In Illinois there are three military bases. The Coast Guard and Marines have not built any bases in IL. The only reason the Navy has a base here is to use the Great Lakes for training. You can learn more detailed facts about each by clicking on the military base’s name below.
Air Force Bases
Scott AFB is one of the multiple US military bases operated by the Air Force. It is located in Illinois, close to Belleville, somewhere in the southern side of the state. The name is given in the honor of the first enlisted US pilot that was killed in a crash, Frank S. Scott. Although it […]
Base Contact Information Rock Island Arsenal Communication Office: (309)-782-6001, DSN: 793-6001 Visitor Information: (309) 782-0484, DSN 793-0484 Geography and Area Information The Rock Island Arsenal is located at 41°31′1″N 90°32′31″W on Arsenal Island, a 946 acre (1.47 square mile) island in the Mississippi River. The island was originally known as Rock Island and is midway […]
Former base for archive purpose only. Not active anymore
The Charles Melvin Price Support Center has changed greatly in recent years. Once a US Army Depot, it was reopened in 2000 to become an industrial and commercial property for the community near St. Louis called Granite City. However, it has a rich military history that goes back to 1942. At one time, the depot […]
Great Lakes Training Center hosts multiple and extremely important tenant commands. It is the one and only boot camp of the US Navy. At the same time, it is the largest military base in Illinois and the largest training field operated by the US Navy. It is located in Lake County, close to North Chicago. […]