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England Air Force Base
A Journey Back in Time

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Through its history as Alexandria Army Air Base, then Alexandria Air Force Base, and finally England Air Force Base (EAFB), the business was airplanes, and defense of the nation. We flew Old Glory proudly, and took our job seriously.

England AFB Airpower Arsenal

Aircraft display, at the former England Air Force Base, Alexandria, Louisiana...May 2003England AFB Heritage Park ... click for photos

The aircraft arsenal was the best of its time: the B-17 Flying Fortress, F-86 Sabre, F-100 Super Sabre, the KB-29 Superfortress, the KB-50, the A-7 Corsair, the A-10 Warthog, the A-37 Dragonfly, the A-26A, and the rest of the fleet. view highlights of the EAFB fleet

Whatever the mission, England AFB met the challenge.

Our Work at England AFB

The personnel at the base flew the airplanes, maintained them and supported the entire effort. For fifty years, they made sure that England AFB was a key element in the defense of the United States.

They loved their work, and appreciated the time spent in Alexandria-Pineville and the support received from its citizens.

Other Louisiana Military Installations

John Stinger, age 18, at his desk at the England AFB newspaper "The Tiger Talk"
John Stinger at his desk at the England AFB newspaper "The Tiger Talk"
click here to read more and view some "Stinger's Stunners" from 1956

This base was one of several military camps in the Alexandria area created during World War II and part of the Louisiana Maneuvers including Camp Livingston and Camp Claiborne.

And in nearby Bossier City was located Barksdale Air Force Base, the large Strategic Air Command (SAC) installation with its B-47 and B-52 fleets.

The original photos in this website were taken in May, 2003, and in late 2011, at what is now known as the England Airpark.

Visitors to the England AFB Website

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Many who served at England AFB have fond memories of their time at the base, and have shared their comments on this website. We encourage you to view their memories, and submit your own, on the EAFB Visitor Log and Register.

Do You Have EAFB Memorabilia?

Watch F-100 Super Sabre videos of U.S.A.F. Captain Robert L. Ward during his active duty at England Air Force Base in Alexandria, Louisiana

Our access to photographs and other memorabilia about the base is limited, so we welcome your photo submissions. We are also looking for orientation guides, base yearbooks and other England AFB publications.

If you have items to share, please contact us at info@englandairforcebase.com

Take Another Tour of England Air Force Base

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We are proud of the job done 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...

Take a tour of EAFB as it existed just a few years ago...

The Final Salute ... a Novel by Kathleen Rodgers

The Final Salute ... a Novel by Kathleen Rodgers

Kathleen Rodgers is the author of the award-winning novel, The Final Salute, set at a fictionalized England Air Force Base around the time of the first Gulf War.

The book was originally released in October of 2008. In 2010 USA Today, The Associated Press, Military Times and the Alexandria Town Talk ran stories about the author's sixteen year journey to bring the novel to life.

In 2011, the novel soared to #1 on Amazon's Top Rated War Fiction, and was reissued in September of 2014 in both paperback and e-book formats.

For more information, or to place an order, connect to her website at www.KathleenRodgers.com

F-84F Thunderstreak on static display at the entrance to the former England AFB in Alexandria
F-84F Thunderstreak on static display at the entrance to the former England AFB in Alexandria

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