Category Archives: Military Bases

Al Udeid Air Base
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Al Udeid Air Base

History Also known as Abu Nakhlah Airport, Al Udeid Air Base hosts foreign coalition personnel as well as base assets in Qatar. Qatar constructed the state-of-the-art Al Udeid Air Base during the 1990s at a cost of over one billion U.S. dollars since the country did not have its own Air Force. Since then, Qatar […]

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Command Fleet Activity Chinhae

History In 1946 Commander Fleet Activity Chinhae, known as CFA Chinhae, originated as a U.S. Naval Advisory Group. Later established as a detachment of that group for the Republic of Korea, the Command reorganized in 1969, and in 1972 became the Chinhae Facility. A short 12 years later, in 1984, CFA Chinhae was established and […]

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Marine Corps Air Station Rose Garden

Marine Corps Air Station Rose Garden was renamed in 1972 at Nam Phong, Khon Kaen Province, Thailand when the Marine Aircraft Group (MAG) 15, 1st Marine Aircraft Wing relocated from Da Nang, South Vietnam. History Upon arrival, the marines found an airfield and not much else in the middle of a jungle. At that time, […]

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Camp Arifjan

History Camp Arifjan (called Camp AJ by many) is an Army post vital to United States military operations in the Southwest Asian Theater. The camp provides necessary ground support for military armored and unarmored vehicles and helicopters, and it serves as a forward logistics base. Factions of the Air Force, Navy, Marine Corps, and Coast […]

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Thule Air Base

History In 1982 Thule became an Air Force Space Command base. Thule Air Base is still a military base today and hosts the 821st Air Base Group, which performs air, seaport and sustainment operations to enable missile warning and space surveillance information for the United States and its Allies. Thule is also home to some […]

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Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni

Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni isn’t a very large base. Marine bases usually aren’t. Their cousins in the Navy and Army usually have the mega-installations, but that doesn’t mean the Marine bases aren’t some of the most friendly, professional, and fun postings anywhere. It hosts lots of cultural activities, entertainment, and fun for the families. For the […]

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NSA Capodichino

The Naval Support Activity Missions The mission of NSA Capodichino coordinates provisions, logistics, and administrative support to authorized U.S. personnel attached to NATO Commands in the Naples area. The command is about 60 miles south of Gaeta and 145 miles from Rome. NSA Capodichino is host to more than 50 U.S. Naval and NATO commands and about 8,000 people. The site of Naples’ civilian […]

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Moody Air Force Base

History The Moody Air Force base originated around 1940 when Lowndes County and Valdosta, Georgia residents wanted to assist the United States defense program. First named Valdosta Airfield, the airfield was renamed Moody Airfield in December 1941, after Major George Putnam Moody. Construction started in July 1941 and included 160 buildings. There were 72 barracks, […]

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Camp Varnum

History Original established as Fort Varnum (1941-1948), Camp Varnum served as a point of coastal defense and training site during World War II. In 1942, the Fort was named after the famous Brigadier General James Mitchell Varnum, who served with distinction in the late 1,770s. From 1942-1944, a portion of the Fort was utilized as […]