The Glasgow Air force Base has a wonderful history.

It all started in 1955 when construction of the base began. The United States Air Force needed another base in Montana and Glasgow was the place to be. By 1957 the base was completed and ready for action with the necessary buildings and a single runway that was 8,900 feet. It was lengthened later on to 13,500 feet. This was the last Air Force Base built

Different Air Craft that were at the base at this time were:

McDonnell F-101B Voodoo

Boeing B-52 Bombers

Boeing KC-135 Tankers

B-52C Bombers

B-52D Bombers

KC-135A Aircraft

Sadly the Base closed and was listed as non operational in 1968.

Though the base has closed for use as a United States Air Force Base, it is still home to many residents and is known as the town of St. Marie, Montana. The runway and old Air Force buildings are used by Boeing and is used as a test facility for aircraft. It is maintained, operated, and guarded by the Montana Aviation Research Company also know as MARCO.

Other uses for the base have been for a SAC dispersal base and an Army Safeguard ABM depot.

 

Air Defense Command, February 8, 1957 – April 1, 1960

Central Air Defense Force, July 2, 1959

29th Air Division (Defense), April 1, 1960

Minot Air Defense Sector, January 1, 1961 – June 30, 1968

Strategic Air Command, April 1, 1960 – June 30, 1968;

 September 30, 1971 – September 30, 1976

Fifteenth Air Force 810th Strategic Aerospace Division,

July 1, 1962 – July 1, 1963; July 1, 1966 – June 30, 1968

18th Strategic Aerospace Division, July 1, 1963 – September 1, 1964

821st Strategic Aerospace Division,

February 15, 1962 – July 1, 1962; September 1, 1964 – July 1, 1966

476th Fighter Group (Defense), February 8, 1957 - June 30,

13th Fighter-Interceptor Squadron, July 2, 1959 - June 30, 1968 (F-101B)

4141st Strategic Wing, September 1, 1958 - February 1, 1963.

326th Bombardment Squadron, February 1, 1961 – February 1, 1963 (B-52C)

91st Bombardment Wing November 18, 1962 – June 30, 1968

322d Bombardment Squadron, February 1, 1963 – June 25, 1968 (B-52C/D)

907th Air Refueling Squadron, July 1, 1963 – June 25, 1968 (KC-135A)

4300th Air Base Squadron, November 17, 1971 – September 30, 1976;

 

For a full and detailed list of Units Station at the Glasgow Air Force Base, please check out the link here or below.

 

Reference

Wikipedia (26 April 2015, at 03:39).  Glasgow Air Force Base [Website]. Retrieved from

                     http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Glasgow_Air_Force_Base

History of the Base