United States Air Force Major Bases and Installations

Fact About Air Force Bases and Installations

August 27, 2011 - A C-17 Globemaster III is parked on a ramp at Little Rock Air Force Base, Arkansas.
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Here's a list of United States Air Force major bases and Installations:

Alabama

Maxwell Air Force Base and Gunter Annex:  Located in Montgomery, Alabama, Maxwell and Gunter Annex are primarily academic-oriented installations educating entry-level Airmen through senior-level Officers. Air University (AU) is the main unit at Maxwell and Gunter. Supporting AU is the mission of nearly all other units at the base.

Alaska

Eielson AFB: Located 26 miles southeast of Fairbanks, Eielson AFB is in the interior of Alaska, about 110 miles south of the arctic circle. Fairbanks has about 88,000 people and boasts many of the services you would find in a similarly sized city in the lower 48.

Elmendorf AFB: The 2005 Defense Base Closure and Realignment Commission (BRAC) Report to the president directed the relocation of installation management functions from both the Air Force and Army to a new joint base unit, and established Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson.

Arizona

Davis-Monthan AFB: This is a key Air Combat Command installation, located within the city limits of Tucson, Ariz.

Luke AFB: This is a United States Air Force base located seven miles west of of Glendale, Arizona and about 15 miles west of Phoenix, Arizona.

Arkansas

Little Rock AFB: This is a United States Air Force facility located one mile northwest of the central business district, within the city limits of Jacksonville, in Pulaski County, Arkansas.

California

Beale AFB: A base rich in history, it is in the forefront of the Air Force’s future in high technology. Beale is located in northern California about 10 miles east of the towns of Marysville and Yuba City and about 40 miles north of Sacramento.

Edwards AFB: Designated as the Air Force Flight Test Center (AFFTC), Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., is the Air Force Materiel Command center of excellence for research, development, and test and evaluation of aerospace systems for the United States and its allies.

Los Angeles AFB: Los Angeles, Air Force Base is headquarters to the Space and Missile Systems Center (SMC), part of Air Force Space Command. The Space and Missile Systems Center is responsible for research, development, acquisition, on-orbit testing and sustainment of military space and missile systems.

Travis AFB: Located three miles east of the central business district of Fairfield, in Solano County, California, Travis Air Force Base handles more cargo and passenger traffic through its airport than any other military air terminal in the United States.

Vandenberg AFB: Located in Santa Barbara County, California, Vandenberg's location on the northern Pacific Ocean makes it possible to easily launch satellites into polar orbit, unlike the Kennedy Space Center.

Colorado

Buckley AFB: Located in Aurora, Colorado, Buckley Air Force Base's host unit, the 460th Space Wing, falls under the direction of Air Force Space Command.

Peterson AFB: Peterson Air Force Base and the 21st Space Wing is the Air Force's only organization providing missile warning and space control to unified commanders and combat forces worldwide.

Schriever AFB: Schriever AFB is the home of the 50th Space Wing, the Space Innovation and Development Center, the Missile Defense Agency's Joint National Integration Center, 310th Space Group and numerous tenant organizations.

USAF Academy: The United States Air Force Academy is both a military organization and an accredited college for the undergraduate education of commissioned officers for the United States Air Force.

Delaware

Dover AFB: Located in the center of the Delmarva (Delaware, Maryland, and Virginia) peninsula, the base is located two miles south of the city of Dover, the capital of Delaware

District of Columbia

Bolling AFB/AF Pentagon: The base, originally named Bolling Field, officially opened July 1, 1918, and was named in honor of the first high-ranking air service officer killed in World War I, Colonel Raynal C.

Florida

Eglin AFB: Serving as the focal point for all Air Force armaments, the AAC is the center responsible for the development, acquisition, testing, deployment and sustainment of all air-delivered weapons.

Hurlburt Field: The USAF Special Operations School (USAFSOS) trains US Air Force, Army, Navy, Marine Corps, Coast Guard and US government civilian personnel in a variety of courses at Hurlburt Field.

MacDill AFB: Since its establishment in 1941, MacDill Air Force Base (AFB) has been a vital part of America’s defense and an important location for training those that keep America safe.

Patrick AFB: An Air Force Space Command (AFSPC) base, Patrick AFB is home to the 45th Space Wing.

Tyndall AFB: The base operating unit and host wing is the 325th Fighter Wing (325 FW) of the Air Education and Training Command (AETC). The 325th FW is responsible for building an "Air Dominance Force."

Georgia

Moody AFB: Moody Air Force Base is a United States Air Force installation located in Lowndes County and Lanier County, about 9 miles northeast of Valdosta, Georgia.

Robins AFB: The base is located just east of and adjacent to the city of Warner Robins, Georgia, 18 miles SSE of Macon, Georgia, and about 100 miles SSE of Atlanta, Georgia.

Hawaii

Hickam AFB: On Oct. 1, 2010, NAVSTA Pearl Harbor joined with Hickam Air Force Base to become Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam (JBPHH) combining the two historic bases into a single joint installation to support both Air Force and Navy missions in the Pacific, along with tenant commands, service members and their families.

Idaho

Mountain Home AFB: Mountain Home Air Force Base, home of the 366th Fighter Wing and the "Gunfighters" is located between the Danskin and Owyhee Mountains, in the southwestern part of Idaho.

Illinois

Scott AFB: The base is named after Corporal Frank S. Scott, the first enlisted person to be killed in an aviation crash. Scott remains the only Air Force base in the United States named after an enlisted airman.

Kansas

McConnell AFB: McConnell Air Force Base is located in Wichita, Kansas, approximately 3 hours north of Oklahoma City and 3 hours southwest of Kansas City, MO.

Louisiana

Barksdale AFB: Barksdale Air Force Base is a United States Air Force base located three miles east of the central business district of Bossier City,Louisiana and ten miles east of Shreveport, Louisiana.

Maryland

Andrews AFB: Andrews is home to Air Force, Army, Navy and Marine units, and even hosts a chapter of the Civil Air Patrol. 

Massachusetts

Hanscom AFB: Hanscom Air Force Base is a United States Air Force base located 5 mi SSW of Bedford, Massachusetts, about 15 mi NW of Boston.

Mississippi

Columbus AFB:Columbus Air Force Base is located in Columbus, Mississippi, and is home to the 14th Flying Training Wing, Air Education and Training Command (AETC).

Keesler AFB:Keesler Air Force Base is a United States Air Force base located in Biloxi, Mississippi on the Gulf Coast.

Missouri

Whiteman AFB: Whiteman Air Force Base is a base of the United States Air Force in Johnson County, Missouri.

Montana

Malmstrom AFB: Malmstrom AFB is one of three US Air Force Bases that maintains and operates the Minuteman III intercontinental ballistic missile

Nebraska

Offutt AFB: Offutt Air Force Base is a U.S. Air Force installation near Omaha, and lies adjacent to Bellevue in Sarpy County, Nebraska.

Nevada

Nellis AFB: Nellis Air Force Base, "Home of the Fighter Pilot", is a United States Air Force base located in North Las Vegas, Nevada.

New Jersey

McGuire AFB: The 2005 Defense Base Closure and Realignment Commission (BRAC) Report to the President required the relocation of installation management functions and the establishment of Joint Base McGuire–Dix–Lakehurst (JB-MDL). 

New Mexico

Cannon AFB: Cannon Air Force Base, a major Air Combat Command installation, lies in the high plains of eastern New Mexico, near the Texas Panhandle. The base is six miles west of Clovis, N. M.

Holloman AFB: Holloman plays a key role in the defense of the United States with operational squadrons flying the world's only operational fifth generation fighter, the F22A.

Kirtland AFB: Kirtland Air Force Base is a United States Air Force base located in southeast Albuquerque, nestled between the Sandia and Manzano mountain ranges., adjacent to the Albuquerque International Sunport.

North Carolina

Pope AFB: Pope Air Force Base is a United States Air Force base is located on the northern edge of the city of Fayetteville and adjacent to Fort Bragg.

Seymour Johnson AFB: Seymour Johnson Air Force Base is located in the southeast section of Goldsboro, North Carolina in the middle of Wayne County. The base occupies 3,300 acres.

North Dakota

Grand Forks AFB: Grand Forks Air Force Base, land of the Warriors of the North, is a United States Air Force base located in Grand Forks County, 15 miles west of the city of Grand Forks, near the Red River in eastern North Dakota.

Minot AFB: Minot Air Force Base is a U.S. Air Force installation in Ward County, North Dakota. Ten miles of divided highway separate Minot, the base, from Minot, the town, population 37,000.

Ohio

Wright-Patterson AFB: Wright-Patterson AFB is located less than one mile from the city of Fairborn, Ohio, within 5 miles of Dayton, the "Birthplace of Aviation."

Oklahoma

Altus AFB: Altus Air Force Base in southwestern Oklahoma, first became home to military aircraft and personnel in 1943.

Tinker AFB: Tinker Air Force Base is a major U.S. Air Force base located in the southeast Oklahoma City area, directly south of the suburb of Midwest City, Oklahoma.

Vance AFB: Vance Air Force Base is a United States Air Force base located 4 miles south of downtown Enid, Oklahoma, and within its city limits, about 65 miles north northwest of Oklahoma City.

South Carolina

Charleston AFB:Charleston Air Force Base and Navy Weapons Station, Charleston, combined to become Joint Base Charleston established in accordance with congressional legislation implementing the recommendations of the 2005 Base Realignment and Closure Commission.

Shaw AFB: Shaw Air Force Base is located about 10 miles northwest of downtown Sumter, South Carolina, and within its city limits.

South Dakota

Ellsworth AFB: Ellsworth AFB is home to the 28th Bomb Wing of the Air Combat Command (ACC), operating the B-1B Lancer.

Tennessee

Arnold AFB: Arnold Air Force Base is a United States Air Force base located in Coffee and Franklin counties, Tennessee, adjacent to the city of Tullahoma. It is named for General Henry "Hap" Arnold, the father of the U.S. Air Force.

Texas

Brooks City-Base: The base is approximately 10 miles from historic downtown San Antonio.

Dyess AFB: Dyess Air Force Base is located near the city of Abilene. Abilene is a thriving community of over 100,000 residents with an economy based on agriculture and industry.

Goodfellow AFB:

Lackland AFB: Laughlin Air Force Base is a facility of the United States Air Force located five miles east of central Del Rio, Texas, close to the border of the United States with Mexico.

Laughlin AFB: Goodfellow Air Force Base is a non-flying United States Air Force base located in San Angelo, Texas.

Randolph AFB: JBSA is situated in San Antonio, (Bexar County), the seventh largest city and known as "Military City USA." Encompassing JBSA are United States Army Fort Sam Houston, the United States Air Force Randolph Air Force Base and Lackland Air Force Base, which were merged on 1 October 2010, becoming the largest single DoD installation / enterprise.

Sheppard AFB: It is the largest and most diversified training center in Air Education and Training Command. The base is named in honor of Texas Senator John Morris Sheppard, a supporter of military preparations before WWII.

Utah

Hill AFB: Hill Air Force Base is an Air Force Materiel Command base located in northern Utah just south of the city of Ogden, about 30 miles north of Salt Lake City.

Virginia

Langley AFB: Joint Base Langley-Eustis (JBLE) is located on the Virginia Peninsula on the southeastern coast of the state.

Washington

Fairchild AFB: Fairchild Air Force Base is a United States Air Force base under the operational control of the Air Mobility Command (AMC).

McChord AFB: Joint Base Lewis-McChord (JBLM) is located in the beautiful Pacific Northwest on the Puget Sound, in Western Washington, JBLM is near the city of Lakewood, 10 minutes from Tacoma, 35 minutes from Seattle and 20 minutes from Olympia the state capital.

Wyoming

F. E. Warren AFB: Francis E. Warren Air Force Base is a United States Air Force base located in Wyoming's capitol city, Cheyenne located within Laramie County.

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