Please Wait a Moment


On June 15th of 1993 the roar of the engines fell silent, the alert pads sat empty, and the echoes of reveille faded into the tree tops for the last time.
A northeast Michigan landmark was closing, a victim of its own success.

Welcome to The WAFB Historical Site dedicated to preserving the history and heritage of Wurtsmith Air Force Base and the units assigned there.

From humble beginnings in the 1920's as a aircraft gunnery range, to its status as a vital member of our strategic defense, Wurtsmith Air Force Base has distinguished itself as an important part of our country's military history.

Main Gate

So grab your visitor pass and proceed through the main gate, you have been authorized entry intoThe WAFB Historical Site,