About This Site
I was born and grew up in Alexandria, a city in Central Louisiana with a strong military tradition. During World War II, the area was the home to several Army camps including Camp Claiborne, Camp Livingston and Camp Beauregard. It was also the location of Esler Army Air Field, and Alexandria Army Air Field, later renamed England Air Force Base.
My early memories include air shows and open houses at England AFB, and seeing the Air Force Thunderbirds perform in their swept-wing F-84F fleet. There I also saw my first F-100 Super Sabre, making a low approach over the runway, and zooming vertical above the dazzled crowds below.
There my Cub Scout troop was able to tour a B-29 Superfortress, and crawl through the tunnel over the bomb bay ... what a thrill!
I also had many friends in local schools that were in military families. I swam at the base pool regularly doing the summer with Air Force neighbors that lived across the street from us in town. And I attended dozens of movies at the base theater with my sister and brother-in-law, an airman stationed at the base.
My interest in the base, the U.S. Air Force, and the military in general, has remained strong over the years. While serving in the U.S. Navy at a joint command at MacDill Air Force Base, I had the distinct honor of serving with many fine Air Force officers and enlisted personnel.
Since the based has closed, I've visited the site whenever I am back in Alexandria, and many of the photos on this website were taken during base tours in 2003 and 2011.
If you have an interest in the Alexandria, Pineville and Central Louisiana area, you might want to visit our www.Alexandria-Louisiana.com website.
A Tribute to those Who Served ... and Their Families
This site is meant to be a tribute to the dedicated men and women, the officers and enlisted personnel, who served at England Air Force Base over the years.
They were proud of the job they did at England Air Force Base! The Base is closed, and we've moved on.
But the memories of the hard work and our fellow airmen and soldiers, and the good times, remain..
An Early Website for Those With EAFB Connections
We started the EAFB website years ago, about the year 2000, before the age of "social media". The site remains simple and not very sophisticated, but it has enabled thousands of people with EAFB connections to reminisce about the past, and to reconnect with each other.
Today's EAFB-Related Facebook Groups
Today, Facebook offers another medium for those with England AFB interests, such as these groups, and others ...
Facebook: I Lived or Worked at England AFB
Facebook: England Air Force Base
Facebook: England Air Force Base LA
Thanks for visiting the website, and sharing our memories of England Air Force Base.