There are a total of nine active military bases in Missouri. Because the state borders the Mississippi River, it is able to support Navy and Coast Guard stations, meaning that all five branches of the US Military have at least one base in the state.
Army Bases In Missouri
Belton Army Reserve Center
Location: Belton, MO
In Use: 2013-Present
Overall Mission: Belton Army Reserve Center is one of the newest bases in the country, having opened in 2013.
It is primarily a training facility for the Army National Guard and other reserve units.
- 348th Engineer Company
- 483rd Engineer Platoon
Official Site: https://www.usar.army.mil/
Fort Leonard Wood
Location: St. Robert, MO
In Use: 1940-Present
Overall Mission: Fort Leonard Wood is a US Army training facility.
It is the current location for the U.S. Army Maneuver Support Center of Excellence, which trains the Military Police and US Army Chemical Corps, among others.
- 3rd Chemical Brigade
- 1st Engineer Brigade
- 3rd Training Brigade
- 14th Military Police Brigade.
Official Site: https://home.army.mil/wood/index.php
Missouri Army National Guard Base
Location: Jefferson City, MO
In Use: 1808-Present
Overall Mission: The Army National Guard Base in Jefferson City is the head office for the Missouri National Guard.
The Missouri National Guard has most recently participated in peace-keeping exercises and supported law enforcement during recent demonstrations.
- 70th Troop Command
- 157th Air Operations Group
Official Site: https://www.moguard.ngb.mil/
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Navy Bases In Missouri
Navy Operational Support Center – St. Louis
Location: St Louis, MO
In Use: 1941-Present
Overall Mission: The Naval Base in St Louis operates as both a Navy Operational Support Center, which provides administrative support and housing for Navy Operations in the area.
It is also the official base for the Missouri Naval Reserves.
Apart from administrative staff, only a small number of US Marines are stationed on the base.
- 3rd Battalion, 23rd Marine Regiment
Official Site: N/A
Air Force Bases In Missouri
Jefferson Barracks Air Guard Station
Location: St Louis, MO
In Use: 1826-Present
Overall Mission: The Jefferson Barracks have existed as a military installation in some form since 1826.
It was turned over to the Air Force in 1946, and later became an Air National Guard base.
It is currently a major site for Space Command Readiness.
- 239th Combat Communications Squadron
- 131st Bomb Wing
Rosecrans ANG Base
Location: Saint Joseph, MO
In Use: 1940-Present
Overall Mission: Rosencrans operates on a small portion of the Rosecrans Memorial Airport.
It is a training facility for airlift operations for the Air National guard, and other airborne elements of the US Military.
- 139th Airlift Wing
Official Site: https://www.139aw.ang.af.mil/
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Whiteman Air Force Base
Location: Knob Noster, MO
In Use: 1942-Present
Overall Mission: Whiteman Air Force Base has at various times been both an airfield and a missile base.
It is currently the home of the B2 Spirit bomber wing.
Elements of the Air National Guard, Navy Reserves, and Army National Guard are also stationed on the base.
- Eighth Air Force
- 509th Bomb Wing
- 432nd Air Expeditionary Wing
- US Air Force Warfare Center
- 442nd Fighter Wing
- Missouri Air National Guard – 131st Wing
- 35th Infantry Division
- Navy Expeditionary Combat Command
Official Site: https://www.whiteman.af.mil/
Marine Corps Bases In Missouri
Marine Corps Reserve Training
Location: Springfield, MO
In Use: 1967-Present
Overall Mission: The Marine Corps Reserve Training base in Springfield is responsible for training both reserve and active duty Marine personnel.
It is host to several Marine Divisions, and is home to most of the Marine units stationed in Missouri.
- 4th Marine Division
- 14th Marine Regiment
- 23rd Marine Regiment
- 25th Marine Regiment
- 3rd Force Reconnaissance Company
- 4th Force Reconnaissance Company
- Anti-Tank Training Company
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Coast Guard Bases In Missouri
USCG Station St. Louis, MO
Location: St. Louis, MO
In Use: 1964-Present
Overall Mission: USCG Station in St Louis is the headquarters for Coast Guard operations along much of the Mississippi.
It has a total of five rapid response boats that operate up and down the river.