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DYS Airport Information:

IATA / ICAO Codes: DYS / KDYS
Airport Names:
  1. Dyess Air Force Base
  2. Dyess AFB
Location: Abilene, Texas, United States
GPS Coordinates: 32°25'14"N by 99°51'16"W
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Facts about Dyess Air Force Base (DYS):

  • In June 1985, the 96th received its first B-1B Lancer replacing the B-52 Stratofortress and in October 1986, assumed nuclear alert status.
  • In 1942, the United States Army Air Forces built Tye Army Air Field, as it was popularly known, on the site of what is now known as Dyess AFB.
  • Dyess AFB was established in 1942 as Abilene Army Air Base.
  • Dyess AFB is a 6,409-acre base with over 13,000 military and civilian people.
  • The furthest airport from Dyess Air Force Base (DYS) is Sir Gaëtan Duval Airport (RRG), which is located 11,080 miles (17,831 kilometers) away in Rodrigues Island, Mauritius.
  • The base is named after Lt Col William Edwin Dyess, a native of Albany, Texas, who was captured by the Japanese on Bataan in April 1942.
  • Shortly after the Korean War broke out, the city of Abilene called for the need of a military installation.
  • The closest airport to Dyess Air Force Base (DYS) is Abilene Regional Airport (ABI), which is located only 10 miles (16 kilometers) E of DYS.
  • In addition to being known as "Dyess Air Force Base", another name for DYS is "Dyess AFB".
  • Dyess Air Force Base is a United States Air Force base located approximately 7 miles southwest of Abilene, Texas.

Map of Nearest Airports from Dyess Air Force Base:

List of Nearest Airports from Dyess Air Force Base:

RankDistance & DirectionAirport Name & IATA CodeAirport LocationFurther Actions
110.02 miles (16.13 km) EAbilene Regional Airport (ABI)Abilene, Texas, United StatesView Abilene Regional Airport on a map View satellite image of Abilene Regional Airport Set ABI as destination Airport Get more information about Abilene Regional Airport
235.81 miles (57.63 km) WAvenger Field (SWW)Sweetwater, Texas, United StatesView Avenger Field on a map View satellite image of Avenger Field Set SWW as destination Airport Get more information about Avenger Field
347.98 miles (77.21 km) SSEColeman Municipal Airport (COM)Coleman, Texas, United StatesView Coleman Municipal Airport on a map View satellite image of Coleman Municipal Airport Set COM as destination Airport Get more information about Coleman Municipal Airport
468.13 miles (109.65 km) SEBrownwood Regional Airport (BWD)Brownwood, Texas, United StatesView Brownwood Regional Airport on a map View satellite image of Brownwood Regional Airport Set BWD as destination Airport Get more information about Brownwood Regional Airport
575.56 miles (121.60 km) SSWGoodfellow Air Force Base (GOF)San Angelo, Texas, United StatesView Goodfellow Air Force Base on a map View satellite image of Goodfellow Air Force Base Set GOF as destination Airport Get more information about Goodfellow Air Force Base
682.70 miles (133.10 km) SSWSan Angelo Regional Airport (SJT)San Angelo, Texas, United StatesView San Angelo Regional Airport on a map View satellite image of San Angelo Regional Airport Set SJT as destination Airport Get more information about San Angelo Regional Airport
791.27 miles (146.89 km) NEOlney Municipal Airport (ONY)Olney, Texas, United StatesView Olney Municipal Airport on a map View satellite image of Olney Municipal Airport Set ONY as destination Airport Get more information about Olney Municipal Airport
891.28 miles (146.90 km) SSECurtis Field (BBD)Brady, Texas, United StatesView Curtis Field on a map View satellite image of Curtis Field Set BBD as destination Airport Get more information about Curtis Field
998.32 miles (158.23 km) WWebb Air Force Base Big Spring Army Airfield (BGS)Big Spring, Texas, United StatesView Webb Air Force Base Big Spring Army Airfield on a map View satellite image of Webb Air Force Base Big Spring Army Airfield Set BGS as destination Airport Get more information about Webb Air Force Base Big Spring Army Airfield
10107.38 miles (172.81 km) ENEMineral Wells Airport (MWL)Mineral Wells, Texas, United StatesView Mineral Wells Airport on a map View satellite image of Mineral Wells Airport Set MWL as destination Airport Get more information about Mineral Wells Airport
11126.99 miles (204.37 km) NEKickapoo Downtown Airport (KIP)Wichita Falls, Texas, United StatesView Kickapoo Downtown Airport on a map View satellite image of Kickapoo Downtown Airport Set KIP as destination Airport Get more information about Kickapoo Downtown Airport
12133.95 miles (215.57 km) WMidland Airpark (MDD)Midland, Texas, United StatesView Midland Airpark on a map View satellite image of Midland Airpark Set MDD as destination Airport Get more information about Midland Airpark
13133.96 miles (215.58 km) NESheppard Air Force Base (SPS)Wichita Falls, Texas, United StatesView Sheppard Air Force Base on a map View satellite image of Sheppard Air Force Base Set SPS as destination Airport Get more information about Sheppard Air Force Base
14141.18 miles (227.21 km) WSWMidland International AirportMidland Army Airfield (MAF)Midland, Texas, United StatesView Midland International AirportMidland Army Airfield on a map View satellite image of Midland International AirportMidland Army Airfield Set MAF as destination Airport Get more information about Midland International AirportMidland Army Airfield
15141.32 miles (227.42 km) NChildress Municipal Airport (CDS)Childress, Texas, United StatesView Childress Municipal Airport on a map View satellite image of Childress Municipal Airport Set CDS as destination Airport Get more information about Childress Municipal Airport

Map of Furthest Airports from Dyess Air Force Base:

List of Furthest Airports from Dyess Air Force Base:

RankDistance & DirectionAirport Name & IATA CodeAirport LocationFurther Actions
111,079.89 miles (17,831.31 km) SESir Gaëtan Duval Airport (RRG)Rodrigues Island, MauritiusView Sir Gaëtan Duval Airport on a map View satellite image of Sir Gaëtan Duval Airport Set RRG as destination Airport Get more information about Sir Gaëtan Duval Airport
210,824.12 miles (17,419.69 km) ESESir Seewoosagur Ramgoolam International Airport (MRU)Plaisance, MauritiusView Sir Seewoosagur Ramgoolam International Airport on a map View satellite image of Sir Seewoosagur Ramgoolam International Airport Set MRU as destination Airport Get more information about Sir Seewoosagur Ramgoolam International Airport
310,737.11 miles (17,279.67 km) ESEPierrefonds Airport (ZSE)Saint-Pierre, RéunionView Pierrefonds Airport on a map View satellite image of Pierrefonds Airport Set ZSE as destination Airport Get more information about Pierrefonds Airport
410,726.06 miles (17,261.87 km) ESERoland Garros Airport (RUN)St Denis, Réunion, FranceView Roland Garros Airport on a map View satellite image of Roland Garros Airport Set RUN as destination Airport Get more information about Roland Garros Airport
510,683.89 miles (17,194.01 km) SWCocos (Keeling) Island Airport (CCK)Cocos Islands, AustraliaView Cocos (Keeling) Island Airport on a map View satellite image of Cocos (Keeling) Island Airport Set CCK as destination Airport Get more information about Cocos (Keeling) Island Airport
610,422.39 miles (16,773.16 km) WSWMargaret River Airport (MGV)Margaret River, Western Australia, AustraliaView Margaret River Airport on a map View satellite image of Margaret River Airport Set MGV as destination Airport Get more information about Margaret River Airport
710,403.19 miles (16,742.26 km) WSWBusselton Regional Airport (BQB)Busselton, Western Australia, AustraliaView Busselton Regional Airport on a map View satellite image of Busselton Regional Airport Set BQB as destination Airport Get more information about Busselton Regional Airport
810,384.51 miles (16,712.20 km) WSWBunbury Airport (BUY)Bunbury, Western Australia, AustraliaView Bunbury Airport on a map View satellite image of Bunbury Airport Set BUY as destination Airport Get more information about Bunbury Airport
910,381.07 miles (16,706.68 km) WJurien Bay Airport (JUR)Jurien Bay, Western Australia, AustraliaView Jurien Bay Airport on a map View satellite image of Jurien Bay Airport Set JUR as destination Airport Get more information about Jurien Bay Airport
1010,379.46 miles (16,704.09 km) WKalbarri Airport (KAX)Kalbarri, Western Australia, AustraliaView Kalbarri Airport on a map View satellite image of Kalbarri Airport Set KAX as destination Airport Get more information about Kalbarri Airport
1110,378.68 miles (16,702.82 km) WShark Bay Airport (MJK)Monkey Mia, Western Australia, AustraliaView Shark Bay Airport on a map View satellite image of Shark Bay Airport Set MJK as destination Airport Get more information about Shark Bay Airport
1210,377.14 miles (16,700.34 km) WRottnest Airport (RTS)Rottnest Island, Western Australia, AustraliaView Rottnest Airport on a map View satellite image of Rottnest Airport Set RTS as destination Airport Get more information about Rottnest Airport
1310,375.24 miles (16,697.29 km) WGeraldton Airport (GET)Geraldton, Western Australia, AustraliaView Geraldton Airport on a map View satellite image of Geraldton Airport Set GET as destination Airport Get more information about Geraldton Airport
1410,371.28 miles (16,690.91 km) ETôlanaro Airport (FTU)Tôlanaro, MadagascarView Tôlanaro Airport on a map View satellite image of Tôlanaro Airport Set FTU as destination Airport Get more information about Tôlanaro Airport
1510,366.04 miles (16,682.48 km) WSWManjimup Airport (MJP)Manjimup, Western Australia, AustraliaView Manjimup Airport on a map View satellite image of Manjimup Airport Set MJP as destination Airport Get more information about Manjimup Airport