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F-15 Eagles of the 336th Fighter Squadron on the taxiway at Seymour Johnson AFB

Seymour Johnson Air Force Base is a United States Air Force base located in Goldsboro, North Carolina[1]. The base is named for Navy Lt. Seymour A. Johnson, a test pilot from Goldsboro who died in an airplane crash near Norbeck, Maryland, on March 5, 1941.[2]

In August 1940 the War Department designated the airport as essential to national defense. In December 1940, $168,811 was authorized for the construction of a U.S. Army Air Corps Technical Training School. Local officials began working to have the field named in honor of Lieutenant Johnson. Seymour Johnson is the only Air Force base named in honor of a naval officer.[2]

Until 2005 the Federal Bureau of Prisons had a Federal Prison Camp on the base where William Aramony was incarcerated.

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  1. ^ "Seymour Johnson Air Force Base > About Us > Fact Sheets > Seymour Johnson Air Force Base History". www.seymourjohnson.af.mil. Retrieved July 21, 2019.
  2. ^ a b "Seymour Johnson Air Force Base > About Us > Fact Sheets > Lt. Seymour A. Johnson". US Air Force. Retrieved 20 April 2018.   This article incorporates text from this source, which is in the public domain.

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