Listing of military bases

This is a listing of all military bases and installation in alphabetical order. You can narrow down the listing by selecting and deselecting terms in the box.

Thursday, August 18, 2011 - 12:09

Allied Joint Force Command Naples (JFC Naples) is a NATO military command. It was activated on 15 March 2004, after what was effectively a redesignation of its predecessor command, Allied Forces Southern Europe (AFSOUTH), originally formed in 1951. Commander JFC Naples reports to the Supreme Allied Commander Europe at Supreme Headquarters Allied Powers Europe, Casteau, Belgium.

Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Allied_Joint_Force_Command_Naples
Official website: http://www.jfcnaples.nato.int

Tuesday, November 30, 2010 - 00:00

The Armed Forces Headquarters (Swedish: Försvarsmaktens högkvarter) is the highest level of command in the Swedish Armed Forces. It is led by the Supreme Commander with a civilian Director General as his deputy, with functional directorates having different responsibilities (e.g. the Military Intelligence and Security Service). Overall, the Armed Forces Headquarters have about 1000 employees, including civilian personnel.

Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Swedish_Armed_Forces#Armed_Forces_Headquarters

Wednesday, August 17, 2011 - 14:51

Aviano Air Base (IATA: AVB, ICAO: LIPA) is a NATO Air Base under U.S. Air Force administration in northeastern Italy, in Friuli-Venezia Giulia region. It is located in Aviano municipality, at the foot of the Carnic Alps, about 15 kilometers from Pordenone.

Aviano is hosted by the United States Air Force 31st Fighter Wing (31 FW), a part of the United States Air Forces in Europe, a major command of the Air Force and also the air component of the United States European Command, one of the Unified Combatant Command of the Department of Defense.

Wednesday, August 17, 2011 - 12:14

The Atomic Weapons Establishment (AWE) Aldermaston has been at the centre of Britain's nuclear weapons production since 1950. Then called the Atomic Weapons Research Establishment (AWRE), it replaced Fort Halstead where Britain's research on atomic weapons began in 1947. AWE Burghfield, where warheads are assembled, was opened at the same time.

The first atomic bomb, the "Blue Danube", tested off Australia in June 1952, was built at Aldermaston. In 1955 work started on the first thermo-nuclear or hydrogen bombs which were were tested in the Pacific, including at Christmas Island, in 1957.

Wednesday, August 17, 2011 - 13:53

AWE Burghfield is part of the Atomic Weapon Establishment (AWE), where warheads are assembled, was opened in 1947.

The warheads for the current Trident system were built at Aldermaston, and they are refurbished at AWE Burghfield. Since 2002, the government has invested in building new facilities at AWE, and recruited new staff to test, design and build the next generation of nuclear warheads.

Source: http://www.aldermaston.net/awe

Monday, August 15, 2011 - 11:24

Bagram Airfield is a militarized airport and housing complex that is located next to the ancient city of Bagram, 11 kilometres (6.8 mi) southeast of Charikar in Parwan province of Afghanistan. The base is run by a US Army division headed by a major general. A large part of the base, however, is "owned" by the United States Air Force (455th Air Expeditionary Wing). The area under Air Force control (about half of the overall base) includes the flight line, the ramp, and most of the area involving air mission resources.

Monday, August 15, 2011 - 14:12

The Büchel Airbase (Fliegerhorst Büchel) was built west of the village after the Second World War by the French occupational forces, and transferred to the Federal German administration in 1955. In the bunkers at the Büchel location, some 20 American B61 nuclear weapons are stored. Since July 2007, the base has therefore been the only location in Germany where nuclear weapons can be found.

Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/B%C3%BCchel_Air_Base

Sunday, November 28, 2010 - 00:00

The Bundeswehr Operations Command is the main command for operation of the German Bundeswehr. It is in charge of all German military operations abroad, and also part of the European Union or NATO command structure involving German forces.

Official website: http://www.einsatz.bundeswehr.de/portal/a/einsatzbw/!ut/p/c4/04_SB8K8xLLM9MSSzPy8xBz9CP3I5EyrpHK9pPKU1PjUzLzixJIqIBfESitNzU7JTyrXL8h2VAQAYoDBBg!!/

Tuesday, August 16, 2011 - 13:54

Chièvres Air Base (ICAO: EBCV) is a United States Air Force airfield located in the Belgian town of Chièvres and about 12 miles from Headquarters, Supreme Headquarters Allied Powers Europe (SHAPE), in Casteau. It is mainly used to provide logistic support to NATO and SHAPE. The station and support facilities are operated by the United States Army Garrison Benelux.

Wednesday, August 17, 2011 - 14:11

The European Air Transport Command (EATC) is a multinational command center located in Eindhoven (Netherlands). It coordinates air transport for French, Dutch, Belgian and German air assets - these countries are also members of the European Air Group.