Explore the military installations dotted around the island, and go on an exclusive, guided tour of Lajes Air Base.

Dive into the island's breath-taking scenery and head to the important, historical city of Angra do Heroismo, to see places that played a part in the Portuguese Civil War. Then delve into the heart of the island and visit some varied military bases. You’ll see troop landing areas, weapon and ammunition storage areas, communications and surveillance stations, and more. Learn about the strategic importance of Lajes Air Base, which houses the US Navy and Strategic Air Command, and get a peek at the day-to-day operations. You’ll also meet some military personnel and discover how the base has impacted the local population.

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