Bangor Air National Guard Base

Location
Bangor Air National Guard Base
102 Ashley Ave, Suite 489
Bangor, ME 4401Location

History
Bangor Air National Guard Base is a United States Air National Guard base. Created in 1927 as the commercial Godfrey Field, the airfield was taken over by the U.S. Army just before World War II and renamed Godfrey Army Airfield and later Dow Army Airfield. It became Dow Air Force Base in 1947, when the newly formed U.S. Air Force took over many Army air assets. In 1968, the base was sold to the city of Bangor, Maine, to become Bangor International Airport but has since continued to host Maine Air National Guard units under a lease agreement with the city.

Purpose
At Bangor Air National Guard Base, our primary mission is providing In-flight Refueling to all US Armed Forces and allied nations’ aircraft extending their flying range with the capability of transporting cargo, personnel and medevac operations.

101ST AIR REFUELING WING
The 101st Air Refueling Wing’s KC-135 Stratotanker mission is to provide the core aerial refueling capability for the United States Air Force and the Air Guard. This unique aircraft enhances the Air Force’s capability to accomplish its primary missions of Global Reach and Global Power. It also provides aerial refueling support to Air Force, Navy, Marine Corps and allied nation aircraft. The KC-135 is capable of transporting litter and ambulatory patients during medical evacuations.