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AIR Torrejón

Last modified: 11 Feb 2021

Country: Spain    Region: .

Locale: Torrejón de Ardoz

Latitude: 40° 28' 59" N     Longitude: -4° 33' 56" E

Area use / Military Branches: Active


40°29'0"N 3°26'46"W Torrejón airbase

Historical: Constructed by USAF becoming one of 3 USAF Cold War bases in Spain hosting 3970th Strategic Wing (SAC) operating B-47s (1957-1966); 497th FIS (Airdefence Cmd) operating F-86 Sabres (1958-1961) and F-102 Delta Daggers (1961-1966); 401st TFW (USAFE) operating F-100 SupSabs (1966-1970) and lF-4 Phantoms (1970-1980) and F-16A/Bs (1981-1992).
30 hydrogen bombs used by 3970th SW in the Reflex ops (1957-1966) once have been stored at grid 40°29'5"N 3°25'9"W

Current units
- Hq Combat Air Command
-- NATO Combined Air Ops Center
- Central Command and Control Group
- Operational Air Traffic Group
- Deployment Support Medical Air Unit
- ALA 12 (12 Wing) with 121 and 122 squadron operating EF/A-18 Hornet multirole aircraft

- Rescue Coordination Center (under General Air Command)
-- 43 Air Force Grp (aerial firefighters)
- Aerospace Observation Systems Center
-- 45 Ops Group (MEDEVAC)
-- 47 Mixed Air Grp (EW)

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