Blytheville Air Force Base Sept 26 2013
Blytheville was renamed Eakers AFB in 1982, base was closed in 1992. I spent four years of the prime of my life at Blytheville arriving July 1972 and departing Feb 1976. It is sad to see this old base in such poor repair, in my time it was a thriving SAC base. It is commonly believed that closing these bases saved the Tax Payer's money but some recent studies have indicated that the base closings actually cost more than they saved due to lost jobs and taxes.
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