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Military Bases in Arizona

There are a total of 7 active US Military bases in Arizona.

Since Arizona is landlocked, there are no Navy or Coast Guard bases in the state.

Army Bases In Arizona

Camp Navajo

Location: Bellemont, AZ

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In Use: 1942-Present

Overall Mission: Camp Navajo was established as a munitions depot supplying the Pacific theatre, but recently many of those responsibilities were transferred to other bases.

The base still stores some munitions but is primarily used as an industrial park.

The Army National Guard also performs training exercises at and around the base.

Units Stationed:

  • HHC, Camp Navajo
  • 362nd Ordnance Company (EOD)
  • 819th Engineer Company (Sapper)
  • 856th Military Police Company

Official Site: https://dema.az.gov/army-national-guard/camp-navajo

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Fort Huachuca

Location: Sierra Vista, AZ

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In Use: 1877-Present

Overall Mission: Fort Huachuca began life as Camp Huachuca, a frontier base for the US cavalry.

Today, it primarily operates as an intelligence and communication hub for West Coast and Pacific operations.

It has also been used for testing and simulation of desert operations.

Units Stationed:

  • S. Army Intelligence Center of Excellence (USAICoE)
  • Network Enterprise Technology Command (NETCOM)
  • 111th Military Intelligence Brigade
  • 40th Expeditionary Signal Battalion
  • 2nd Battalion, 13th Aviation Regiment, 1st Aviation Brigade
  • Intelligence Electronic Warfare Test Directorate (IEWTD)
  • Joint Interoperability Test Command (JITC)
  • Military Auxiliary Radio System (MARS)

Official Site: https://home.army.mil/huachuca/index.php

Yuma Proving Ground

Location: Yuma, AZ

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In Use: 1950-Present

Overall Mission: Built in 1943, Yuma Proving Ground was briefly out of operation until the start of the Korean war.

It is one of the largest military bases in the world.

Yuma Proving Ground performs hundreds of thousands of testing operations every year, on weapons, munitions, equipment, and vehicles.

Units Stationed:

  • S. Army Garrison, YPG
  • Yuma Test Center
  • Tropic Regions Test Center
  • Cold Regions Test Center
  • Airborne Test Force
  • US Army 2nd Special Warfare Training Group
  • Special Operations Terminal Attack Controllers Course
  • Test Measurement and Diagnostic Equipment Support Laboratory

Official Site: https://www.yuma.army.mil/

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Air Force Bases In Arizona

Davis Monthan AFB

Location: Tucson, AZ

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In Use: 1940-Present

Overall Mission: Davis Monthan Air Force Base is a key part of Air Combat Command, and supplies many of the aircraft used in USAF West Coast and Pacific operations.

The base also contains one of the largest USAF “boneyards,” land fields where retired aircraft are stored and disassembled.

Units Stationed:

  • 355th Wing (host)
  • 55th Electronic Combat Group
  • 214th Attack Group
  • 309th Aerospace Maintenance and Regeneration Group
  • 943rd Rescue Group
  • 924th Fighter Group
  • 41st Electronic Combat Squadron
  • 42nd Electronic Combat Squadron
  • 43rd Electronic Combat Squadron
  • 47th Fighter Squadron
  • 55th Rescue Squadron
  • 79th Rescue Squadron
  • 214th Attack Squadron
  • 305th Rescue Squadron
  • 354th Fighter Squadron
  • 357th Fighter Squadron
  • 556th Test and Evaluation Squadron

Official Site: https://www.dm.af.mil/

Luke AFB

Location: Glendale, AZ

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In Use: 1941-Present

Overall Mission: Luke Air Force Base is a major training facility for the F-16 pilot program.

They are in the process of upgrading to the new F-35s and will house 144 of them once the upgrade is complete.

Luke AFB is also the home of the Goldwater Air Force Range, a bombing range for used for training, tests, and NATO operations.

Units Stationed:

  • Nineteenth Air Force
  • Tenth Air Force
  • 56th Fighter Wing
  • 56th Comptroller Squadron
  • 56th Operations Group
  • 56th Maintenance Group
  • 56th Medical Group
  • 56th Mission Support Group
  • 944th Fighter Wing
  • 4th Marine Logistics Group
  • Navy Operational Support Center – Phoenix

Official Site: https://www.luke.af.mil/

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Marine Corps Bases In Arizona

MCAS Yuma

Location: Yuma, AZ

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In Use: 1928-Present

Overall Mission: Marine Corps Air Station Yuma has at various points in its history belonged to the USAF and US Navy and has been under the control of the Marine Corps since 1959.

Multiple Harriers and F35 squadrons are hosted at the airfield.

The base also performs training and testing for aviation divisions of the Marine Corps

Units Stationed:

  • Headquarters and Headquarters Squadron
  • MCAS Yuma Search and Rescue
  • Combat Logistics Regiment 15
  • 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing
  • 4th Marine Aircraft Wing
  • Marine Operational Test and Evaluation Squadron 1
  • Marine Aviation Weapons and Tactics Squadron 1

Official Site: https://www.mcasyuma.marines.mil/

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Arizona is home to 7 major US military bases. See a list of each Army, Air Force, and Marine Corps base in AZ, including when it was founded and their core mission.
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