List of United States military bases
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This is a list of military installations owned or used by the United States Armed Forces currently located in the United States and around the world. This list details only current or recently closed facilities; some defunct facilities are found at Category:Closed military installations of the United States.
An "installation" is defined as "a military base, camp, post, station, yard, center, homeport facility for any ship, or other activity under the jurisdiction of the Department of Defense, including leased space, that is controlled by, or primarily supports DoD's activities. An installation may consist of one or more sites" (geographically-separated real estate parcels).:DoD-3
The United States operates a global network of military installations and is by far the largest operator of military bases abroad with locations in dozens of nations on every continent, with 38 "named bases"[note 1] having active-duty, National Guard, reserve, or civilian personnel as of September 30, 2014. Its largest, in terms of personnel, is Ramstein AB, in Germany, with almost 9,200 personnel.[note 2] The Pentagon stated in 2013 that there are "around" 5,000 bases total, with "around" 600 of them overseas. Due to the sensitive nature of the subject there is no comprehensive list of detailed information on the exact number or location of all bases, stations and installations as it involves highly classified information. The total number of foreign sites for installations and facilities that are either in active use and service or may be activated and operated and by American military personnel and allies is at just over 1000.
- War Reserve Stocks are located in many foreign states.
- Pine Gap - Joint Defence Facility Pine Gap (JDFPG), Alice Springs, Northern Territory.
- Naval Communication Station Harold E. Holt - located on the northwest coast of Australia, 6 kilometres (4 mi) north of the town of Exmouth, Western Australia.
- Robertson Barracks - located in Darwin, Northern Territory.
- Australian Defence Satellite Communications Station - located near Kojarena 30 km east of Geraldton, Western Australia.
- Other US bases in Australia are present and this list does not include ADF bases with US access. The US military has access to all major ADF training areas, northern Australian RAAF airfields, port facilities in Darwin and Fremantle, and highly likely future access[timeframe?] to an expanded Stirling naval base in Perth, and the airfield on the Cocos Islands in the Indian Ocean.
- There are approximately 5,500 U.S. Special Operations Forces in Iraq, spread across several facilities in Iraq and other bases in Iraqi Kurdistan, being used as training bases for Iraqi and Kurdish forces as well as launching operations against targets in Syria.
- The U.S. operates drone bases from three locations across Niger. These locations are also staffed by several hundred U.S. Special Operations Forces in a non-combat role, aiding the Nigerien military with training and surveillance.
- Nigerien Air Base 201, Agadez
There were approximately 1,500–2,000 U.S. Marine and Special Operations Forces in Syria, spread across 12 different facilities, being used as training bases for Kurdish rebels. These soldiers withdrew from Syria to western Iraq in October 2019. Meanwhile, the New York Times reported that the Pentagon was planning to "leave 150 Special Operations forces at a base called al-Tanf". In addition, 200 U.S. soldiers would remain in eastern Syria near the oil fields, to prevent the Islamic State, Syrian government and Russian forces from advancing in the region.
United States Army
This is a list of links for U.S. Army forts and installations, organized by U.S. state or territory within the U.S. and by country if overseas. For consistency, major Army National Guard (ARNG) training facilities are included but armory locations are not.
- Germany - 34 facilities
- Bleidorn Housing Area, Ansbach
- Dagger Complex, Darmstadt Training Center Griesheim (scheduled to close in 2015)
- Edelweiss Lodge and Resort, Garmisch-Partenkirchen
- Lucius D. Clay Kaserne (formerly Wiesbaden Army Airfield), Wiesbaden-Erbenheim
- Germersheim Army Depot, Germersheim
- Grafenwöhr Training Area, Grafenwöhr/Vilseck
- Hohenfels Training Area/Joint Multinational Readiness Center, Hohenfels (Upper Palatinate)
- Husterhoeh Kaserne, Pirmasens
- Kaiserslautern Military Community
- Katterbach Kaserne, Ansbach
- Kelley Barracks, Stuttgart
- Kleber Kaserne, Kaiserslautern Military Community
- Lampertheim Training Area, Lampertheim (scheduled to close in 2015)
- Landstuhl Regional Medical Center, Landstuhl
- McCully Barracks, Wackernheim
- Miesau Army Depot, Miesau
- Oberdachstetten Storage Area, Ansbach
- Panzer Kaserne, Stuttgart
- Patch Barracks, Stuttgart
- Pulaski Barracks, Kaiserslautern
- Rhine Ordnance Barracks, Kaiserslautern
- Robinson Barracks, Stuttgart
- Rose Barracks, Vilseck
- Sembach Kaserne, Kaiserslautern
- Sheridan Barracks, Garmisch-Partenkirchen
- Shipton Kaserne, Ansbach
- Smith Barracks, Baumholder
- Storck Barracks, Illesheim
- Stuttgart Army Airfield, Filderstadt
- Mainz-Kastel Storage Station (scheduled to close in 2015)
- USAG Wiesbaden Military Training Area, Mainz, Gonsenheim/Mombach
- USAG Wiesbaden Training Area, Mainz Finthen Airport
- USAG Wiesbaden Radar Station, Mainz Finthen Airport
- Urlas Housing and Shopping Complex, Ansbach (converted from Urlas Training Area in 2010-2011)
- Republic of Kosovo
- North Macedonia
- South Korea
United States Marine Corps
- Camp Eggers
- Camp Dwyer
- Camp Leatherneck
- Camp Rhino
- FOB Delhi
- FOB Delaram
- FOB Geronimo
- Firebase Fiddler's Green
- Marine Corps Base Camp Smedley D. Butler, Okinawa. Note: these camps are dispersed throughout Okinawa, but still under the administration of the MCB complex.
- Marine Corps Air Station Futenma, Okinawa
- Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni, Yamaguchi Prefecture
British Indian Ocean Territory
- Naval Air Station Keflavík Closed in 2006 - no permanent US presence in Iceland
- Naval Air Facility Atsugi
- Naval Forces Japan, Okinawa
- United States Fleet Activities Yokosuka
- United States Fleet Activities Sasebo
- NAF Misawa
United Arab Emirates
United States Air Force
British Indian Ocean Territory
- RAF Alconbury, Huntingdonshire (due for closure in 2024)
- RAF Croughton, Northamptonshire
- RAF Fairford, Gloucestershire
- RAF Lakenheath, Brandon, Suffolk
- RAF Mildenhall, Mildenhall, Suffolk
- RAF Molesworth, Cambridgeshire
- Glasgow Prestwick International Airport, Glasgow, Scotland (USN P8 Base)
United States Space Force
United States Coast Guard
- USCG Activities Europe
- Patrol Forces Southwest Asia
- USCG Far East Activities (FEACT)
- Base Realignment and Closure
- United States military deployments
- List of United States drone bases
- Lists of military installations
- Fort Trump (proposed facility)
- What are here termed "named bases" are the bases listed in section X: "Personnel Data from DMDC", i.e. excluding that table's rows labelled "Other", in the 2015 DoD Base Structure Report.
- The 2015 U.S. Base Structure Report gives 587 overseas sites, but sites are merely real property at a distinct geographical location, and multiple sites may belong to one installation (page DoD-3). For example, the Garmisch, Germany "named base" with its 72 personnel has eight distinct sites large enough to be listed in the Army's Individual Service Inventory list: Artillery Kaserne, Breitenau Skeet Range, Garmisch Family Housing, Garmish Golf Course, General Abrams Hotel And Disp, Hausberg Ski Area, Oberammergau NATO School, and Sheridan Barracks (listed in Army-15 to Army-17). These range in size from Ramstein AB with 9,188 active, guard/reserve, and civilian personnel down to Worms, which has just one civilian.
- "Department of Defense / Base Structure Report / FY 2015 Baseline" (PDF). Retrieved October 10, 2016.
- Vine, David (July 16, 2012). "The Pentagon's New Generation of Secret Military Bases". Mother Jones. Retrieved April 29, 2020.
- Chalmers Johnson (Jan 2004). "America's Empire of Bases".
- "The US Military Presence in Australia: Asymmetrical Alliance Cooperation and its Alternatives | The Asia-Pacific Journal: Japan Focus". apjjf.org.
- "America's military presence is growing in Australia. That might not be a good thing". NewsComAu. October 1, 2016.
- "US to Set Up 5 Military Bases in Iraqi Kurdistan Region". farsnews. 18 July 2016.
- "بالانفوغراف.. تعرف على الجنود والقواعد الامريكية في العراق" (in Arabic). alsumaria. 8 February 2018.
- "Trump' Syria Troop Withdrawal Complicated Plans for al-Baghdadi Raid - The New York Times". The New York Times. 27 October 2019. Retrieved 28 October 2019.
- "Remarks by President Trump to Troops at Al Asad Air Base, Al Anbar Province, Iraq". whitehouse.gov. 26 December 2018 – via National Archives.
- Müller-Jung, Friederike (November 23, 2016). "US drone war expands to Niger". Deutsche Welle.
An additional US base in Arlit, about 250 kilometers (155 miles) north of Agadez, has been operating for about a year, but little is known about it, Moore said, except that special forces are presumably stationed there.
- Raghavan, Sudarsan; Whitlock, Craig (November 24, 2017). "A city in Niger worries a new U.S. drone base will make it a 'magnet' for terrorists". The Washington Post.
- Taub, Ben (January 28, 2018). "Ben Taub on Twitter: "Secret military base near Arlit, Niger, revealed as a white dot in a sea of black, because Western soldiers didn't turn off their Fitbits". Twitter via the Internet Archive. Archived from the original on January 28, 2018. Retrieved December 15, 2018.
- Lewis, David; Bavier, Joe. Boulton, Ralph (ed.). "U.S. deaths in Niger highlight Africa military mission creep". Reuters.
In missions run out of a base in the northern Niger town of Arlit and others like the one that led to the ambush of U.S. troops, sources say they have helped local troops and intelligence agents make several arrests.
- "Russia and U.S. engage in military base race in Syria". defensenews.com. 15 January 2018. Retrieved 2 February 2018.
- "Anadolu Agency's map of U.S. bases in Syria infuriates The Pentagon". orient-news.net. 20 July 2017. Retrieved 2 February 2018.
- "US troops leaving Syria will go to Iraq, says Pentagon chief". BBC News. 20 October 2019.
- "Assad Forces Surge Forward in Syria as U.S. Pulls Back". The New York Times. 14 October 2019.
- "Trump Said to Favor Leaving a Few Hundred Troops in Eastern Syria". The New York Times. 20 October 2019.
- "Update-al-Jaafari: We demand immediate and unconditional withdrawal of foreign forces from Syrian territory". December 22, 2017.
- Weiss, Caleb (July 24, 2018). "Shabaab releases photos from inside joint US-Somali-Kenyan base". Long War Journal.
The joint Somali-Kenyan-US base in Bar-Sanguuni is the same base in which a US Special Forces soldier was killed in early June.
- DIANE Publishing Company (1 October 1995). Defense Base Closure And Realignment Commission: Report To The President 1995. DIANE Publishing. p. 123. ISBN 978-0-7881-2461-7.
- "DDJC - Sharpe" (PDF). Superfund. Environmental Protection Agency. October 2003. Archived (PDF) from the original on 15 June 2015. Retrieved 13 June 2015.
- Dawn Bohulano Mabalon (29 May 2013). Little Manila Is in the Heart: The Making of the Filipina/o American Community in Stockton, California. Duke University Press. p. 233. ISBN 978-0-8223-9574-4.
- Carol A. Jensen (2006). Byron Hot Springs. Arcadia Publishing. p. 104. ISBN 978-0-7385-4700-8.
- "Historic Posts, Camps, Stations, and Airfields, Tracy Facility, Defense Distribution Depot San Joaquin". californiamilitaryhistory.org. The California State Military Museum. Archived from the original on 13 March 2018. Retrieved 11 September 2018.
- "Delaware National Guard 2011 Lottery for the Use of the Bethany Beach Training Site" (PDF). Delaware National Guard. Archived from the original (PDF) on 16 May 2011. Retrieved 25 August 2011.
- Kimmons, Sean (November 27, 2017). "Isolated from US military, small Army post looks to rid terrorism in West Africa". Army News Service.
- Vick, Karl; Klein, Aaron J. (2012-05-30). "How a U.S. Radar Station in the Negev Affects a Potential Israel-Iran Clash". Time. ISSN 0040-781X. Retrieved 2018-10-27.
- "MCI Camp Mujuk, Republic of Korea". www.mcipac.marines.mil.
- "CWG-6". public.navy.mil. 9 June 2017. Retrieved 20 February 2019.
- "NSA Annapolis". cnic.navy.mil. Retrieved 20 February 2019.
- USAF move out of Mildenhall delayed by two years, BBC News. Retrieved 6 August 2018.
- Laming (2000), pp. 106-107
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