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This is a list of military installations owned or used by the United States Armed Forces both 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 in the world, with locations in dozens of nations on every continent, with 38 "named bases"[note 1] having active-duty, US National Guard, reserve, or civilian personnel as of 30 September 2014. Its largest, in terms of personnel, is Ramstein Air Base, in Germany, with almost 9,200.[note 2] Due to the sensitive and often classified nature of this information, there is no comprehensive list with the exact number or location of all bases, stations and installations. The total number of foreign sites with installations and facilities that are either in active use and service, or that may be activated and operated by American military personnel and allies, is just over 1,000.
U.S. officials have been accused of collaborating with oppressive regimes and anti-democratic governments to secure their military bases, from Central America to Africa, Asia, and the Middle East. The Democracy Index classifies many of the forty-five current non-democratic U.S. base hosts as fully "authoritarian governments." Military bases in non-democratic states were often rationalized during the Cold War by the U.S. as a necessary if undesirable necessity in defending against the communist threat posed by the Soviet Union. Few of these bases have been abandoned since the end of the Cold War.
Several rounds of closures and mergers have occurred since the end of World War II, a procedure most recently known as Base Realignment and Closure. Anti-racist agitation in the early 2020s led to calls for changing bases to remove the names of Confederate figures who fought against the United States in the American Civil War. The Naming Commission was created by the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2021, and renaming began in December 2022.
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- Joint Base Elmendorf–Richardson – located 12 kilometers (8 miles) north of Anchorage, Alaska
- Joint Base Pearl Harbor–Hickam – located 11 kilometers (7 miles) northwest of Honolulu, Hawaii
- Joint Base McGuire–Dix–Lakehurst – located 29 kilometers (18 miles) south of Trenton, New Jersey
- Joint Base Charleston – located 8 kilometers (5 miles) east of North Charleston, South Carolina
- Joint Base San Antonio – located 8 kilometers (5 miles) north of San Antonio, Texas
- Joint Base Langley-Eustis – located 12 kilometers (8 miles) east of Newport News, Virginia
- Joint Region Marianas – combines Naval Base Guam, Andersen Air Force Base and Marine Corps Base Camp Blaz
- Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall – located 1 kilometer (1 mile) northwest of Arlington, Virginia
- Joint Expeditionary Base–Little Creek – located 20 kilometers (13 miles) northwest of Virginia Beach
- Joint Base Lewis-McChord – located 17 kilometers (11 miles) southwest of Tacoma, Washington
- Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling – located 11 kilometers (7 miles) south of Washington, D.C.
- Joint Base Andrews – located 22 kilometers (14 miles) south of Washington, D.C.
- War Reserve Stocks are located in many foreign states.
- Pine Gap – Joint Defence Facility Pine Gap (JDFPG), near 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 U.S. bases in Australia are present and this list does not include ADF bases with U.S. access. The U.S. military has access to all major ADF training areas, northern Australian RAAF airfields, port facilities in Darwin, Fremantle, Stirling naval base in Perth, and the airfield on the Cocos Islands in the Indian Ocean.
- There are approximately 2,500 U.S. service members 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 staffed by several hundred U.S. Special Operations Forces in a non-combat role, aiding the Nigerien military with training and surveillance.
There were approximately 1,500–2,000 U.S. 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", where the United States is training Free Syrian Army rebels. 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.
- Anniston Army Depot
- Fort Novosel
- Fort McClellan (ARNG training site/base)
- Redstone Arsenal
- Camp Navajo (ARNG)
- Fort Huachuca
- Yuma Proving Ground
- Yuma Proving Grounds (US Army testing facility)
- Robinson Maneuver Training Center (ARNG)
- Fort Chaffee Maneuver Training Center (ARNG)
- Pine Bluff Arsenal
- Little Rock AFB
- Beale Air Force Base
- Camp Cooke
- Camp Haan
- Camp Roberts (ARNG)
- Camp San Luis Obispo (ARNG)
- Coast Guard Air Station Sacramento
- Fort Hunter Liggett
- Fort Irwin
- Los Alamitos Joint Forces Training Base
- Los Angeles AFB
- Military Ocean Terminal Concord
- Naval Air Station North Island
- Parks Reserve Forces Training Area
- Presidio of Monterey
- San Joaquin Depot
- Sierra Army Depot
- Buckley Space Force Base
- Cheyenne Mountain Space Force Station
- Fort Carson
- Fort Logan National Cemetery
- Peterson Space Force Base
- Pueblo Chemical Depot
- Rocky Mountain Arsenal
- Schriever Space Force Base
- U.S. Air Force Academy
District of Columbia
- Camp Blanding (ARNG)
- Eglin Air Force Base
- Hurlburt Field
- MacDill Air Force Base
- Patrick Space Force Base
- Tyndall Air Force Base
- Naval Air Station Jacksonville
- Naval Station Mayport
- Shades of Green (Morale, Welfare and Recreation (MWR) Resort)
- Fort DeRussy (MWR Resort)
- Fort Shafter
- Kunia Field Station
- Pohakuloa Training Area
- Schofield Barracks
- Tripler Army Medical Center
- Wheeler Army Airfield
- MTA Gowen Field Boise (ARNG)
- Orchard Range TS Boise (ARNG)
- TS Edgemeade Mountain Home (ARNG)
- MTA Deepwoods (ARNG)
- MTA Riley-Bog Brook (ARNG)
- TS Caswell (ARNG)
- TS Hollis Plains (ARNG)
- Aberdeen Proving Ground
- Camp Fretterd Military Reservation (ARNG)
- Fort Detrick
- Fort George G. Meade
- Joint Base Andrews
- Camp Ripley (ARNG)
- Fort William Henry Harrison (ARNG)
- Camp Ashland (ARNG)
- Kirtland AFB
- Los Alamos Demolition Range
- White Sands Missile Range
- Holloman Air Force Base
- Camp Smith (New York) (ARNG)
- Fort Drum
- Fort Hamilton
- United States Military Academy
- Watervliet Arsenal
- Camp Butner (ARNG)
- Camp Davis
- Camp Mackall
- Fort Liberty
- Military Ocean Terminal Sunny Point
- Seymour Johnson Air Force Base
- Camp Grafton (ARNG)
- Camp Perry (ARNG)
- Camp Ravenna Joint Military Training Center (ARNG)
- Camp Sherman (ARNG)
- Wright-Patterson Air Force Base
- Camp Rilea (ARNG)
- Carlisle Barracks
- Fort Indiantown Gap (ARNG)
- Harrisburg Military Post (ARNG)
- Letterkenny Army Depot
- New Cumberland Army Depot
- Tobyhanna Army Depot
- Army National Guard Aviation Support Facility (ARNG)
- Camp Santiago (ARNG)
- Fort Allen (ARNG)
- Fort Buchanan
- Roosevelt Roads Army Reserve Base
- Fort Jackson (Army Basic Training Center)
- Charleston Air Force Base (part of Joint Base Charleston - AF/USN)
- McEntire Joint National Guard Base (ARNG/ANG)
- South Carolina National Guard Training Center at Rock Hill
- Clarks Hill Training Center (ARNG)
- Marine Corps Recruit Depot Parris Island
- Marine Corps Air Station (Beaufort) MCAS
- Fort Meade (ARNG)
- Holston Army Ammunition Plant
- Kingston Demolition Range
- Milan Army Ammunition Plant
- Arnold Air Force Base (Engineering Development Complex)
- Camp Bowie
- Camp Bullis
- Camp Mabry
- Camp Maxey
- Camp Stanley
- Camp Swift
- Corpus Christi Army Depot
- Fort Bliss
- Fort Cavazos
- Fort Sam Houston, part of Joint Base San Antonio
- Fort Wolters (ARNG)
- Martindale Army Airfield
- Red River Army Depot
- Camp Ethan Allen Training Site (ARNG)
- Camp Johnson (ARNG)
- Camp Pendleton State Military Reservation (ARNG)
- Fort Barfoot (ARNG)
- Fort Belvoir
- Fort Eustis, part of Joint Base Langley-Eustis
- Fort Gregg-Adams
- Fort McNair (part of Joint Base Myer–Henderson Hall)
- Fort Myer (part of Joint Base Myer–Henderson Hall)
- Fort Walker
- The Judge Advocate General's Legal Center and School
- Quantico Military Reservation
- National Ground Intelligence Center
- Radford Army Ammunition Plant
- Warrenton Training Center
Bosnia and Herzegovina
- Aitos Logistics Center, Burgas Province
- Bezmer Air Base, Yambol Province
- Graf Ignatievo Air Base, Plovdiv Province
- Novo Selo Range, Sliven Province
- Bleidorn Housing Area, Ansbach
- Dagger Complex, Darmstadt Training Center Griesheim
- 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
- Landstuhl Regional Medical Center, Landstuhl
- McCully Barracks, Wackernheim
- Miesau Army Depot, Miesau
- Oberdachstetten Storage Area, Ansbach
- Panzer Kaserne, Böblingen
- 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
- 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
- Camp Arifjan
- Camp Buehring (formerly Camp Udairi)
- Camp Patriot (shared with Kuwait Naval Base)
- Camp Spearhead (shared with port of Ash Shuaiba)
- Camp Kosciuszko (formerly FOS Poznan)
United States Marine Corps
- Marine Corps Air Station Futenma, Okinawa
- Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni, Yamaguchi Prefecture
- Marine Corps Base Camp Smedley D. Butler, Okinawa (Note: the following camps are dispersed throughout Okinawa but are all under the administration of the MCB complex.)
- Naval Air Weapons Station China Lake
- Naval Base Coronado
- Naval Air Station Lemoore
- Naval Postgraduate School
- Naval Base Point Loma
- Naval Base Ventura County
- Naval Base San Diego
- Naval Air Facility El Centro
- Naval Air Station Jacksonville
- Naval Air Station Key West
- Naval Station Mayport
- Naval Air Warfare Center Training Systems Division
- Naval Support Activity Panama City
- Naval Air Station Pensacola
- Naval Air Station Whiting Field
- Naval Support Activity Annapolis
- Naval Air Station Patuxent River
- Naval Support Facility Thurmont
- United States Naval Academy
- Indian Head Naval Surface Warfare Center
- Joint Base Andrews
- Naval Air Station Corpus Christi
- Naval Air Station Joint Reserve Base Fort Worth
- Naval Air Station Kingsville
- Naval Support Activity South Potomac
- Joint Expeditionary Base–Little Creek
- Naval Station Norfolk
- Naval Air Station Oceana
- Surface Combat Systems Center Wallops Island
- Naval Weapons Station Yorktown
- Norfolk Naval Shipyard
British Indian Ocean Territory
- Naval Air Facility Atsugi
- Misawa Air Base
- Naval Forces Japan, Okinawa
- United States Fleet Activities Sasebo
- United States Fleet Activities Yokosuka
- Busan Naval Base, Busan, Gyeongnam, Korea
- Commander Fleet Activities Chinhae, Changwon, Gyeongnam, Korea
United States Air Force
- Queen Beatrix International Airport (Cooperative Security Location of U.S. Southern Command)
British Indian Ocean Territory
- Hato International Airport (Cooperative Security Location of U.S. Southern Command)
- NATO Air Base Geilenkirchen, Geilenkirchen
- Ramstein Air Base
- Spangdahlem Air Base
- Buchel Air base
- Kadena Air Base, Okinawa Prefecture
- Kanoya Airfield
- Misawa Air Base, Misawa, Aomori
- Yokota Air Base, Tokyo
- Christchurch Airport - Operation Deep Freeze
Sovereign Base Areas of Akrotiri and Dhekelia (Cyprus)
United Arab Emirates
United States Space Force
- Buckley Space Force Base, Colorado
- Cape Canaveral Space Force Station, Florida
- Cape Cod Space Force Station, Massachusetts
- Cavalier Space Force Station, North Dakota
- Cheyenne Mountain Space Force Station, Colorado
- Clear Space Force Station, Alaska
- Los Angeles Air Force Base, California
- Kaena Point Space Force Station, Hawaii
- New Boston Space Force Station, New Hampshire
- Patrick Space Force Base, Florida
- Peterson Space Force Base, Colorado
- Schriever Space Force Base, Colorado
- Vandenberg Space Force Base, California
United States Coast Guard
- Marine Safety Detachment Saipan, Northern Mariana Islands
- Marine Safety Detachment American Samoa
- Patrol Forces Southwest Asia
- Base Realignment and Closure
- United States military deployments
- List of United States drone bases
- Lists of military installations
- 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.
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