McClellan AFB Facts
- Location: Northeast of Sacramento, California
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McClellan Air force base occupies 3, 73 acres of land ten miles northeast of Sacramento and is home to more than 2, 080 activity duties personal, their families and 7,511 departments of defense civilian employees. The keywords at McClellan are maintenance and logistics. The Air logistics Center has responsibility as system manager for aircraft such as the A-10, the F/EF-111, and the F-117A. The base began life in 1973 as the Sacramento Air Depot but was renamed later that year in honor of Maj. Hezekiah McClellan, a pioneer in the charting of Alaskan air routes and aeronautical experiments, which were killed while, flight testing an aircraft near Centerville, Ohio, in a crash on 25 may 1936.
There are over 600 family housing units at California McClellan located and guest housing are available to both officers and enlisted personnel for short term occupancy. Dependent school age children attend classes in one of the 17 school districts operated in Sacramento Country. The base offers a child care center with the capacity for 140 children.
The education services office offers on base college courses from such institutions as Embry riddle Aeronautical University and University of ldaho. The USAF clinic at McClellan offers outpatient services to activity duty personnel retirees, and dependents, with referrals to the David Grant USAF Medical Center at Travis Air Force Base. Other facilities include a base exchange, a commissary, and a package store. Excellent officers and NCO clubs are also available.
The California McClellan AFB is situated at the intersection of Interstate 80 and Business 80, in the northeast section of Sacramento. The climate in this part of California is temperate, with low humidity most of the year. Annual rainfall averages less than eighteen inches, with most of it falling from December through February. About 1.5 million people live in the Sacramento area.