Hahn Air Base
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|Hahn Air Base|
|Located near Kirchberg, Germany|
General Dynamics F-16A Block 15 Fighting Falcons of the 50th Tactical Fighter Wing over Hahn Air Base. AF Ser. No. 80-0542 is visible in front
|Type||Air Force Base|
|Controlled by||United States Air Force|
|Garrison||50th Fighter Wing|
Hahn Air Base was a United States Air Force installation near Kirchberg Germany for over 40 years. The major unit was the United States Air Force's 50th Fighter Wing during most of the years it was active.
It was originally built by French workers in 1951. In September 1952 the 7356th Air Base Group stood up and started to get the base ready for operational forces.
The 50th Fighter Bomber Wing deployed to Hahn from Clovis Air Force Base, New Mexico during Operation Fox Able 27 in August 1953. After name changes the 50th Tactical Fighter Wing was inactivated in 1991 after 35 years at Hahn.
In September 1993, Hahn Air Base was turned over to the German Government. The USAF kept a radio communications site until it was deactivated in 2012.
- News Release No. 811-11: DOD Announces Return of Facilities in Germany, 22 Sep 2011 - DOD News Release 22 Sep 2012
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