Dyess Air Force Base, Texas

Dyess Air Force Base, west of Abilene, is one of only two bases in the nation for the B-1B bomber. The plane is one of three strategic bombers used by the US Air Force, along with the B-52 and the B-2 Stealth Bomber. With its swing wings, it is the only one of the three capable of supersonic flight. More than half of the B1Bs, around round 36 of them, are based here. Its nuclear capability was removed by 2011, in compliance with the START treaty. The  6,000 acre base, located in west-central Texas, is also a major airlift base, flying C-130 transport aircraft.