Lajes Field, Terceira Island - Azores

Lajes Field or Lajes Air Base, officially designated Air Base No. 4 (Base Aérea Nº 4, BA4), is a multi-use airfield, home to the Portuguese Air Force Base Aérea N º4 and Azores Air Zone Command (Portuguese: Comando da Zona Aérea dos Açores), a United States Air Force detachment unit (operated by the 65th Air Base Group of United States Air Forces in Europe - Air Forces Africa), and a regional air passenger terminal located near Lajes and 15 km (9.3 miles) northeast of Angra do Heroísmo, on Terceira Island in the Azores, Portugal. Located about 3,680 km (2,290 mi) east of New York City and about 1,600 km (990 mi) west of Lisbon, Portugal; the base sits in a strategic location midway between North America and Europe in the north Atlantic Ocean.(for pictures of the wonderful landscape of Terceira Island click here)