Goldwater Air National Guard Base
|Goldwater Air National Guard Base|
|Part of Arizona Air National Guard (AZ ANG)|
|Located near: Phoenix, Arizona|
A KC-135 Stratotanker lands at Goldwater ANGB
|Controlled by||United States Air Force|
|Garrison||161st Air Refueling Wing|
Goldwater Air National Guard Base, formerly Sky Harbor Air National Guard Base, is a facility of the United States Air National Guard that exists adjacent to Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport. It was built as the result of a 99-year lease in 1949, and was rebuilt in the 1990s to accommodate the creation of a third runway at the airport.
On December 9, 2016, the Phoenix Sky Harbor Air National Guard Base was renamed Goldwater Air National Guard Base in honor of former United States Senator from Arizona and former Arizona Air National Guard member, Barry Goldwater.
- "Air Guard base at Phoenix airport to be renamed after Barry Goldwater". KTAR. Associated Press. Retrieved 9 December 2016.
- Wang, Amy B. (16 February 2016). "Sky Harbor International Airport milestones". The Arizona Republic. Retrieved 5 April 2016.