Lajes Field Air Force

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Geographical Address

Country
City
Duty Station (or best approximation)
Public Address
Bldg T-112 APO Portugal 09720
latitude
38.76
longitude
-27.09

Contact Info

DSN
314-535-4138
COMM
011-351-295-57-4138
Operating Hours
Open 24 hours a Day, 7 Days a Week.

History

The first Americans arrived in 1944, to construct a runway. Over the years, Lajes has provided support to US and NATO operations, and Operations DESERT SHIELD/STORM. In March 2003, The Atlantic Summit, hosted by the Portuguese government brought many distinguished visitors to the island, including U.S. President George W. Bush. For more information on our history visit Lajes Field's homepage.

Population

There are approximately 1,400 DoD personnel, local national employees and Portuguese military personnel.

Location

Lajes Field is located on the Azores Islands, a group of islands located in the North Atlantic Ocean about 2,200 miles east of New York City and approximately 900 miles west of Lisbon, Portugal. Lajes Field is located on the northeast tip of Terceira. The island measures roughly 8 miles by 15 miles and is somewhat oval in shape and is almost entirely bordered by high cliffs. Island population is approximately 50,000.

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