USAF Bases in Central Command (CENTCOM)

The bases listed below are found in the USAF Central Command (CENTCOM).  Most of these bases are only staffed by deployed military members.  There are a handful of permanently stationed positions scattered across this MAJCOM.

Name Location Coordinates Unit Emblem Unit Designation Notes/Mission
Al Dhafra Air Base United Arab Emirates 24°14′53″N 054°32′51″E / 24.24806°N 54.54750°E / 24.24806; 54.54750 (Al Dhafra AB) 380th Air Expeditionary Wing.png
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380th Air Expeditionary Wing
363d Flying Training Group (ACC)
Primary AFCENT Deployment Base. Performs intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance and aerial refueling in support of Operations New Dawn and Enduring Freedom and the Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa. The attached 9th Air Force 363d Flying Training Group facilitates the flying training of airmen from various nations.[105][106]
Al Udeid Air Base Qatar 25°07′02″N 051°18′53″E / 25.11722°N 51.31472°E / 25.11722; 51.31472 (Al Udeid AB) 379th Air Expeditionary Wing - Emblem.png
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379th Air Expeditionary Wing
64th Air Expeditionary Group
Primary AFCENT Deployment Base. Provides combat airpower and combat support for Operations Iraqi Freedom, Enduring Freedom and through support of the Joint Task Force Horn of Africa. 64th AEG providings integrated defense, emergency response, and combat support for the base. Al Udeid is the forward Headquarters of the United States Central Command, as well as the 83d Expeditionary Air Group of the Royal Air Force. The base is frequently used as a staging base for air units that are transferring into Iraq,[107]
Ali Al Salem Air Base Kuwait 29°20′48″N 047°31′14″E / 29.34667°N 47.52056°E / 29.34667; 47.52056 (Ali Al Salem AB) 386th Air Expeditionary Wing.png
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386th Air Expeditionary Wing
387th Air Expeditionary Operations Group
Primary AFCENT Deployment Base. Primary tactical airlift hub for re-supply missions supporting Coalition operations in Iraq and providing combat service support to land component forces throughout the Persian Gulf Region and Iraq. 387th AEOG provides base operating support-integration for Coalition forces and civilian contractors.[108]
Bagram Airfield Afghanistan 34°56′46″N 069°15′54″E / 34.94611°N 69.26500°E / 34.94611; 69.26500 (Bagram AFLD) 455th Air Expeditionary Wing.png
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455th Air Expeditionary Wing
755th Air Expeditionary Group
Provides the International Security Assistance Force with responsive airpower as part of Operation Enduring Freedom. First constructed during the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan, but it has since been greatly improved. The United States has spent more than $200 million improving Bagram, and the base now includes shops, restaurants, recreational complexes, and housing for thousands of personnel.[109]
Kabul International Airport Afghanistan 34°33′56″N 069°12′39″E / 34.56556°N 69.21083°E / 34.56556; 69.21083 (Kabul IAP) 438th Air Expeditionary Wing.PNG
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438th Air Expeditionary Wing
438th Air Expeditionary Advisory Group
Provides the International Security Assistance Force with responsive airpower as part of Operation Enduring Freedom.[110]
Kandahar Airfield Afghanistan 31°30′21″N 065°50′52″E / 31.50583°N 65.84778°E / 31.50583; 65.84778 (Kandahar AFLD) 451st-airexpeditionarywing-emblem.png
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451st Air Expeditionary Wing
651st Air Expeditionary Group
738th Air Expeditionary Advisory Group
Provides the International Security Assistance Force with responsive airpower as part of Operation Enduring Freedom. 738th AEAG is a detached component of the 438th AEW at Kabul IAP[110][111]
Sheik Isa Air Base Bahrain 25°55′05″N 50°35′26″E / 25.91806°N 50.59056°E / 25.91806; 50.59056 (Sheik Isa AB) Detachment of the 379th Air Expeditionary Wing Logistical hub.
Shindand Air Base Afghanistan 33°23′28.79″N 62°15′39.51″E / 33.3913306°N 62.2609750°E / 33.3913306; 62.2609750 (Shindand AB) 838th Air Expeditionary Advisory Group.png 838th Air Expeditionary Advisory Group Being developed into a major flying training base for the Afghanistan Air Force. 838th AEAG is a detached component of the 438th AEW at Kabul IAP[110][112]
RAFO Thumrait Oman 17°39′56″N 54°01′28″E / 17.66556°N 54.02444°E / 17.66556; 54.02444 (RAFO Thumrait) 405th Air Expeditionary Wing - emblem.png 405th Air Expeditionary Wing Primary AFCENT Deployment Base. Air Refueling operations
Transit Center at Manas Kyrgyzstan 43°03′01″N 074°28′10″E / 43.05028°N 74.46944°E / 43.05028; 74.46944 (Manas TS) 376th Air Expeditionary Wing.png 376th Air Expeditionary Wing As its name suggests, the base is the main transit point for troops leaving and entering Afghanistan and is known to many soldiers as “The Gateway to Hell.” The site is equipped with comforts, including video games, internet cafes, and wireless internet.