Almaden Air Force Station was a US Air Force early warning radar base in operation from 1958 to 1980. Located on the summit of Mount Umunhum in the Santa Cruz Mountains, the station is a few miles west of San Jose, California and sits about 3,486 feet (1062 m) above Almaden Valley. The station was constructed in 1957 to keep watch over Northern California's airspace as part of the NORAD defense system. A GATR (Ground Air Transmitter Receiver) was located about a mile (1,5 km) away on Mount Thayer. The station was manned by the 682d Radar Squadron, and at its peak housed about 120 people in eighty four buildings. The Air Force Station was closed down in 1980, and in 1986 it was acquired by the MROSD ( Midpeninsula Regional Open Space District). The base is now a part of the Sierra Azul Open Space Preserve although it is not yet open to the public because of environmental hazards ( asbestos and lead-based paint). The MROSD estimates it will take about US$2 million to clean up the base for public use. ...more on Wikipedia about "Almaden Air Force Station"
Bergstrom Air Force Base ( 1942- 1993) was located seven miles southeast of Austin, Texas. In its later years it was a major base for the U.S. Air Force's RF-4C reconnaissance fighter fleet. ...more on Wikipedia about "Bergstrom Air Force Base"
Ernest Harmon AFB is a former United States Air Force base located in Stephenville, Newfoundland and Labrador. The base was built by the United States Army Air Force in 1941 under the lend-lease program and closed in 1966. ...more on Wikipedia about "Ernest Harmon Air Force Base"
Fort Pepperrell, also known as Pepperrell Air Force Base ( ) is a former United States military base located in St. John's, Newfoundland, Canada. The base is named in honour of William Pepperrell, the soldier who led the American colonists in the capture of the fortress of Louisburg. Fort Pepperrell was a base used by the American Air Force Command for the defense of the northeast coast of Canada and the United States. Its creation followed the signing of a ninety-nine year lease on March 27, 1941, by US President Roosevelt and Newfoundland Governor Walwyn which established a framework for creating a military base at St. John’s for the defense of the North Atlantic. ...more on Wikipedia about "Fort Pepperrell"
K. I. Sawyer Air Force Base is a decommissioned United States Air Force base located in Marquette County, Michigan. The county airport, Sawyer International Airport, now occupies a portion of the base and has scheduled airline flights and significant general aviation activity. ...more on Wikipedia about "K. I. Sawyer Air Force Base"
Kelly Air Force Base was a United States Air Force base located in San Antonio, Texas. In 2001, the runway and land west of the runway became "Kelly Field Annex" and control of it was transferred to the adjacent Lackland Air Force Base. The remaining 1,873 acres of land, including hangars and industrial facilities previously known as the "San Antonio Air Logistics Center", is operated by the Greater Kelly Development Authority (a political subdivision of the State of Texas) as the "KellyUSA" business park. ...more on Wikipedia about "Kelly Air Force Base"
Kindley Air Force Base was a United States Air Force base from 1948– 1970 on Cooper's Island, which belong to the Bermuda Islands. Prior to that it had several other affiliations, and between 1970– 1995 it was a United States Naval Air Station. ...more on Wikipedia about "Kindley Air Force Base" Tell your opinion about shortopedia
Loring AFB is a former United States Air Force base located in Aroostook County, Maine, treated for statistical purposes by the United States Census Bureau as a census-designated place. As of the 2000 census, the base had a total population of 225. ...more on Wikipedia about "Loring Air Force Base"
Lowry Air Force Base, located in the cities of Aurora and Denver, Colorado until deactivated in 1994, was the site of a United States Air Force training base that was heavily involved with the training of United States Army Air Force bomber crews during WWII. It was permanently closed in 1994. The land is now being used for commercial and residential development, though many of the old military buildings are still in use. These include several massive hangers, one of which currently houses the Wings Over the Rockies Air and Space Museum, and another, Big Bear Ice Rink, which is reportedly the largest indoor skating rink in the region. ...more on Wikipedia about "Lowry Air Force Base"
Mather Air Force Base was a base of the United States Air Force located near Sacramento, California. It was closed in 1993 and reopened in 1995 as the Mather Airport. ...more on Wikipedia about "Mather Air Force Base"
McClellan Air Force Base was a United States Air Force base located on 2,952 acres about 10 miles (16 kilometers) northeast of Sacramento, California. ...more on Wikipedia about "McClellan Air Force Base"
Point Arena Air Force Station was a US Air Force early warning radar base in operation from December 1951 to the mid 1980's. It was originally known as Hill Peak Road. Its Air Force Callsign was "Madam". The station was manned by the 776th Radar Squadron until the unit was deactivated around 1980 and an element of the 26th Air Defense Squadron continued operations. A reorganization in 1987 placed the site under the Southwest Air Defense Sector of the 25th Air Division. The site is now closed, replaced by FAA/USAF JSS site at Rainbow Ridge, CA (J-83A), with an ARSR-4 radar." ...more on Wikipedia about "Point Arena Air Force Station"
The Pyote Air Force Station (nicknamed "Rattlesnake Bomber Base") was a World War II airbase located in Pyote, Texas. It was formerly home to the Enola Gay. ...more on Wikipedia about "Pyote Air Force Station"
RAF Bentwaters is a former Royal Air Force station in Suffolk in the UK. It closed in the early 1990s although it was not disposed of until some years later. Its final occupant was the United States Air Force, as one of the "twin bases" with RAF Woodbridge, which is now an Army Air Corps base under British Army control. Between the twin bases was the location for an alleged UFO incident in Rendlesham Forest. ...more on Wikipedia about "RAF Bentwaters" The shortopedia spirit
RAF Molesworth is a Royal Air Force military base at Molesworth, Cambridgeshire. Along with RAF Greenham Common, the base was designated as a site for nuclear-armed cruise missiles in the 1980s. ...more on Wikipedia about "RAF Molesworth"
RAF Sculthorpe is a helicopter training facility for the United Kingdom's Royal Air Force, located near Fakenham. Built during World War II, it was refurbished for United States Air Force use following the war, and by 1957 was the largest airfield in the UK, home to the B-45 Tornados of the 47th Bombardment Wing . The RAF purchased the base back from the USAF in 1963. During the Spring and Summer of 1984, units of the 48th Tactical Fighter Wing deployed to RAF Sculthorpe because their home station, RAF Lakenheath was having its runway resurfaced. ...more on Wikipedia about "RAF Sculthorpe"
RAF Upper Heyford was a Royal Air Force station near the village of Upper Heyford, Oxfordshire, UK. ...more on Wikipedia about "RAF Upper Heyford"
RAF Woodbridge is a former Royal Air Force station situated to the south of Woodbridge in the English county of Suffolk. It was closed as an air force base in the early 1990s, the last occupant being the United States air force, who also occupied RAF Bentwaters to the north-east. It is famous for its wide runway which, along with that at Manston, was originally constructed to assist damaged aircraft to land on their return from raids over Germany. The base is now in military occupation by the Army Air Corps. ...more on Wikipedia about "RAF Woodbridge"
Rich Field a defunct Army base near Waco, Texas, used for air operations during World War I. ...more on Wikipedia about "Rich Field"
Wheeler Army Airfield , formerly Wheeler Air Force Base, is a U.S. Army post located in the City & County of Honolulu and in the Wahiawa District of the Island of O'ahu, Hawaii. It is a National Historic Landmark. Wheeler is directly adjacent to Schofield Barracks across Kunia Road and to Wahiawā on the central plateau of the Island of O'ahu. The U.S. postal code for Wheeler Army Airfield is 96786. ...more on Wikipedia about "Wheeler Army Airfield"
Wheelus Air Base was an air base used by the US Air Force on the coast of Libya, east of Tripoli. ...more on Wikipedia about "Wheelus Air Base"
Williams Air Force Base southeast of Mesa, Arizona was the leading pilot training facility of the United States Air Force. The United States Army Air Corps broke ground for its Advance Flying School there on July 16, 1941. During the fifty-two years it was operational, the base graduated more pilots and instructors than any other base in the country and supplied twenty-five percent of the Air Force's pilots annually. The base was closed in 1993 and converted into the civilian Williams Gateway Airport and, in 1997, the adjacent Arizona State University Polytechnic Campus. ...more on Wikipedia about "Williams Air Force Base"
Zweibrucken Air Base is a NATO air base outside the German city of Zweibrücken. ...more on Wikipedia about "Zweibrucken Air Base"
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