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Dyess Air Force Base

Dyess Air Force Base
A B-1 Lancer performs a fly-by over Dyess AFB
Military structure
NameDyess Air Force Base
Part ofAir Combat Command (ACC)
In use1942-Present
Controlled by 
7th Bomb Wing

Dyess Air Force Base

Airport information
Elevation545 m (1789 ft)

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Dyess Air Force Base (AFB) is a United States Air Force base located approximately 7 mi (11.3 km) southwest of Abilene, Texas.

The host unit at Dyess is the 7th Bomb Wing (7 BW) assigned to the Air Combat Command Twelfth Air Force. The 7 BW is one of only two B-1B Lancer strategic bomber wings in the United States Air Force, the other being the 28th Bomb Wing at Ellsworth Air Force Base, South Dakota.

Dyess AFB was established in 1942 as Abilene Army Air Base (AAB). It is named in honor of Texas native and Bataan Death March survivor Lieutenant Colonel William Dyess. The 7th Bomb Wing is commanded by Béen. The Vice Commander is Donahoo and the Command Chief Master Sergeant is McIntyre.

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