The United States has dozens of military bases across all of its states, as well as its territories such as Puerto Rico and American Samoa. Some states, such as West Virginia and Vermont, only have one military base, while other states, such as California, Texas, and Virginia have a dozen or more. These bases include:
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- US Army’s Fort Bragg – Fort Bragg is the Army’s largest base. Fort Bragg was built in 1918 and serves over 250,000 personnel on a daily basis. Taking up over 163,000 acres of North Carolina across four of its counties, it’s also the home of the 82nd Airborne.
- Marine Corps’ Camp Pendleton – Camp Pendleton was established in 1942, and has become the Marines’ largest base. Located along the Southern California coast in San Diego County, the base has a population of nearly 10,000 and takes up nearly ten square miles along the coast.
- Naval Station Norfolk – Not only is Naval Station Norfolk the U.S. Navy’s largest base but is also the world’s largest naval base. It can support up to seventy-five ships and nearly 150 aircraft through fourteen piers and eleven aircraft hangars. Air operations at the base conduct over 100,000 flights a year, roughly 275 flights a day, comprising over 150,000 passengers and 264,000 tons of mail and cargo each year.
- Eglin Air Force Base – Taking up over 600 square miles in northwest Florida, Elgin Air Force Base is the Air Force’s largest base. Created around the outbreak of World War II when a new air testing base was needed, it evolved much from the small airport from which it was born. It’s now home to the 96th Test Wing and the 33d Fighter Wing/.
- Coast Guard Air Station Kodiak – Air Station Kodiak, located in Kodiak, Alaska, is the Coast Guard’s largest base. While the base itself is small, with around 600 officers and enlisted personnel on-site, the base itself has a coverage area of 4,000,000 square miles. It covers such an expansive area with a fleet of HH-65 helicopters and high-endurance cutters such as the Legend and Hamilton-classes.
Military bases, from the largest listed above to the smallest, bring together a wide variety of people and personalities, and the military relies on its Uniform Code of Military Justice to not only help preserve the chain of command, but it also helps keep our servicemen and women as safe and happy as possible.
When you’re looking for qualified representation to help you deal with the Uniform Code of Military Justice and its many articles, you want someone who not only understands the law but understands the military and its culture. That’s why you need someone like Aaron Meyer on your side. Aaron Meyer has experience both as a Marine and as a Judge Advocate (JAG) since 2004. He’s handled cases from Camp Pendleton to Hawaii, and he’ll be there for you if you need him.