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Installation Overview -- Seymour Johnson Air Force Base, North Carolina


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Installation Overview -- Seymour Johnson Air Force Base, North Carolina
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Seymour Johnson Air Force Base is located in the southeast section of Goldsboro, North Carolina in the middle of Wayne County. The base occupies 3,300 acres. Goldsboro is a medium sized town with a moderate cost of living. The base is located in the coastal plains of North Carolina, providing easy access to both the Atlantic Ocean and the Appalachian Mountains, and a wide variety of recreational activities in between.

As one of the Air Forces most distinguished fighter wings, Seymour Johnson Field, was activated in June 1942, and was deactivated in May 1946. Community leaders, led by Goldsboro Mayor Scott B. Berkeley, Sr., were successful in their campaign to reactivate the base in 1956. Seymour Johnson Air Force Base became active as a Tactical Air Command base, and has been an active Air Combat Command (ACC) base since the Air Force's reorganization in June 1992. The 4th Fighter Wing was redesignated 4th Tactical Fighter Wing in July 1958; 4th Wing in April 1991; and 4th Fighter Wing in December 1995.

The 4th Fighter Wing is home to the multi-role, all-weather F-15E Strike Eagle and provides worldwide deployable aircraft and personnel capable of executing combat missions in support of the Aerospace Expeditionary Force. The wing also provides logistical support to an Air Force Reserve KC-135R unit.

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