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Sherman Army Airfield

Sherman Army Airfield
USGS aerial photo, 27 March 1997
Airport information
Airport typeMilitary / Public
OwnerU.S. Army, Army Aviation Div.
LocationFort Leavenworth, Leavenworth, Kansas
Elevation235 m (772 ft)
Aircraft operations20400
Based aircraft31

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Sherman Army Airfield is an airport located at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas, in Leavenworth County, Kansas. Although the airport is within the confines of a United States Army Base, it has agreement with the city of Leavenworth, Kansas to permit civilian use at all hours.

It derives its codes from Fort Leavenworth. It is named for an early Army Aviation pioneer Major William C. Sherman who died in 1927 at Ft Leavenworth while there as an instructor.

The airport is at the foot of the Missouri River bluffs that make up the fort. The levee protecting it burst the Great Flood of 1951, Great Flood of 1993 and 2011 Missouri River floods.

In 2002 the United States Disciplinary Barracks relocated from the middle of the fort to the northwest edge of the airport. In 2009 after it was announced that Guantanamo Bay detention camp detainees may be relocated to the Barracks, civilian leaders of the city and county of Leavenworth formally opposed the move because they fear it would mean an end to civilian use of the airport because of increased security.

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