About Seymour Johnson AFB, NC
Seymour Johnson Air Force Base is located in Goldsboro, North Carolina, and is home to the 4th Fighter Wing. The base opened in 1942, and was named after a man who never actually served in the Air Force proper. Seymour Johnson was a local man who died in a plane crash in 1940 while serving as a Navy test pilot.
The 916th Air Refueling Wing is also garrisoned at Seymour Johnson Air Force Base, under the command of Colonel Eric R. Jenkins. This unit acts to refuel aircraft during training missions, as well as humanitarian operations throughout the world.
There are 4,600 active duty personnel stationed at Seymour Johnson Air Force Base, to go along with 882 reservists, over 6,000 family members, and nearly 1,000 civilians. The base itself occupies 3,300 acres of land in eastern North Carolina, and is surrounded by small farm communities.