Langley Air Force Base

Langley Air Force Base, U.S. military installation, 3,195 acres (1,293 hectares), SE Va., N of Hampton est. 1917 and named for aviation pioneer Samuel P. Langley . The facility, the oldest continuously active air force base in the United States, is the headquarters of the Air Combat Command and has air-defense missile units. NASA's Langley Research Center is adjacent.

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