Seymour Johnson Air Force Base

Seymour Johnson Air Force Base is a United States Air Force base located in Goldsboro, North Carolina.[2] 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.[3]

Seymour Johnson Air Force Base
Goldsboro, North Carolina in the United States of America
F-15E Strike Eagles of the 4th Fighter Wing based at Seymour Johnson AFB.
F-15E Strike Eagles of the 4th Fighter Wing based at Seymour Johnson AFB.
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Seymour Johnson AFB is located in the United States
Seymour Johnson AFB
Seymour Johnson AFB
Location in the United States
Coordinates35°20′28″N 77°58′00″W / 35.34111°N 77.96667°W / 35.34111; -77.96667Coordinates: 35°20′28″N 77°58′00″W / 35.34111°N 77.96667°W / 35.34111; -77.96667
TypeUS Air Force Base
Site information
OwnerDepartment of Defense
OperatorUS Air Force
Controlled byAir Combat Command (ACC)
Site history
Built1942 (1942)
In use1942 – present
Garrison information
Colonel Kurt Helphenstine
Airfield information
IdentifiersIATA: GSB, ICAO: KGSB, FAA LID: KGSB, WMO: 723066
Elevation33.2 metres (109 ft) AMSL
Direction Length and surface
08/26 3,584.4 metres (11,760 ft) 
Source: Federal Aviation Administration[1]

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.[3]

Based unitsEdit

Flying and notable non-flying units based at Seymour Johnson Air Force Base.[4][5]

Units marked GSU are Geographically Separate Units, which although based at Seymour Johnson, are subordinate to a parent unit based at another location.

United States Air ForceEdit

Air Combat Command (ACC)

  • Fifteenth Air Force
    • 4th Fighter Wing (Host Wing)
      • 4th Operations Group
      • 4th Maintenance Group
        • 333rd Fighter Generation Squadron
        • 334th Fighter Generation Squadron
        • 335th Fighter Generation Squadron
        • 336th Fighter Generation Squadron
        • 4th Component Maintenance Squadron
        • 4th Equipment Maintenance Squadron
        • 4th Munitions Squadron
      • 4th Medical Group
        • 4th Medical Support Squadron
        • 4th Healthcare Operations Squadron
        • 4th Operational Medical Readiness Squadron
      • 4th Mission Support Group
        • 4th Civil Engineer Squadron
        • 4th Communications Squadron
        • 4th Contracting Squadron
        • 4th Force Support Squadron
        • 4th Logistics Readiness Squadron
        • 4th Security Forces Squadron

Air Force Reserve Command (AFRC)

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ "Seymour Johnson AFB (KGSB)" (PDF). Federal Aviation Administration. 10 October 2019. Retrieved 14 October 2019.
  2. ^ "Seymour Johnson Air Force Base > About Us > Fact Sheets > Seymour Johnson Air Force Base History". Retrieved July 21, 2019.
  3. ^ 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.
  4. ^ "SJAFB Units Page". Seymour Johnson AFB. US Air Force. Retrieved 14 October 2019.
  5. ^ "Installations Worldwide - Seymour Johnson AFB" (PDF). Air Force Magazine – USAF Almanac 2019. Air Force Association: 91. June 2019.

External linksEdit

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