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Namesakes: Castle AFB, California

October 14, 2017

Air Force Magazine’s back-page feature is “Namesakes.” Every month it profiles the person or people after whom an Air Force facility was named. This post is about Castle AFB

Castle Air Force Base (1941–1995) is a former United States Air Force Strategic Air Command base located northeast of Atwater, northwest of Merced and about 115 miles (185 km) south of Sacramento, California.

The base, located in unincorporated Merced County, was closed in 1995 pursuant to a Base Realignment and Closure Commission decision following the end of the Cold War and the disestablishment of Strategic Air Command. It is now known as the Castle Airport Aviation and Development Center.

Namesakes: Castle AFB

Castle Air Museum

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