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Goldwater Air National Guard Base

Goldwater Air National Guard Base, formerly Sky Harbor Air National Guard Base,[1] is a facility of the United States Air National Guard that exists adjacent to Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport. It was built as the result of a 99-year lease in 1949, and was rebuilt in the 1990s to accommodate the creation of a third runway at the airport.[2]

Goldwater Air National Guard Base
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Part of Arizona Air National Guard (AZ ANG)
Located near: Phoenix, Arizona
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A KC-135 Stratotanker lands at Goldwater ANGB
Goldwater ANGB is located in Arizona
Goldwater ANGB
Goldwater ANGB
Location of Goldwater Air National Guard Base
Coordinates33°25′29.98″N 112°0′45.47″W / 33.4249944°N 112.0126306°W / 33.4249944; -112.0126306 (Sky Harbor ANGB)Coordinates: 33°25′29.98″N 112°0′45.47″W / 33.4249944°N 112.0126306°W / 33.4249944; -112.0126306 (Sky Harbor ANGB)
Site information
Controlled by United States Air Force
Site history
Built1949
In use1949-Present
Garrison information
Garrison161st Air Refueling Wing.png 161st Air Refueling Wing

On December 9, 2016, the Phoenix Sky Harbor Air National Guard Base was renamed Goldwater Air National Guard Base in honor of former United States Senator from Arizona and former Arizona Air National Guard member, Barry Goldwater.[1]

The Arizona Air National Guard's 161st Air Refueling Wing is based at Goldwater Air National Guard Base.

ReferencesEdit

  This article incorporates public domain material from the Air Force Historical Research Agency website http://www.afhra.af.mil/.

  1. ^ a b "Air Guard base at Phoenix airport to be renamed after Barry Goldwater". KTAR. Associated Press. Retrieved 9 December 2016.
  2. ^ Wang, Amy B. (16 February 2016). "Sky Harbor International Airport milestones". The Arizona Republic. Retrieved 5 April 2016.