List of United States military bases

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).[1]:DoD-3

The United States is the largest operator of military bases abroad, 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.[1][note 2] The Pentagon stated in 2013 that there are "around" 5,000 bases total, with "around" 600 of them overseas.[2] Between October 2015 and October 2017, the US fought terror in 76 countries.[3]

By service



  • There are approximately 5,500 U.S. Special Operations Forces in Iraq, spread across 7 different facilities, and another 5 bases in Iraqi Kurdistan,[7][8] being used as training bases for Iraqi and Kurdish forces[9] as well as launching operations against targets in Syria.[10]

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.[16][17] These soldiers withdrew from Syria to western Iraq in October 2019.[18] Meanwhile, the New York Times reported that the Pentagon was planning to "leave 150 Special Operations forces at a base called al-Tanf".[19] 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.[20]

According to the Head of the Syrian Arab Republic delegation to Astana talks the US presence in Syria is illegal and "without the consent of (the) government".[21]


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.



  1. Bleidorn Housing Area, Ansbach
  2. Dagger Complex, Darmstadt Training Center Griesheim (scheduled to close in 2015)
  3. Edelweiss Lodge and Resort, Garmisch-Partenkirchen
  4. Lucius D. Clay Kaserne (formerly Wiesbaden Army Airfield), Wiesbaden-Erbenheim
  5. Germersheim Army Depot, Germersheim
  6. Grafenwöhr Training Area, Grafenwöhr/Vilseck
  7. Hohenfels Training Area/Joint Multinational Readiness Center, Hohenfels (Upper Palatinate)
  8. Husterhoeh Kaserne, Pirmasens
  9. Kaiserslautern Military Community
  10. Katterbach Kaserne, Ansbach
  11. Kelley Barracks, Stuttgart
  12. Kleber Kaserne, Kaiserslautern Military Community
  13. Lampertheim Training Area, Lampertheim (scheduled to close in 2015)
  14. Landstuhl Regional Medical Center, Landstuhl
  15. McCully Barracks, Wackernheim
  16. Miesau Army Depot, Miesau
  17. Oberdachstetten Storage Area, Ansbach
  18. Panzer Kaserne, Stuttgart
  19. Patch Barracks, Stuttgart
  20. Pulaski Barracks, Kaiserslautern
  21. Rhine Ordnance Barracks, Kaiserslautern
  22. Robinson Barracks, Stuttgart
  23. Rose Barracks, Vilseck
  24. Sembach Kaserne, Kaiserslautern
  25. Sheridan Barracks, Garmisch-Partenkirchen
  26. Shipton Kaserne, Ansbach
  27. Smith Barracks, Baumholder
  28. Storck Barracks, Illesheim
  29. Stuttgart Army Airfield, Filderstadt
  30. Mainz-Kastel Storage Station (scheduled to close in 2015)
  31. USAG Wiesbaden Military Training Area, Mainz, Gonsenheim/Mombach
  32. USAG Wiesbaden Training Area, Mainz Finthen Airport
  33. USAG Wiesbaden Radar Station, Mainz Finthen Airport
  34. Urlas Housing and Shopping Complex, Ansbach (converted from Urlas Training Area in 2010-2011)
  • Israel
    • The Dimona Radar Facility is an American-operated radar facility in the Negev. As of 2012, it is staffed by approximately 100 US military personnel.[30]
  • Italy

United States Marine Corps



South Korea

United States Navy


United States Navy (59)
State/Territory Base State Base
CaliforniaNAWS China LakeMississippiNCBC Gulfport
NB CoronadoNAS Meridian
NAS LemooreNS Pascagoula
NPS MontereyNevadaNAS Fallon
NAS North IslandNew JerseyNWS Earle
NB Point LomaNAES Lakehurst
NB Ventura County-NAS Point MuguNew YorkNSA Saratoga Springs
NB Ventura County-NCBC Port HuenemePennsylvaniaNAS Willow Grove
Naval Base San DiegoRhode IslandNS Newport
ConnecticutNSB New LondonSouth CarolinaNSA Charleston
Washington, D.C.Washington NYTennesseeNSA Mid-South
United States Naval Research LaboratoryTexasNAS Corpus Christi
FloridaCorry Station NTTCNAS JRB Fort Worth
NAS JacksonvilleNAS Kingsville
NAS Key West
NS MayportVirginiaChesapeake NSGA
NSA Panama CityTraining Support Center Hampton Roads
NAS PensacolaNAB Little Creek
NAS Whiting FieldNS Norfolk
GeorgiaGeneral Lucius D. Clay National Guard CenterNAS Oceana
NSB Kings BayWallops Island ASCS
Dobbins ARBNWS Yorktown
GuamNaval Base Guam
HawaiiNS Barking SandsWashingtonNBK Bangor
Joint Base Pearl Harbor HickamNBK Bremerton
IllinoisNS Great LakesNAS Whidbey Island
IndianaNSWC Crane DivisionNS Everett
LouisianaNASJRB New OrleansWest VirginiaNIOC Sugar Grove
MainePortsmouth NS
MarylandCryptologic Warfare Group Six[32]
(Fort Meade)
NSA Annapolis[33] (Annapolis)
NAS Patuxent River
NSF Thurmont
United States Naval Academy
Indian Head Naval Surface Warfare Center
(in Maryland, but a part of NSASP of Dahlgren, Virginia)
Joint Base Andrews (USN/USAF)


British Indian Ocean Territory
South Korea

United States Air Force


United States Air Force (71)
State / Territory Base State Base
AlabamaMaxwell Air Force BaseMississippiColumbus Air Force Base
AlaskaClear Air Force StationKeesler Air Force Base
Eielson Air Force BaseMissouriWhiteman Air Force Base
Joint Base Elmendorf RichardsonMontanaMalmstrom Air Force Base
ArizonaDavis–Monthan Air Force BaseNebraskaOffutt Air Force Base
Luke Air Force BaseNevadaNellis Air Force Base
ArkansasLittle Rock Air Force BaseNew JerseyJoint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst
CaliforniaBeale Air Force BaseNew MexicoCannon Air Force Base
Edwards Air Force BaseHolloman Air Force Base
Los Angeles Air Force BaseKirtland Air Force Base
March Joint Air Reserve BaseNorth CarolinaPope Air Force Base
Seymour Johnson Air Force Base
Travis Air Force BaseNorth DakotaGrand Forks Air Force Base
Vandenberg Air Force BaseMinot Air Force Base
ColoradoBuckley Air Force BaseOhioWright-Patterson Air Force Base
Peterson Air Force BaseOklahomaAltus Air Force Base
Schriever Air Force BaseTinker Air Force Base
United States Air Force AcademyVance Air Force Base
DelawareDover Air Force BaseSouth CarolinaCharleston Air Force Base
Washington, D.C.Bolling Air Force BaseShaw Air Force Base
Florida Cape Canaveral Air Force Station
Eglin Air Force BaseSouth DakotaEllsworth Air Force Base
Hurlburt FieldTennesseeArnold Air Force Base
MacDill Air Force BaseTexasBrooks City-Base
Patrick Air Force BaseDyess Air Force Base
Tyndall Air Force BaseGoodfellow Air Force Base
GuamAndersen Air Force BaseGuamAndersen Base
GeorgiaMoody Air Force BaseTexasLackland Air Force Base
Robins Air Force BaseLaughlin Air Force Base
HawaiiJoint Base Pearl Harbor HickamRandolph Air Force Base
IdahoMountain Home Air Force BaseSheppard Air Force Base
IllinoisScott Air Force BaseUtahHill Air Force Base
IndianaGrissom Joint Air Reserve BaseVirginiaLangley Air Force Base
KansasMcConnell Air Force BaseWashingtonFairchild Air Force Base
LouisianaBarksdale Air Force BaseJBLM McChord Field, Joint Base Lewis-McChord
New Orleans Joint Reserve BaseWyomingFrancis E. Warren Air Force Base
MarylandJoint Base Andrews (USN/USAF)
MassachusettsHanscom Air Force Base
Westover Joint Air Reserve Base
Michigan Selfridge Air National Guard Base


Greenland (Denmark)
Portugal (Azores)
  • Mihali Kogălniceanu International Airport

The military sector of the Mihail Kogălniceanu International Airport is currently an annex of the 86th Air Base. Since 1999 it has occasionally been used by the United States Air Force.

South Korea
United Kingdom

Coast Guard

See also


  1. 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.
  2. 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.


  1. "Department of Defense / Base Structure Report / FY 2015 Baseline" (PDF). Retrieved October 10, 2016.
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  3. "This map shows how the US is fighting terrorism in 76 countries around the world". Business Insider. 16 January 2018.
  7. "US to Set Up 5 Military Bases in Iraqi Kurdistan Region". farsnews. 18 July 2016.
  8. "US military constructing new base in Iraq's Kurdish region: Report". presstv. 22 August 2017.
  9. "بالانفوغراف.. تعرف على الجنود والقواعد الامريكية في العراق" (in Arabic). alsumaria. 8 February 2018.
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  12. 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.
  13. 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.
  14. 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.
  15. 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.
  16. "Russia and U.S. engage in military base race in Syria". 15 January 2018. Retrieved 2 February 2018.
  17. "Anadolu Agency's map of U.S. bases in Syria infuriates The Pentagon". 20 July 2017. Retrieved 2 February 2018.
  18. "US troops leaving Syria will go to Iraq, says Pentagon chief". BBC News. 20 October 2019.
  19. "Assad Forces Surge Forward in Syria as U.S. Pulls Back". The New York Times. 14 October 2019.
  20. "Trump Said to Favor Leaving a Few Hundred Troops in Eastern Syria". The New York Times. 20 October 2019.
  21. Update-al-Jaafari: We demand immediate and unconditional withdrawal of foreign forces from Syrian territory
  22. 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.
  23. 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.
  24. "DDJC - Sharpe" (PDF). Superfund. Environmental Protection Agency. October 2003. Archived (PDF) from the original on 15 June 2015. Retrieved 13 June 2015.
  25. 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.
  26. Carol A. Jensen (2006). Byron Hot Springs. Arcadia Publishing. p. 104. ISBN 978-0-7385-4700-8.
  27. "Historic Posts, Camps, Stations, and Airfields, Tracy Facility, Defense Distribution Depot San Joaquin". The California State Military Museum. Archived from the original on 13 March 2018. Retrieved 11 September 2018.
  28. "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.
  29. Kimmons, Sean (November 27, 2017). "Isolated from US military, small Army post looks to rid terrorism in West Africa". Army News Service.
  30. 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.
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  33. "NSA Annapolis". Retrieved 20 February 2019.
  34. USAF move out of Mildenhall delayed by two years, BBC News. Retrieved 6 August 2018.
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