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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).: 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 AB, in Germany, with almost 9,200 personnel.[note 2] The Pentagon stated in 2013 that there are "around" 5,000 bases total, with "around" 600 of them overseas. 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 at just over 1000.
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.
Main article: American-led intervention in the Syrian Civil War
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. These soldiers withdrew from Syria to western Iraq in October 2019. 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. 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.
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".
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.
Main article: List of joint US-Bulgarian military bases
Main article: List of United States Army installations in Germany
Main article: List of United States Army installations in Kuwait
Main article: List of United States Marine Corps installations
Main article: List of United States Air Force installations
|Alabama||Maxwell Air Force Base||Missouri||Whiteman Air Force Base|
|Alaska||Clear Air Force Station||Montana||Malmstrom Air Force Base|
|Eielson Air Force Base||Nebraska||Offutt Air Force Base|
|Joint Base Elmendorf Richardson||Nevada||Nellis Air Force Base|
|Arizona||Davis–Monthan Air Force Base||Nebraska||Offutt Air Force Base|
|Luke Air Force Base||New Jersey||Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst|
|Arkansas||Little Rock Air Force Base||Nevada||Nellis Air Force Base|
|California||Beale Air Force Base||New Mexico||Cannon Air Force Base|
|Edwards Air Force Base||Holloman Air Force Base|
|Los Angeles Air Force Base||Kirtland Air Force Base|
|March Joint Air Reserve Base||North Carolina||Pope Air Force Base|
|Travis Air Force Base||Seymour Johnson Air Force Base|
|Colorado||United States Air Force Academy||North Dakota||Grand Forks Air Force Base|
|Florida||Eglin Air Force Base||Minot Air Force Base|
|Hurlburt Field||Ohio||Wright-Patterson Air Force Base|
|MacDill Air Force Base||Oklahoma||Altus Air Force Base|
|Tyndall Air Force Base||Tinker Air Force Base|
|Delaware||Dover Air Force Base||Vance Air Force Base|
|Guam||Andersen Air Force Base||South Carolina||Charleston Air Force Base|
|Georgia||Moody Air Force Base||Shaw Air Force Base|
|Robins Air Force Base||South Dakota||Ellsworth Air Force Base|
|Hawaii||Joint Base Pearl Harbor Hickam||Tennessee||Arnold Air Force Base|
|Idaho||Mountain Home Air Force Base||Texas||Brooks City-Base|
|Illinois||Scott Air Force Base||Dyess Air Force Base|
|Indiana||Grissom Joint Air Reserve Base||Lackland Air Force Base|
|Kansas||McConnell Air Force Base||Laughlin Air Force Base|
|Louisiana||Barksdale Air Force Base||Randolph Air Force Base|
|New Orleans Joint Reserve Base||Sheppard Air Force Base|
|Maryland||Joint Base Andrews||Utah||Hill Air Force Base|
|Massachusetts||Hanscom Air Force Base||Virginia||Langley Air Force Base|
|Westover Joint Air Reserve Base||Washington||Fairchild Air Force Base|
|Michigan||Selfridge Air National Guard Base||JBLM McChord Field, Joint Base Lewis-McChord|
|Mississippi||Columbus Air Force Base||Washington, D.C.||Bolling Air Force Base|
|Keesler Air Force Base||Wyoming||Francis E. Warren Air Force Base|
An additional US base in Arlit, about 250 kilometers (155 miles) north of Agadez, has been operating for about a year, but little is known about it, Moore said, except that special forces are presumably stationed there.
In missions run out of a base in the northern Niger town of Arlit and others like the one that led to the ambush of U.S. troops, sources say they have helped local troops and intelligence agents make several arrests.