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Louisiana Air Force Bases (1)


  • Barksdale AFB Bossier City

  • Barksdale Air Force Base is operated by the Air Force Global Strike Command and located in Bossier City, Louisiana. The base was built in 1931 and is currently home to the 2d Bomb Wing, considered the oldest Air Force Bomb Wing, the Eight Air Force, and the 917th Wing. The 2d Bomb Wing is a global combat ready unit and is tasked to train B-52 crews. Barksdale AFB is named after Lieutenant Eugene Hoy Barksdale, a noted aviator who died while testing a Douglas O-2. At 22,000 hectares, the base was once the world’s largest airfield. The base is famous for its efforts in pioneering military transport and flight. It used to house different bombardment groups, divisions, and flight schools.

Louisiana Army Bases (1)


  • Fort Polk Vernon Parish

  • Fort Polk is an Army training post located in Vernon Parish, Louisiana. It was established in 1941 as a training base and named in honor of Right Reverend Leonidas Polk, a Confederate General who was the first Bishop of Louisiana. For years since its establishment, the post has been training units preparing to be deployed for combat worldwide. The post encompasses 100,000 acres including areas within the Kisatchie National Forest. Fort Polk is the only US Army Combat Training Center tasked to train and deploy combat and combat support units. Fort Polk is home to the Joint Readiness Training Center, the 4th Brigade, the 10th Mountain Division, the 162nd Infantry Brigade, and the 1st Maneuver Enhancement Brigade. Fort Polk is currently tasked with providing contingency training for Army light infantry and special operations units.

Louisiana Navy Bases (2)


  • JRB New Orleans New Orleans

  • Naval Air Station Joint Reserve Base New Orleans is a Navy reserve and air base located in Belle Chasse, Louisiana. It is tasked with operating 24-hour support launches and recoveries of the US Coast Guard Sea-Air Rescue, US Customs Alert, and the North American Air Defense Command alert requirements of the Louisiana Air National Guard. NAS JRB New Orleans was built from August 1954 until its completion on December 14 1957. Up until now, the base has been maintaining and training Navy aviation, Air Force Reserves, and Air National Guard units stationed in Louisiana, particularly pilots and airmen of fighter aircraft. It is currently home to the 159th Fighter Wing. The station operates an airport known as Alvin Callender Field. The station maintains F-18s, F-16s, and F-15s.

  • NSA New Orleans New Orleans

  • Naval Support Activity New Orleans is a military base in New Orleans. It is currently the largest installation of the United States military in the state. The installation is designed to provide support to combat personnel in and out of combat. With 3,900 military personnel and 2,700 civilian employees, the base can support large scale operations by US Army units. The base is currently home to the Commander of the Naval Air Force Reserve, the Marine Forces Reserve, and the 4th Marine Aircraft Wing, the 4th Marine Division. NSA New Orleans is currently under the command of Captain B. Harrison of the US Navy. Due to the inclusion of the base in the 2005 Base Realignment and Closure Commission, it is scheduled to be converted to a Federal City on a future date.