a pass so then getting onto base will be a breeze, well, you'll have to show the pass but you don't have to get out and fill forms.
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Old 02-25-2008, 02:54 PM
 
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yikes - sounds intimidating. Does it matter if my license is out of state? I'm really bad and have not changed mine yet.
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Old 02-25-2008, 03:06 PM
 
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it's not that intimidating, just seems like it when you're already late for a meeting ;-)

I don't know about the out of state license. I would mention you just recently moved here - plenty of out of staters visit, so that in and of itself is not a problem. It could be only if they care about the local car registration with out of state license, as in Texas you're required by law to have it changed within a short time frame (I think 30 days). Usually only police wanting to ticket you will care about this though.
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