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Homestead Air Reserve Base
The 482nd Fighter Wing, Air Force Reserve Command, maintains and operates Homestead Air Reserve Base, located near the southern end of the Florida peninsula, about 25 miles south of Miami. It is a fully combat-ready unit capable of providing F-16C multi-purpose fighter aircraft, along with mission ready pilots and support personnel, for short-notice worldwide deployment. The wing has approximately 1,600 members, including more than 1,200 reservists, of which 260 are full-time reservists, in addition to 325 full-time civilians.
482nd Fighter Wing
29050 Coral Sea Blvd.
Homestead Air Reserve Base, FL 33039-1299
Public Affairs Office: (786) 415-7330
Driving directions to Homestead Air Reserve Base
Homestead Air Reserve Base is located approximately 25 miles south of Miami and 20 miles north of the Florida Keys, between Everglades National Park on the west and Biscayne National Park on the east. The base is easily accessible via the Florida Turnpike for travelers coming from the north or south. To access the base from the Florida Turnpike take exit 5 (SW 288th Street) and travel east approximately 1 mile until you see the base. For travelers inbound via U.S. Highway 1, turn on SW 288th Street and drive east approximately 4 miles until you see the base.