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Otis Air Force Base doesn't really exist anymore but Cape Codders still refer to the military base as "Otis." Take our on-line quiz to test your base smarts!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    What year did the trustees of the Shawmee Crowell State Forest give the Massachusetts State Militia permission to train there?

    • A.

      1890

    • B.

      1911

    • C.

      1920

    • D.

      1941

    Correct Answer
    B. 1911
    Explanation
    In 1911, the trustees of the Shawmee Crowell State Forest granted permission to the Massachusetts State Militia to conduct training activities in the forest.

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  • 2. 

    Who was Camp Edwards named after?

    • A.

      Major General Clarence Edwards

    • B.

      Jonathan Edwards

    • C.

      John Edwards

    • D.

      Dean Edwards

    Correct Answer
    A. Major General Clarence Edwards
    Explanation
    In 1938, Curley's successor, Gov. Charles Hurley, dedicated Camp Edwards, the Army's portion of the MMR. The camp was named after Major General Clarence Edwards, former commander of the 26th Yankee Division.

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  • 3. 

    How many acres did the state legislature officially deed for Camp Edwards in 1935?

    • A.

      10,000

    • B.

      12,500

    • C.

      14,700

    • D.

      20,000

    Correct Answer
    C. 14,700
    Explanation
    In 1935, the state legislature officially deeded 14,700 acres for Camp Edwards.

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  • 4. 

    Otis Field at the base was named after 1st Lt. Frank J. Otis.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    Otis Field at the base was named after 1st Lt. Frank J. Otis, a Yankee Division pilot killed on a cross-country training flight.

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  • 5. 

    When was the base renamed Otis Air Force Base?

    • A.

      1925

    • B.

      1938

    • C.

      1948

    • D.

      1965

    Correct Answer
    C. 1948
    Explanation
    In 1948 the base was renamed Otis Air Force Base. Until 1973, it was the largest Aerospace Defense Command base in the world and is the only base named for a doctor.

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  • 6. 

    How many troops passed through Camp Edwards during World War II?

    • A.

      20,000

    • B.

      200,000

    • C.

      250,000

    • D.

      500,000

    Correct Answer
    C. 250,000
    Explanation
    In 1940, a temporary city was built to house European-bound soldiers before they shipped overseas. At its peak, there were more than 2,000 barracks and warehouses. Approximately 250,000 troops passed through Camp Edwards during World War II.

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  • 7. 

    What was the Base chosen for in 1957?

    • A.

      Largest military base

    • B.

      House BOMARC missiles

    • C.

      Stellar training of soldiers

    Correct Answer
    B. House BOMARC missiles
    Explanation
    In 1957, the base was one of four sites in the Northeast chosen to house the BOMARC nuclear missiles that were designed to stop enemy bombers from penetrating U.S. airspace. They were deactivated during the 1960's.

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  • 8. 

    What year did the Air Force leave the base?

    • A.

      1945

    • B.

      1962

    • C.

      1968

    • D.

      1970

    Correct Answer
    D. 1970
    Explanation
    In 1970, the Air Force left the base after 21 years. Massachusetts Military Reservation resumes its original name.

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  • 9. 

    What U.S. president used the base for the landing of Air Force One?

    • A.

      Jimmy Carter

    • B.

      John F. Kennedy

    • C.

      George Bush

    • D.

      Bill Clinton

    Correct Answer
    B. John F. Kennedy
    Explanation
    President John F. Kennedy used Otis on many occasions for the landing of Air Force One when he traveled to the Kennedy Compound in Hyannis.

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  • 10. 

    Is it true that Otis Air National Guard Base underwent boundary changes in 1975?

    • A.

      Yes

    • B.

      No

    Correct Answer
    A. Yes
    Explanation
    Otis Air National Guard Base underwent boundary changes in 1975. This realignment included these installations: Otis Air National Guard Base, Camp Edwards, and the Coast Guard Air Station Cape Cod. Together they form the Massachusetts Military Reservation, where 17 other state, federal and private entities operate within its boundaries.

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  • 11. 

    Are fighter jets still kept at Otis?

    • A.

      Yes

    • B.

      No

    Correct Answer
    B. No
    Explanation
    Originally scheduled to be closed by the 2005 BRAC, Otis was spared in last minute decisions. The 102nd did though lose its planes. In 2008, the F-15s are retired or moved to Barnes Air National Guard Base in Westfield.

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