• Lajes Field: supporting air, land and sea

    Lajes Field, which is hosted on the Portuguese Air Base 4, is home to the strategically located 65th Air Base Group. Due to the geographic location of Lajes Field, and the large size of its flightline, the base provides plenty of space to support transient aircraft.

  • 65th ABG commander logs 90 days

    U.S. Air Force Col. Brian Hardeman, the 65th Air Base Group commander, recently discussed his goals moving forward, as well as the appreciation he has for the Airmen who continue to propel Lajes Field forward as a strategic force enabling power projection.

  • Lajes Field: A strategic force

    A clear view of the flightline can be seen from an overlook at Lajes Field, Portugal, Oct. 18, 2022. Out of all the bases in USAFE, Lajes has the largest ramp size compared to any other base in Europe. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Lauren Jacoby)

  • Minding the Mid-Atlantic Gap

    Nestled quietly amongst the volcanic islands of the Azores Archipelago lies the island of Terceira, home to the 65th Air Base Group, Lajes Field Air Base, which is hosted on the Portuguese Air Base 4. The location of this hidden gem offers unique capabilities for the United States and allied partner

  • 65 ABG welcomes new commander

    The 65th Air Base Group welcomed U.S. Air Force Col. Brian Hardeman, 65 ABG incoming commander, and said farewell to Col. William Wallis, 65 ABG outgoing commander, at Lajes Field, Portugal, Aug. 19, 2022.

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