Strategic Air Command
Strategic Air Command Bases 
This section contains a web page for each air base used by the Strategic Air Command.  Most of them were assigned to the command and are thus considered "SAC Bases."  SAC units were often assigned to other bases and these are also listed.  For information regarding SAC base site selection standards, etc,
See Base Introduction. Also see our new Welcome Page

Some interesting facts.  See if you can find on this page, which air force base (1) has a tug boat, but no airplanes; (2) was constructed on the Wright Brothers flying field; and is (3) known as the home of space aliens
Sign at left from Schilling AFB
About this Summary
      Bases that are now active with former SAC units are listed first.  An icon represents its weapons system - B-52, B-1, B-2, Minuteman and Peacekeepers.  This is followed by the bases that were once used by SAC.  (You can't look at this list without realizing how little is left).  The bases in each section are listed in alphabetical order.  The base name provides a link to the page for that base.  Many bases have undergone name changes.  Earlier names are shown in italics followed by the newer name.  The summary provide location, SAC wings that served at the base, current status and applicable links. 
About the Individual base pages    
      There is one at least one page for each base.  The goal is to provide a comprehensive overview of the base, with emphasis on its role in SAC.  In most cases, these pages contain all of the information that we have been able to obtain.  It is sometimes sparse.  This is generally true when the base closed many years ago.  We've been adding photos as we have been able to find them. 
Contributions Solicited. 
     We really need help on this section.  If you have any information on a base it would be appreciated.  We especially want more photographs.  SAC didn't allow cameras on its bases, so individual photos are scare.  Many bases and wings published year books and many companies produced post cards of bases.  If you have any of these, please send us a scan.  Be sure to include a caption and the approximate year of the photo. 

What's New

Great Photos of the 4123 Strategic Wing Days at Clinton-Sherman AFB

What's Left

Summary Information

Barksdale AFB - ACTIVE
Location: Shreveport, Louisiana
Now home of
2nd Bomb Wing. - One of the two remaining B-52 Wings.  Many prior units at the base.
See the page for details.
Barksdale AFB
Location: Abilene, Texas.  - Formerly Abilene AFB
Former home of  
96th Bomb Wing, 341st Bomb / Missile Wing  
Now home of 7th Bomb Wing - Flies B-1Bs
Links: Dyess AFB, Unofficial Dyess AFB
Ellsworth AFB - ACTIVE
Location: 12 mi. east-northeast of Rapid City, South Dakota.
Former home of
44th Bomb / Missile Wing,  99th Bomb Wing . 
Now home of the 28th Bomb Wing.  Flies the B-1
Ellsworth AFBBlack Hills Bandit - online newspaper, South Dakota Air & Space Museum
Francis E. Warren AFB
ACTIVE - Need photos
Location:  Cheyenne, Wyoming
Former home of  389th Bomb Wing 706th Strategic Missile Wing,
90th Strategic Missile Wing 
Home of the 90th Space Wing.  Nation's largest and most modern strategic missile unit.
Today, the wing maintains 150 Minuteman III missiles and 50 Peacekeeper missiles
Link: Francis E. Warren AFB
Grand Forks AFB- ACTIVE
Location: 16 mi. west of Grand Forks, North Dakota.
Former home of 
319th Bomb Wing,  321st Bomb Wing,  4133rd Strategic Wing,
Now home of 319th Air Refueling Wing and 321st Strategic Missile Wing
Grand Forks AFB
Malmstrom AFB- ACTIVE   
Location: 1.5 miles east of Great Falls.  - Formerly Great Falls AFB
Home of
341st Strategic Missile Wing  
Malmstrom AFB  - Good image library.  Many planes and missiles.
McConnell AFB - ACTIVE
Location: 5 mi. southeast of Wichita, Kansas
Former home of 384 BW.   Now home of 22nd ARW and B-2s flown by 184th BW, National Guard.
Link: McConnell AFB

Location: 13 miles north of Minot, N.D.
America's "double punch" base - B-52 bombers and Minuteman Missiles.
Former home of
450th Missile Wing455th Missile Wing,  4136th Strategic Wing
Now home of 5th Bomb Wing and 91st Missile Wing,
Link: Minot AFB, Missile Locations  
Location: 15 miles southeast of Macon Georgia
Former home of  4137th Strategic Wing,
465th Bomb Wing, 19th Bomb Wing,
Now home of 116th BW, Air National Guard - B1-B bombers
Robins AFB, Robins Aviation Museum
Whiteman AFB - ACTIVE
Location: 2 mi. south of Knob Noster, Missouri
Former home of 
100th Bomb Wing 340th Bomb / Missile Wing,  351st Missile Wing
Now home of  509th Bomb Wing, which flies the B-2
Link: Whiteman AFB

What's Gone Summary Information
12 Mile Post See Eielson, AFB, Alaska
Altus AFB
Need photos
Location: Altus, Oklahoma. 
Home of 96th Bombardment Wing: 1953-1957;  11th Bombardment Wing: 1957-58 
Now Strategic Airlift and Air Refueling Training Center. 
Altus AFB
Abilene AFB See Dyess AFB
Amarillo AFB
Need photos
Location: 8 miles from Amarillo, Texas
4128th Strategic Wing (1960-1963)   461st Bombardment Wing    (1963-1968) 
Deactivated December 31, 1968.
Andersen AFB
Location: Yigo, Guam.  3960th Strategic Wing, 43rd Strategic Wing19th Bomb Wing  
Link: Andersen Air Force Base, Guam
Andrews AFB
Location: Maryland, 11 miles southeast of Washington, D.C.  
First Strategic Air Command Headquarters.  Now the home of Air Force One.
Link: Andrews AFB
Beale AFB
Location: California. - Home of  9th  17th  100th  456th Bomb Wings and 4126th Strategic Wing
Now home of 9th Reconnaissance Wing
Beale AFB
Bergstrom AFB
Need photos
Location: Texas
Former home of 340th Bomb Wing,  
4130th Strategic Wing 
Now the Austin-Bergstrom International Airport
Biggs AFB
Location: Texas
Former home of
95th Bomb Wing,  97th Bomb Wing  
Link: Biggs History Site - EXCELLENT 
Blytheville AFB See Eaker AFB
Bolling AFB
Location: Washington, DC
Now home of the 11th Wing. The Bombers are gone.  In fact, the 11th doesn't even have any airplanes
Bolling AFB
Bunker Hill AFB See Grissom AFB
Cannon AFB
Need Photos
Location: Clovis, New Mexico.  Formerly Clovis AFB
Home of 27th Fighter Wing, SAC fighter escort 1947-1948.
Link: Cannon Air Force Base
Carswell AFB
Location: Texas - formerly Fort Worth AFB
Home of the B-36. 
7th Bomb Wing,  11th BombWing,  43rd Bomb Wing4123rd Strategic Wing
Now a Naval Air Station
Link: Fort Worth Naval Air Station
Castle AFB
Location: Merced County, California. 
Former home of
93rd Bomb Wing  
Links: Castle Air Museum
Chatham AFB See Hunter AFB
Chennault AFB
Location: Lake Charles Louisiana
Chennault had two B-47 wings.
Former home of
44th Bomb Wing,  68th Strategic Recon / Bomb Wing 
Links: Chennault Airport
Clinton-Sherman AFB
Location: Clinton, Oklahoma
Former home of 70th Bomb Wing 4123rd Strategic Wing

Links:  Clinton-Sherman Industrial Airport
Clovis AFB See Cannon AFB
Columbus AFB
Location: Columbus, Mississippi
Former home of
54th Bomb Wing 4228th Strategic Wing  Now home of the 14th Flying Training Wing
Links: Columbus AFB
Davis-Monthan AFB
Location: Tucson, Arizona
The base where many SAC wings got started 
Former home of
444th Bomb Group2nd Bomb Wing 43rd Bomb Wing, 100th Bomb Wing303rd Bomb Wing390th Bomb Wing.  Now home of 355th Wing flys A-10s
Active.  Assigned to Air Combat Command.   Best known as Air Force aircraft graveyard.
Links: Davis-Monthan AFB,
 Aerospace Maintenance and Regeneration Center (the graveyard)
Need photos
Location: Bangor, Maine
Former home of 4038th Strategic Wing,
397th Bomb Wing, 
Links: Bangor International Airport  | Dow Reunion Page
Eaker AFB
Location: Blytheville, Arkansas - Formerly Blytheville AFB
Former home of 97th Bomb Wing, 461st Bomb Wing (B-57s - non SAC)
Arkansas Aeroplex and Arkansas International Airport
Eglin AFB
Location:  7 mi. northeast of Fort Walton Beach, Florida.
Former home of 4135th Strategic Wing, 39th Bomb Wing

Link: Eglin AFB, Air Force Armament Museum
Eielson AFB
Location: 26 mi. southeast of Fairbanks, Alaska
Former home of
6th Bomb / Strategic Wing,  97th Bomb Wing.  Now home of 354th Fighter Wing
Eielson AFB
Fairchild AFB
Location: 12 mi. west-southwest of Spokane, Washington - Formerly Spokane AFB
Former home of
90th Bomb / Missile Wing,  92nd Bomb Wing,  98th Bomb Wing,  99th Bomb Wing
Now home of the 92nd Air Refueling Wing.    
Link: Fairchild AFB
Forbes AFB
Location: 3 miles south of Topeka, Kansas
Former home of
55th Strategic / Strategic Recon Wing,  90th Bomb Wing, 40th Bomb Wing
The 90th Bomb Wing trained the
308th Bomb Wing310th Bomb Wing376th Bomb Wing
Closed in 1973.
Links: Topeka Airport, Forbes History, 40th Bomb Wing Site - Lots of good stuff
Forth Worth AFB See Carswell AFB
Glasgow AFB
Need photos
Location: 26 miles north of the city of Glasgow, Montana.
Former home of
4141st Strategic Wing, 91st Bomb Wing.  Now a Boeing test base
Goose Bay AB
Location: Labrador
Former home of
95th Bomb / Strategic / Air Base Wing , 4082nd Strategic Wing
Turned over to Canada in 1967
Grand Island AFB Location: Nebraska
Reportedly operated B-29 in late 1940s.  No further information.
Great Falls AFB See Malstrom AFB
Grenier AFB
Location: New Hampshire.
Former home of 82nd Fighter Wing (1947).  Now an Air Station.
Grissom AFB
Location: Indiana - Formerly Bunker Hill AFB
Former Home of 305th Bomb Wing; Now home of 434th Air Refueling Wing, AF Reserve.
Link:Grissom Air Reserve Base, Grissom Air Museum
Grenier Field, NE See Kearney AFB
Griffis AFB
Location: Rome, New York
Former home of
416th Bomb Wing, 4039th Strategic Wing.  Closed Sept 30, 1965
Hanscom AFB
Location: Location: 17 mi. northwest of Boston, Mass
Former home of  ?   .  Now 66th home of Air Base Wing - Electronic Systems Support
Hanscom AFB
Homestead AFB
Location: 25 miles south of Miami, Florida
Former home of
19th Bomb Wing,  379th Bomb Wing  
Hunter AFB
Location: Savannah, Georgia
Former home of 2nd Bomb Wing, 308th Bomb Wing
Closed in 1967.  Now Fort Stewart / Hunter Army Air Field
 Fort Stewart / Hunter Army Air Field
K I Sawyer AFB
Location: Near the City of Marquette, Upper Peninsula, Michigan
Former home of
410th Bomb Wing 4042nd Strategic Wing.  Closed September 30, 1995
County of Marquette K.I. Sawyer Development Department, K. I Sawyer Tribute - Good site  
Kadena AB Location: 15 mi. north of Naha, Japan
Kadena AB
Kearney AFB
Location: Kearney, Nebraska
Former home of 27th Fighter Wing.  Closed in1949  Later Grenier Field
Kincheloe AFB
Need Pictures
Location: Chippewa County, Michigan
Former home of 4239th Strategic Wing, 449th Bomb / Strategic Wing, Closed July-September, 1977.
Larson AFB
Location: Five miles northwest of Moses Lake, Washington
Former home of
462nd Bomb Wing 4170th Strategic Wing, Titan I Missiles.  Closed in 1966
 Grant County International Airport, History of Larson AFB
Limestone AFB See Loring AFB
Lincoln AFB
Location: Lincoln Nebraska
Former home of
98th Bomb Wing 307th Bomb Wing.  Closed in 1966
Link: History of Lincoln AFB - Excellent Site.  Many photographs.  Lincoln Municipal Airport
Little Rock AFB
Location: 17 miles northeast of Little Rock. Arkansas
Former home of
70th Bomb Wing,  308th Bomb Wing,  384th Bomb Wing  
Now the world's largest C-130 base
Link: Little Rock AFB
Lockbourne AFB
Location: Lockbourne, Ohio, 12 miles southeast of the city of Columbus, Ohio,
Former home of
91st Bomb Wing,  70th Bomb Wing,  301st Bomb Wing  
Now Rickenbacker ANGB, home of 121st Air Refueling Wing, Air National Guard
 Rickenbacker Port Authority
Loring AFB
Location: Limestone, Maine - SAC Mega base.
Former home of 
42nd Bomb Wing (1956-1991).  Officially closed September 30, 1994
Lowry AFB
Location: Denver, Colorado
Former home of 703rd Strategic Missile Wing,
451st Strategic Missile Wing (Titan I)
Closed October 1, 1994.  Now an administrative center.
MacDill AFB
Location: Eight miles south of downtown Tampa, Florida.
Former home of 498th Bomb Group, 6th Bomb Wing,  
305th Bomb Wing 306th Bomb Wing,  
307th Bomb Wing, 311th Recon Wing (non-SAC) 6th Air Base Wing (non-SAC)
Transferred to Tactical Air Command in 1962. 
Link: MacDill AFB
March AFB
Location: Location: 9 mi. southeast of Riverside, California.
Former home of
22nd Bomb Wing,  106th Bomb Wing (non-SAC), 320th Bomb Wing  
Now home of 452nd Air Mobility Wing.  Check out the March AFB Air Museum.
Link: 452nd Air Mobility WingMarch Air Museum
Mather AFB
Location: Sacramento County, California
Former home of
320th Bomb Wing,  4134th Strategic Wing.  Now an industrial park
Location: Orlando, Florida
Former home of
306th Bomb Wing 321st Bomb Wing 4047th Strategic Wing
Closed 1974.  Part of base is now operating as the Orlando International Airport
McCoy AFB Time Line, 306 BW History, Orlando International Airport Timeline
McGuire AFB
Location: 18 mi. southeast of Trenton, New Jersey
Former home of
91st Bomb Wing,  305th Bomb Wing
Link: McGuire AFB, Team McGuire Photo Library
Mountain Home AFB
Location:10 mi. southwest of Mountain Home, Idaho
Former home of
5th Bomb Wing,  9th Bomb Wing
Now home of the 366th Fighter Wing
Mountain Home AFB
Nellis AFB
Location: 8 mi. northeast of Las Vegas, Nevada
Former home of 99th Bomb Wing.  Now home of AF Air Command Command Pilot Training Center.
"Home of U.S. Fighter Pilots".  Home of Thunderbirds Precision Flying Team
Nellis AFB, Thunderbirds Web Site
Offutt AFB
Location: 8 mi. south of Omaha, Nebraska
Former home of SAC Headquarters, 55th Strategic Recon Wing,  385th Bomb Wing

Now Headquarters of U.S. Strategic Command
Link: Offutt AFB,  U.S. Strategic Command Command Center
Patrick AFB
Location: 2 miles south of Cocoa Beach, Florida.  Its the airbase for Cape Kennedy.
Home of Air Force Missile Test Center, 45th Space Wing
Link: Patrick AFB.  Extensive missile history on this site
Pease AFB
Location: New Hampshire, 55 miles from Boston
Former home of
100th Bomb Wing, 509th Bomb Wing
Now an airport.  Home to the New Hampshire Air National Guard which flies KC-135R aircraft.
Link: Pease Development Authority
Pinecastle See McCoy AFB, Florida 
Location: Plattsburgh, New York
Former home of
308th Bomb Wing,  380th Bomb Wing 497th Refueling Wing
Now an industrial park.
Links: Plattsburgh Air Base Development Authority | Plattsburgh AFB / 380th Bomb Wing
Presque Isle AFB
Location: Maine, near Canadian border
Former home of 702nd Missile Wing (Snark).  Now Skyway Industrial Park
Link:Skyway Industrial Park
Ramey AFB
Location: Puerto Rico
Former home of
55th Bomb Wing,  72nd Bomb Wing  
Now an airport, home base to U.S. Coast Guard, Air National Guard
Link:Ramey AFB Historical Association
Rapid City See Ellsworth, South Dakota
Roswell AFB See Walker AFB
Schilling AFB
Formerly Smokey Hill AFB
2 miles southwest of Salina, Kansas
Former home of 40th Bomb Wing310th Bomb Wing97th Bomb Wing,  301st Bomb Wing
485th Bomb Wing  
Closed April 1967
Link: 40th Bomb Wing - Excellent site.  Many photos.
Selfridge AFB
Location: Detroit, Michigan
Former home of 57th Fighter Wing in 1947; 500th Air Refueling Wing in 1962,  Closed in 1971
Seymore-Johnson AFB
Need pictures
Location: Goldsboro, North Carolina
Former home of 4241st Strategic Wing, 68th Bomb Wing.  Now home of 4th Fighter Wing
Seymour Johnson AFB  Link not working
Sheppard AFB
Need pictures
Location: Near the city of Wichita Falls, Texas.
Former home of
494th Bomb Wing 4245th Strategic Wing
Now the largest base in Training Command
Sheppard AFB
Smoky Hill AFB See: Schilling AFB
Spokane AFB See Fairchild AFB
Thule AFB
Location: Thule, Greenland
Former home of 4083rd Strategic Wing
Home of Balistic Missile Early Warning System, 12th Space Warning Squadron
Thule is the only air force base with no aircraft and a tugboat.
Links: Thule AFB | Thule Picture Book - Great site
Travis AFB
Location: Fairfield, California:
Former home of
5th Bomb Wing,  9th Bomb Wing, 4126th Strategic Wing
Now Air Transport Command.
Travis AFB Link not working
Turner AFB
Location: Albany, Georgia
Former home of 450th Bomb Wing
484th Bomb Wing 4138th Strategic Wing
Link:Turner Field Historical Site
Vandenberg AFB
Location: 8 mi. north-northwest of Lompoc, California
Former home of
392nd Strategic Missile Wing,  704th Strategic Missile Wing
Now home of 30th Space Wing
Link: Vandenberg AFB
Walker AFB
Location: 8 miles south of Roswell, New Mexico. 
Former home of 509th Composite Group, 6th Bomb Wing, the famous "Roswell Incident," where flying
saucer was supposedly hidden and space aliens dissected.
Link: Walker Restoration Advisory Board
Warner Robins AFB See Robins AFB
Westover AFB
Location: Chicopee, Massachusetts about 10 miles northeast of Springfield.
Former home of 8th Air Force Headquarters, 99th Bomb Wing,  499th Bomb Wing

Now Air Force Reserve base
Link: Westover Air Reserve Base
Wright-Patterson AFB
Location: 10 mi. east-northeast of Dayton, Ohio
Former home of Wright Brothers flying field.  4043d Strategic Wing,
17th Bomb Wing
Air Force Research and Logistics Center
Links: Wright Patterson AFB, Extensive Wright-Patterson History.  Many photos, USAF Museum
Wurtsmith AFB
Location: Near Oscoda, Michigan
Former home of 379th Bomb Wing.  Closed June 30, 1993
Link: Wurtsmith Historical Web Site

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