USAF Bases in Europe

Below is a list of USAF bases in Europe (aka USAFE).  Many of the bases listed below do not have flight doc positions.

Name Location Coordinates Unit Emblem Unit Designation Notes/Mission
Ankara Support Facility Turkey 39th Air Base Wing.png 39th Air Base Wing
717th Air Base Squadron
A GSU of Incirlik Air Base, operates the Ankara Support Facility providing support to the American Community in the Ankara Area including the diverse military community and the U.S. Embassy.[79]
Aviano Air Base Italy 46°01′53″N 012°35′49″E / 46.03139°N 12.59694°E / 46.03139; 12.59694 (Aviano AB) 31st Fighter Wing.png 31st Fighter Wing F-16 Fighting Falcon supporting NATO and deployments to US Air Forces Central.[80]
Büchel Air Base Germany 50°10′35″N 007°03′28″E / 50.17639°N 7.05778°E / 50.17639; 7.05778 (Büchel AB) 52d Fighter Wing.png 52d Fighter Wing 702nd Munitions Support Squadron.[81]
Chievres Air Base Belgium 50°35′9.58″N 003°50′37.47″E / 50.5859944°N 3.8437417°E / 50.5859944; 3.8437417 (Chievres AB) 86th Airlift Wing.png 86th Airlift Wing GSU of Ramstein Air Base.[82]
Ghedi Air Base Italy 45°25′52.57″N 10°16′48.40″E / 45.4312694°N 10.2801111°E / 45.4312694; 10.2801111 (Ghedi AB) 52d Fighter Wing.png 52d Fighter Wing 704th Munitions Support Squadron.[81]
Incirlik Air Base Turkey 37°00′07″N 035°25′33″E / 37.00194°N 35.42583°E / 37.00194; 35.42583 (Incirlik Air Base) 39th Air Base Wing.png 39th Air Base Wing No permanent aircraft assigned. Supports USAF/NATO aircraft deployed to Southern Europe supporting NATO and deployments to US Air Forces Central.[83]
Izmir Air Station Turkey 38°27′27″N 027°10′13″E / 38.45750°N 27.17028°E / 38.45750; 27.17028 (Izmir Air Station) 39th Air Base Wing.png
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39th Air Base Wing
425th Air Base Squadron
No permanent aircraft assigned. Supports U.S. personnel assigned to Component Command Headquarters Air Izmir and tenant organizations at over 20 GSU sites in Turkey. Administers the $1 million US-Turkish Cigli AB Loan Agreement. Performs everything normally accomplished by a wing, with the exception of operations. Izmir Air Station is the oldest NATO base in Turkey. The headquarters of NATO’s Allied Air Component Command for Southern Europe has been located in Izmir since 11 August 2004.[84]
Kleine Brogel Air Base Belgium 52d Fighter Wing.png 52d Fighter Wing 701st Munitions Support Squadron.[81]
Lajes Field Terceira Island, Azores, Portugal 38°45′42″N 027°05′26″W / 38.76167°N 27.09056°W / 38.76167; -27.09056 (Lajes Field) 65th Air Base Wing.png 65th Air Base Wing Non-flying wing; En route support for transient aircraft making trans-Atlantic crossings. In recent years traffic has declined as the U.S. Air Force moves towards mid-air refueling methods, leaving the airfield devoid of active aircraft for periods of time. However, the strategic importance of the site will likely keep it active for many years to come.[85]
Morón Air Base Spain 86th Airlift Wing.png 86th Airlift Wing
496th Air Base Squadron
GSU of Ramstein Air Base.[82]
NATO Air Base Geilenkirchen Germany Logistics Wing The Component Commander and the Logistics Wing of the E-3A Component currently fall under the USAF.[86]
Pápa Air Base Hungary The Heavy Airlift Wing Pápa Air Base was selected to host the operational arm of the Strategic Airlift Capability, The Heavy Airlift Wing. The initial cadre of the Heavy Airlift Wing arrived to Pápa Air Base in October 2008.[87]
RAF Alconbury Cambridgeshire, United Kingdom 52°22′15.27″N 000°13′36.94″W / 52.3709083°N 0.2269278°W / 52.3709083; -0.2269278 (RAF Alconbury) 501st Combat Support Wing.png 501st Combat Support Wing
423d Air Base Group
Provides combat support enabling intelligence and communications at RAF Alconbury, RAF Molesworth, and at Stavanger, Norway. .[88] Oldest USAFE (1951) and last major World War II USAAF Eighth Air Force operational base in the UK still on active status
RAF Croughton Northamptonshire, United Kingdom 501st Combat Support Wing.png 501st Combat Support Wing
422d Air Base Group
Provides combat support enabling communications and global strike operations at RAF Croughton, RAF Fairford, and RAF Welford.[89]
RAF Fairford Gloucestershire, United Kingdom 501st Combat Support Wing.png 501st Combat Support Wing
420th Air Base Squadron
[90]
RAF Feltwell Norfolk, United Kingdom 48th Fighter Wing
100th Air Refueling Wing
501st Combat Support Wing
352d Special Operations Group (AFSOC)
[90]
RAF Fylingdales North York Moors, United Kingdom 54°21′28.42″N 0°40′12.37″W / 54.3578944°N 0.6701028°W / 54.3578944; -0.6701028 (RAF Fylingdales) 501st Combat Support Wing [90]
RAF Lakenheath Suffolk, United Kingdom 52°24′30″N 000°33′24″E / 52.40833°N 0.55667°E / 52.40833; 0.55667 (RAF Lakenheath) 48th Fighter Wing.png 48th Fighter Wing F-15 Eagle and F-15E Strike Eagle supporting NATO and deployments to US Air Forces Central, the only F-15 squadrons in Europe. Also HH-60G PAVEHawk Search and Rescue helicopters. Last remaining active USAFE unit to be stationed in France (1952–1960). Given “Statue of Liberty Wing” (Statue De La Liberte)official designation on 4 July 1954 while stationed there aty Chaumont AB France. Only USAF Wing with a numerical and a name designator.[91]
RAF Menwith Hill North Yorkshire, United Kingdom 501st Combat Support Wing.png 501st Combat Support Wing
421st Air Base Group
[92]
RAF Mildenhall Suffolk, United Kingdom 52°21′54″N 000°28′51″E / 52.36500°N 0.48083°E / 52.36500; 0.48083 (RAF Mildenhall) 100th Air Refueling Wing.png
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100th Air Refueling Wing
501st Combat Support Wing
352d Special Operations Group (AFSOC)
KC-135 Stratotanker operations supporting NATO and deployments to US Air Forces Central, the only air refueling wing in Europe. Also major Air Mobility Command Aerial Port for UK. Mildenhall serves as a bridge between the US and Europe and the Middle East, allowing aircraft to refuel mid-air or resupply on the airfield before continuing to their destination. HQ Third Air Force.[93] 100th ARW carries the lineage and history of World War II USAAF Eighth Air Force 100th Bombardment Group, stationed in the UK 1943–1945.
RAF Molesworth Cambridgeshire, United Kingdom 501st Combat Support Wing.png 501st Combat Support Wing
423d Air Base Group
[94]
RAF Welford Berkshire, United Kingdom 501st Combat Support Wing.png 501st Combat Support Wing
420th Munitions Squadron
Provides combat support enabling communications and global strike operations at RAF Croughton, RAF Fairford, and RAF Welford.[89]
Ramstein Air Base Germany 49°26′38.10″N 007°36′08.13″E / 49.4439167°N 7.6022583°E / 49.4439167; 7.6022583 (Ramstein AB) 86th Airlift Wing.png
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HQ United States Air Forces in Europe (USAFE)
HQ United States Air Forces Africa (AFAFRICA)
Third Air Force
86th Airlift Wing
435th Air Ground Operations Wing
521st Air Mobility Operations Wing
USAFE & AFAFRICA theater transport providing a service by relaying equipment to battlefields and war zones, and relaying patients back to the United States or to the nearby Landstuhl Medical Center. Major Air Mobility Command Aerial Port for USAFE. 86th is the longest continuously serving USAFE unit (20 August 1946–present).[95]
Spangdahlem Air Base Germany 49°58′33″N 006°41′50″E / 49.97583°N 6.69722°E / 49.97583; 6.69722 (Spangdahlem AB) 52d Fighter Wing.png 52d Fighter Wing Operate F-16 Fighting Falcon and A-10 Thunderbolt II supporting NATO and deployments to US Air Forces Central.[81]
Stavanger Air Station Norway 501st Combat Support Wing
426th Air Base Squadron
Provide support to the Joint Warfare Center (NATO) and DoD personnel assigned to Norway.[96]
Volkel Air Base Netherlands 52d Fighter Wing.png 52d Fighter Wing 703d Munitions Support Squadron.[81]