Category Archives: Military Bases

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Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point

History Marine Corps Air Station (MCAS) Cherry Point originated in 1941 when Congress authorized the clearing and construction of an 8,000-acre site in North Carolina. Later that year, the December attack on Pearl Harbor introduced a compelling sense of urgency to complete the complex. Five short months later, in May 1942, the facility was commissioned […]

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Fort Hood

History Known originally as Camp Hood, Fort Hood was named after a Civil War Commander, Confederate General John Bell Hood. Established in 1942, Camp Hood tested and trained with World War II tank destroyers to defend against German mobile armored units. During 1943 and 1944, approximately 95,000 soldiers lived and trained at Camp Hood. As […]

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Marine Corps Base Hawaii

Marine Corps Base Hawaii (MCBH) is a U.S. Marine Corps base facility in Oahu. In 1918, President Woodrow Wilson designated 322 acres on land on the Mokapu Peninsula for military purposes. At the end of World War I, ranchers leased the land; however, the government reactivated the property for military use in 1939. Acquisition of […]

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Columbus Air Force Base

If your spouse has PCS orders to Columbus Air Force Base, get ready to enjoy this posting. This small southern city of Columbus lies where the Tombigbee, the Buttahatchie, and the Luxapalila Rivers, about 45 miles from Natchez Trace Parkway. Columbus calls itself the Friendly City, but it is also known by the more colorful sobriquet […]

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NAS Fallon

Naval Air Station (NAS) Fallon is located in the high desert country in northern Nevada. Although it is an isolated facility, you will need only drive a little over an hour to the south-east to find Reno/Sparks and east to find Carson City, the capitol of Nevada. NAS Fallon’s Mission NAS Fallon has been an […]

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Fort Huachuca

Fort Huachuca History Fort Huachuca exists because of Indian Wars during the 1870s and 1880s. During 1877, Colonel Kautz ordered his troops to establish a camp in the Huachuca Mountains to offer settlers protection, while also preventing Apaches from escaping to Mexico. The Huachuca name originates from the Sobaipuri Indian tribe and means “place of […]

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Naval Base Point Loma

Colonized by Spain in 1542, Naval Base Point Loma was known as the port of San Miguel Bay. Later, the area was renamed San Diego by Sebastian Vizcaino, a merchant from Spain. The site where Naval Base Point Loma is now located is known as the place where the first catholic mass was celebrated in […]

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Fort Rucker Army Base

Fort Rucker Army Base History Fort Rucker Army Base was first founded in 1942 in response to the increased need for army bases due to World War II. The Fort Rucker Army Base is named after Confederate General Edmund Rucker, an officer for the Confederate Army in the United States Civil War. This base is […]