What is it like to be a Pilot’s Spouse on TDY in San Antonio?


Exploring life as a pilot spouse while staying in a military crash pad in San Antonio.


Many people wonder what it is like to be a pilot’s spouse, especially while you are on TDY and staying in a military crash pad. Although the day-to-day or month-to-month experiences may vary depending on your spouse’s particular airframe and career path, pilots’ spouses share many similar experiences.

The life of a military spouse can produce many challenges. It can be difficult to balance life and a career while also having to move several times and take care of your family. While on TDY, spouses may have to live in a city that they dislike in a home that never truly feels like theirs. The hope while reading this is for you to feel encouraged while you are on TDY in San Antonio. We want you to feel like you can proudly support your pilot, live fully, and invest in those around you. We understand that as spouses, you are the true heroes. We suggest taking each season day by day, but continuing to remember that you and your family are serving this nation in different, but equally important, capacities.

Being a military spouse can give you experiences that could never be replicated in the civilian world. Your life can be filled with heartbreaking farewells, incredible homecomings, and cumulative years apart. While this may not be easy, the pros of being a pilot spouse outweigh every single con.

TDY in San Antonio: The Benefits of Staying in a Military Crash Pad

As with every Air Force job, military pilots TDY. The importance of a quality military crash pad cannot be overstated. Booking a first-rate military crash pad for TDY lodgings will allow your pilot to effectively study mission sets and the local airspace, safely prepare for upcoming sorties, and get the quality, stress-free sleep needed to safely fly their jet. For you as a spouse, it is also crucial to feel at home in your military crash pad. This military crash pad will provide you with a safe space and a community that is needed during a TDY in San Antonio. Choosing a premier military crash pad can help you as a spouse adjust to all of the incredible offerings that San Antonio has to offer. Many of our San Antonio military crash pads are just minutes away from delicious restaurants and shops. Here are just some of the amazing experiences you can enjoy while staying in a military crash pad in San Antonio.

Royal Retreats CrashPads checks all the boxes for an incredible military crash pad lodging experience in San Antonio. Whether a pilot is bringing family along on TDY or traveling solo, we have fully-furnished military crash pads available to meet any needs and provide the service and amenities that will exceed all expectations. We offer military crash pads in San Antonio with strategic locations. We have some properties in the heart of downtown San Antonio and some located conveniently right outside of Joint Base San Antonio, Lackland AFB, Randolph AFB, or Fort Sam Houston. Truthfully, you won’t find a military crash pad experience that compares to what Royal Retreats CrashPads provides.

Want to learn more about our military crash pads in San Antonio?

Choose a Crashpad close to your Airforce Base

Joint Base San Antonio, Tx


"Royal Retreats CrashPads has strategically located properties to service all JBSA locations: Randolph AFB, Lackland AFB, Kelly AFB, Medina Annex (John A. Chapman Annex), Fort Sam Houston & Camp Bullis. Whether you are looking for something close to base, or near downtown attractions, Royal Retreats CrashPads has something for you. Please contact us to determine which of our San Antonio properties best suits your needs."


The Barney

The Barney is a cozy, family-friendly military crash pad located just outside Downtown San Antonio. It is conveniently situated with a 12-minute commute to Lackland Air Force Base and a 14-minute commute to Fort Sam Houston.


This beautifully designed property is just 9 minutes from Fort Sam Houston Walters Gate! This property has a fully equipped gourmet kitchen with entertaining in mind.

The Refugio

An incredible military crash pad in San Antonio, situated in Downtown Lavaca Historic District with a quick 11-minute commute to Fort Sam Houston and an easy 17-minute commute to Lackland AFB.

Refugio Studio

A quaint, homey San Antonio military PIT pad, located conveniently in the Lavaca Historic District of San Antonio, it boasts an 11-minute commute to Fort Sam Houston and an easy 17-minute commute to Lackland AFB.

Miners Point

Our Miners Point property is 11 minutes away from Lackland AFB. It is in a great, quite location but still only minutes away from stores and Restaurants.


La Vaca is one of our Military PIT Pad in San Antonio, conveniently located near Randolph AFB and Fort Sam Houston. This Crash Pad is part of our Cottage Collection and offers a spacious and modern open-concept living space with 3 bedrooms and 2 baths.

The Jeff Studio

This beautiful TDY Studio is located in a great neighborhood and is perfect for your next Temporary Duty in San Antonio. The location is ideal, only a few minutes away from the Forum shopping center, I35, Randolph AFB, and more!

Kirtland Air force Base from far away

Kirtland AFB


"Royal Retreats CrashPads has strategically located properties to service near Kirtland AFB in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Whether you are looking for something close to the base, or near the best Albuquerque attractions, Royal Retreats CrashPads has something for you. Please contact us to determine which of our Albuquerque, NM. properties best suit your needs."


The Pioneer

Our exclusive crash pad, the pioneer, is situated at Volterra HOA area of Albuquerque, a short travel distance to Kritland’s main gate.

The Zena

This magnificent home is located in the Northeast Heights of Albuquerque, a 5 mile / 12-minute commute to the base.

The Columbia

The Columbia is well-constructed fully furnished house that provide you with optimum comfortability during your stay on TDY to Kirtland Air Force Base.

The Manzano

The Manzano is a bright and airy military crash pad located in the Bel-Air neighborhood of Albuquerque, NM, with a straight shot 10-minute commute to Kirtland Air Force Base.