Welcome to the "Unofficial" Torrejon Air Base Website


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About Torrejon Air Base Spain

From the late 1950's to the early 1990's, The US Air Force maintained a presence in the Southern Mediterranean to counter the Soviet Threat to Western Europe. 

The tip of the sword was Torrejon Air Base, Spain out side of Madrid.

Torrejon began its life as a support base for Strategic Air Commands (SAC) Reflex missions in the late 1950's to mid 1960's. It provided ground support, tanker support, and air defense for SAC's rotational alert forces, as well as supporting the Spanish Air Defense System.  Later in 1966,  with the arrival of the 401st TFW and its F-100's, Torrejon became USAFE's primary non-nuclear contingency operations wing, providing rotational and rapid response forces to other European and Middle Eastern locations/ primarily Incirlik, Turkey and Aviano Air Base, Italy.

 My objective is to obtain pictures, patches, stories, documents or anything that pertains to Torrejon AB, Spain and any of its tenant units and present it on this website. The website will serve as a place document the overall history of all USAF forces stationed at Torrejon as well as a place to socialize and reunite with old friends.

                                 If you have anything Torrejon AB related - please feel free to pass them along and I will get them added to the site.                                  
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Birth Certificate Information

Birth Certificate Information

Over the last couple of years I have received a number of inquiries from individuals who were born on base - requesting information on how to obtain copies of their birth certificates.

The Spanish Embassy in Madrid has a webpage that provides information on the Consular Report of Birth application:



If you need further assistance beyond what is contained on this particular page please contact the Embassy at the following email address:  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it


Attention all military personnel who participated in the recovery of a B-52 and KC-135 on January 17, 1966 near Palomares, Spain

A number of the USAF military police personnel that were deployed in support of this recovery have developed medical conditions they feel are directly related to the recovery operation and are preparing to file VA medical claims. If you or anyone that you know participated in this recovery and is ill please send an email to the to the address below for further instructions on filing a claim or call 321-276-0409. 

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