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2. AIR / AFGSC / Dyess airbase

Last modified: 30 Apr 2022, submitted by: Joker

Country: United States    Region: Texas

Locale: Abilene

Latitude: 32° 25' 56" N     Longitude: -100° 10' 17" E

Area use / Military Branches: ACTIVE


3225'0"N 9951'19"W Dyess airbase Texas Former WW2 airfield. Rebuilt in the 1950's and ops in 1957. The base hosted several Strategic Air Command tanker and bomber Wings but also a strategic (Atlas) missile wing and some miitary Airlift Cmd units. In 1993, 7th Wing activated at Dyess integrating the operations of the B-1B Lancer and C-130 Hercules. The wing reorganized in 1997as 7th Bomb Wing and gave operational control of the C-130s to Air Mobility Command. As of 2015 Dyess has been assigned to Global Strike Command. However its former nuc WSA at grid. 3225'58"N 9949'46"W is now a conventional bomb storage

Current units:
- Base staffing and supporting units
- AF Global Strike Cmd / 8th Air Force / 7th Bomb Wing is providing combat-ready B-1B aircraft, crews and associate combat support for global conventional bombing. 7 BW is operating 36x B-1B Lancers and is composed of an Operations, Mission Support, Medical and Maintenance Group

- AMC / 317th Airlift Wing is operating 28x C-130J Super Hercules aircraft. 317 AW is composed of a maintenance group and an operations group with 2 airlift squadrons

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