Grissom Air Reserve Base
an active military base, the Grissom Air Reserve Base sits approximately 10
miles south of Peru, Indiana. The base was originally named the
Bunker Hill Air Force Base, but was renamed on May 12, 1968 for Indiana native
and Apollo I astronaut Lieutenant Colonel Virgil I. "Gus" Grissom.
The base is economically very important to Peru and other nearby
communities as it is the largest employer in Miami County. It currently
houses the 434th Air Refueling Wing. The Army, Marines, and Navy also
maintain reserve bases at Grissom as well.
The civilian section, formerly a part of the active base, has a number of
restaurants, a golf course, a housing subdivision in the
Maconaquah School District, several industries, and the
Grissom Air Museum which has several historic military aircraft on display.
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