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Pennsylvania Army Bases (2)


  • Carlisle Barracks Carlisle

  • Carlisle Barracks is an Army training post located in Carlisle, Pennsylvania. It is operated by the United States Army War College Device under the United States Army Training Command. Built in May of 1757, it is now the second oldest active military base of the US Armed Forces. The United States Army War College was relocated to Carlisle Barracks from Washington Barracks in 1951. The college was originally part of the General Staff, but was later tasked to prepare carefully selected officers for high command. Some of the famous officers who graduated from the college include John J. Pershing, Dwight D. Eisenhower, and Omar N. Bradley. After its transfer to Carlisle Barracks, the college needed to acquire a newer larger building which is now the Root Hall. The college operates the Strategic Studies Institute and the Military History Institute.

  • Tobyhanna Army Depot Tobyhanna

  • Tobyhanna Army Depot was established in 1953 and today is the main logistics center for electronic systems. The depot’s mission is to sustain, develop, design, manufacture, repair, and overhaul the many electronic systems used by the military in their satellites, radios, radar, telephones, night vision, navigation instruments, etc. It’s no simple task, but the Depot manages it with excellence year after year. And for their continued excellence each BRAC has increased the workload of the Depot. In 2005, then President Bush commended the installation for their critical service.

Pennsylvania Navy Bases (2)


  • JRB Willow Grove Horsham Twp

  • Naval Air Station Joint Reserve Base Willow Grove is an air station located in Horsham Township, Pennsylvania. It was constructed in 1926 by Harold Frederick Pitcairn, an American aviation inventor and pioneer. He named it after the nearby town, Willow Grove. It was originally used as a facility for designing, constructing, and testing various aircraft during the 1920s to the 1940s. After ownership was transferred to the federal government after World War II, the base was developed into an anti-submarine warfare facility. It then became a training facility for major naval units such as the Naval Reserve, the Marine Corps Reserve, the Air Force Reserve, the Air National Guard, the Army Reserve, and the Army National Guard. Today, the base is home to the 111th Fighter Wing, the 270th EIS, and the Navy Fleet Logistic Squadrons 52 and 64.

  • NSA Mechanicsburg Mechanicsburg

  • The Naval Support Activity Mechanicsburg is one of several naval installations located in the state Pennsylvania. The main objective of the base is to provide support duties for the various Navy troops that arrive and stationed there. These activities range from main support duties like ship maintenance and repairs, to personnel support, such as providing housing. The base is currently under the command of Capt. James W. Smart. Under the 2005 Bases Reorganization and Closure program, some of the functions of the base have since been relocated to other bases. In particular, the petroleum and chemical handling operations of the base have now all been moved to the Defense Supply center in Richmond, Virginia. Some4 of the supply functions of the base have also been opened to private contractors.