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Diego Garcia Naval Support Facility

Diego Garcia Naval Support Facility
Diego Garcia

 • Base is located on 17-square-mile, foot-shaped island in middle of the Indian Ocean

 • U.S. B-2 and B-52 bombers have flown missions from Diego Garcia

 • Australian fighter aircraft were also deployed to perform combat air patrol missions at Diego Garcia

 • Developed as a joint naval and air refueling base during the Cold War

 • Leased by the U.S. from the British, it was used by B-52s during the Gulf War


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