The Myrtle Beach Air Force Base officially opened on Sept. 27, 1954, more than seven years after the U.S. Army Air Corps had deactivated its World War II-era facility at what is now the Myrtle Beach International Airport. The Air Force base closed on March 31, 1993. During the nearly four decades that the base was active, its personnel saw duty during the Berlin Wall and Cuban missile crises, the Vietnam War, and Operations Desert Shield and Desert Storm.
The Myrtle Beach Air Force Base officially opened on Sept. 27, 1954, more than seven years after the U.S. Army Air Corps had deactivated its World War II-era facility at what is now the Myrtle Beach International Airport. The Air Force base closed on March 31, 1993. During the nearly four decades that the base was active, its personnel saw duty during the Berlin Wall and Cuban missile crises, the Vietnam War, and Operations Desert Shield and Desert Storm. Steve Jessmore The Sun News file photo
The Myrtle Beach Air Force Base officially opened on Sept. 27, 1954, more than seven years after the U.S. Army Air Corps had deactivated its World War II-era facility at what is now the Myrtle Beach International Airport. The Air Force base closed on March 31, 1993. During the nearly four decades that the base was active, its personnel saw duty during the Berlin Wall and Cuban missile crises, the Vietnam War, and Operations Desert Shield and Desert Storm. Steve Jessmore The Sun News file photo

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