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Welcome to Lajes Field, Azores!

The U.S. Air Force and Portuguese Air Force have developed a strong partnership that dates back to the 1940s.

Our mission is to enable the expeditionary movement of warfighters, warplanes, and global communications to combatant commanders; support joint, coalition, and NATO operations; and promote regional partnerships.

The wing provides base and en route support for the Department of Defense, allied nations and other authorized aircraft transiting the installation.

Click the link on the right to watch a video of the 65th Air Base Wing's mission on Lajes Field.
65th ABW's Mission Video

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Historical facts about the São João Batista Fortress

What historical places or monuments can be visited on Terceira Island?

Portuguese song, “Fado,” now UNESCO’s World Intangible Cultural Heritage

Use of fog lights and cell phone while driving…

Colombus´ unexpected stop in the Azores

The History of Terceira's British Cemetery

Praia Fest is Aug. 3 to 11 - Part 1

Go out and enjoy Terceira's arena bullfights

Exploring Terceira’s Caves

Day of Portugal is celebrated June 10

Can a U.S. citizen buy land, house or build property on any Azorean island?

Holy ghost houses

Portuguese to celebrate 95th anniversary of the miracle of Fatima

Ferryboats to sail again in the Azores

Street bullfight season begins May 1

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