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Map of the small U.S. military installations, ranges and training areas in the continental United States.
Map of the small U.S. military installations, ranges and training areas in the continental United States.
Countries with United States military bases and facilities
Countries with United States military bases and facilities

This is a list of military installations owned or used by the United States Armed Forces currently located in the United States and around the world. This list details only current or recently closed facilities; some defunct facilities are found at Category:Closed military installations of the United States.

An "installation" is defined as "a military base, camp, post, station, yard, center, homeport facility for any ship, or other activity under the jurisdiction of the Department of Defense, including leased space, that is controlled by, or primarily supports DoD's activities. An installation may consist of one or more sites" (geographically-separated real estate parcels).[1]: DoD-3 

The United States operates a global network of military installations and is by far the largest operator of military bases abroad with locations in dozens of nations on every continent, with 38 "named bases"[note 1] having active-duty, National Guard, reserve, or civilian personnel as of September 30, 2014. Its largest, in terms of personnel, is Ramstein Air Base, in Germany, with almost 9,200 personnel.[1][note 2] The Pentagon stated in 2013 that there are "around" 5,000 bases total, with "around" 600 of them overseas.[2] Due to the sensitive nature of the subject there is no comprehensive list of detailed information on the exact number or location of all bases, stations and installations as it involves highly classified information. The total number of foreign sites for installations and facilities that are either in active use and service or may be activated and operated and by American military personnel and allies is just over 1,000.[3]

U.S. officials have been accused of collaborating with oppressive regimes and anti-democratic governments to secure their military bases from Central America to Africa, Asia, and the Middle East.[4] The Economist Democracy Index classifies many of the forty-five current non-democratic U.S. base hosts as fully "authoritarian governments."[4] Military bases in non-democratic states were often rationalized during the Cold War by the U.S. as a necessary but undesirable side effect of defending against the communist threat posed by the Soviet Union. Few of these bases have been abandoned since the end of the Cold War with the collapse of the Soviet Union.[5]

List of U.S. Bases Across the World, listed along with data points:[6]
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Joint bases

Domestic

Overseas

Australia

Guam

Iraq

Main articles: List of United States military installations in Iraq, Operation Inherent Resolve § Military bases, and Military intervention against ISIL aerial order of battle

Niger

See also: United States Military Operations in Niger

The U.S. operates drone bases from three locations across Niger. These locations are staffed by several hundred U.S. Special Operations Forces in a non-combat role, aiding the Nigerien military with training and surveillance.

Syria

Main articles: Operation Inherent Resolve § Military bases, and American-led intervention in the Syrian civil war

Landing zone at Al-Tanf, Syria
Landing zone at Al-Tanf, Syria

There were approximately 1,500–2,000 U.S. Marine and Special Operations Forces in Syria, spread across 12 different facilities, being used as training bases for Kurdish rebels.[21][22] These soldiers withdrew from Syria to western Iraq in October 2019.[23] Meanwhile, the New York Times reported that the Pentagon was planning to "leave 150 Special Operations forces at a base called al-Tanf", where the United States is training Free Syrian Army rebels.[24] In addition, 200 U.S. soldiers would remain in eastern Syria near the oil fields, to prevent the Islamic State, Syrian government and Russian forces from advancing in the region.[25]

According to the Head of the Syrian Arab Republic delegation to Astana talks the US presence in Syria is "illegal" and "without the consent of (the) government".[26]

United States Army

See also: List of former United States Army installations

This is a list of links for U.S. Army forts and installations, organized by U.S. state or territory within the U.S. and by country if overseas. For consistency, major Army National Guard (ARNG) training facilities are included but armory locations are not.[27]

Domestic

Alabama[edit]

American Samoa[edit]

Alaska[edit]

Arizona[edit]

Arkansas[edit]

California[edit]

Colorado[edit]

Connecticut[edit]

Delaware[edit]

District of Columbia[edit]

Florida[edit]

Georgia[edit]

Hawaii[edit]

Idaho[edit]

Illinois[edit]

Indiana[edit]

Iowa[edit]

Kansas[edit]

Kentucky[edit]

Louisiana[edit]

Maine[edit]

Maryland[edit]

Massachusetts[edit]

Michigan[edit]

Minnesota[edit]

Mississippi[edit]

Missouri[edit]

Montana[edit]

Nebraska[edit]

Nevada[edit]

New Hampshire[edit]

New Jersey[edit]

New Mexico[edit]

New York[edit]

North Carolina[edit]

North Dakota[edit]

Ohio[edit]

Oklahoma[edit]

Oregon[edit]

Pennsylvania[edit]

Puerto Rico[edit]

Rhode Island[edit]

South Carolina[edit]

South Dakota[edit]

Tennessee[edit]

Texas[edit]

Utah[edit]

Vermont[edit]

Virginia[edit]

Washington[edit]

West Virginia[edit]

Wisconsin[edit]

Wyoming[edit]

Overseas

Belgium

Bosnia and Herzegovina

Bulgaria

Main article: List of joint US-Bulgarian military bases

Cameroon

Germany

Main article: List of United States Army installations in Germany

Israel

Italy

Iraq

Japan

Kosovo

Kuwait

Main article: List of United States Army installations in Kuwait

Lithuania

South Korea

United States Marine Corps

Main article: List of United States Marine Corps installations

Domestic

Overseas

Germany

Guam

Japan

South Korea

United States Navy

Main article: List of United States Navy installations

Domestic

California

Connecticut

Florida

Georgia

Hawaii

Illinois

Indiana

Louisiana

Maine

Maryland

Mississippi

Nevada

New Jersey

New York

Rhode Island

South Carolina

Tennessee

Texas

Virginia

Washington

Washington, D.C.

Overseas

Bahamas

Bahrain

British Indian Ocean Territory

Cuba

Djibouti

Greece

Guam

Iceland

Italy

Japan

Poland

Romania

Singapore

South Korea

Spain

United States Air Force

Main article: List of United States Air Force installations

Domestic

Overseas

Aruba[edit]

Indian Ocean Territory[edit]

Curaçao[edit]

Estonia[edit]

Germany[edit]

Guam[edit]

Honduras[edit]

Italy[edit]

Japan[edit]

Kenya[edit]

Kuwait[edit]

Lithuania[edit]

Netherlands[edit]

Poland[edit]

Portugal (Azores)[edit]

Qatar[edit]

Romania[edit]

South Korea[edit]

Sovereign Base Areas of Akrotiri and Dhekelia (Cyprus)[edit]

Spain[edit]

Turkey[edit]

United Kingdom[edit]

United States Space Force

Domestic

Overseas

Greenland (Denmark)

United States Coast Guard

Domestic

Main articles: List of United States Coast Guard stations and United States Coast Guard Air Stations

U.S. Territories

Overseas

Bahrain

Cuba

Germany

United Kingdom

Japan

Netherlands

Saudi Arabia

Singapore

See also

Explanatory notes

  1. ^ What are here termed "named bases" are the bases listed in section X: "Personnel Data from DMDC", i.e. excluding that table's rows labelled "Other", in the 2015 DoD Base Structure Report.
  2. ^ The 2015 U.S. Base Structure Report gives 587 overseas sites, but sites are merely real property at a distinct geographical location, and multiple sites may belong to one installation (page DoD-3). For example, the Garmisch, Germany "named base" with its 72 personnel has eight distinct sites large enough to be listed in the Army's Individual Service Inventory list: Artillery Kaserne, Breitenau Skeet Range, Garmisch Family Housing, Garmish Golf Course, General Abrams Hotel And Disp, Hausberg Ski Area, Oberammergau NATO School, and Sheridan Barracks (listed in Army-15 to Army-17). These range in size from Ramstein AB with 9,188 active, guard/reserve, and civilian personnel down to Worms, which has just one civilian.

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