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Andersen Air Force Base

Andersen Air Force Base
Deployed B-52s from Barksdale AFB, Louisiana
Military structure
NameAndersen Air Force Base
Part ofPacific Air Forces (PACAF)
In use1944-Present
Controlled by 
36th Wing (USAF)

Andersen Air Force Base

Airport information
Elevation187 m (612 ft)

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Andersen Air Force Base (AFB) is a United States Air Force (USAF) base located approximately 4 mi (6.4 km) northeast of Yigo in the United States territory of Guam.

The host unit at Andersen AFB is the 36th Wing (36 WG), assigned to the Pacific Air Forces Thirteenth Air Force. A non-flying wing, the 36 WG's mission is to provide support to deployed air and space forces of USAF and foreign air forces to Andersen, and to support tenant units assigned to the base.

Andersen AFB was established in 1944 as North Field and is named for Brigadier General James Roy Andersen (1904 1945). The 36th WG commander is Doucette. The Command Chief Master Sergeant is Overton.

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