Quiz: If We Give You the Name of a City, Can You Tell Us What Military Base Is Located There?
If We Give You the Name of a City, Can You Tell Us What Military Base Is Located There?
By: John Miller
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About This Quiz

The Department of Defense doesn’t say exactly how many missions it conducts each day around the world. But you can bet that on any given day, there are America troops training for action and plunging into danger at every moment. Many of those exercises and firefights start at one of the country’s bases, small and large. If we name a city or town, do you think you can name the nearest major military base?

Since its earliest days, the U.S. has constructed and maintained headquarters for the Army and Navy. Without these facilities, the military would lack structure and efficiency, allowing enemy troops to infiltrate and capture swaths of territory. Do you know the names of some of the nation’s most important bases … and do you have any idea where they are located?

Some of the biggest bases are – for obvious reasons – strategically placed on America’s coasts. From there, the Air Force, Navy, Army, Marines and Coast Guard deflect and destroy any forces that try to invade. A few bases are little more than storage depots. Others are literally cities in and of themselves.

From Fort Bragg to Fort Robinson, give us your sharpest salute, soldier! And fire up this military base quiz now! 

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Which sprawling Navy compound is located in Norfolk, Virginia?
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Which WWII-era Marine base is located near San Diego?
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It's named after a trailblazing Native American serviceman and located in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. Which base is it?
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This area is a critical air power in Yigo, Guam. Which base is it?
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It's home to a famous War College, and it's Newport, Rhode Island. Which base is it?
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It's the largest base in the state of Alaska, and it's located by Anchorage. Which base it?
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You'll find the Twelfth Air Force near Marysville, California. Which base is it?
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Which base is a major missile and space testing area near Lompoc, California?
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This base is large enough to accommodate aircraft carriers, and it's in Jacksonville, Florida. Which base is it?
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It features all branches of the military and it's located by Trenton, New Jersey. Which base are we referring to?
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The 28th Bomb Wing is very close to Rapid City, South Dakota. Which base does this wing call home?
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It has a Recruit Training center and is located near Chicago. Which base is it?
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By population it is the single biggest military base on the planet, and it is near Fayetteville, North Carolina. Which base is it?
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This one's a major Army facility near Manhattan, Kansas. What's its name?
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It's an enormous 22,000-acre base near Bossier City, Louisiana. Which base is it?
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It houses a huge supply of gold, and it's located near Louisville, Kentucky. Which base is it?
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It's home to STRATCOM and located near Omaha. Which base is it?
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It's about 40 miles from Barstow, California. And it's one of military's most important training facilities. Which one is it?
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Which Navy base is a human resources hub and located in Millington, Tennessee?
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The 96th Test Wing experiments with new technologies near Valparaiso, Florida. Which base is it?
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It's named after a Civil War general and located near Columbus, Georgia. Which base is it?
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It's the "Intellectual Center of the Army," and near Kansas City. Which base is it?
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It's a famous post between Austin and Waco, Texas. Which base is it?
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It's a far-off Army installation near San Juan. Which base is it?
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This enormous Army base consumes more than 90,000 acres near Lawton, Oklahoma. Which base is it?
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It's an important reserve facility in Marietta, Georgia. Which base is it?
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It's an important Marine base in Port Royal, South Carolina. Which base is it?
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It's one of the Army's biggest bases, and it's right smack in the middle of El Paso. Which base is it?
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It's where you'll find North American Aerospace Defense Command, and it's in Colorado Springs. Which base is it?
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It's home to the 20th Fighter Wing and located near Sumter, South Carolina. Which base is it?
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