4 comments for “This Day in History

  1. alstacer
    August 24, 2018 at 2:06 PM

    Homestead Air Force Base was my dad’s last assignment before retiring in 1961 after 20 years active duty. Hurricane Andrew’s 200 mph winds rendered the base almost beyond repair in 1992 as bases were being closed. But it has survived as Air Reserve Base.

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    • August 24, 2018 at 4:03 PM

      Do they run relief flights out of it these days? It’s a good location for it.


      • alstacer
        August 24, 2018 at 6:45 PM

        They do, but apparently they also serve in several capacities according to their website: “The 482nd FW, the
        host unit of Homestead ARB, continues to support contingency and training operations of U.S. Southern
        Command and … the U.S. Coast Guard Maritime Safety and Security Team, and an air and maritime unit of U.S. Customs and Border Protection.”


      • August 25, 2018 at 6:55 AM

        thanks, Al. It’s nice to know that someone is looking out for us down there.


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