If We Give You the Name of a City, Can You Tell Us What Military Base Is Located There?

By: John Miller
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Which sprawling Navy compound is located in Norfolk, Virginia?
Naval Station Norfolk
Naval Station Norfolk, in Norfolk, VA, is home to United States Fleet Forces Command. It is the biggest naval base on Earth, with miles of docks and piers … and guns.
Naval Air Weapons Station China Lake
Naval Base Point Loma

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Which WWII-era Marine base is located near San Diego?
Camp Kilmer
Fort MacArthur
Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton
Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton was a critical training hub for soldiers in WWII. It's still a vital base and home to the 1st Marine Division.

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It's named after a trailblazing Native American serviceman and located in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. Which base is it?
Fort Totten
Camp Cody
Tinker Air Force Base
They're not tinkering around at Tinker Air Force Base. It's a deadly serious facility, and named for Major General Clarence L. Tinker, the first Native American major general.

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This area is a critical air power in Yigo, Guam. Which base is it?
Andersen Air Force Base
Home to the 36th Wing, Andersen Air Force Base is a indispensable base in Guam. It's the only place in the region that America can deploy huge long-range bombers.
Fairchild Air Force Base
Camp Ethan Allen Training Site

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It's home to a famous War College, and it's Newport, Rhode Island. Which base is it?
Fort Garland
Madison Barracks
Naval Station Newport
At Naval Station Newport, in Rhode Island, you'll find the Naval War College. It's also a place where inactive ships rest, waiting impatiently for World War III.

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It's the largest base in the state of Alaska, and it's located by Anchorage. Which base it?
Joint Base Elmendorf–Richardson
Joint Base Elmendorf–Richardson is a often just called "J-BER," and it's located near Anchorage. It helps to maintain America's strategic strength in the area so that the Red Army can't just march in whenever they feel like it.
Fort Brooke
Fort Osage

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You'll find the Twelfth Air Force near Marysville, California. Which base is it?
Camp Hulen
Fort Oglethorpe
Beale Air Force Base
The 9th Reconnaissance Wing is located at Beale Air Force Base, in California. This scouting element of the Air Force is hugely important to the military's ability to make informed defense decisions.

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Which base is a major missile and space testing area near Lompoc, California?
Vandenberg Air Force Base
Vandenberg Air Force Base isn't just for the Air Force. There, engineers launch huge rockets, too, and they tweak their skills for intercontinental ballstic missile attacks.
Robins Air Force Base
Camp Savage

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This base is large enough to accommodate aircraft carriers, and it's in Jacksonville, Florida. Which base is it?
Pacific Missile Range Facility
Camp Adair
Naval Station Mayport
Naval Station Mayport is no average port. This Florida facility has a harbor that can allow huge aircraft carriers to dock. It was created during the craziness of WWII.

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It features all branches of the military and it's located by Trenton, New Jersey. Which base are we referring to?
Camp Barkeley
Joint Base McGuire–Dix–Lakehurst
Joint Base McGuire–Dix–Lakehurst is a combined military not far from Trenton. Dozens of mission commanders work here, making this base one of America's most multifaceted headquarters.
Hill Air Force Base

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The 28th Bomb Wing is very close to Rapid City, South Dakota. Which base does this wing call home?
Fort Abraham Lincoln
Naval Air Station Patuxent River
Ellsworth Air Force Base
The 28th Bomb Wing, at Ellsworth Air Force Base in South Dakota, is home to a real rarity -- the B-1B Lancer. These huge supersonic bombers can blast targets just about anywhere on Earth.

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It has a Recruit Training center and is located near Chicago. Which base is it?
Naval Station Great Lakes
Naval Station Great Lakes is home to the Navy's only boot camp. It's the biggest training facility in the entire Navy, and it is literally built like a small city.
Naval Air Station Joint Reserve Base Willow Grove
Camp Washburn

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By population it is the single biggest military base on the planet, and it is near Fayetteville, North Carolina. Which base is it?
Naval Air Station Meridian
Fort Bragg
Devouring more than 250 square miles, Fort Bragg might be America's most important base. More than 50,000 active duty service members work here.
Naval Air Station Whidbey Island

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This one's a major Army facility near Manhattan, Kansas. What's its name?
Naval Base Point Loma
Naval Air Station North Island
Fort Riley
Located in the swells of the Kansas plains, Fort Riley is an old outpost that currently serves as a major base. It's also home to the legendary 1st Infantry Division.

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It's an enormous 22,000-acre base near Bossier City, Louisiana. Which base is it?
Barksdale Air Force Base
Barksdale Air Force Base sweats in the hot Louisiana sun. It's home to the 2d Bomb Wing, the oldest bomb wing in the entire Air Force.
Erie Proving Ground
Camp Grant

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It houses a huge supply of gold, and it's located near Louisville, Kentucky. Which base is it?
Henry Barracks
Grand Forks Air Force Base
Fort Knox
Founded in the Civil War, Fort Knox is a big Kentucky Army base. It's also home to the famous United States Bullion Depository.

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It's home to STRATCOM and located near Omaha. Which base is it?
Fairchild Air Force Base
Hurlburt Field
Offutt Air Force Base
Offutt Air Force Base, near Omaha, is home to U.S. Strategic Command. There, top commanders evaluate threats to national security and occasionally seriously consider nuking other countries.

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It's about 40 miles from Barstow, California. And it's one of military's most important training facilities. Which one is it?
Fort Irwin National Training Center
The Fort Irwin National Training Center, in California, is where Army units go for massive training exercises. They practice against the famous Blackhorse Cavalry, which forces new troops to learn … or die trying.
Pope Air Force Base
Floyd Bennett Field

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Which Navy base is a human resources hub and located in Millington, Tennessee?
Naval Surface Warfare Center Crane Division
Fort Johnston
Naval Support Activity Mid-South
In Tennessee you'll find Naval Support Activity Mid-South. Thousands of Navy personnel work here, including some of the branch's top human resources folks.

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The 96th Test Wing experiments with new technologies near Valparaiso, Florida. Which base is it?
Eglin Air Force Base
Do you like to drop huge bombs out of gigantic planes? Head on down to Eglin Air Force Base in Florida. There, if you manage to qualify as a pilot, you'll get to blow up things using fancy new experimental weapons that the CIA found in the wreckage of alien ships.
Fort Lee
Plattsburgh Barracks

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It's named after a Civil War general and located near Columbus, Georgia. Which base is it?
Fort Benning
Fort Benning is one of America's biggest bases, and it's located in Georgia. It was founded in 1909, and since then, hundreds of thousands of troops have learned their deadly arts on its soils.
Fort Robinson
Tooele Army Depot

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It's the "Intellectual Center of the Army," and near Kansas City. Which base is it?
Fort Garland
Fort Leavenworth
Fort Leavenworth, near Kansas City, is one of the oldest and most renowned bases in America. It's where many officers learn their trade, and it's also home to a menacing maximum-security prison.
Altus Air Force Base

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It's a famous post between Austin and Waco, Texas. Which base is it?
Fort Hood
Fort Hood is a gigantic Army base in Texas. It's also been the tragic scene of multiple high-profile shootings.
Luke Air Force Base
Camp Upton

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It's a far-off Army installation near San Juan. Which base is it?
Camp Croft
Fort Buchanan
In Puerto Rico you'll find Fort Buchanan. It's America's only active U.S. Army installation in the Caribbean, and as such, vital for strategic tanning purposes.
Fort Schuyler

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This enormous Army base consumes more than 90,000 acres near Lawton, Oklahoma. Which base is it?
Camp Howze
Fort Gillem
Fort Sill
It was founded during the bloody Indian Wars of the 19th century. These days, Fort Sill, in Oklahoma, is a massive Army base, one of the few that trains green recruits in boot camp.

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It's an important reserve facility in Marietta, Georgia. Which base is it?
Camp Washburn
Nellis Air Force Base
Dobbins Air Reserve Base
Dobbins Air Reserve Base is no backwater location. It's a major air base with very long runways that can accommodate the Air Force's largest and heaviest planes.

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It's an important Marine base in Port Royal, South Carolina. Which base is it?
Marine Corps Recruit Depot Parris Island
Marine Corps Recruit Depot Parris Island sounds like a lovely place to spend a vacation. But instead, it's a brutal training ground for enlisted Marines. It was built in the days of the Civil War.
Fort Monmouth
Fort Casey

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It's one of the Army's biggest bases, and it's right smack in the middle of El Paso. Which base is it?
Fort Bliss
At more than 1 million acres, Fort Bliss is a massive Army base in Texas. It's also the home to the 1st Armored Division, a famed division that spent decades in post-war Germany.
Whiteman Air Force Base
Camp Sutton

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It's where you'll find North American Aerospace Defense Command, and it's in Colorado Springs. Which base is it?
Peterson Air Force Base
Peterson Air Force Base, in Colorado Springs, was built during WWII as an air base for the Rocky Mountain region. Now, it's a critical headquarters for all manner of air- and space-related endeavors.
McConnell Air Force Base
Fort McClellan

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It's home to the 20th Fighter Wing and located near Sumter, South Carolina. Which base is it?
Shaw Air Force Base
Shaw Air Force Base is home to the United States Air Force 20th Fighter Wing. It's also downright huge -- so big that it has its own railroad.
Seymour Johnson Air Force Base
Fort Missoula

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