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Illinois Air Force Bases (1)


  • Scott AFB St. Clair

  • Scott Air Force Base is operated by the 475th Air Mobility Wing and located in St. Clair County, near Mascoutah, Illinois. The base is owned by both the United States Air Force and St. Clair County through a joint-use agreement, making the base both a Military and Public air facility also known as MidAmerica St. Louis Airport. Scott AFB is named after Corporal Frank S. Scott, the first enlisted airman killed in a crash, and is home to the 932d Airlift Wing of the Air Force Reserve Command, and the 126th Air Refueling Wing of the Illinois Air National Guard. The primary objectives of the airport is to manage aeromedical evacuation system, to command and supervise all operational support airlift in the US, and to provide C-9 pilots with initial qualification training.

Illinois Army Bases (1)


  • Rock Island Arsenal Arsenal Island

  • Rock Island Arsenal is located on an island on the Mississippi River. It has been an active manufacturer of military equipment since the 1880s and it today the largest government-owned weapons manufacturing arsenal. During the Civil War, the island where the Arsenal now exists was used as a prisoner camp for captured Confederates. There is museum at the Arsenal that focuses on this history, but also displays the arms and vehicles manufactured there. It is one of the oldest military museums in the country, second only to West Point’s.

Illinois Navy Bases (1)


  • Great Lakes Training Center North Chicago

  • Naval Station Great Lakes is the Headquarters Command for training of the United States Navy. The station is located in Lake County, North Chicago, Illinois. Established in 1911, the station has now become the largest military installation in Illinois and with 1,628 acres, it surpasses all other training centers of the Navy in terms of land area. Unlike other United States Armed Forces installations, the base is one of the few that are self supporting due to the establishment of its own fire department, police department, jail, and maintenance departments. The station is now home to a multitude of tenant units including the Recruit Training Command, the Training Support Center, and the Great Lakes Service School Command. Naval Station Great Lakes is currently under the command of Captain John Malfitano.