Based in Jacksonville, North Carolina, Marine Corps Air Station New River is a helicopter base for the United States Marine Corps. Situated in the eastern part of the state of North Carolina and close to the coast of the Atlantic Ocean, MCAS New River is located near Camp Lejeune and shares some of its facilities with nearby Camp Geiger. This installation was built in 1943.
Home of the 14th Flying Training Wing, Air Education and Training Command, which is commonly known as AETC, Columbus Air Force Base is situated in Columbus, Mississippi. More than 11,500 personnel members serve at Columbus Air Force Base, which is located in Lowndes County and is within a reasonable 350-mile radius to many popular tourist spots, such as New Orleans, Louisiana, Atlanta, Georgia and the Gulf.
Located only 30 miles north of Florida, Moody Air Force Base is situated in southern Georgia. Situated on Georgia Highway 125, Moody Air Force Base is a quick ten mile drive from the city of Valdosta, which is located to the southwest of the installation. Moody AFB is the home of the 23 Wing, which trains, employs and organizes combat-ready pararescuemen and support personnel.
Wright-Patterson AFB is located in south-eastern Ohio, just outside the city of Fairborn. The base is best known as the ground where Orville and Wilburn Wright developed and flew the 1905 Flyer. Wright-Patterson AFB is home to the National Museum of the US Air Force, which proudly displays over 360 aircraft and missiles, dating back as far as the Wright 1909 Military Flyer.
Fort Rucker is named in honor of Colonel Edmund W. Rucker, who was named an honorary General after serving as a Confederate Officer in the Civil War. Fort Rucker is located in southeastern Alabama. The installation is primarily an aviation training facility, where, since 1973, aviation training and operations are developed, coordinated and deployed. The population of Fort Rucker is approximately 20,000.
Joint Base Andrews is known for its mission of flying high-ranking cabinet members, the Vice President, the President and other U.S. and foreign officials wherever they need to go. JB Andrews in Maryland is located in Prince George's County, 10 miles from Washington D.C. The NAF Washington is on the east side of the base. There are about 6,000 active duty and 10,000 family members associated with the base.
Fairchild Air Force Base, roughly a little over 15 kilometers southwest of Spokane, WA, is a US Air Force base operated and controlled by the Air Mobility Command. The base is hosted by the 92d Air Refueling Wing, the unit responsible for aero-medical withdrawal missions, cargo and passenger airlifts, and air refueling for coalition operations and US Strategic Command operations. The base was established in 1942.
Fort Campbell is an Army installation known for the 101st Airborne and 160th Special Operations. A unique quirk of this installation is that it lies on the border of Kentucky and Tennessee. Because the post office on this location is on the Kentucky portion, most of this base uses the Kentucky state zip code. Compared to most military installation, this base is a newer one as it was not established until the 1940s.
Naval Air Station Oceana is a shore-based military facility located in Virginia Beach, Virginia. NAS Oceana is an excellent choice for military members and families looking for a location with many activities and attractions. Virginia Beach is a widely known military community, and offers convenience, family fun, and many entertainment options. NAS Oceana is the only U.S. Navy Master Jet Base on the Eastern seaboard.
Located just north of Navarre, Florida, NAS Whiting Field is one the Navy’s largest pilot training bases. The base is located about 20 miles east of Pensacola near the small town of Milton, Florida. It is approximately 50 miles west of Destin, Florida. The base is located near Hurlburt Field and Eglin Air Force Base, the home of AFSOC headquarters. NAS Whiting Field started operations in 1949.