Ohio Military Bases include camp Perry, camp Ravenna and Wright-Patterson Air Force Base. These military bases help protect the Midwestern part of the United States. The buckeye state has many points of interest and a population of over 11 million people.
Map of Ohio Military Bases
Camp Perry, which was established in 1906, is named after Commodore Oliver Hazard Perry, who defeated the British Army during the battle of Lake Erie in 1813. When it first opened, Camp Perry served as an Army training center. During World War I, the Erie Army Depot built next to the base for artillery storage. Throughout World War II, Camp Perry was a prisoner-of-war camp where German and Italian soldiers were housed.
The Erie Army Depot was closed in the 1960s, but many of the camp’s original buildings are still in use. Today, the base is home to many units including the Ohio Naval Militia and the Ohio Military Reserve. it continues to host the Civilian Marksmanship Program, a program that was established in 1907 and has been taught at the camp ever since.
Camp Ravenna Joint Military Training Center
Originally, the Camp Ravenna Joint Military Training Center was two buildings, called the Ravenna Ordnance Plant and the Portage Ordnance Depot, both of which were established in the early 1940s. By the end of World War II, the buildings became the Ravenna Arsenal. The arsenal was placed on standby status after the war, but it was reopened during the Korean War.
After the Korean War, the arsenal was closed once again, and while it was closed, it was used by the National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics (which would eventually become NASA) for space experiments. During the Vietnam war, the arsenal was opened once more time and was the primary producer and supplier of ammunition for the U.S. armed forces.
The National Guard took over control of the joint military training center in 2002, and the base is currently being considered for one of the Eastern United States Missile Defense Sites. Part of Captain America: The Winter Soldier was filmed at the base in 2014.
Wright-Patterson Air Force Base
Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, established in 1918, is the largest operating Air Force Base in the United States. The base has a rich and diverse history and has been the site of many groundbreaking discoveries in history. The Wright brothers conducted some of their first flight tests on the base, and it has been a vital location for space exploration test flights. Today, the base is home to the Headquarters of the Air Force Material Command, the Air Force Institute of Technology, and the National Museum of the United States Air Force.
Ohio Coast Guard Stations
Ohio is home to 6 active coast guard stations: Coast guard Station Ashtabula, Coast Guard Station Cleveland Harbor, Coast Guard Station Fairport, Coast Guard Station Lorain, Coast Guard Station Marblehead, and Coast Guard Station Toledo. The first Coast Guard Station in Ohio was the Station Cleveland Harbor, and it was established in 1875. The newest Coast Guard Station to be built in Ohio was the Station Toledo, and it was opened in 1938. Five of the six stations (every station except Station Toledo) are life-saving stations, which means they have the equipment necessary for search-and-rescue missions.