The department of defenses base closure and realignment commission plans to close 20 military bases across the country by sept. Loring air force base reopened with hundreds of tanks. Loring air force base is a former censusdesignated place cdp in the town of limestone in aroostook county, maine, united states. The population of the cdp was 225 at the 2000 census. The number of extant structures and the few alterations to those structures give the area a high degree of architectural and historical integrity. The book provides a ready reference for basic information on active usaf bases.
The history of loring air force base sac limestone afb. The former commander of the eglin air force base returns for each new book and. A maine towns long recovery after losing loring afb aol. Discount prices on books by united states air force, including titles like the tuskegee airmen chronology. She wrote, the official base closure date wasseptember 30, 1994. Buy a cheap copy of a pictorial history of robins air force. In the 16 years since the bases closure, the loring development authority has more than replaced all the civilian jobs that were lost when the air force left, but the area has a long way to go. Loring air force base, weapons storage area, northeastern corner. Reading room loring air force base loring remembers. The history of loring air force base sac limestone afb 42d bomb wing unknown binding 2000. Kliz was a united states air force installation in northeastern maine, near limestone and caribou in aroostook county. Kliz was a united states air force installation in.
See more ideas about air force bases, air force, air. Wikiproject wikipedia books rated book class this is a wikipedia book, a collection of articles which can be downloaded electronically or ordered in print. The specific buildings and areas on loring afb that display exceptional. Kliz est une base aerienne situee dans letat americain du maine, dans le comte daroostook. This base is in northeastern maine, and has been reopened or recommissioned since 1994, updated baracks for thousands of troops, hundreds upon hundreds of humvees, tanks. Air forces strategic air command during its existence, and was transferred to the newly created air combat command in 1992. Photo, print, drawing loring air force base, limestone, aroostook county, me. Loring was a busy base that included a heavy bomber, aerial refueling and interception facility for military aircraft, equipment, supplies and more. A fascinating first hand history of the us army antiaircraft and air defense artillery from. A b 36 hangar under construction in 1948 at limestone later, loring air force. Tucked in a once secret and still secluded location of northeast united states, loring air force base, a strategic air command base, is remembered here by those stationed at this unique but now closed base.
Loring air force base, limestone, aroostook county, me library of. The air force historical research agency, maxwell afb, alabama, is the. Air force historical research center, maxwell air force base, ala. It was the site of loring air force base, at one time the largest base for the u. Sac was part of loring from 19471992, than the transition to acc took place in 1992 till the closure in september of 1994. The history of loring air force base sac limestone afb 42d bomb wing.
Cleaning up the toxic legacy of closed military bases. Have you seen the nuclear weapons storage igloos in limestone. The mission and history of loring air force base in limestone are well. The story of the schweinfurt raid by martin caidin, warthog. Everything, audio recordings, booksprinted material, films, videos. Loring air force base arch hangar loring air force base double cantilever hangar searsport loring pipeline caswell air force station operation head start louis blotner radar bomb scoring site loring aeronautical station globecom communications annex number 2 base units 42d air base wing 42d air refueling squadron 69th bomb squadron 70th flying training squadron 75th bombardment squadron 45th air division base community limestone, maine caswell, maine limelite limestone high school loring. United states air force books list of books by united. Finally, the base library loaned books to both residents and students alike. The history of loring air force base sac limestone afb 42d bomb wing book, 2000 your list has reached the maximum number of items. Loring air force base, in limestone maine, was one of the six bases on the closure list.1362 1139 1166 1535 594 1412 71 431 187 707 578 593 294 176 26 542 239 250 1246 555 700 1186 932 705 1389 1082 1025 820 373 564