The ABC's of military places

U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Clayton Merritt, 37th Airlift Squadron loadmaster, directs a cargo loader at Ramstein Air Base, Germany, Aug. 11, 2020. On behalf of the U.S. Agency for International Development, Ramstein Airmen transported emergency medical kits to Beirut, Lebanon, that will support up to 60,000 people for three months to treat victims of a recent explosion as well as COVID-19 patients. The medical supplies include medicines, bandages, gauze, examination gloves, thermometers, and syringes.


By MEREDITH TIBBETTS | STARS AND STRIPES Published: September 17, 2020

Kids have headed back to school, so it's a good time to run through the ABC's. Can you think of a military location that begins with every letter of the alphabet?

We at Stars and Stripes have! For the next month or so, Stars and Stripes is going to cycle through the alphabet, showcasing an active or former base (or bases) that start with that letter. There may be a few you've never heard of, there may be some naval ships and Coast Guard stations involved, and keep an eye out for a fort that shared a name with a popular musical. The images may be a small part at the location, or of service members there, or even a large view of the location. Also, keep in mind that names of places change frequently.

Stay tuned to the Stars and Stripes social media channels (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram) and maybe your favorite location - or least favorite - will be featured! Remember your time there and want to share some memories? Go ahead and let us know! 

Members of 5th Special Forces Group (A) conducting 50. Cal Weapons training during counter ISIS operations at Al Tanf Garrison in southern Syria.