About Otis ANG Base, MA
Located near Mashpee, Massachusetts, within Joint Base Cape Cod, Otis Air National Guard Base is operated by the United States Air Force. Coast Guard Air Station Cape Cod and the 102nd Intelligence Wind are the Base's major units. It functions primarily as a military training facility.
Built in 1938, the Otis Air National Guard Base is named for Lieutenant Jesse Otis, a flight surgeon and pilot who died in a crash during a training mission. It played a major role in the Cold War's Bay of Pigs and Berlin crises. Planes were dispatched from the base to intercept the September 11, 2001, attacks.
Otis Air National Guard Base has its own school district. Notable programs on the base include National Guard Family Programs, Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve, Joint Services Support, child care and other community programs. It is also a test site for unmanned aircraft.