Seymour Johnson Air Force Base

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Seymour Johnson Air Force Base
Goldsboro, North Carolina in the United States of America
F-15E Strike Eagles of the 4th Fighter Wing based at Seymour Johnson AFB.
F-15E Strike Eagles of the 4th Fighter Wing based at Seymour Johnson AFB.
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Seymour Johnson AFB is located in the United States
Seymour Johnson AFB
Seymour Johnson AFB
Location in the United States
Coordinates 35°20′28″N 77°58′00″W / 35.34111°N 77.96667°W / 35.34111; -77.96667Coordinates: 35°20′28″N 77°58′00″W / 35.34111°N 77.96667°W / 35.34111; -77.96667
Type US Air Force Base
Site information
Owner Department of Defense
Operator US Air Force
Controlled by Air Combat Command (ACC)
Condition Operational
Website www.seymourjohnson.af.mil/
Site history
Built 1942 (1942)
In use 1942 – present
Garrison information
Current
commander
Colonel Donn C. Yates
Garrison
Airfield information
Identifiers IATA: KGSB, ICAO: GSB, FAA LID: KGSB, WMO: 723066
Elevation 33.2 metres (109 ft) AMSL
Runways
Direction Length and surface
08/26 3,584.4 metres (11,760 ft) 
Source: Federal Aviation Administration[1]

Seymour Johnson Air Force Base is a United States Air Force base located in Goldsboro, North Carolina[2]. The base is named for Navy Lt. Seymour A. Johnson, a test pilot from Goldsboro who died in an airplane crash near Norbeck, Maryland, on March 5, 1941.[3]

In August 1940 the War Department designated the airport as essential to national defense. In December 1940, $168,811 was authorized for the construction of a U.S. Army Air Corps Technical Training School. Local officials began working to have the field named in honor of Lieutenant Johnson. Seymour Johnson is the only Air Force base named in honor of a naval officer.[3]

Until 2005 the Federal Bureau of Prisons had a Federal Prison Camp on the base where William Aramony was incarcerated.

Based units

Flying and notable non-flying units based at Seymour Johnson Air Force Base.[4][5]

Units marked GSU are Geographically Separate Units, which although based at Seymour Johnson, are subordinate to a parent unit based at another location.

United States Air Force

Air Combat Command (ACC)

Air Force Reserve Command (AFRC)

See also

References

  1. ^ "Seymour Johnson AFB (KGSB)" (PDF). Federal Aviation Administration. 10 October 2019. Retrieved 14 October 2019.
  2. ^ "Seymour Johnson Air Force Base > About Us > Fact Sheets > Seymour Johnson Air Force Base History". www.seymourjohnson.af.mil. Retrieved July 21, 2019.
  3. ^ a b "Seymour Johnson Air Force Base > About Us > Fact Sheets > Lt. Seymour A. Johnson". US Air Force. Retrieved 20 April 2018. This article incorporates text from this source, which is in the public domain.
  4. ^ "SJAFB Units Page". Seymour Johnson AFB. US Air Force. Retrieved 14 October 2019.
  5. ^ "Installations Worldwide - Seymour Johnson AFB" (PDF). Air Force Magazine – USAF Almanac 2019. Air Force Association: 91. June 2019.

External links

Media related to Seymour Johnson Air Force Base at Wikimedia Commons

  • Official website


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