About Kelly Field Annex, TX
Kelly Field Annex, formerly known as Kelly Air Force Base, is a U.S. Air Force installation in San Antonio, Texas. It was established in 1917 to support the U.S. military involvement in World War I.
Kelly Field Annex is home to two tenant commands, the Texas Air National Guard and the 433rd Airlift Wing of the Air Force Reserve Command. The annex is named after Second Lt. George Edward Maurice Kelly.
At its peak, Kelly occupied 4,000 acres and employed nearly 30,000 people. The base was the single-largest employer in South Texas for nearly five decades. In 2001, the U.S. Government closed Kelly Air Force Base and shifted much of its operations to nearby Lackland AFB. A big part of the installation became Port San Antonio, the biggest commercial/industrial property in Bexar County.