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EDF Airport Information:

IATA / ICAO Codes: EDF / PAED
Airport Names:
  1. Elmendorf Air Force Base
  2. JB Elmendorf-Richardson
Location: Anchorage, Alaska, United States
GPS Coordinates: 61°15'5"N by 149°48'23"W
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Facts about Elmendorf Air Force Base (EDF):

  • The closest airport to Elmendorf Air Force Base (EDF) is Merrill Field (MRI), which is located only 3 miles (5 kilometers) SSW of EDF.
  • The strategic importance of Elmendorf AFB was graphically realized during the spring of 1980 when the 18th Tactical Fighter Squadron deployed eight of its F-4Es to Korea to participate in exercise Team Spirit.
  • The adjacent facilities were officially combined by the 2005 Base Closure and Realignment Commission.
  • That importance was further recognized when the F-15E Strike Eagle equipped 90th Tactical Fighter Squadron was reassigned to Elmendorf Air Force Base from Clark Air Base in the Philippines in May 1991.
  • In addition to being known as "Elmendorf Air Force Base", another name for EDF is "JB Elmendorf-Richardson".
  • Construction on Elmendorf Field began on 8 June 1940, as a major and permanent military airfield near Anchorage.
  • The first Air Force unit to be assigned to Alaska, the 18th Pursuit Squadron, arrived in February 1941.
  • The furthest airport from Elmendorf Air Force Base (EDF) is Port Elizabeth International Airport (PLZ), which is located 10,542 miles (16,965 kilometers) away in Port Elizabeth, South Africa.

Map of Nearest Airports from Elmendorf Air Force Base:

List of Nearest Airports from Elmendorf Air Force Base:

RankDistance & DirectionAirport Name & IATA CodeAirport LocationFurther Actions
12.90 miles (4.67 km) SSWMerrill Field (MRI)Anchorage, Alaska, United StatesView Merrill Field on a map Set MRI as destination Airport Get more information about Merrill Field
25.10 miles (8.20 km) EBryant Army Airfield (FRN)Fort Richardson, Anchorage, Alaska, United StatesView Bryant Army Airfield on a map Set FRN as destination Airport Get more information about Bryant Army Airfield
38.32 miles (13.39 km) SWTed Stevens Anchorage International Airport (ANC)Anchorage, Alaska, United StatesView Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport on a map Set ANC as destination Airport Get more information about Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport
419.67 miles (31.66 km) NBig Lake Airport (BGQ)Big Lake, Alaska, United StatesView Big Lake Airport on a map Set BGQ as destination Airport Get more information about Big Lake Airport
523.84 miles (38.37 km) NNEWasilla Airport (WWA)Wasilla, Alaska, United StatesView Wasilla Airport on a map Set WWA as destination Airport Get more information about Wasilla Airport
633.56 miles (54.01 km) NEPalmer Municipal Airport (PAQ)Palmer, Alaska, United StatesView Palmer Municipal Airport on a map Set PAQ as destination Airport Get more information about Palmer Municipal Airport
735.67 miles (57.40 km) NNWWillow Airport (WOW)Willow, Alaska, United StatesView Willow Airport on a map Set WOW as destination Airport Get more information about Willow Airport
841.57 miles (66.91 km) WBeluga Airport (BVU)Beluga, Alaska, United StatesView Beluga Airport on a map Set BVU as destination Airport Get more information about Beluga Airport
945.99 miles (74.01 km) WSWTyonek Airport (TYE)Tyonek, Alaska, United StatesView Tyonek Airport on a map Set TYE as destination Airport Get more information about Tyonek Airport
1067.10 miles (107.99 km) NWSkwentna Airport (SKW)Skwentna, Alaska, United StatesView Skwentna Airport on a map Set SKW as destination Airport Get more information about Skwentna Airport
1167.29 miles (108.30 km) SWKenai Municipal Airport (ENA)Kenai, Alaska, United StatesView Kenai Municipal Airport on a map Set ENA as destination Airport Get more information about Kenai Municipal Airport
1267.79 miles (109.09 km) SWSoldotna Airport (SXQ)Soldotna, Alaska, United StatesView Soldotna Airport on a map Set SXQ as destination Airport Get more information about Soldotna Airport
1374.47 miles (119.84 km) NTalkeetna Airport (TKA)Talkeetna, Alaska, United StatesView Talkeetna Airport on a map Set TKA as destination Airport Get more information about Talkeetna Airport
1478.79 miles (126.80 km) SSeward Airport (SWD)Seward, Alaska, United StatesView Seward Airport on a map Set SWD as destination Airport Get more information about Seward Airport
15101.75 miles (163.75 km) SEChenega Bay Airport (NCN)Chenega, Alaska, United StatesView Chenega Bay Airport on a map Set NCN as destination Airport Get more information about Chenega Bay Airport

Map of Furthest Airports from Elmendorf Air Force Base:

List of Furthest Airports from Elmendorf Air Force Base:

RankDistance & DirectionAirport Name & IATA CodeAirport LocationFurther Actions
110,541.86 miles (16,965.44 km) SPort Elizabeth International Airport (PLZ)Port Elizabeth, South AfricaView Port Elizabeth International Airport on a map Set PLZ as destination Airport Get more information about Port Elizabeth International Airport
210,522.61 miles (16,934.46 km) SSEGeorge Airport (GRJ)George, South AfricaView George Airport on a map Set GRJ as destination Airport Get more information about George Airport
310,517.40 miles (16,926.08 km) SPort Alfred Airport (AFD)Port Alfred, South AfricaView Port Alfred Airport on a map Set AFD as destination Airport Get more information about Port Alfred Airport
410,484.34 miles (16,872.87 km) SEast London Airport (ELS)East London, South AfricaView East London Airport on a map Set ELS as destination Airport Get more information about East London Airport
510,482.65 miles (16,870.14 km) SSECape Town International Airport (CPT)Cape Town, South AfricaView Cape Town International Airport on a map Set CPT as destination Airport Get more information about Cape Town International Airport
610,383.23 miles (16,710.15 km) SMthatha Airport (UTT)Mthatha, South AfricaView Mthatha Airport on a map Set UTT as destination Airport Get more information about Mthatha Airport
710,336.91 miles (16,635.60 km) SMargate Airport (MGH)Margate, KwaZulu-Natal, South AfricaView Margate Airport on a map Set MGH as destination Airport Get more information about Margate Airport
810,268.85 miles (16,526.07 km) SLebakeng Airport (LEF)Lebakeng, LesothoView Lebakeng Airport on a map Set LEF as destination Airport Get more information about Lebakeng Airport
910,264.17 miles (16,518.54 km) SSemonkong Airport (SOK)Semonkong, LesothoView Semonkong Airport on a map Set SOK as destination Airport Get more information about Semonkong Airport
1010,259.58 miles (16,511.15 km) SMafeteng Airport (MFC)Mafeteng, LesothoView Mafeteng Airport on a map Set MFC as destination Airport Get more information about Mafeteng Airport
1110,259.02 miles (16,510.25 km) SLesobeng Airport (LES)Lesobeng, LesothoView Lesobeng Airport on a map Set LES as destination Airport Get more information about Lesobeng Airport
1210,253.10 miles (16,500.73 km) SPietermaritzburg Airport (PZB)Pietermaritzburg, South AfricaView Pietermaritzburg Airport on a map Set PZB as destination Airport Get more information about Pietermaritzburg Airport
1310,250.65 miles (16,496.78 km) SKing Shaka International (DUR)Durban, KwaZulu-Natal, South AfricaView King Shaka International on a map Set DUR as destination Airport Get more information about King Shaka International
1410,237.04 miles (16,474.88 km) SMoshoeshoe I International Airport (MSU)Maseru, LesothoView Moshoeshoe I International Airport on a map Set MSU as destination Airport Get more information about Moshoeshoe I International Airport
1510,227.30 miles (16,459.21 km) SMokhotlong Airport (MKH)Mokhotlong, LesothoView Mokhotlong Airport on a map Set MKH as destination Airport Get more information about Mokhotlong Airport