Forbes Field Air National Guard Base

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For the civil use of this facility after 1973 and airport information, see Topeka Regional Airport.
Forbes Field Air National Guard Base
Forbes Air Force Base
Topeka Army Airfield
Air national guard shield.svg
Part of Kansas Air National Guard (ANG)
Williamsport Township / Topeka Township, Shawnee County, near Topeka, Kansas
190th ARW KC-135 over Capitol.jpg
KC-135 of the 190th Air Refueling Wing flying over the Kansas State Capitol, Topeka Kansas
Coordinates 38°57′04″N 095°39′57″W / 38.95111°N 95.66583°W / 38.95111; -95.66583 (Forbes Field ANGB)
Type Air National Guard Base
Site information
Controlled by  United States Air Force
Site history
Built 1941
In use 1941–present
Garrison information
Garrison 190th Air Refueling Wing.png
190th Air Refueling Wing
Airfield information
IATA: FOEICAO: KFOEFAA LID: FOE
Summary
Elevation AMSL 1,078 ft / 329 m
Coordinates 38°57′04″N 095°39′57″W / 38.95111°N 95.66583°W / 38.95111; -95.66583Coordinates: 38°57′04″N 095°39′57″W / 38.95111°N 95.66583°W / 38.95111; -95.66583
Website www.190arw.ang.af.mil
Map
KFOE is located in Kansas
KFOE
KFOE
Location of Forbes Field Air National Guard Base
Runways
Direction Length Surface
ft m
13/31 12,802 3,902 Concrete
3/21 7,000 2,134 Concrete
Topeka Army Airfield, oblique airphoto, 10 October 1943
Postcard of front gate, Forbes AFB. Note the Tactical Air Command shield on the gate guard shack

Forbes Field, previously Forbes Air Force Base, is a joint-use civil-military airport operated by the Topeka Airport Authority located approximately 3 miles (4.8 km) south of Topeka, Kansas. Topeka Army Air Field was opened in 1942; unused for a period after the war; reactivated in 1948; renamed Forbes Air Force Base on June 10, 1949 or July 13, 1949;[1] and redesignated a National Guard base in 1973.

It is both an active municipal airport, and a Kansas Air National Guard installation; being the home of the 190th Air Refueling Wing.

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 This article incorporates public domain material from websites or documents of the Air Force Historical Research Agency.

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