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US mainland military bases map (1997)

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posted on Apr, 17 2008 @ 08:37 AM
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file.sunshinepress.org:54445...


This is a moderately detailed map of the US military bases, their locations as well as the areas of land considered to be part of the base. No bases are named, but all are numbered. It is unclear if these are all bases that exist, or just ones in current operation, but the latter is assumed.



Its nice to have this placed in context. I knew the US have alot of military bases, but this is somewhat mind blowing.




posted on Apr, 17 2008 @ 08:50 AM
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It's not really mind blowing. From general observation of the west coast alot of these appear to be anything from active bases, depots, training areas, closed bases to reserve/National Guard bases.

Not mention this map being over 10 yrs old, alot of these bases have closed since '97.



posted on Apr, 17 2008 @ 07:55 PM
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Not only that, many of these are probably National Guard/Joint Forces Reserve Centers. Big deal.



posted on Apr, 18 2008 @ 12:49 PM
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at least30% of those bases are closed now, after the several rounds of base closures in the late '90's and early 2000's



posted on Apr, 18 2008 @ 12:53 PM
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Wow thats a good find, I don't care what anybody says.



posted on Apr, 18 2008 @ 08:04 PM
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Yeah, a good find on 10 year old bases, 25% of which are now in the process of being turned over to local city and county governments for various uses. We have a large and dedicated military machine in the US, its a surprise that we dont have more bases. Also, consider our bases and outposts globally. When I was deployed, we frequented several.



posted on Apr, 19 2008 @ 06:19 PM
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I'd really love to see an updated, current map.

Ummm, not one line now.



posted on Apr, 19 2008 @ 07:19 PM
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Two things I notice about the map. First, it does not show local armories, depots, training centers, etc. The only thing I see, in me region at least, are actual bases.

The second thing is, the red blotches are not an accurate depiction of their position. One red blotch straddles a river, but the base does not.



posted on Apr, 22 2008 @ 12:04 AM
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Not only that, many of these are probably National Guard/Joint Forces Reserve Centers. Big deal.

Agree. This map seems to show Reserve/NG units basing out of civilian installations thus I don't think this a map of "bases" but simply military units. To note, ANG tanker squadrons flying from Meridian, MS and Birmingham, AL are on the map......yet they are flying from purely civilian airports.

Base closures have taken their toll on overall numbers and if a base is no longer financially or realistically feasible..........close it down and move the assets somewhere where it's more feasible. And it should be noted, that even after many former military installations have been closed and turned over to local ownership, that military units may continue to operate in some capacity from them. Roswell AAF still hosts military ops from time to time......Plattsburg has tankers sitting on the ramp.....Amarillo IAP has had B-1s, -135s, E-6s, and C-130s staging out of it for a time.....you can even catch some Navy Agressors or a flight of Harriers tanking-up at Meacham if you look hard enough.



posted on Apr, 22 2008 @ 12:33 PM
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There's a base near me that used to be part of the Airlift Command, but a lot of the organizational structure has changed since those days. The C-5's are still there along with some C-130's and what not, but the "base" closed down and became a civilian international airport. There is also a secure area operated by the Marines, but a lot of old base buildings are abandoned and it is no longer technically a base at all. A definate blurring of the lines I would say.



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