Category Archives: Military Bases

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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 […]

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NWS Earle

History Naval Weapons Station Earle was founded because of the need to establish a safe base to load explosives near the Port of New York. The declaration of World War II increased explosives shipments from Caven Point Army Depot in New Jersey City, New Jersey, since this was an existing central location for the country’s […]

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Redstone Arsenal

History Originally established in 1941, Huntsville Arsenal served as part of the mobilization effort supporting United States involvement in World War II. Early on, the arsenal produced many chemical weapons including mustard gas and others. The facility also produced tear gas, smoke devices and small solid-fuel rockets to support the soldiers during warfare. Throughout World […]