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  • Dyess Air Force Base

    Big Country Bastion, Abilene Army Airfield ca. 1944As the saying goes, "The Air Force wasn't born in West Texas, it got here as quickly as it could." Roots of Air and Space power in the Big Country can be traced back to Abilene Army Airfield.World War II saw the blossoming of "tent camps" throughout the United States and Abilene was no exception.
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